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lifted 88 driveshaft

Post #1 by IndianOutlaw72 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:51 pm

i kno this might sound stupid but i was wondering if i am putting a 6in suspension lift on an 88 f150 4x4 do i have to get a longer driveshaft? and is there any alterations that have to be made that are not included in the kit?

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Post #2 by optikal illushun » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:25 pm

shouldnt need an extended driveshaft but it wouldnt be out of the realm of possibility as every truck is different.

other provisions? just be sure to get a front end allignment after.
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Post #3 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:43 am

Re set the pinion angle if you want the u-joints to live long.
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Post #4 by crash-harris » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:07 pm

Or use lift springs instead of blocks and/ shims from broncograveyard.com
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Post #5 by willowbilly3 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:40 pm

Say no to 6 inch blocks on the leafs. Lift it right.
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Post #6 by American Thunder » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:35 pm

My '78 bronc has a 6" skyjacker suspension lift. New high arch 6-leaf rear springs and the front coils are freekin long. I'm hoping I can use the stock rear driveshaft, as the slip coupling has quite a bit of travel.
I just added a 3" body lift too, and my 5'6" wife can just barely reach in to pull the tailgate latch. Wait'll she tries it with the bigger tires.. haha
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Post #7 by TCIC 300ci superbeast » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:50 am

my friends got a 78 f150 stepside 6" lift stock drive shafts.... there just about to the end of there slip or where we feel safe with it.
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Post #8 by willowbilly3 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:51 pm

Are you dropping the front beam mounts too? Pitman arm?
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Post #9 by TCIC 300ci superbeast » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:49 pm

you have to drop at lest the pivot points or your wheels will be runing on the side walls.. and i think with over 6" lift youll need to drop the radius arms as well.
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Post #10 by IndianOutlaw72 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:58 pm

well i was hopeing to keep the stock leaf springs because they have the aux. springs and the kit comes with drop brackets for radius and axel pivit and a drop pitman arm and i believe 4in blocks so i might jus go with the 4in susp. and mayb a little body lift then because i did want to try keeping it simple, in a d.i.y. sense.

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Post #11 by TCIC 300ci superbeast » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:07 pm

body lifts are crap...wires, lines, and linkages are stretched. all my friends that have gone body lifts have had problems with it.
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Post #12 by IndianOutlaw72 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:54 pm

superbeast- i see you have a larger ford, is there any lifts or is it just tires?

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Post #13 by TCIC 300ci superbeast » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:10 pm

my f150s got 3" lift with progressive coils up front and 3" block out back on 38.5
my f250 will be 8" of lift with 37 to 39.5. 8" leafs up front and and 3" leafs out back with about 3-6" of block.
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Post #14 by American Thunder » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:44 am

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Post #15 by American Thunder » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:44 am

oops, double post
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