GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

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GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Post by MACH » Fri May 08, 2020 1:31 pm

I moved to an apartment building with an underground garage. the entrance`s lintel is to low , I changed for smaller tires and now I can get in but in order to exit I have to drive out in reverse ( if I exit forward my Pinz – 710 m -hits the lintel with the roof´s antenna plate but I have enough clearance in the back of the roof ) ¿ is there an easy way to lower the front like half an inch ?

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Re: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Fri May 08, 2020 1:43 pm

Put several sandbags in it then remove when you clear it.
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Re: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Post by rmel » Fri May 08, 2020 5:53 pm

Somewhat surprised you can drive in forward direction but not drive out in
the forward direction. Is there a grade change across the threshold of the
door? By the way, if the toe-in is correct, driving in the forward direction
will increase the height of the truck from ground level by 1 to 2 inches.
Conversely, going in reverse you get more stout. You could also try airing
down the fronts to 10 to 12 psi. if your that close to making it.
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Re: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Post by MACH » Fri May 08, 2020 7:58 pm

THANKS

Yes , the threshold is over a ramp with a 5.5 to 1 grade and I am not able to exit forward - only backward- When I come in there is very little clearance between my Pinz and the concrete ceiling
So I was wondering if there is something simple I could play with to loss half an inch ( maybe change the toe in )

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Re: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Post by rmel » Fri May 08, 2020 10:59 pm

You don’t want to mess with the toe-in. It effects on the road stability, tire wear and clearance. Air down and see it that gets up out of that trap.
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
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Re: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Post by Texas710 » Mon May 11, 2020 12:44 pm

Airing up and down on the trail is next level stuff to a lot of people (at least to me). Compressors, electrical, etc.

I always liked Jim's suggestion of using a small CO2 bottle to refill tires, no compressor needed. Seemed like an elegant solution for a couple hundred bucks.

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Re: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Post by Pols497 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:21 pm

I replaced that antenna plate with a flat piece of aluminium.
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