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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Does you Commander fit in your garage?

I was looking into a 2" lift, 245/75/17's, a surco safari basket, and then needing to put my spare up top becuase I have the hitch which will not allow the spare to be stored underneath anymore.

If I did this I can't imagine I'll be able to fit in my garage but hopefully I am wrong... Anybody know for sure? I'm not fond of leaving a new car out in the elements year round or needing to put a spare up and down and up and down as I go on trips and such.

Otherwise does anyone know if it is ok to store the new, oversized spare under the car in its stock location but slightly deflated so it would fit and then using a pump like those that plug into the cigarette lighter to fill it up when the spare was actually needed?
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Before the Surco rack with spare it barely fit... Now my wife can park as far left or right as she wants to when she parks in the garage!
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I park in front of my garage every night. No problems. Fits perfectly out there.
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Luckily, Montana is the "Big Sky" State, so the Commander has lots of head-room.

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I had to take my rack off when I parked in the garage downtown. You will not get the commander in a residential garage if you have a rack installed!



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I have a townhouse so no driveway to speak of. I hate having to scrape my windows in the CO winters too. Might have to though I guess. Probably smarter to travel with a spare and park outside than otherwise...
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I fit fine with my lift but pretty sure a roof rack won't make it in (unfortunately). Best advice is to get out the old measuring tape! My 2" lift added 4" to the height (with larger tires) and most roof racks would add another 4" or so on top of that, depending on the model. Lights and tires obviously just keep adding...
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You need to find someone in here that has that setup already and have them measure the height. Then you could measure the height of the opening of your garage.
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It wasn't the height that was a problem,...
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