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My K5 doesn't fit in my garage!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BrianK5, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. BrianK5

    BrianK5 Registered Member

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    My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    I never even thought of this when I bought my Blazer, but I was looking forward to doing a little work in my heated garage and now realized it is to tall to fit. My garage doors have these brick arches going around them that would hit the corners of the cab about 4" from the top.
    Removing the brick arch is out of the question, so what can I do, if anything, to make the K5 (temporarily) lower?

    Thanks,
    Brian

    1985 K5 Blazer
     
  2. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    drop the tire pressure
     
  3. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    Drop the air pressure to almost nothing and IDLE it into your garage. If it's still too tall you could compress your suspension with straps (like tie downs) to bring it down.
    That's about it.
    -- Mike

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  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    Grab a set of spare rims from the boneyard and drive it in on rims...carefully

    Rene

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  5. 84silverK5

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    Cut the top off your blazer at the bottom of the windshield
     
  6. riz

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    <font color=purple> Pull off the front wheels and have the pumpkin resting on a good floor jack and pull / push it in so far and then do the same for the rear ......... it will take a bit of work but it can be done. I've done it before and it will allow you to drop it as low as it will possibly go. Another person will help so you can pull with the floor jack and the other can push from behind. I do this to get my 65 Impala as close to the side of the garage as I can when I store it for the winter. This also worked once when a guy I knew installed a 3" body lift IN the garage and then realized there was no way in was going to come out ............ good luck and be careful !!

    L8r,
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  7. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    build a new garage??

    I know your pain man!! our garage is big enough to fit the "vette in, but thats it- we pull the trucks in --up to the windshield in the winter to change the oil- only so we aren't laying on the snow!

    LOVING the new Duramax!!!
     
  8. 81Bogger

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    a garage.................now THAT would be cool.
    The closest I've ever come is a piece of cardboard and a drop light. [​IMG]

    <font color=red>81</font color=red><font color=blue>Bogger<font color=blue>
    "<font color=blue>Mud under tire, and Fords in the rear view...<font color=blue>" [​IMG]
     
  9. ftn96

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    Install a lift kit on the garage. [​IMG]

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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  10. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    Hey riz, you can just fire it up after puttin the floor jack in place and SLOWLY drive in with a bud pullin the jack handel[​IMG]
    forget all that pushin, definite buzz kill[​IMG]

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  11. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    get a set of low profile tires and mount them on a set of rims to use when ever you want to work on it in the garage or build a shop in the back that has a 10" roll up door....

    C'moe

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    i am with Nathan on this one, we even got some flood lights for the driveway and dual drop lites too. cardboard without oil spots everywhere trade ounce for ounce with gold where i come from[​IMG]

    -zakk

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  13. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    yep yep yep, no garage here, just a pattio with oil stains on it.

    people that get good mileage aren't having any fun!
    scott,
    1989 GMC suburban 3/4t 4" lift finally rollin on 36" swampers, tbi350, th350, np241
     
  14. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    I will have to take some pics of the low profile tires I have for rolling chassis's. [​IMG]
    These tires were off my sisters '96 Z-28. I got some nice new 16 x 6 white wheels and had the tires mounted to them.
    Let me say this: they sure make my K30 look like one of those 4x4 mexican lowriders!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  15. Seventy4Blazer

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    he he, i FEEL your paing man. i got a carport at my APPARTMENTS that is too short.
    sucks to be me.

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  16. riz

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    <font color=purple> Actually Steve, That's what I did too ........ I was just trying to be safe to everybody else ........ It's not too dangerous, just make sure you have a good ancor on the pumkin and trust your friend to do his or her part.

    L8r,
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  17. Slayer

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    <font color=green>Install a lift kit on your garage, now that's funny........</font color=green>[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=blue>I don't know everything, I just think that I do.............</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
  18. BrianK5

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    Thanks for the advise, all. I think I'll be cutting off the roof! Seriosly, I'll try lowering the tire pressure and see if that gets me in. My driveway slopes down to the street, so pushing/driving it in won't be happening.

    Thanks again,
    Brian

    1985 K5 Blazer
     
  19. Calclips

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    if you do it good and safe, compressing the suspension might not be a bad idea. The other ideas will only drop you a few inches (unless you have like 44's on there... then letting air out will get you alot of room) I guess I'm lucky because my buddy has got a pole barn with like a 12 foot door on it. Sure is nice, wish I had one.
     
  20. TwoCrowsDesign

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    Re: My K5 doesn\'t fit in my garage!

    What size tires do you have? I don't suppose you can air down low enough to get through?

    John
     

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