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My 2010 RCSB 4x4 was right around 39" stock. I cut 1 1/2 coils off my stock springs and now I'm right around 37". Front is between 36" and 36 1/4". Also, both my rear springs were the same part number.
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To bring this back from the dead, how does it ride with the stock shocks now that the squeak is gone? review?
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To bring this back from the dead, how does it ride with the stock shocks now that the squeak is gone? review?
empty bed ride is just like stock. I haven't put anything of significant weight in the bed yet so I can't comment on loaded ride quality...probably the same as the stock springs loaded but with less sag.
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I'm glad you got the kit to work out for you. I still need to compile the handful of responses I received about part numbers/spring lengths and send it to you. Also, I haven't had a chance to try out the other rear coils, I will get to it in the following weeks. Life has been busy lately
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I decided I want the truck level, but don't feel like raising the front. Since I will have to much gap all around and don't want to run bigger tires, plus the added stress on the front drive system. I think the front is right where it should be as far as form and function goes for me, so I will be lowering the back to match the front.

Do you recommend those springs? Sounded like u had some problems and also did u ever get the two inches of drop are or you still around one? Was it because u have two wheel drive and these are designed for 4? Should I just buy a new set of factory coils and cut them down? I liked how these springs set the truck lower but you actually gained payload carrying, but it sounded like you didn't get the drop they advertised you would.
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lonewolf: You may also want to wait a month or so until I have a chance to try the regular cab springs on my truck, I think they may lower my truck as well....just another option I will eventually post results....
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lonewolf: You may also want to wait a month or so until I have a chance to try the regular cab springs on my truck, I think they may lower my truck as well....just another option I will eventually post results....
Thanks, but you have 2 wheel drive only and a 2010, so the results may be different for us.

Anyone on here know someone with a 2011 1500 4x4 that lowered the rear to make it level? How did they go about it? I've been searching on here but haven't found anything yet.
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Lonewolf- the ottomax kit was designed for 4x4 trucks so I think youll see the advertised 2".

edit: to answer your questions yes I would recommend the kit. I think being that my truck is 2wd I didn't get the full drop. I've pulled the p/n off my factory rear coils...any chance you can get the p/n from yours? If they are the same then you might see the same drop as me but if they are different then I believe you'll benefit. How high is your truck right now? From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well?

I do think it's bs that you have to shim the shocks...that's the only part I don't like. For $300+ they should get some shocks that fit correctly.

You can try to cut some factory coils. I would suggest starting with maybe half a coil if you go that route and see what you get. Then cut more if needed. I wonder if you'd lose some payload capacity by doing that? I dunno.
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I do think it's bs that you have to shim the shocks...that's the only part I don't like. For $300+ they should get some shocks that fit correctly.
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You can try to cut some factory coils. I would suggest starting with maybe half a coil if you go that route and see what you get. Then cut more if needed. I wonder if you'd lose some payload capacity by doing that? I dunno.
Payload loss should be minimal, couple hundred pounds at most, if you only cut half or a full coil...If you do cut them, make sure you do it slow, and don't over heat them, if you get the coils too hot they will be damaged. A cutoff wheel/sawzall would work well taking breaks to keep them cool...
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