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You might be able to cut another inch out of the rears, but they are a progressive spring so you will screw with their rebound.
As for the fronts, I wouldn't go much lower on a 4WD, as your half shafts will begin to bind.

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so how much can i cut off the springs i would like to drop it like 3 / 5 or maybe even 4/6
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GF is the only kit that's marketed for the 4wd... but the 2wd kits work just fine, you just won't have a parts warranty because it's "not the intended use". I am installing a McG's 2/4 kit on my '09 4wd and contemplating cutting the springs to a 3/5, which is about as low as you can take the front before you start having CV issues.

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i was kinda hoping to get the mcg spindles and the belltech kit and cut the rear spring an inch to get a 4/5 does anyone see any issues with doing this?
You will be at too much of an angle on your front CV joints and you'll wear them out or just plain ol' snap them when you put the pedal down in 4wd. I've seen it before, not pretty. You can always just do the spindles and get the rear spring kit, or just stick with springs, many ways to skin this cat.
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hmmm guess im thinking i will go with belltech and maybe cut the coils CDnoil let me know how cutting the coils to 3/5 works out
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I didnt realize the 2wd lowering springs (belltech) would work on struts?
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???? i would like ot hear from someone who has the belltech on thier 4wd
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bump anyone have the belltech kit on their 4x4
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Like I said, I dont think you can put the 2wd front springs on the 4wd struts. Two different front ends.
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