installing pro-comp 6.5" lift in my 03 f250, brake lines? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
installing pro-comp 6.5" lift in my 03 f250, brake lines?

Will I need to extend my brake lines? I heard no but anyone with experience? I dont want to get in the middle of it and find out I cant finish.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-05-2012, 11:36 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 558
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had one on my 04 but it had a 4 inch kit with brake line drop brackets and I later switched to the 6.5 kit and still had to bend them down a little bit. I find it strange the 6.5 kit doesn't address the brake lines at all


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-05-2012, 06:18 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fallon, Nv
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 52
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I took the bolts out of the frame brackets and let it droop when I did my 5" 4 years ago. From the pictures of my truck on the RTI ramp, I'd say its no problem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-06-2012, 03:26 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mine is 6.5 inch. Anyone?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-06-2012, 05:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 849
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by project tt View Post
Mine is 6.5 inch. Anyone?
When I ran a 6" lift I didn't need them. I have some SS braided lines now with my 8"... $225 bucks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-06-2012, 05:57 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fallon, Nv
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 52
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews


6.5 Pro-Comp springs, brake lines unbolted at frame, I don't see the need for longer lines. These were installed after the 5" lift, shortly before the picture was taken.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-06-2012, 07:33 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 159
Thanks: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would look at getting some SS brake lines. Especially on a truck with 37's or greater. Makes a big difference. At the sametime you can get some extended as well.

Good luck

Chuck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok so I don't need em, you just recommend
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livermore
Posts: 177
Thanks: 2
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by project tt View Post
ok so I don't need em, you just recommend

I had mine made at a local Hydraulic shop for $60.00 All you need to tell them is how long you want them. They will reuse the bottom of the factory lines.

Good Luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-07-2012, 07:07 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
On my 04 with a 6 inch icon. I needed extended lines. Even bending the brackets I was no where close to having enough. Now it is a gasser, so if the diesel brake lines are different, then maybe you can. But I needed both front and rear. I'm glad I did though anyway. Gives me flexibility to go up a few inches as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors