2011 SEMA Preview: Dodge Durango Tow Hook

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 25, 2011

Dodge promises to turn our heads at this year’s SEMA Show as it will unveil the Durango Tow Hook prepared by Mopar Underground. The first visual impact with the car shows the vibrant four-coat orange and satin-black color scheme. Regarding the new body kit, the Dodge Durango Tow Hook features a new front lip spoiler, side sills as well as a rear lip spoiler, but also a piano black split-crosshair grille and a 25 mm reduced ride-height.

The design is completed by the 25 mm reduced ride-height Superalloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires. A custom mandrel bent featuring Corsa components increases performance and belts out an unforgettable tone.

The interior of the car features the same theme as the exterior and the vehicle features new Mopar components such as the Durango logo door sill guards, aluminum pedal kit and premium carpeted floor mats, perforated Mopar Katzkin leather seats and silver metal brush trim.

An SRT steering wheel was also added, as well as black chrome trim around the vents, and piano-white trimmed radio/HVAC and center console bezels.

The 2011 Dodge Durango gives you excitement and refinement that comes with its top-notch performance and suspension. The new Durango is simply a driver’s SUV and it delivers excellent capability and performance on the road while also having the flexibility of a three-row SUV.

New Durango was benchmarked against top performing SUVs, and it delivers the latest electronics, structural and suspension that are usually found in more expensive SUVs.

It has a unibody structure that incorporates strong steel and integrates suspension into the body. This lowers flex when compared to the previous design. Fifty-two percent of the new Durango’s structure is manufactured from advanced steels. Torsional stiffness levels are upped by at least 4,100 millimeters of arc welding and at least 5,500 welds. It is much more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz GL.

The short and long arm front suspension as well as the multi-link rear suspension has isolated rear and front cradles that help give better on-road handling and comfort.

The new Durango has aggressive shock and spring rates as well as big sway bars to help manage body roll when hard turning. You can also opt for electro-hydraulic performance steering to add to the electronic stability control to help maintain your SUV’s stability and tire grip.

A strong structure coupled with stability and outstanding braking makes the new Durango’s trailer tow capability the best in its class. For those models that use the Pentastar V-6 engine, the Dodge Durango towing power is increased to 6,200 pounds. Additionally you have the 5.7-L HEMI V-8 engine that further increases its trailer towing power to 7,400 pounds, which means you can tow a trailer and a 24-foot boat!

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