Bagged Dodge Durango R/T With Air Suspension & Lots of Mods


It’s hard to overestimate the versatility of modern SUVs. Being fast, powerful and good looking they also give you everything that a family minivan can offer in terms of utility and convenience for daily driving.

With all the versatility in mind, Chrysler engineers did not forget about the drivers who appreciate the good old-fashioned fun behind the wheel and went a little bit further by fitting their Durango R/T with their tried and tested 5.7L V8.

Lowered 2016 Dodge Durango R/T on Air suspension

As a result, Dodge Durango RT represents the fusion of a convenient 3-row SUV and a typical muscle car with a V8 engine and aggressive design. It combines everything you’d want from an R/T Charger and a Grand Caravan in a far more desirable package. So what not to love if you’re a dad and need to take care of your family?

“It combines everything you’d want from an R/T Charger and a Grand Caravan in a far more desirable package”

Bagged 2016 Dodge Durango R/T on Airlift 3p suspension

Our today’s feature is dedicated to this awesome Durango R/T owned and modified by Ed Redmond, NJ who was kind enough to share his story with us and provide a detailed insight into the mods and upgrades on his neck-twisting build.

2016 Dodge Durango SRT custom LED halos and demon eyes by LightingTrendz

Dodge Duranfo R/T on air suspension

Some of the first things that catch your eye are the bright performance-inspired striping and low stance, achieved with the help of an air suspension and a set of wide Ferrada FT3 custom wheels sized 22×10.5.

“after Ed realised that his Durango build has a far bigger potential – the further modification process began”

The initial plan was to stop somewhere at this point, but after Ed realised that his Durango build has a far bigger potential – the further modification process began. Except for the visual mods he also took care about the power and installed a few nice bolt-ons that maximized the performance of his R/T.

Modded Dodge Durango R/T

How did you get into the muscle car scene?

– I have two kids and was looking for a family-size SUV that could fit the kids stroller’s without any issues. I test drove several different brands and knew the Dodge Durango was the one because of the size and power it had.

2016 Dodge Durango R/T on black wheels with red center caps

Why did you choose a Dodge Durango SRT?

– I chose the Durango because of the size, power and one of the best looking 3 row SUVs.

What inspired you to choose this modification style?

– I would say that just looking at other builds is what inspired me. I saw the potential that the Durango had with a few modifications and decided to start the build. I only planned to put lowering springs and wheels but once I started I got the itch to continue going.

Dodge Durango R/T black custom LED headlights

What challenges did you face while putting it together?

– My biggest challenge is that this build is daily driven. It was really hard to find time to drop it off at shops to get work done.

What do you love about your car?

– I love that I have a build that not only looks sick (in my opinion) but that it is also my daily driven, grocery getting, family hauling car that the kids absolutely love.

Stanced Dodge Durango R/T SUV

Is it your daily or a weekend ride?

– Daily driven

Do you take it to local car shows or a race track?

– Local car shows and meets.

2016 Dodge Durango SRT Specs

Performance modifications

  • aFe Power CAI Hydrodipped in Carbon Fiber
  • Black Ops Auto Works Strut Bar
  • Billet Technologies catch can and other engine dress up in racing red metallic
  • Borla S-Type cat back exhaust
  • Engine cover hydrodipped in Carbon Fiber


  • Air Lift Performance 3P Air management system with 4 gallon 5 port aluminum air tank
  • Universal Air lowrider bags
  • Viair dual 444c chrome air compressors
Dodge Durango R/T on Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S in 285/35/22 tires
Low profile Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S in 285/35/22 tires.
2016 Dodge Durango R/T on Ferrada FT3 22×10.5 rims and brembo brakes
Forged Ferrada FT3 22×10.5 rims and Brembo brakes.


  • Ferrada FT3 22×10.5
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S in 285/35/22

Exterior mods

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  • Sarona Design front lip
  • Sarona Design roof spoiler
  • Sarona Design trunk spoiler
  • Custom headlights done by LightingTrendz. Headlight housing blacked out with their flow series halos, demon eyes, and DRL’s.
  • Performance hood upgrade
  • Brembo SRT big brake kit upgrade
  • Vinyl racing and pinstripes done by Wrap Specialties
  • GridReady taillight Tint kit

2016 Dodge Durango R/T with GridReady taillight Tint kit

Interior mods

  • Luxus premium leather car mats
  • Classy House Productions 3P GlowMount
  • GridReady Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Emblem
  • GridReady Cup Holder insert kit

Slammed Dodge Durango SRT with tinted windows

What are your future plans for your Durango?

– No future plans. I’ve done everything that I wanted and it’s about time to start on a new build.

Dodge Durango R/T with a low stance

Anything else you would like to share about your car or about modifying cars in general?

– Everyone has their own style when it comes to modifying cars. My advice is to modify it the way you want without worrying what everyone else thinks. Do it for you and no one else! I can’t tell you how many times I get asked “Why are you modifying a Durango?” or “The red vinyl is rice!” Just do you!

Watch the progress and find out more about this Dodge Durango SRT project by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @granite_rt!

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat style hood

Related Parts & Mods🛒

– Inspired by this street build and looking to modify your own Dodge Durango in a similar way? You may want to check out the following parts selected by our team:

Performance Air intakes:

Performance Chip /Programmer




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