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Will it be enough?

ok, I have an 1985 ranger, 2WD 2.3L witha 5 speed. I am adding a 3" suspension lift, 2" body lift, and trimming the fenders, and maybe putting 33's under it. I will be swapping in a 8.8" rearend out of an explorer, but I am trying to figure out my gears. Will a 4.56 gear be enough to turn 33's, or will I need to switch to a 4.88? Any help is appreciated.
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I would go 4.88s...jus the extra bit to help the poor 2.3 out...im debatin 4.56s with my 31s lol, it needs all the help it can get
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I will eventually swap in a 4.0, or a 302 depending on money, and how far I want to go with this truck.
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Thread Jack: What 3" suspension kit are you using?
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if your going to swap just go 4.56s it will be plenty of gear as long as you dont get in to thick of stuff, plus 1st gear will have plenty of power, being 5spd helps that out alot trust me
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Thread Jack: What 3" suspension kit are you using?
I am going to be ordeing it from JCWhitney. it is the Rough Country kit....here is the link http://www.jcwhitney.com/ROUGH-COUNT...3409_10101.jcw and here is the link to the 2" body lift that I will be ordering as well
http://www.jcwhitney.com/Lift-Kits/G...3409_10101.jcw
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