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Old 08-18-2016, 08:01 PM
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Will my YJ fit in my garage with a lift kit?

Ok imagine if you will a stock YJ.

Now add a hardtop and a 2.5 inch OME heavy duty lift with 31 inch tires.

Roughly how many inches in height will I gain?

Is getting through the garage opening an issue for you?

I need to be able to get into the garage to access my hardtop hoist.

Thanks
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:18 PM   #2
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Why?! Well, to answer your question, you'll gain ATLEAST 2.5" with the new springs. I'd think it's somewhere around 3" because of your previous spring sag. For the tires- take your current tire height (C) subtract it from what tire size your going to (N) then divide by 2 [(C-N)/2]. That will give you how much your height will change with your new tires. Not sure how tall your garage door is, so you'll need to figure that out on your own.

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76" from floor to top of my roll bar...3.5" of total lift on 32s...unless your garage is unusually small you should be GTG. My garage door is 8' tall so no issues here..YMMV
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My YJ with 5" lift and 33's fits in my garage and it's not a tall garage either. When i had a factory soft top it came close to hitting the center frame. I had to push the door up as far as it would go and jam a spray paint can to keep the door pushed open as far as possible. with 2.5" and 31's you should be fine unless your garage is unusually low.
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Depends on your garage. You aren't talking a whole lot of lift though, so I imagine you'd be fine.
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You have some variables. What kind of garage door? Is it a single piece door? Panel garage door? I lowered my Jeep a few inches converting from Softop to Hardtop. Your lift is highly variable. Some lifts are more than advertised. Which usually depends on your Jeep weight. No two Jeeps weigh the same. Some lift kits sag faster than others. Tires are usually more standardized. 31" tires can be 29" to 32".
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I fit in my garage with 4.5" on 35's
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If you are talking about a 1/2" and run your tires at 35 lbs or recommended spec you might get in by airing down a little plus you'll get a softer ride😀unfortunately my garage is 75% bedroom and I have to park outside. Sorry I'm no help.

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Harbor Freight sells measuring tapes. From time to time they even give them away for free with a qualifying purchase.

Measure your garage door height with the door all the way up and then do the math that bigearl suggests.

You can contact OME and ask if the vehicle height after the spring install will actually be increased by the advertised lift height.

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From the best I can tell the OME kit is 2.5" of lift..In my case, and many others as well, it seemed like more because my old springs we flat...it was also not running any shocks on the back as the towers rusted away about 5 years ago..lol.
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Ok imagine if you will a stock YJ.

Now add a hardtop and a 2.5 inch OME heavy duty lift with 31 inch tires.

Roughly how many inches in height will I gain?

Is getting through the garage opening an issue for you?

I need to be able to get into the garage to access my hardtop hoist.

Thanks
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my yj has 3.5 inches of lift in total with 32 inch tires and fits in my average size garage.
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Is this an older single piece garage door? 6', 7' or 8' door?
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Ok imagine if you will a stock YJ. Now add a hardtop and a 2.5 inch OME heavy duty lift with 31 inch tires. Roughly how many inches in height will I gain? Is getting through the garage opening an issue for you? I need to be able to get into the garage to access my hardtop hoist. Thanks Addison
Couldn't you just measure the height opening of the garage and compare it against the height of your jeep?
All it takes is a tape measure..
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Couldn't you just measure the height opening of the garage and compare it against the height of your jeep?
All it takes is a tape measure..
I'm getting the feeling he hasn't done this lift yet and is just trying to get an approximate height before lifting.
Otherwise garage remodel!

Well -- wait that could work out to be a good thing. Who doesn't love a freshly remodeled garage!!
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I'm getting the feeling he hasn't done this lift yet and is just trying to get an approximate height before lifting. Otherwise garage remodel! Well -- wait that could work out to be a good thing. Who doesn't love a freshly remodeled garage!!
Lolz..
Modding the garage so that you can fit your modded jeep inside, seems abit self deprecating.
Fwiw, saw this JK driver stop in front of an underground parking lot to make sure his roof rack cleared before going in.
IT was a tight squeeze.. Lolz
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Lolz..
Modding the garage so that you can fit your modded jeep inside, seems abit self deprecating.
Yeah, don't mod the old garage .... tear it down the garage and build a new one, unless of course the garage is a part of the actual structure.


A mans castle is his garage, the house belongs to the wife!


OP - Pull the Jeep into the garage stopping under the door. Measure the distance from the top of the Jeep to the door. That should answer your question.

Putting a 2 1/2" lift on the Jeep should boost it about 2 1/2" unless you are also putting on new springs. New springs could add an inch or so for a while.

I removed a 1 1/4" shackle lift, then went about installing all new springs and stock height shackles. Clearly the old springs were sagging badly because after all that my Jeep drop in height was negligible, but as the springs settle in that will change.
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Yeah, don't mod the old garage .... tear it down the garage and build a new one, unless of course the garage is a part of the actual structure. A mans castle is his garage, the house belongs to the wife! OP - Pull the Jeep into the garage stopping under the door. Measure the distance from the top of the Jeep to the door. That should answer your question. Putting a 2 1/2" lift on the Jeep should boost it about 2 1/2" unless you are also putting on new springs. New springs could add an inch or so for a while. I removed a 1 1/4" shackle lift, then went about installing all new springs and stock height shackles. Clearly the old springs were sagging badly because after all that my Jeep drop in height was negligible, but as the springs settle in that will change.
Lolz, I'd make sure to have decent tools..

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