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Well, I'm thinking of lowering the rear about 2-3 inches on my long bed 2-wheel drive. The question is how to lower it without drooping if loaded. I do have 500-550 lbs in it for winter traction and don't want it to sag ,when loaded. Can I use lowering springs in conjunction with air bags? And since I live in Illinois, the winter does have effects on air lines (I know this from driving a semi). Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Yes, airbags work fine with lowered trucks. I am -2" in the rear and I use the bags they recommend for stock height without issue. You could probably use them for up to a 3" drop.
I tow our 32' trailer all summer and even with the drop, 700+lbs of tongue weight, 2 kids and all our crap in the bed she sits nice and level, with a comfy ride.
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If you're uneasy about which bags to use, call Airlift. Tell them the inner diameter and height of your springs and they will give you the part# of an application that will work.
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I plan to install Airlift 1000 rear bags with my McGaughy's 2/4 drop kit...

As I understand, the '05+ Durango are the bags to get;
same I.D., couple inches shorter...
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