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Looks like it brought it down quite a bit . Hows the ride ?
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Is it hard to remove overload spring??? How do you do it???
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I see what you mean........Obvious difference..........Looks good man. Thanks for the pics.
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the ride is the same, and for the removal of the overload spring. step 1 put a jack under the rear end right under the shock on the axle and jack the truck up. also put a jack stand under the frame between the rear wheel and front door. step 2 take the wheel off and remove the u-bolts,then you have to remove the center bolt that holds all the leaf springs together. to remove that bolt you might have to lower the jack the whole way down(make sure your jack stand is under the frame). step 3 remove the overload spring which is the very bottom one, little prying and wiggling. step 4 put the rear end back together and do the same on the other side. hope this helps srtsir.
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Plan on putting mine on saturday
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I came across this thread while searching for info on dropping the rear of the truck. I wanted to know how you guys felt about the leaf removal after living with it for a year. I have a reg cab 4wd that I just installed shackles on and the drop is about 3/4 inch. I really want the level llook but do not want to compromise utility/ride quality. also have you noticed any difference in tire wear.

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I came across this thread while searching for info on dropping the rear of the truck. I wanted to know how you guys felt about the leaf removal after living with it for a year. I have a reg cab 4wd that I just installed shackles on and the drop is about 3/4 inch. I really want the level llook but do not want to compromise utility/ride quality. also have you noticed any difference in tire wear.

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Yes I did the same I bought the ones off ebay and only seen a 3/4'' difference from original height I took them back off and got my money back did not know I needed to take out the over load spring my truck has 3 3/4'' between front and back.
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"Yes I did the same I bought the ones off ebay and only seen a 3/4'' difference from original height I took them back off and got my money back did not know I needed to take out the over load spring my truck has 3 3/4'' between front and back."

I used the Ground Force kit and only got 3/4 inch drop, I guess these guys aren't around anymore to comment on the change in ride over the long haul with removal of the overload leaf.

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had 2" shackles and overloads done 6-7 years ago and it took away a lot of the corner wheel hop that was experiencing at stock height. I haul a few hundred lbs of pet food once every few weeks and the leafs are ok long term.
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"had 2" shackles and overloads done 6-7 years ago and it took away a lot of the corner wheel hop that was experiencing at stock height. I haul a few hundred lbs of pet food once every few weeks and the leafs are ok long term. "

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