The rear is definitely 4" lower and the front is 2" maybe 2.5", so call it 2/4. It's been so long since I've had stock suspension under my truck that I can't really remember the factory ride. best thing I can tell you is that my wife hasn't said anything negative since I put the new shocks on so it must be o.k.! I think it rides and handles great but I think the driver gets different feedback than the passengers. It was pretty rough before I upgraded the shocks, my stock shocks had 100,000 miles on them, but with the Belltech street performance shocks it is nice and smooth.