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Complete axle swap

I have a question for y'all I am putting in a ford 9 and a full size D44 in my 83 ranger off road toy I am going to run full spool in rear and a grizzly locker in front. I am thinking of running 36's or 38's I need to find the right gears to turn them with a built 2.8
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I'd say either 4.88 or 5.13's... I'd probly go with 5.13 cuz it's a smaller engine and those 38's are big, heavy tires. Go big or go home.
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If it is only a toy then 5.13's defiantly.
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If its a trail rig, remove the bed and fenders, run 1 tons and 513s and throw some 54" Mickey Thompson stickeys on it. Don't even mess with 1/2 tons.
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I was looking at the half tons because I already have them out of my old wheeler a 78 Ford bronco but the thing is I might just keep the 538s it has in them now so that way I don't have to worry I hope I have everything I need to do this if I keep these gears but then that means running the current 42 super swamper Boggers that I have I would like to go with something a little smaller because there are some trails up in the trask where I would be to tall
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I am taking the bed off and will be flat bedding it along with mounting an air compressor, tool box, and a warn 15,000 drag winch on the deck I am trying to find a winch bumper for the front so I can mount my second warn winch it is only a 10,000 but it works and it was free
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leave the 5.38s in there it will be perfect.
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I'm running into the problem now I need to find a way to hook the Bronco drive lines into the stack t case I did not think about the bigger u joints any idea's or should I go with Custom drive lines
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