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Just added a winch to my 88, put a 4” lift on it years ago. The winch is great but its a bit heavy as is the mount I made. I am happy with how it turned out but having that weight cantilevered off the front of the frame dropped the front a bit and now I have tire rubbing at full lock in the back inside of the front fenders. The lift kit I used came with longer coils, I am hoping I can just replace them with something the same height just stiffer Or maybe something a bit taller. Just thinking if I go with something taller compressing them enough to get them in might be a real chore since the space between the top and bottom where the coil attaches will stay the same. Is there anything available? I was thinking F250 or F350 coils for a 4” lift If that is a possibility?
 

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Depending on how much off roading you do, you could give this a try...

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Stock 2008 4x4 super duty springs fit, but may require retainer modifications. They are about 4" taller than a stock bronco spring, and stiffer. I can get pics tonight if you like.

@BikerPepe` has some skyjacker 4" bronco coils for sale. They are stiff and would probably work. I should know, they used to be mine!
 
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Stock 2008 4x4 super duty springs fit, but may require retainer modifications. They are about 4" taller than a stock bronco spring, and stiffer. I can get pics tonight if you like.

@BikerPepe` has some skyjacker 4" bronco coils for sale. They are stiff and would probably work. I should know, they used to be mine!
Sounds like that may work well since I have a 4” lift. I am curious as to what the mod would be to make them work. If you do get time to take a pic I would appreciate it.
 

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Thinking about going with these, unloaded length is 22”. I believe what I have now for a 4” lift are 19” long unloaded. Hoping I can compress them enough to get them in. These are available at JBG.
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Sounds like that may work well since I have a 4” lift. I am curious as to what the mod would be to make them work. If you do get time to take a pic I would appreciate it.
Measured them, the factory 08 superduty coils are 3" longer than factory 96 bronco springs. The upper retainer should work, but the bottom may need a bigger plate to keep the spring in.

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The Basic answer to this dilemma is find out what the uncompressed length and lbs/inch of the springs you have now and find a similar spring with the "Same" lbs/inch and a longer uncompressed length equal to the lift you want to attain. So the length of your uncompressed springs now plus the extra lift you are looking for.
 
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