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Unread 03-08-2014, 11:08 PM   #1
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Garage door height to fit lifted ZJ?

I am building a house and am considering adding 1ft to the garage door height.

My current house has about a 7ft tall garage opening and my 2" lift with 265/75's and a roof rack leaves me maybe 6-10" of clearance if i had to guess. I would like to do 285/75/16's and maybe a 4-5" lift. Considering I plan to always have some sort of roof rack, do you guys think I need to go ahead and upgrade the garage door height??? I would hope 8ft would be enough....what do you guys with lifted Jeeps do???

Truth be told, If I could get away with not having the taller door then I would but I don't want to build a new house only to later not be able to fit my Jeep in the garage!

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Unread 03-08-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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May as well just do it now it will be so much cheaper. Lol I can see that now **** my jeep dont fit anymore.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 01:36 AM   #3
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if you have the option .. a five panel roll up is really nice .... puts you just a bit over 8 ft I think ... wish I had that option ... but house was already in drywall stage when we bought ...
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I have a 4" lift and 33s and I can fit in my 7' door with a little to spare. If I was building a house I would go with an 8' door though in case I ever got another k5 blazer.
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I hang garage doors for a living and in my opinion I think the extra foot is worth it if you have the option
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Unread 03-09-2014, 10:15 AM   #6
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You'll never regret getting a larger garage door. Go with 8'

And riot: Is it possible to modify an existing track to get a garage door to raise that last few inches that it hangs down when it opens?
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It should go all the way up with the current track.. Does it have an opener? You can get new track for sure if you need it and if you have the room. Post a pic. Sometimes depending on the garage, they go with what is called low headroom track. If youre tight on space options are a bit limited.

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Unread 03-09-2014, 02:14 PM   #8
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You'll never regret getting a larger garage door. Go with 8'

And riot: Is it possible to modify an existing track to get a garage door to raise that last few inches that it hangs down when it opens?
take a look at your opener .. you should be able to adjust it for the lift travel ... you may need to adjust your lift thrust also ...
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Unread 03-09-2014, 07:26 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies fellas! I am waiting on a quote to add that to my plans but I saw a finished house today with the 8ft door and the guy had a lifted F250 so it was obvious why he opted for the taller door...As long as I can afford it, I'm gonna do it!
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Unread 03-09-2014, 09:23 PM   #10
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if your in the pre build stage it should not be much ... the door side rails, five panel door vs 4 ... likely going to need 1/2 hp opener not a 1/3 due to the weight and a little larger spring .... I would not think more than a couple hundred diff .... maybe three ....
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lol screw the 1/2 hp go with a full 1 hp
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HA^^ Youd be amazed how strong even a 1/2hp motor is
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Unread 03-09-2014, 09:41 PM   #14
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i like even numbers lol.
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lol screw the 1/2 hp go with a full 1 hp
Ahh, so if you're going for power you might as well buy this gas engine "Blender Blaster" for parties!
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