I want to put a lift kit 4" on my f350 1988 7.3 diesel 4x4, what do I need to change?


Asked by Jul 23, 2015 at 10:16 PM about the 1988 Ford F-350

Question type: Car Customization

I heard about changin the driveshaft and the transfer case is that true?

If someone can give me some advise or tips it will be very appreciate.

Thank you

5 Answers

James Kitlas

I saw big lifted trucks like that with spacers, taller coil springs (front), duel shocks all around, truss bars, more leaf re-arched leaf springs (rear), with bigger shackles, longer driveshafts. note: (U-joint yoke side into dif's can only stretch a few inches). Using a angle spacer on differentials is very important too. I used Rough Country parts before on a lifted Jeep CJ. Mickey Thomson makes some big off road tires too.


But this year model does not have coil springs. Do i need to put some on it? I'll check for the truss bar. That fun that you talk about mickey thompson I juste bought some last week :-). Thx for your answer. Very appreciate

James Kitlas

Coils or no coil springs, whatever suspends the truck must be increased to lift it, simple. Some trucks use leaf springs, buy or make bigger ones. Do your research Rich, many aftermarket s supension parts out there to lift trucks! Seek someone with a truck like yours in a 4X4 club & ask questions. Aftermarket custom torsion bars to lift trucks are also availible. Then there's always spring & suspension shops to modify y your truck for you, find one. Coil-over shocks are common way to add & lift trucks. I would buy the custom brackets to make it duel shocks all around & install taller coil-over shocks (8) on them. Read some 4X4 magazines to get ideas, many suspension parts are advertised in them too.

James Kitlas

*excuse my typos, rich?, y? spell check sucks sorry. I hope I'm helpful. Get up to speed, read magazines, you'll find lots of parts & ideas.


No james its allright I'll understand everything you said. Its very kind from you to help me with my project I can't thx you that much. I will check on 4 wheels parts and place like this. And yes you've been very helpful ;-) Regards

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