Right now I have a broken/in-the-process-of-breaking collar gear, and I'm not repairing it immediately. Mostly because I want a better part and am waiting for the community effort to put one together, but also because of the risk that the angle gear input shaft will be stripped and/or the collar gear will be fused to the transmission, and the repair will end up costing me thousands of dollars. <p>The problem with my hesitancy is that driving it around like this increases the chances of the angle gear input shaft being stripped when I finally do repair it. <p>So right now I'm driving around with the hand brake up two clicks to disable AWD. Logic being that torque will not be applied to the angle gear/collar gear and further destruction of the teeth will be avoided. Is this solid logic or just a dilusion that I am helping anything? Do I risk breaking anything else by riding around like this? Thanks in advance for any info or advice..