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Overall height of trucks with 4-inch lifts?

Okay, I am falling into the trap that "bigger is better". I am about ready to buy a Ready Lift Stage II 2.5-inch leveling lift because I want 35-inch tires but still be able to fit into my garage. The garage door is the typical 7 feet high (84 inches). But I really like the look of the '08 F250s with the 4-inch to 6-inch lifts. I know the 6-inch lift is too high, but I was wondering if any of you guys (gals) with the 4-inch lift and 35 inch tires have measured the total height of your truck (floor to top of cab)? By my calculations, I will still be about 1.5 inches too high if I go 4 inches with BFGs LT325/60R20 KM2 Mudders, but was curious how the real world installs measured out . Thanks.
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By my calculations, I will still be about 1.5 inches too high if I go 4 inches with BFGs LT325/60R20 KM2 Mudders, but was curious how the real world installs measured out . Thanks.
You are correct. I have the DR (Icon) 4.5 lift with 35" BFG A/T tires and I cannot fit my truck in the garage. I guess I will go buy a set of 37" tires now since the truck won't fit anyway.
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You are correct. I have the DR (Icon) 4.5 lift with 35" BFG A/T tires and I cannot fit my truck in the garage. I guess I will go buy a set of 37" tires now since the truck won't fit anyway.
Thanks....I hate being right. I really appreciate the confirmation though as I wanted to make sure.

BTW: that setup for your truck sounds great!
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my truck with a leveling kit and 35s will barely clear, and to get it to clear, i have to do so very carefully. my garage floor also sits about 1.5" higher than the driveway, so i get a little help since there is an angle created when i pull the truck in the garage. i do scrape the little piece of weatherstripping on the top piece of the door molding - but i also have the clearance lights. my truck sits just a little taller then me, and i'm 6'11".
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my truck with a leveling kit and 35s will barely clear, and to get it to clear, i have to do so very carefully. my garage floor also sits about 1.5" higher than the driveway, so i get a little help since there is an angle created when i pull the truck in the garage. i do scrape the little piece of weatherstripping on the top piece of the door molding - but i also have the clearance lights. my truck sits just a little taller then me, and i'm 6'11".

Wow...I thought there would be a bit more clearance than that with the 2.5-inch leveling kit. I really appreciate the info since that is the same setup I was going with. The 4-inch is definitely out of the question. Thanks!
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If it's that close, you could always take air out of you're tires so you can pull it in, then refill it of course. It would be a drag, but it would work.
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