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Need to drop the rear of the Durango 1-2 inches, any ideas? I am still debating about the R/T leaf springs because I don't want to really lose any of my towing capacity :help:
 

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Had blocks before and I am not crazy about the idea of using them again. Any other ideas?
 

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Put some shackles on. It will drop it 1"-2" depending on the setting you pick. The Durango will still ride like stock.

I have pics and info on my site to give you an idea, on how I dropped my Dak 4x4
 

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You did not say if your's is 4x4 or 4x2. If it is 4x4, you don't have many options. Blocks and crankling the torsion bars is very easy and 1-2" is no problem. I've had 1" DJM steel blocks for four years. Which R/T springs? Durango R/T springs are no lower. There has been a long standing question on several forums if Dak springs fit the Durango. For 4x2s, there are a few kits available.
 

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Sorry I didn't post but it's a 4x2. I was looking at a set of R/T springs from a dakota. Thanks Anthony for the reply I will check your site ;)

Ok mounts are different on the Durango from the Dakota so the shackles will not work. Wouldn't you know it and I had a set from an F-150 I had a few years back that would have probably worked :cussing:
 

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4x2, then you have a few options but they might drop it too much. Hotchkis is the best by far. Ground force is another and DJM but I cant quantify how good those are. Why not 1" blocks in back and coils from one of the above in front?.
 

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Front is done and the rear is the only issue. I have a heavy stereo box in the rear so 1.5"-2" is all I need to go. I have an enclosed trailer that I tow so that was my only concern with the R/T coils. If I could use something with a little bit of adjustment that would be best so I can get it exactly where I want it.
 

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I installed the Hotchkis TVS kit on my 01 Durango 2wd & it lowered it 2/3. The handling is great but the rear would bottom out on big dips. On a recent trip up the coast to Morro Bay, I hit a dip on the 101 fwy & my oldest daughter was sleeping in the 3rd row seat & it woke her up very rudely. I have since put a set of super springs on the rear & it raised it up about a inch & it hasn't bottomed out since.
http://www.supersprings.com/
 

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Problem solved. The stock leaf-pack has 5 leafs. I removed the middle one out of each pack and it sits just right now. Handles so much better too. Took it out last night on some windy roads :bow:. No bottoming issues, but if I do I have some helper springs I can throw in there to stiffen it up a little.
 

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Baby Hemi said:
Problem solved. The stock leaf-pack has 5 leafs. I removed the middle one out of each pack and it sits just right now. Handles so much better too. Took it out last night on some windy roads :bow:. No bottoming issues, but if I do I have some helper springs I can throw in there to stiffen it up a little.
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How did you do your front? I have a 4.7L 2001 4x2 durango, with 22's. I wish to lower it so that it will look 2/3 lower, the thing is i would prefer changing front spindles.

please advise process.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to all!!!
 
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