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I have an 09 regular cab, it has the high performance suspension, and it is also a 4x4, I like the look of the back end of a truck riding high a little, but on this one its insane, so I want to do a 2 in the rear and 1 in the front drop, I'm assuming this will help my handling. So what are my choices for this drop? will it hurt my handling?, I can't see how but I still want to ask. I'm also assuming the stock shocks will be fine with this little of a drop, right?
 

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take out the factory block in the rear and decrank your bars.
No bars in the 09s to decrank if its a 1500.

If the truck is a half ton i would go with the belltech strut up front cause you can always go lower if you want to later, for the rear pul out the factory block and get shackles.
 

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high performance, is the lowered, road tuned suspension, with the 20's

heres the description off of the build and price tool of a silverado

High Performance Suspension Package

Feature: Sport suspension
A sport suspension is designed to provide taut handling for maximum vehicle control. Features may include higher spring rates, unique shock absorber valving, stiffer stabilizer bars and special bushings.

Benefit:
A sport suspension provides enhanced stability during acceleration, cornering, manoeuvreing and braking by maintaining maximum contact between tires and the road. Precise handling control permits a driver to negotiate twists and turns on the roadway or race track at higher speeds than would be practical or safe in vehicles with more conventional suspensions.
 

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so I cant do 1/2?
 

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go measure your fender height front and back, subtract the difference. I bet if you lower it 3" in back you will still have a 1" rake....get 2" lowering rear shackles and remove the rear block for a 0/3
 

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Okay I have it all figured out now, thanks for the help just 2 question

Will my handling improve, stay the same or get worse, (not ride quality, just the handling aspect)

Will any shocks need to be changed, I'm not 100% sure but I think struts act as the shocks for the front.
 

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im gunna drop the rear 2 with shackles, and the front 1 with the struts
 

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Honestly man you're not even going to notice that. If you're going to spend the time, do a 2/3 by taking out the rear block plus the 2" shackles and set the struts at 2".

Mine is a 4/6 drop and it sits pretty high :imo. You'll get tired of it after about a week and want it lower, we all do :shake:
 

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Honestly man you're not even going to notice that. If you're going to spend the time, do a 2/3 by taking out the rear block plus the 2" shackles and set the struts at 2".

Mine is a 4/6 drop and it sits pretty high :imo. You'll get tired of it after about a week and want it lower, we all do :shake:
the man speaks the truth

i did a 3/4 on my old truck and looked @ it a week later and thought "damn I should have gone lower!"
 

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the thing is, its still a 4x4, and its going to be driven through snow, the winters here are fierce, I still want it to be a truck, just a little lower, and a little more evened out
 

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the thing is, its still a 4x4, and its going to be driven through snow, the winters here are fierce, I still want it to be a truck, just a little lower, and a little more evened out
A 2/3 drop on an NNBS sits high still. It sits higher than a stock NBS. Trust me man, you'll want at least 2/3 once it's all said and done.
 
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