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Lucky for us our rear driveshaft has a carrier bearing a third of the way from the 241 transfer case. So we could drive it home with just the short section still sticking in the slip-yoke style case. What looked like doom was actually a chance for another IFS test-could we drive at highway speeds on just the front end while in 4-Hi? As it turns out, we could and with little to no vibration when the truck was under load climbing hills. Oddly there was some serious shudder while on the downside of the rise where the truck was coasting. We wouldn't recommend driving on just the front end all the time, but our 3/4-ton did fine for the 60-mile cruise home.

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