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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2014, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

I recently got back my first diesel truck back from my Dad and since it needs new tires I figured why not lift it and put some 35's on it. I don't want to get to carried away cost wise but I know I don't want a stiffer ride I also want to retain some rake so I don't have to add airbags to not have it squat when I put some weight in the bed or hook up a heavy trailer. I will be putting aftermarket 18" or 20" wheels on that are 9-10" wide as well. What suggestions do you have for someone that knows little about lifts?

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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

Put a 4 inch lift on it. I have a Fabtech 4 inch lift and like it.

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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

Yep 4" is a good lift I have 35's on my fabtech lift it rubs but on the rear of the plastic guard in the fender well
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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

I have a 2000 Excursion with a 6" lift on 35's on 20" rims. It is a little stiffer but really handles well with the 20" rims.

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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

I have a leveling kit and run 18" wheels and 35x12.5x18s. 2000 f350. Stock suspension except for an added leaf in the front o and new shocks of coursem

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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

Any add-a-leaf will make your ride stiffer.

I hear 4' will clear 35's but it will depend on how much suspension travel you want VS back spacing and tire & wheel width.

I had 6" w/ 35" procomp XT's on 16x10 wheels w/ 4.5" backspacing. A 4" lift would NOT have adequately worked for that combo.

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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

Keep in mind if you are doing any towing the 4" add a leaf is best. No rear sag when any weight is put on. I just went thru this process after putting on 37x13.5/22. Managed to get them under my 4" pro comp. With some trimming in front. I do allot of pulling so didnt want to go 6". Had 35x12.5/20 on before this with no rubbing.

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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

If you don't want to go too costly or radical go with X-code factory springs and blocks under the rears, you won't be unhappy. You might rub when you lock out left/right but... I'm sure people advocating $4k lift kits will poopie all over this idea, as the vehicle then doesn't ride like a Kia, but if you want to save money....

Another alternative is this...






You can find it a few dollars cheaper if you search out that product number.
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Re: Early '00 f350 looking for lift to clear 35" tires

I ended up ordering a Procomp 4" lift since it will do what I want, but I upgraded the shocks to Fox 2.0's with there steering stabilizer also. The lift should be here today or tomorrow, but I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to install it this weekend or not.

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