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post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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How much height can i lose by airing down?

I'm looking to put my new tires on but I'm afraid that they might make the jeep to tall to get into the garage. If I air down how much lower will the jeep sit? The tires are 34.5" and I have the rubicon 4.5" lift

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 10:30 PM
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Probably not much unless you let almost all of it out. I air down to 8 psi when I go wheeling, with no noticeable bulge unless I plant a tire against something.
It would really suck to have to air up the tires every day.

I clear my garage door by less than 1". I could crank the door springs up tighter and gain another inch or so if I had to.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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I think ill make it but it would suck if the jeep wasn't finished and I couldn't get it back in the garage.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 11:39 PM
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If you have a door opener adjust it so the door opens further.
Wether you have a opener or not, adjusting the springs may not raise the door enough. The point of the springs be they torsion ( above the door, on the header) or the old style springs along the top rail, is so the door is balanced. Meaning if the door is opened 1/2 way the door will stay where it stopped.

If your spring(s) are the torsion style, and you have never worked on them, I strongly advise NOT adjusting them yourself.
I personally know 2 people who were off work because of injuries from trying this.
I do know the proper way to adjust this type of spring, and have done it a number of times.

I have a 7' garage door, my SOA CJ on 36" tires fits under my door, if I disconnect the opener and push the door up. A 2x4 is used to hold it up far enough. ( between the header and door)
My other CJ with 35" tires and 4" of lift fits thru the door without disconnecting the opener.


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