It's worth it if you want the ability to run 2WD incase you have a driveline failure up front. Less wear and tear on the CVs for daily driving.
It's worth it if you want the ability to run 2WD incase you have a driveline failure up front. Less wear and tear on the CVs for daily driving. Doesnt increase fuel mileage from what I've heard reported. You loose full-time 4wd, and are either 2WD or proper 4x4 with locked center diff.
You'd need to pull the front drive shaft if you truly want to eliminate R&P and CV rotation. Yes they're technically not under load at the wheel hub but...
I ran around without a front drive shaft a few years ago apart of trying to diagnose a driveline vibe I had. Sans the power going to the front wheels it is noticeably smoother. MPG oddly didn't change or at least significantly enough to register.
No, front DS and CV's won't spin in 2WD (and hubs unlocked). I bet you can light up the rear tires pretty good in 2LO!
I wouldn't want the cost or labor of installing the part time kit. I was just wondering it running AVM selectable hubs upfront instead of machined drive flanges would allow you to just flip a switch in the event of a front diff, axle or CV breakdown.