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Guys some seem to not be aware that “1998-2004” is oftentimes erroneously listed for parts that apply to the 1st gen Durango’s and Dakotas. 1st gen Durango last year was 2003, Dakota was 2004.
2004 Durango is the first year of the new body style, first year of the Hemi, I have a 1999 and a 2004. Diff generations.
On my 2004 I’m already running slightly oversized 265/70R17 tires (31.6” diameter) and want to get a torsion bar lift to see how it drives before committing to tires that will fit only with the lift. Basically the way my local 4x4 shop described is that the keys provide a fixed amount of advancement on the torsion bars. This does NOT mean you have only one height you can get. You can dial back the height manually, and then install the keys if you want the net equivalent of “less turns”, you can somewhat cancel out the keys, partially.
This can be a good thing, if you want to avoid the “Carolina squat” look when you’re towing. You always want to be a little higher in the back unless you NEVER tow and want it laser level. This is a look especially striking on those crew cab, long bed pickups. I’ve already got it set up with Bilsteins within the past year so we’ll see how that dampens any bumps.
Correct, my 05 Durango is listed as an 05' on all paperwork but if you ready the door tags it's manufactured date is 04'. I think Dodge ran the 1st Gen (which I've also owned) production into 04' while also manufacturing the 2nd Gen model for the next year and that's where we get the mix-up. People treat their frame tags and assume that's the year of their vehicle.