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2005 Ram 3500 4x4 single rear wheels. Can I drive the truck after removing front drive shaft for U-joint replacement without causing any problems?

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I've gone 20,000 km stretches with the front driveshaft out.

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You may even notice the reduction of some highway vibrations because of how common it is for the 3rd gen constant spinning front driveshaft to hum.

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You should be absolutely fine with driving around less the front driveshaft.

The opposite situation to you, but I drove 400 odd hwy miles immediately after I did a temporary rear driveshaft delete a few years back.

My old beater rattles so much, even at idle, that it would take a better ear than mine to discern any harmonic changes.

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