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Old January 23rd, 2010, 11:35 PM
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With a 3" lift and 35" tires, a Defender with a mantec raised air intake will clear your garage door by 1/16'" at 25 psi.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 12:25 AM
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Watch out if you get new tires or loose weight!
I'm seriously thinking of remodeling my garage to be an eight footer.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 01:01 AM
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5 psi with 3" lift and 35" tires & SD rack

FYI: Put it into low to drive it or your clutch will smoke up, haha.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 05:17 AM
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Me too. Have you thought of what type of replacement header to use after you remove the two 2x12"x16' header boards. I was thinking of using a 3" I-beam or sandwiching a piece of bar between two 2 x 4's. I don't know... maybe just bite the bullet and hire out the whole job. My stock 90 barely clears with the 2 front hoop supports installed (for the SD Rack). I am dying to install the rack. I've had it for 4 or 5 years but havent installed cuz it won't fit in the garage. Too bad they don't build garages these days with the taller trucks in mind. Our 2WD Suburban doesn't have much clearance either now that I think about it.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:42 AM
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With a 3" lift and 35" tires, a Defender with a mantec raised air intake will clear your garage door by 1/16'" at 25 psi.

I hear you. I am about 1/32"
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Old January 24th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Me too. Have you thought of what type of replacement header to use after you remove the two 2x12"x16' header boards. I was thinking of using a 3" I-beam or sandwiching a piece of bar between two 2 x 4's. I don't know... maybe just bite the bullet and hire out the whole job. My stock 90 barely clears with the 2 front hoop supports installed (for the SD Rack). I am dying to install the rack. I've had it for 4 or 5 years but havent installed cuz it won't fit in the garage. Too bad they don't build garages these days with the taller trucks in mind. Our 2WD Suburban doesn't have much clearance either now that I think about it.
nothing would be square if I did the job

Summer months mine stays outside and has my rack on. Playtime.
Winter sees the rack off and the 90 tucked in like a bear in hibernation waiting for the springtime except to stretch it's legs during very nice weekends. If I put bigger tires i'll be taking air out myself or looking at a 5k upgrade ($1200 tires $3800 garage door) - if I'm lucky

You should put that rack on sometime. Pity it is just sitting there.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:59 PM
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I just had a post & beam guy build a lean-to on the back of my barn. We discussed the various parameters, and he measured the height of my 90 (with rack) to determine the required height. The first time I drove in, I forgot to stop and check the clearance under the 6x6 oak header. I didn't hear any expensive noises, but I did find some light marks where the rack just barely rubbed.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:17 PM
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in addition to better clearance, we need another garage for the growing fleet.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 07:26 PM
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The sunroof crushes really nice when it hits a header
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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:16 PM
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The sunroof crushes really nice when it hits a header
Ouch! That was a huge problem with Disco's. People would leave the rear sunroof open when they pulled into parking garages and destroy it. I think that is one reason why LR stopped installing functioning rear sunroofs in the LR3/4.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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Defenders go in garages?
Does your get cold at night or something? I just toss it a car cover, give it a pat, and a cloth for the oil drooll and walk away. Weird, never thought about bringin' it indoors before.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 03:48 PM
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Defenders go in garages?
Does your get cold at night or something? I just toss it a car cover, give it a pat, and a cloth for the oil drooll and walk away. Weird, never thought about bringin' it indoors before.

You live in california!
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Old January 28th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Sadly my rovers have been living outside for a while since I have too many simultaneous projects going on in the garage. I'll garage anything I can!

I don't run 35" tires on my D90 because it would no longer fit if I did
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Old January 28th, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Defenders go in garages?
Sure they do.

If you've ever had respond to your wife or g/f after she burns her legs sitting on a seat that's been baking in 110 degree heat; you'll never forget to put it in the garage again.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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You live in california!
haha, yeah, they certainly must not get the freak t-storms we get in the east. One thing with a soft top 90 you learn to watch the weather closely. There has been more than a few times I was at the beach club or in the next town and a storm comes popping in and I had to haul ass back to the house and get the 90 in the garage so that things stay dry.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Built a detached garage at my house a few years ago and used my 110 with basket on to determine height of garge doors. Added an extra 6" incase I ever lift one of my Defenders. Wife thought I was crazy because I had to have costum doors made but now she does not have to worry about oil stains on the new driveway so in her eyes it was worth it.
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My 90 is bone stock with tiny tires and I have to air down just to get into the garage
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Old January 28th, 2010, 08:58 PM
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Defenders go in garages?
Does your get cold at night or something? I just toss it a car cover, give it a pat, and a cloth for the oil drooll and walk away. Weird, never thought about bringin' it indoors before.

I would pull the 700hp C6 corvette outside before the Defender and I don't deal with any kind of leak from any car. Thats lazy
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Old January 30th, 2010, 05:55 PM
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Just being mean... Last week we had 7 inches of rain from Monday to Thursday, and without the car cover, having it parked right next to the house, I would have had a swimming pool in it. It would have been really wet being an understatement. As to the summer, yep it is hot and I am noticing the sun damage to the plastics, especially the dash. Still, california living is nice though a question on comparisons.
Just registered the truck, $100 per year + $85 smog test which is good for 2 years. $142.50 a year reg fees. Oh, and $3.11 for regular gas. What's it like in your part of the Union?
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Old January 30th, 2010, 07:15 PM
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Just being mean... Last week we had 7 inches of rain from Monday to Thursday, and without the car cover, having it parked right next to the house, I would have had a swimming pool in it. It would have been really wet being an understatement. As to the summer, yep it is hot and I am noticing the sun damage to the plastics, especially the dash. Still, california living is nice though a question on comparisons.
Just registered the truck, $100 per year + $85 smog test which is good for 2 years. $142.50 a year reg fees. Oh, and $3.11 for regular gas. What's it like in your part of the Union?

Gas is up to $2.40
Its pretty cold and a bit snowy. 6" last night and you would think that the town shut down. Retards everywhere crashing into each other. The walmart parking lot is so full it appears people are getting ready for nuclear aftermath. The Mormons are stockpiling canned goods, wives and amo. The police have issued a statement. "Don't call us if you crash" You are now officially allowed to drive as stoned as you want with no consequences.

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