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Unread 02-14-2017, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Stock GX470 height with and without factory rack

I'm considering a GX470, but I have a pretty low clearance garage thanks to some idiotic plumbing that is right about 74". My 1st Gen 4Runner fit with 31s and 1-2" lift, but no roof rack. What is the actual height of a stock GX470? Height is listed as 74.6", but does that include the factory roof rack? If yes, I think I can fit it with the rack removed, which I don't mind.
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Unread 02-15-2017, 01:21 AM   #2
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I think 74.6" must include the rack. I parked in a 6' 3" (75" of course) parking garage the other day and didn't even scrape the "clearance bar" or whatever it's called at the entrance.

You could also drop to the "low" setting on the rear height control before pulling in. It takes just a couple seconds. I had to do that a couple days ago now that I have my Front Runner rack on. I parked in a 6' 4" garage (76") and hit the back of my rack on the "clearance bar." Dropped it to the low setting and wasn't touching it at all.
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Perfect, thanks for the response. I'm of course going to bring a measuring tape with me when I actually check some out, but figured I'd make sure it was a possibility before I start dealing with the headaches of craigslist and used car dealerships...
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My Garage has 72 inches of clearance and my stock GX470 still has 0.5-1 inch of clearance left with the roof rack on. I also had to take a tape measure when I went shopping for cars.
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Unread 02-21-2017, 11:38 AM   #5
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My Garage has 72 inches of clearance and my stock GX470 still has 0.5-1 inch of clearance left with the roof rack on. I also had to take a tape measure when I went shopping for cars.
Ha, great news and I'm glad I'm not the only one. If that's the case, I may even have room for a tire upgrade...
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Ha, great news and I'm glad I'm not the only one. If that's the case, I may even have room for a tire upgrade...
I do get jealous of people putting lifts, big tires, and roof racks because I cant. I need my GX to fit in my garage because I do my own vehicle maintenance.
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