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Old 09-09-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Post 4th gen coil cutting

I took pics and thought id do a small write up for y'all
2012 express quad cab 2wd
Took front springs out
To do this ya need to take off brake caliperU
Take off rotor and remove abs wire
Next take off nut on top of shock and two on bottom and pull shock out
Next take nut off upper ball joint
Take nut off upper sway bar deal
Use hammer and hit on top of spindle until ballpoint comes out and it'll all come down.
Put pressure on lower control and pull on the spring at same time kind of a pain in the ass but you'll get it out.
Set on level service and measure 2 inches and mark it
Cut the coil off (we used a chop saw)
Reinstall making sure u put the spring back in the grooves in rubber boot on top and in groove on lower control arm


Next jack up rear of truck
(we used a trailer spare tire on the jack and put it under the spare tire on the truck and jack it up not touching ground.)
Get a pry bar and you can pry the spring out its kind of sketchy but you can get it out by prying on the bottom and pulling.
We measured off 4 inches on level surface and it still set up high so went ahead cut off another complete coil.
Don't have a measurement but 4 inches+a full coil.
Cut your bump stops short or completely remove them up to you. Put the springs back in and slowly lower it down making sure they go back where they belong because it won't be tight fit like before till shocks settle.


He's going to order some drop shocks for it don't seem to be much travel but it sets 1/2 inch higher than my r/t

Hope this helps someone
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Wow, that ended up lower than I thought. It looks good though.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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Nice... I might do that to mine...
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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You can only do that in the front Colton, you would still have to figure something out for the rear.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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Think I might take out a leaf spring when I do the axle swap, that should level it out
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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Just get some drop shackles
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #7
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Already got those and have the overload springs removed
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #8
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Flip kit time! Take the shackles off!
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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I would just do a spring under kit. Just weld on a new set of under the axle perches and reuse everything.

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Old 09-12-2012, 01:13 PM   #10
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Ya thats what i did colton. worked out really well.
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