Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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The actual height is pretty variable. The options you ordered, accessories you have, the amount of fuel in the tank, even the temperature of the springs can effect the total height. FYI the factory soft top is taller than the hardtop. It's also worth noting that new springs will settle a bit lower over time due to the constant stress on them.
I had been parking my JKU with it's 5.5 Metalcloak lift in the garage with a very tight fit for a couple of months. Then one day when backing out, my highlift jack caught on top door seal. Not sure why.
If it's just a smidge too tall, then dropping on some heavy bumpers/winch/rear accessories might just compress the springs enough to fit.
Otherwise some modification might be in order. Dropping in some 2-door springs would be a cheap way to get it bit lower. you'd just want to test/watch your compressed shock length to make sure you are not bottoming out the shocks. this would also probably negatively affect the ride quality, as you'd have less overall suspension compression to deal with bumps.
Good luck. Here's hoping it fits.
Also, drop by the Welcome room and introduce yourself if you haven't already. Lots of good people and knowledge here.
EDIT: I just saw that you posted it was a 2-door, so obviously swapping in 2-door springs won't have much effect... although different options did have different springs... maybe someone else can chime in here.
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Last edited by Guruman; 12-27-2019 at 07:47 AM.