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Driving without front drive shaft?

Ok, I feel like this is a stupid question, but I figured I'd ask anyway. I'm planning on buying a new (new to me) front axle, and building it when money allows. Once built, I want to stuff it in the jeep. The problem is the axle I'm going to buy is going to come with 4.10 gearing. My jeep has 3.73. So the gearing would be mismatching. Also, my end goal for gearing is 5.38, so swapping the rear end in the jeep to 4.10 would make no sense as a temp fix. So, can I just take out the front drive shaft until I can afford the new gearing? It's a 2015 wrangler, so I don't know if there's any electrical problems that will arise. I can't think of any? I know this is really common in the diesel truck scene when you're building you axles, but I am new to owning a jeep. In my head I can't think of any problems, other than the obvious lack of 4x4. But I'll just deal with that.
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You will be fine, just don't tow it. When the Jeep is not running the front drive shaft spinning is what lubes the T-case if I remember right. There is a specific Trans, T-case selection when towing. I ran mine without a front shaft for a long time while trying to track down a vibration.

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That's what I assumed, but I would rather look silly here, than in the service department at my repair shop.
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You can leave out the front DS with no ill effect.

Although, you could install the DS and just not put the jeep into 4x4 on a hard surface. If you do engage the transfer case and the tires cannot slip then something will pop. As long as you're on a slippery surface all is well. For example, leave in 2wd down a dirt trail and use 4wd through a mud hole then back to 2wd. It will work for woods not so much for rock crawling.

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You will be fine, just don't tow it. When the Jeep is not running the front drive shaft spinning is what lubes the T-case if I remember right. There is a specific Trans, T-case selection when towing. I ran mine without a front shaft for a long time while trying to track down a vibration.
i believe the pump is attached to the rear output on the tcase not the front. for flat towing i think its supposed to be tranny in gear and tcase in neutral...? i think

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