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Help with what gears to run

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Ok, I need some advice here.

Im building a 88 Bronco II, still has the 2.9 with 5 speed. Front is going to be an EB D44 and the rear is allready Sploder 8.8. My plans are in the nature of 36" swampers. Now I still drive this about 10 miles each way to work, nothing major. What would you recommend for gears in this?
 
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I'd go with 4.88's or higher for that kinda tire size at least i'm going to run 4.88's in my rear when I go too 35's ...:p will that 2.9 push 36's? if so mad props
 
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lol... I dont really know, anyone ever run 36's on a 2.9?
 
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I know I can run the LTB 34's but I wish they were just a little wider, I may have to go that route anyway to play it safe
 
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so you think that little ol 2.9 can push a set of 36's? Or should I go smaller to stay safe
 

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If you go smaller than 36s you don't need to swap axles. :D

Stay with the 36s and get 5.13s. the 2.9 will push anything if geared right.

Yota guys with 22Rs are pushing 44s...
 
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I like the way you think Froader. I wanted the 36's but there were some other members elsewhere trying to convince me otherwise. I have thought about the Yota boys too..... 22R on 44's with no problems. I was thinking that if I stayed 36's I would need the 4.88's or 5.13's, looks like the 5.13's it is
 

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