Going to attempt to get a 2" to 3" drop on my truck. The following will be the process I went about in obtaining this drop regardless of the results good/bad. I have always either juiced or bagged my rides so this is pretty much my first static. Not sure how long it will remain that way (might like it enough to leave it be and sell it that way ... don't know for sure).
So this is what I did first:
- 4x4 OE leaf pack swapped in place of the OE Base Model 5 lug leaf pack (no pictures, swapped real quick though. no problems with getting them installed), which dropped the back about 1.25". I have 225/50/18 Eagle LS2 tires all around my truck and the height is roughly 30 7/8" up front, and 31 1/8" in the rear.
you can see how close the OE bumpstop is to the axle with just the 4x4 leaf pack swap.
My next goal is to achieve a 1" front and rear drop. I will be cutting a pair of OE Base Model 5 lug coils. I measure a complete turn to be 13" (took a string and let it go around until it met up with the tip end of the spring). Measured 6.5" on the spring (doesn't look like it's half), but marked a secondary line for the first cut (shorter distance). Will be cutting that first, then proceeding if needed if the drop is insufficient to the 1" I would like to gain. The back will have 1" lowering blocks installed (decided to go with the 1" blocks instead of the 2" ones for now).
OE Base Model 5 Lug coil spring - stock