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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?




99 5.4L gasser with 6.5" Pro Comp
 

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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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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

















 

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Sharp. I like it.
 

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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
 

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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

 
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