Popping sound first thing in the morning when leaving driveway

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I recently had a full kit Carli BackCountry 5.5 with wheels and tires installed. Last two/three days, I noticed that in the morning, after the truck has sat all night in the driveway, when I put it into gear and start to go forward or reverse (depends how I parked in the driveway), I get what sounds like a pop.

Never happens again the entire day, but it makes it like 3 days now it’s happened first thing in the morning. Just approaching the first 500 miles since the Carli work was done. Never noticed any of this the first week or so that I had the work done

Thoughts?
 
I recently had a full kit Carli BackCountry 5.5 with wheels and tires installed. Last two/three days, I noticed that in the morning, after the truck has sat all night in the driveway, when I put it into gear and start to go forward or reverse (depends how I parked in the driveway), I get what sounds like a pop.

Never happens again the entire day, but it makes it like 3 days now it’s happened first thing in the morning. Just approaching the first 500 miles since the Carli work was done. Never noticed any of this the first week or so that I had the work done

Thoughts?

Look at the driveshaft. See if there's any portion that has changed from the output of the transmission.
 
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Yea, the driveshaft seems to be pulled from the transmission output. I wonder if the noise is from the u-joint.

If you watch a few videos about axle wrap you might realize what's happening.
 
I read to check my locking hubs, but can figure out how to get the method center caps off.

3 of 6 hex screws just turn, the other 3 seem different and my tool doesn’t fit. They are more of a chrome. Is a special tool needed?
 
Yea, the driveshaft seems to be pulled from the transmission output. I wonder if the noise is from the u-joint.

If you watch a few videos about axle wrap you might realize what's happening.

So did I screw up anything? How is this fixed? I assumed the kit would take into account all of this.

I’ll try to do some research
 
If you got a GoPro you could try to video what's going on, might hear the noise. Sort of odd it's only in the AM, but once the parts "heat up" it goes away(???). I hate to say it but long term the noise might become more and more "all the time". Not trying to be Chicken Little here but just want you to have an idea of what to research.
 
I read to check my locking hubs, but can figure out how to get the method center caps off.

3 of 6 hex screws just turn, the other 3 seem different and my tool doesn’t fit. They are more of a chrome. Is a special tool needed?

I want to say my Method wheels have a nut on the backside. So you have to remove the cap, remove the hardware, pull off the selector cover, then install the cap (a sleeve at that point).
 
I read to check my locking hubs, but can figure out how to get the method center caps off.

3 of 6 hex screws just turn, the other 3 seem different and my tool doesn’t fit. They are more of a chrome. Is a special tool needed?
You have to remove the wheel to get the center cap off. Three of the six screws are plastic dummies and the other three have nuts on the back that just spin
 
I have the same wheels, I opted to run no caps whatsoever bc I don't like how far they stick out
 
So what I think happens here with the driveshaft :
The u-joint is a "pivot point" of sorts, by extending it out of the tail section it's now subject to the leverage of the rest of the driveline. Hence when there's force applied (torque) by trying to move the truck, the u-joint is taking the brunt of the force not supported by being inside the transmission output. So it's now got to move creating the pop noise.
 
Definitely not an expert in this area, but could that be from balancing the driveshaft? It looks like it was painted over from the factory, so it could be they removed some material to balance things before painting.

You can see where it looks like that piece on the drive shaft hit the skid plate… now why, how, and what this potentially means 🤷🏻‍♂️

Truck only has 3500 miles, and just got all this suspension work done. It’s been a street queen so far, with a little toeing of my boat.

No off-road, outside of parking in a grass ditch one day, in which it articulated pretty good and had one one where it felt stuck, so I reversed out
 
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