Originally Posted by markdaniel213
another excellent idea! i don't live in a building that has a garage...but there are a few garages in the area i could look at...and i don't think they're too terribly expensive.
one concern i'd have about a garage is height. your jeep looks built up (and nice job on that, btw). how tall is she? any problems with a lack of height in the garage? mine has a total of about 7 inches of lift and 36" tires. Some garages (any that weren't built in the last 5 or 10 years) in Austin, Texas had a major lack of height which made it impossible to get in 'em. Thoughts?
And thanks again! Any more pics of your Jeep?
I'm about 6'11" in clearance. I'm at 6" of lift on 35s. I have to keep the CB antenna in the back for most places although my garage is actually tall enough for it. In Manhattan, I can't get in about 75% of the decks, but it's usually not too bad (although I did gouge my hardtop in December). It all depends on the boro. Usually outside of Manhattan you can get indoor parking for around 150-200 if you look hard enough.
I prefer a lot with my own space so I don't have to call ahead etc. I've done that before and they aren't too thrilled trying to move that thing around with a locked rear diff. That kind of lot is a huge hassle... even when you call ahead you still have to wait 15 minutes for them to pull the car out.
My friend rents a garage attached to an old brownstone for 200 as well. You can find a lot of those on Craigslist. That might not be a bad way to go because it seems like a lot of those garages have decent clearance. And if you need to work on something you can usually get away with it as long as you're not making too much noise and getting yourself kicked out.
I don't really have any recent trail pictures (broke too many things in the past year) but I have a couple pictures from a shop up in Portchester: