Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 01-31-2012, 11:52 AM
armoredsaint's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,288
Thanks: 12
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 234438
armoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond repute
Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

Anyone have clearance issues parking in the garage where the antenna hits the top?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-31-2012, 11:57 AM
ColdCase's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,445
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 26449
ColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond reputeColdCase has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

Some have and replaced the antenna mast with a so called stubby or sharkfin type antenna.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-31-2012, 01:27 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1101
ErikRP is on a distinguished road
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

If it's a case where you are just catching the top of it and you have the Quadra Lift it might help to lower the vehicle to the "Park" setting just before you enter the garage. It might be enough to make a difference. The vehicle won't go to normal ride height unless you exceed something like 15 mph.
__________________
WK2 Overland 4x4, 5.7L Hemi V8 with MDS, Multi-speed Overdrive Automatic with ERS, Quadra-Drive II with Rear ELSD, Off-Road Adventure Group II, Selec-Terrain, Quadra-Lift, Towing Group IV, Advanced Warning & Adaptive Cruise Control, Bright Silver Exterior with Beige Leather Interior, CommandView Sunroof, RHB 430N Sirius satellite radio. Added: Blizzak DM-V1 265/60R18 winter tires.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-31-2012, 05:54 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1166
dlthunder is on a distinguished road
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

I would think that would have to be a pretty low garage as the Mopar racks are almost as high as the antenna (without ski racks attached). I don't think I would go into a garage where the clearance is that tight. Most garages are made to allow at least an expedition or a yukon to fit, which are taller than the antenna of my WK2 (that is unless you are talking about some garages at older homes). I am more of thinking parking structures.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-31-2012, 06:01 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1740
HammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond reputeHammFist has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

I measured it the other day -- it's 76 inches at normal ride height and it barely clears my garage door. If the wife ever goes to OR1 or 2 by accident the antenna is toast.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-31-2012, 06:18 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 300
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 1673
frog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond reputefrog_a_lot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

Yeah one of my garages cant fit the Jeep due to the antenna, and i think i ahve clipped it in some shop parking garages as well. Hence why i am removing it and putting on a shark fin.
__________________
2012 Grand Cherokee True Blue CRD :D
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-31-2012, 06:32 PM
bigjgcfan's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 117
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13088
bigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond reputebigjgcfan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

Keep in mind that in addition to lowering the Jeep's Quadra-Lift down, most modern Garage Door Openers in normal applications 'should' have the ability to be adjusted to open another 1"-3" higher depending on their proper installation & door conditions...

The major brands like Sears, Chamberlain, Lift Master, Linear, Genie, Overhead Door, etc... all have adjustable 'UP' travel limits to gain an antenna saving inch or two.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-31-2012, 06:48 PM
armoredsaint's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,288
Thanks: 12
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 234438
armoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

i just measured my garage door opening and it's 81", i guess i am GTG
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-31-2012, 10:32 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1648
Breitling65 is on a distinguished road
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

Simple, just keep jeep outside
__________________
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S, White
2012 Mercedes Benz C350 coupe, White
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-02-2012, 04:49 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chicagoland area
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 954
Mojo51 is on a distinguished road
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

I had the same problem. Got the stubbie and no problems now
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Abingdon, VA
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1207
hur1ey02 is on a distinguished road
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

Mine scrapes every single time I drive into my parents garage. It hasnt hurt it reception or standing wise. It's flexible, but it sounds terrible. It doesn't scrape in my garage, though.
__________________
Amanda
2004 RME TJ (Sold)
2008 Sahara Unlimited JK (Sold)
2011 Laredo X WK2 5.7L
2013 Scion FRS
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-02-2012, 06:06 PM
armoredsaint's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,288
Thanks: 12
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 234438
armoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond reputearmoredsaint has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Clearance issues in garage with antenna?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mojo51 View Post
I had the same problem. Got the stubbie and no problems now
i've seen the shark fin, but what's the stubbie?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clearance height? Danco Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 4 11-25-2010 11:11 PM
srt8 front lip ground clearance KidFresh5.7 Grand Cherokee - WK 9 08-23-2010 12:46 PM
Front spoiler clearance in snow 1 GRAND Grand Cherokee - WK 24 12-23-2009 11:26 AM
Can someone with a 4.7 somehow measure the clearance between your TB and the hood? Scottina06 Grand Cherokee - WK 14 10-15-2009 04:11 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community