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What is the actual height of a stock G? From the website, it says 76" overall. But then there is another reference to 77.8".

My garage is limited in height.

Is there anything you can do to lower a G an inch or two that doesn't void the warranty or involve keeping sacks of sand in the trunk? Getting a hefty girlfriend is out of the question since the fuel efficiency is already abominable.

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What is the actual height of a stock G? From the website, it says 76" overall. But then there is another reference to 77.8".

My garage is limited in height.

Is there anything you can do to lower a G an inch or two that doesn't void the warranty or involve keeping sacks of sand in the trunk? Getting a hefty girlfriend is out of the question since the fuel efficiency is already abominable.

Thanks.
This would be hard to guess remotely. Among other factors you would need to state the year of the G and other pertinent details (tire size, antennas, etc). In general the only sensible way to do this is to empty the target G of everything including fuel, over inflate the tires, pop up the sunroof and measure. If your driveway goes down and into the garage there are other factors to consider too.
 

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G55 springs do lower the vehicle a bit. A search might tell you how much over the g500... but as alan has alluded to, the vehicle has changed springs and tires several times over the years and so i wouldn't trust the specs listed.
 

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Thanks for the info.

It was more out of curiosity. I'm waiting for the economy to become so bad that dealers would have to throw in a free Smart car to get G's off the lot. Speaking of which, do you think you could hitch a Smart car onto the back of a G where the spare tire usually resides? Environmental nuts wouldn't know whether to slash your tires or give you an Oscar award.

I was asking about a 2009 G-class. Is the nipple antenna on the roof made of a flexible rubber? In colder weather, is it perkier than usual?
 

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Why don't you take a tape measure and measure it?
I did that for mine and it came up just under 6 feet, 6 inches,
including the antenna.
 

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my 2000 G500 with a Thule rack is 6'10" (ground to top of rack). Most parking garages are 7' which gives me 2" of wiggle room, but boy is it tight. I don't have a garage so no problems there!!
 

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I used to think having an air suspension vehicle was the solution but when you top it off with a roof tent, jerry can holder or Pelican case, you're gonna be over 7' anyway. This is an issue on ferries in the PNW too, costs quite a bit more per round trip to be over height.
 
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