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Old 12-23-2011, 07:23 PM
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I know I'm not the first, but I'll talk about it anyway.
I jacked it up by the pumpkin and put jack stands under the rear frame, then took the wheels off. I removed the lower shock bolts and started lowering the axle. I got to the point where the brake lines were almost taught and was just able to pry the springs off.
I cut 1.5 coils with an electric die grinder. The left and right have different part numbers. Here is the cut and uncut:


Before the rear was at almost 40":


After reassembly the rear is about 38":


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Old 12-23-2011, 07:31 PM
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I would say it dropped about 1.75", but will probably level out more since I only have 500 miles on it. I've had it for 8 days and haven't even been able to was it yet (obviously), due to it being 35F outside.
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you not worried about your warranty?
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you not worried about your warranty?
Warranty on my springs?

I have an updated picture where it is NOT filthy.

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Looks pretty good! Nice level stance!
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pretty dam good.
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how did you even measure out how much you should cut off the spring??
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how did you even measure out how much you should cut off the spring??
I read a few other posts where they started at 1 coil and ended up doing more. Other than that, it was a guess.
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All you did was cut the rear springs? The whole truck looks lower . Did you notice any vibs from the drive train after lowering the rear?

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Just cut the rears. No issues at all. It can't be any different than if you put some cargo back there.
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