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Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Strange81Z, Nov 4, 2019.

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    Strange81Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You can fit under these cars. Even if I have to do a mini tub. What’s the widest we can fit?
     
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    Opinions vary 315 with tubs maybe 335
     
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    Strange81Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How hard is it to minitub? You have have to cut the axle?
     
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    In regarding to, how hard to mini tub, go to DSE's site, find the year of your car ,for there mini tub and read the install instructions, I believe some members have said around 30-40 hours? However read the install instructions, and watch the video's
     
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    7EC9449E-2363-4DF0-81CB-9DF17BEF59B0.jpeg E15D0BD0-1086-48D3-B225-F7921A65779E.jpeg Textbook wheel is a 335 with a mini-tubbed sec gen. You could probably squeeze a 345 in there. I run a 18x12 with 5.5” BS on a 56.250” flange to flange rearend

    it’s a time consuming job starting with a “together” car. A lot of cutting, fitting and welding. Removing all the seam sealer is time consuming!
     

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    Mini rubbed, 335mm tire is possible by adding a 3 inch strip of metal to the center of the wheel well and cutting 3 inch into car and moving the whole stock fender well inward until you are pretty much at the frame rail. Mine was down that way and it did not require a kit. It did require a heck of a lot of work though. Nothing I was prepared to undertake. I had someone else do it. All the undercoating & stuff is definitely a big pain in the butt on these cars. There is tons of it.
    Then there was narrowing the rear seat back, moving the hooks and narrowing the bottom cushions. I did all that myself and it took time.
     
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    The hours it takes to to that ^^ is probably the reason people now sell tub kits. It works, but I think that’s even more time consuming then fitting a pre fabricated set.
     
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    it is.... because NOW you must save everything you cut out...cause it's going back in. MUCH easier to to have a prefab HALF that already fits.... MUCH easier. Still takes a good amount of work. Certainly MY first one took way more than 30 hrs ...on the tubs and fab work (we didn't have fab kits 30 yrs ago..) after my 3-4 one yeah i could probably make a little time on it at 30 hrs. Like anything else once you do 1 ... you kinda know what your looking AT and what NOT to do on the next one! ;)
     
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