The Durango was launched just after the second generation Dodge Dakota on which it was based (during the late 1980s, Chrysler designers proposed building an ... Show moreSUV version of the Dakota pickup; this was shelved when the Jeep division was about to release the Grand Cherokee as their flagship SUV). It is a very sturdy truck-based SUV designed to hold up to seven passengers comfortably and tow up to 9,000 lb with ease.
The Magnum 5.2 is an evolution of the 318 with the same displacement. It received the Magnum V8 name with new manifolds and heads in 1992. Major changes that year include the addition of multiport fuel injection, a new higher-flow valve angle, increased valve lift, and larger exhaust. Power was up to 230 hp and 325tq (172 kW), with 300 ft/lbf of torque, from 170 hp (127 kW) previously.
I have done a couple of performance modifications to the vehicle which include swaping the Air Filter with a K&N Air Cleaner and replacing the factory shocks with a Rancho suspension. Oh yeah..... I almost forgot, I got rid of the GoodYear's and put on a set of COOPER Tires!
There have been many cosmetic modifications which include VentShade window rain/air delectors, a Westin Safri Bar with Truck-Light round running lights, Altezza tail lights, and striping by the now late and legendary Vic Kessler. Show Less