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I cut 1 and a half coils off my 2010 RCSB 4x4. It dropped it about 2 inches. I started with one coil, reinstalled and checked ride height. I needed to cut another half coil to get it where I wanted. It sits about 3/4 to 1 inch higher than the front now which is exactly where I wanted it. Rides like stock. I haven't loaded it up yet, so I don't know how much it will sag, but I have air helper bags so it doesn't matter anyways. I would start with cutting one coil and go from there.
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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.

I'll get you the the info this weekend when I have time to play with the truck. Thanks for the suggestions so far. No other companys make rear lowering springs yet for 2011 1500 4x4's?
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I'll be picking up my new springs from the dealership this friday. i have a crew cab 4X4 that I'll be cutting the stock springs. Once I confirm that these are in fact the same exact part numbers as what's in there now, I will be cutting the springs on the truck now because any sag has been taken care of over the past year. I will do it slow and try to bring the truck to pretty much dead level. maybe 3/4 of an inch rake with 3/4 tank of gas. If i screw up I'll always have a brand new backup set. Cost me $220 with tax. I'll keep using the same shocks for now, will probably get a good quality slightly shorter shock if I think I need it. I might put a limiting strap so the springs won't fall out if it's put on a lift. Will cut down bump stop slightly, and probably add bags to the springs in case I tow.
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