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    front drive shaft

    Will it hurt anythang if I remove the front drive shaft in my 96 grand Cherokee for better mpg its gotta 4.0 auto trans and full time 4x4 transfer case
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    Re: front drive shaft

    Shouldn't hurt anything to remove it. But i doupt that it will help your mpg. The frond axles and gears are still turning. I took the driveshaft out of a 93 GC that i had and didn't see any diference
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    Ok jw I did it too my 85 Chevy and noticed a big difference
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    How big is a big difference?
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    Went from 4mpg too between 8-10 when ya keep your foot outta it
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    It's because your 85 had locking hubs so it didn't spin full time like jeeps do.

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    Re: front drive shaft

    The full time tcase (NV249) in the Grand Cherokee will explode it's viscous coupler if you remove the front driveshaft. If you convert to a NV231 or NV242 you can put it in 2wd to save gas.
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    Thank y'all for the advice
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