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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Ike74, Aug 11, 2018 at 12:16 PM.

  1. Aug 11, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    Ike74

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    This may be a stupid question, but how tall are the gen threes when you do a 3" leveling lift and sit it on 35s?

    I ask because we are building a house and I am trying to decide if I need to pay extra for an 8' garage opening, or will the standard 7' do it? The garage is 20' deep, so the truck should fit length wise with no issues.
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Go with the 8 foot garage. I have a 7 foot opening and the antenna was hitting it. I dont have a lift on mine.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:13 PM
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    A stubby antenna is $20-$50 the taller garage opening is $600-1,500 depending on the door the Mrs picks . . . . tough call if only the antenna hits.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    With a 7' garage and 3/1 leveling kit I have about with tires @ 34.5"... 2-3" to spare. But it is TIIIIIIGHT. Gives me anxiety. If I hit a rock or something might have a problem
     
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    Yeah, but the OP wants to add a lift kit. My truck only had a few inches clearance. First thing I did was to get a stubby antenna. I would have liked a taller opening.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    This. If you can get the 8 foot door seriously consider it.
     
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  7. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    Yeah if I custom built my garage door... Definitely would have a bigger one
     
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  8. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    Besides.... U are custom building. Get what ur heart desires. Don't regret it later
     
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  9. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    Also, go look at the top of your antenna and measure how much taller it is above the truck. My stock antenna was about an 1.5 inches too tall. Not sure how much more clearance you would need with the lift kit.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    Let's do the math:

    Stock ht. - 76"
    3" lift - 76+~3" =79"
    Stock tires(33") add 35's - 79"+~2" = 81"
    7' garage opening = 84" ( if it's a true 7' opening )
    84" - 81" = 3" to spare :) if you go with the stubby

    The curse of being a custom cabinet maker...making it fit.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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    wasn't sure if it really was 3 inches taller because the truck is on a rack to begin with and we are leveling it out, if that makes sense?
     
  12. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    There is also a small incline going into the garage right? Not sure if that makes a difference
     
  13. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    it will be fairly flat.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    Went and got some measurements:
    Level floor to top of stock antenna is 82"
    7 foot garage door opening from floor to the seal is 81"
     
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    I hear ya...that 3" level would probably equal more like + 1.5 - 2"( educated guess )
    So that's even more clearance , just make sure the finished opening is a true 7' opening.
    If the Rough opening is 7'(84"), the finished opening will be smaller...like 82"- that's cutting it close.
     
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  16. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    that is definitely something to consider
     
  17. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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    About 7 inch clearance on my stock truck.

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    The stock antenna is actually a good clearance checker for other garages, has saved me. And gets better reception than my Antenna Source stubby, not sure I’m putting the short one back on yet after camping season.

    I can barely get in with 34.3” Grapplers on 2.5” lift, standard 7’ garage. I’d go 8’.
     
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  19. Aug 11, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    My garage is 84 inches.
    Truck has a 6 inch lift with 35's.
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    I went with the 8' door when I built my house with the intent of putting a lift on mine. Still no dice on the lift but still glad I went with it.

    On another note, make sure your garage is 20' deep on inside dimensions. Because if not, your truck won't fit.
     
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    I was also going to say, if its not too late, I'd make that garage 24-25' deep. 20' deep=240", stock our truck are what, 229" long. Gives you about 5.5" on either side, not really enough room to walk around it. Those few extra feet can give you enough room to put some shelves up on the back wall and still walk around it.
     
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    8' and longer than 20' if you want to be able to go around...I have to open my garage door to go around my truck...
     
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    I always put 7’6” garage doors in new homes as the base size. Fits most home plans with minimal or no modifications, and saves a little money as it is still 4 panels like a 7’ door.
     
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