Originally Posted by codyyj93
But the problem with both of the lifts is you have to weld perches to the axles. I'd rather go get it done right the first time around.
If this scares you, you are in waaaaay over your head.
That said, spend some more time here on JF. Use the search button. Read a lot of threads. You have a long ways to go before you start building your rig.
Tell us what you want. I'm assuming you don't mean a full on buggy, just something to play in the rocks on? Where and what do you want to play on? Do you have a tow rig? Does it have to be streetable?
Oh and to directly answer you question, the ford 8.8 is the easiest, cheapest way to swap rear axles.