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post #1 of 31 Old 01-27-2011, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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2000 durango lift available...?

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I just recently bought a 2000 Durango SLT 4.7. I was looking into the lift kits, and noticed only a 5.5" suspension lift is available for 98 and 99, and then the 3" body lift for all years. I wana fit 35's, and most definitely do not want a body lift. All I hear from friends after they install body lifts is how much they regret it. Is there a suspension lift kit for 2000 durango's?
And my other question is about the ball joints. I was told they are known to go very quickly especially with large tires. Is this a true fact? Should I not run 35's?
or do the lift kits come with new ball joints that can withstand the amount of pressure and weight from the larger tires.
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35's will require you to do a little cutting for clearance. The only lift offered for our durangos is a torsion bar lift. That will only give you a 1.75" lift, realistically. If you're looking for something taller, then you will have to go the sas route.


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35's will require you to do a little cutting for clearance. The only lift offered for our durangos is a torsion bar lift. That will only give you a 1.75" lift, realistically. If you're looking for something taller, then you will have to go the sas route.
After trimming, could I fit the 35's with the torsion bar lift and rear leveling kit? or probably max 33's.
My friend has a 2000 blazer s10 that he did a SAS in and it cost him almost like 3-4,000 in parts. Rather not go that direction lol
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Why wont the Tuff Country 5.5" kit work for the 2000+ durangos? Different measurements?
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I'm not 100% sure about the 35's fitting with just the torsion lift. You would have to do a search to see if there is anything on it. I would def say 33's will fit with a little less cutting though. I have also heard of guys running 35's and going through hubs like crazy, too.


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Yeah I figured. Is there another option other than the shackles for the rear to match the amount of lift from the torsion bars in the front? The shackles look horrid, especially after the body lift because of how much of it shows. If my only option is the torsion bars, 3" body lift (do they make a 2 inch?), and either an add-a-leaf or some sort of leveling kit, I'll lean more towards that and run 33's
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If I crank up the torsion bars, could I throw these on to level it out? - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Dodge...259&adtype=pla
I'm not a huge fan of body lifts, and I know that a 2" looks bad as it is, I dont wanna know how a 3" will look
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these trucks have the frame tucked in so deep from the factory that when a body lift is on it doesnt look stupid at all, i put a three inch on my dak with 2 inch blocks and torsion bar lift and i love it, i am very happy with it. i would go with lift shakles rather than an add a leaf because an add a leaf will make it ride stiffer.

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Why wont the Tuff Country 5.5" kit work for the 2000+ durangos? Different measurements?
They changed the steering to rack and pinion in 2000. Rancho makes a 3 " suspension. It was around 1700 though. I'll send link in other post.
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The site I knew that had it 1700 now doesn't carry it. I know its a discontinued lift. I found it here. But for the price, you're better off doing sas for 35"s. Its outrageous.


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these trucks have the frame tucked in so deep from the factory that when a body lift is on it doesnt look stupid at all, i put a three inch on my dak with 2 inch blocks and torsion bar lift and i love it, i am very happy with it. i would go with lift shakles rather than an add a leaf because an add a leaf will make it ride stiffer.
what size tires are you running and do you have any side pics of the truck. just wondering what my truck would look like with a body and torsion lift.
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im runnin 255/75/16 pizza cutters for now until i can save some cash here is the best side pic i have of it.

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I'm about to do a test fit on my 2000 Durango with 33x12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws on stock 15x8 Durango rims. I have heard of guys going with 33's with no mods at all, but I won't believe it until I see it. I have read several articles on this website concerning the various lifting options and how to do them, and I must say there's plenty of info right here to do a t/s lift yourself. The members here know whats up, and I feel confident in all the info they have posted. I DO NOT think my 33's are gonna clear the fenders up front, so I'm planning to do a 3" body lift by Performance Accessories (heres the link for that) http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...tion/to=r.html

Im also considering buying a 3' torsion key lift for 50 bucks on ebay...

I will post more asap...We have snow coming so Im not sure when my test tire is gonna make it into 4 Wheel Concepts here in Bentonville. It's supposed to get here in 2 days. I'll let you know what I find out and I'll try to to remember to snap some photos along the way.
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I'm about to do a test fit on my 2000 Durango with 33x12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws on stock 15x8 Durango rims. I have heard of guys going with 33's with no mods at all, but I won't believe it until I see it. I have read several articles on this website concerning the various lifting options and how to do them, and I must say there's plenty of info right here to do a t/s lift yourself. The members here know whats up, and I feel confident in all the info they have posted. I DO NOT think my 33's are gonna clear the fenders up front, so I'm planning to do a 3" body lift by Performance Accessories (heres the link for that) http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...tion/to=r.html

Im also considering buying a 3' torsion key lift for 50 bucks on ebay...

I will post more asap...We have snow coming so Im not sure when my test tire is gonna make it into 4 Wheel Concepts here in Bentonville. It's supposed to get here in 2 days. I'll let you know what I find out and I'll try to to remember to snap some photos along the way.
FYI, I am running 33x12.5s, first on stock wheels and now on wheels with 3.75BS. The current wheels did rub slightly but I just trimmed the valence and the inner splash guard.

Suspension is stock other then cranking the stock tbar keys. You don't need to order replacement keys. This is on a 99 durango.

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Ok, good to know...Thanks for the info, man. This website kicks ass!

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