IIRC, yotas are lighter trucks meaning you can run a small axle on 35's. On a ranger you will most likely need a d44 and 31 spline 8.8 if you plan on using this off road. ideally both axles should be the same width from the same truck.
70's 80's f150 will be a good source for those, well it will be a d44 and a 9 inch.
As far as the 2.3 goes I am unaware of a 4wd trans tcase combo for that engine. You really need to research on using that engine with 4wd. IMHO, carbed 302 from the same f150 will be a better choice.
Read up, its a long and painful road of planning.
99 x-cab 4x4 4.0l auto
mods, cranked t-bars, silencer delete, k&n drop in, Rebuilt trans ,Trans Go stage 3 shift kit, 3200stall Fuddle Racing Torque Converter,
VANIR 63mm TB, Roush split rear exit exhuast, E-Fan, JBA Headers
Auto up/down both windows, OHC, EATC (soon to be modded)
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