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Old 12-25-2011
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Someone wanna correct my info? He might have to switch Axel's if the gearing is too low. 5.13's might not fit in an 8.8. Regardless if it is strong enough or not. No gears, no go....
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im pretty sure 5.13s do fit
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he is not a 4x4, tie rods will hold fine, they are fairly short and will take a bit, he is not blasting dakar so its not needed. as for spindles, as long as he gets the newer design from fabtech we will be fine. the wheel bearings will not like it, but they dont like 33's or 35's for that matter, and give more than enough warning before they go and dismantle them selves.

brakes however will need to be upgraded. a disk break conversion or explorer axle with disks will be the best bet. accompany that with some yellow stuff pads and you will be just dandy.

let the haters hate, because if you pull this off, there jaws will be on the floor!
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^hes a 2011 so he has factory rear disc brakes
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I say go for it! Sounds like a fun build. Should look awesome.
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5.13's DO fit the 8.8 axle. And he already has factory rear disc so he'll be ok brake wise.
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Old 12-26-2011
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5.13 do fit. 4.56 is ideal for 33's and 4.88 for 35s which is why they're "more common"
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I say go for it. Just know that it will be a tight fit and bearings and such will wear out faster..
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not practical but does look nice

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Who is that?
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looks like going over a speed bump would make the tire hit the bed lol
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IDK, some cat with 38's on a 2wd
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38's would be cool.
Like they said. Killer lift, some re-gearing and your set.
Just get some tires that roar louder than your exhaust, i think thats the rule with anything over 33's.
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I think regardless of 2 or 4wd, a project with that much tire needs an sas swapped in.
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He had a car domain at one point I remember seeing.
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there is a reason you do not see many rangers running anything bigger than a 35" tire. your wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rod ends, and not to mention the spindles them selves were never meant to handle anything that size. its not a matter of will it fit, more like is it really safe. and im not worried about you crashing and burning, its who are you going to crash into and burn with you
So true if u want. To run 38's on a ranger swap out the rear and the front spindles not sayin it can't be done but if u are goin to do it make it safe to be on the road

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Not a problem. And like Dan said, you could always run fiberglass fenders/bedsides and have a LOT more clearance. As a matter of fact, there's a guy on here with an orange 4x4 who is running 38's with a 4" Superlift and 3" body lift and he doesn't have any troubles.
Pic's? Na I'm gonna have to start looking for trucks like these on here though. Just to see them...P.S. I think that 2wd on 38's that camodown posted on page two would look super sick if he had fender flares and a flared bed. Not gonna lie I really don't mind it the way it currently sits either. Wouldn't want to try and flex it out though. Either way, still dope.
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im gonna go with jesus
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i see a lot of "hating" as the kids on the streets call it these days going on in this thread.
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