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    Default Wont Fit

    Hey guys,
    So I got my new sierra classic 4x4 with an 8 inch lift. It use to fit in my old house by a 1/2 inch. Now that I bought my new house I can't pull it in the garage without letting air out of the tires. I love the stance with the 8inch lift and 22x14 wheels wrapped in 35x14.50. But it is a pain in the ass letting air out. Not to mention worried about damaging the side walls. So my question is. Has anyone ever done a 6 inch lift with airbags. My thinking is I can lower the air to get in the garage but fill when out. My other option would be to have a local company make me a set of 7" lift springs. Has anyone done any of these mods. Any help would be appreciated. Thx

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    I have not done any of the above listed things. I did have a friend a few years back that had the same issue. He ended up buying some wood and reinforcing above the header on his garage door opening. Then, he cut the old header in line with the sides of his door opening. It worked out that it was in line with 2 joints for his vinyl siding. He then hinged his old header. He would open the garage door, swing the header up, lock it in place, pull the truck in, close the header and lock it in place. It cost him less than $100 to do and you could not tell from the outside of the house at all. I wish that I had pictures of it. He has since sold the home.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Thanks, but I don't think that is an option since my home is primarily stucco and the eve that hangs over the garage will still rub on the roof. I did speak to a spring company and I guess what they are going to do is de-arch the spring by an inch. So technically that would put me at a 7inch lift. Thanks for the advice tho

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