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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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2000 F350 Pro Comp 6.5" or 8.5"

Alright fellas, I just picked up a 2000 F350 XLT 4x4 CCLB 7.3 ZF6 after being stationed overseas for 3 years and can't decide between the Pro Comp 6.5" and 8.5" lift kit. I had the 6.5" on my 99 and loved it. Had 16x10 wheels wrapped in 37x13.50 Interco tires. I am pondering going bigger so I can run 38x15.50 tires on some 18x10 wheels. Any suggestions or inputs welcome. From what I've been reading, it sounds like with the 8.5" I should be fine with the stock driveshafts. Maybe later I would think about getting custom driveshafts, but until that point, supposedly the stock shafts are ok. Any thoughts?




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the other option if you don't what to go with the 8", you can take the 6" and add the bushwaker cut-out style fender flare. tha will give you plenty of space for 38.

I have only a 4" and i run the 37x13.5 with 2" spacer.

if you are going with the 8", i'm pretty sure procomp has a good kit and has everything you need to get everything lineup like it should. custom driveshaft will be a good idea later down the road

nice truck BTW
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I don't plan on using fender flares so I just want to make sure I can clear 38s. I don't think the height would be the problem, but the width is what I'm worried about. I would like to go with 15.50 tires on some 18x10 wheels with 5 inch backspace. I THIIINK that should push them out enough so they don't rub on the leafs. Also, my 99 gasser was ligther than the 7.3 so it actually sat a little bit higher. Although with the 8.5" on the 7.3 I think I should still be able to make the 38x15.50 tire work. Thoughts? Anybody running this lift/wheel/tire combo?

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finally got the lift installed; went with ProComp 8.5" lift; it came with everything except extended brake lines; the shop had to order a set of steel braided lines to finish the lift; all in all I love the look; I think for a CCLB you need the extra few inches for it to look proportional IMO; the front shaft ended up being too short so it's at the driveline shop now getting extended shafts







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Riffraff Diesel 6637 intake, CCV mod, HPX, AIH delete, CAC boots/clamps/plenum inserts
Riffraff Diesel Coolant Filtration System, Billet Thermostat Housing
MBRP 4" SS straight exhaust
LuK clutch kit
Edge CS2 programmer
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Look good!!! How you like it dlso far?


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F350 2008 6.4 (sold)

TT 26' Springdale 2014
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it surprisingly rides good going down the highway; real smooth and no steering wheel shake or wobble; I went with the BBs for balancing and I think that is way better than the weights, especially for tires soo big


















2000 F350 4X4 XLT CCLB SRW 7.3L ZF6
8.5" Pro Comp lift
16x12 M/T Classic IIIs with 38x15.50 Toyo Open Country M/T rubber
Riffraff Diesel 6637 intake, CCV mod, HPX, AIH delete, CAC boots/clamps/plenum inserts
Riffraff Diesel Coolant Filtration System, Billet Thermostat Housing
MBRP 4" SS straight exhaust
LuK clutch kit
Edge CS2 programmer
VIAIR on-board compressor w/Kleinn air horns
Amp Research Power Steps
2016 tailgate conversion
Iron Cross bumpers w/Rigid Dually LEDs
DeeZee tool box
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2000 F350 4X4 XLT CCLB SRW 7.3L ZF6
8.5" Pro Comp lift
16x12 M/T Classic IIIs with 38x15.50 Toyo Open Country M/T rubber
Riffraff Diesel 6637 intake, CCV mod, HPX, AIH delete, CAC boots/clamps/plenum inserts
Riffraff Diesel Coolant Filtration System, Billet Thermostat Housing
MBRP 4" SS straight exhaust
LuK clutch kit
Edge CS2 programmer
VIAIR on-board compressor w/Kleinn air horns
Amp Research Power Steps
2016 tailgate conversion
Iron Cross bumpers w/Rigid Dually LEDs
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8/28/04 --> '04 F350 CC PSD FX4 Lariat Shorty (truck born 06/09/04, engine build date 03/06/04) 149K miles, Torqshift 5 Spd Auto, 3.73 LS, FULLY loaded, Oxford white with medium flint leather.
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8/23/16 - 4" Pro Comp lift with Bilstein 5100s, Pro Comp dual steering stabilizer (with ProComp ProRunner shocks), 18x9 Fuel Coupler wheels, 35x12.50 Toyo Open Country RTs

Traded in 8/28/04 --> '01 F250 CC PSD 4x4 Shorty, SCMT 1705, AFE Magnum Force intake, Walker BTM, polished stainless steel nerf bars and Putco grille inserts, soon to be lifted? -> SHOULD'VE KEPT THIS TRUCK! :-(
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I think the next thing I want to do is add some Amp Research steps; any recommendations yah or neh? $1300 for steps is expensive, but they definitely have the cool factor

I am also wanting to put a front bumper mount for the block heater plug and add an in-dash USB charging port; has anybody done either of these? I found a boat/marine male plug for the block heater and a dual USB charging port, both on eBay

2000 F350 4X4 XLT CCLB SRW 7.3L ZF6
8.5" Pro Comp lift
16x12 M/T Classic IIIs with 38x15.50 Toyo Open Country M/T rubber
Riffraff Diesel 6637 intake, CCV mod, HPX, AIH delete, CAC boots/clamps/plenum inserts
Riffraff Diesel Coolant Filtration System, Billet Thermostat Housing
MBRP 4" SS straight exhaust
LuK clutch kit
Edge CS2 programmer
VIAIR on-board compressor w/Kleinn air horns
Amp Research Power Steps
2016 tailgate conversion
Iron Cross bumpers w/Rigid Dually LEDs
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installed some LED front and rear turn signals; you can get a LED specific flasher relay at Auto Zone to stop the hyper flash; they look good IMO; still not sure what I want to do with the headlights

installed a block heater plug port in the bumper to help clean up the front end and make it easier access; it blends in and looks factory IMO

also have had my Amp Research Power steps installed for several months now, and that is probably the single best mod that I've done; at $1100 for a new set, it seems steep, but they are definitely worth it


2000 F350 4X4 XLT CCLB SRW 7.3L ZF6
8.5" Pro Comp lift
16x12 M/T Classic IIIs with 38x15.50 Toyo Open Country M/T rubber
Riffraff Diesel 6637 intake, CCV mod, HPX, AIH delete, CAC boots/clamps/plenum inserts
Riffraff Diesel Coolant Filtration System, Billet Thermostat Housing
MBRP 4" SS straight exhaust
LuK clutch kit
Edge CS2 programmer
VIAIR on-board compressor w/Kleinn air horns
Amp Research Power Steps
2016 tailgate conversion
Iron Cross bumpers w/Rigid Dually LEDs
DeeZee tool box
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