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i need gear help

i have a 96 ranger 2 wheel drive. this is stricktly a bog truck. the front is still at stock height, but the rear is on a set of 37s. i getting tired of boiling the clutch trying top take off. one it grabs it spins all day long but the take off is killing me. i need help with finding a set of gears to put in the rear axle. im thinking of a set of 4.56s but i dont know, please help
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Do you know what your stock ratio is? If not look on the drivers door sticker where it says "AXL" or "AXLE". Post that information up and then I can better tell you want gearing to get.

I would recommend 4.88 gears for 37's. Depending on what your engine size is, I could also say 5.13 gears.
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37s I would run 4.88s or 5.13s but thats just for everyday driving, I don't know what you need for bogging.

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5.13 gears is the lowest gear ratio made for the 8.8 axle. If he has the 7.5, it is 4.56 gears.
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5.13 gears is the lowest gear ratio made for the 8.8 axle. If he has the 7.5, it is 4.56 gears.
Didn't know that, learn something new every day.
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Going by your user name, I would say you have a 4.0 in your Ranger. If you do, then you have the 8.8 rear end and 5.13 is the lowest gearing you can get.

BTW Trent, the 5.13's are not offered in the front of the '98+ Ranger; 4.88 is the lowest for the front of '98+ Rangers.
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Going by your user name, I would say you have a 4.0 in your Ranger. If you do, then you have the 8.8 rear end and 5.13 is the lowest gearing you can get.

BTW Trent, the 5.13's are not offered in the front of the '98+ Ranger; 4.88 is the lowest for the front of '98+ Rangers.
He said he was 2wd
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He said he was 2wd
I know I was letting you know for future reference
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I know I was letting you know for future reference
Ah gotcha. To the OP what size tires do you have upfront?
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ive got a set of 7.00 16s military tires on the front of it. it is an 8.8 with a 4.0l engine and a 5 speed transmission. its got 3.55s in it now
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I would go with 5.13 gears
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i want to see a picture of this truck!
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i am planning to put some after this weekend. im going to a local mud hole and i want it to be dirty before i put it on here. keep in mind though i only paid 75 dollars for this thing so its not very pretty
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