"Flipping" the rear will drop significantly,,,,plus you can remove 2 or 3 leafs. Then you can use Air Shocks if needed for a load carrying trip. But a couple words of caution: 1) the ride is gonna be stiff. 2) if you C-Notch then the center of the rear differential may hit the bottom of the bed boards. You will have about 1 1'2" from the stock frame and same to bed boards. I finally went with a 4 link and am much happier with the ride. When you flip it; be sure to get thepinion angle correct. Good luck .