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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 10, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Mini Tub Tire Question

Just want to see what you all think would be better.

18x12 w/5.5bs on rear with a 335/30/18 or 335/40/18
18x8 w 4.75bs on front with 245/30/18 or 245/40/18

Just not sure to run 30 or 40.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 10, 09:23 AM
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You might want to go with a 35 series tire. That 245/30 on the front will be pretty short at 23.8" tall. The rear tire in a 40 series will be 28.5" tall.

My El Camino has 18X8" rims up front with 255/35 tires and the rear has 18X9.5" rims with 295/35 tires. I don't have much sidewall on my front tire. A 245/30 would be even shorter.


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I ran 245/40 on front and 335/30 on the rear. Those are almost idential circumference....personal preference.

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I ran 245/40 on front and 335/30 on the rear. Those are almost idential circumference....personal preference.

Hard to find anything taller than a 30. I want to run the BF goodrigh t/a kdw 2, but it only comes in 335/30. I will search and see what everone else is running.
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Just want to see what you all think would be better.

18x12 w/5.5bs on rear with a 335/30/18 or 335/40/18
18x8 w 4.75bs on front with 245/30/18 or 245/40/18

Just not sure to run 30 or 40.

G-Link on the way thanks to Frank at prodigy customs.

Thanks in advance.
That's a fairly dramatic difference between front and rear treadwidth. For a performance application, you may want to get the fronts wider and the rears narrower; if it's just for looks, carry on.

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That's a fairly dramatic difference between front and rear treadwidth. For a performance application, you may want to get the fronts wider and the rears narrower; if it's just for looks, carry on.
It's for a little bit of both. Also, do all frame rails have to be notched with the DSE mini tubs? The vendor I purchased the dse tubs from said the frame don't need to be notched, but all post show them notched. Thanks
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It's for a little bit of both. Also, do all frame rails have to be notched with the DSE mini tubs? The vendor I purchased the dse tubs from said the frame don't need to be notched, but all post show them notched. Thanks
I don't think the DSE tubs can be installed without notching the frame, at least for a first generation F-body.

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I don't think the DSE tubs can be installed without notching the frame, at least for a first generation F-body.
That's what I thought too. Guess I will see when they come in. Thanks
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I don't think the DSE tubs can be installed without notching the frame, at least for a first generation F-body.
I did my own mini-tub on my 69 Camaro and there is absolutely no way the DSE tubs would have gone in without notching the frame rails. You might be able to have a custom set made that don't offer quite as much room as the DSE tubs and get away with maybe 1"+ or so.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 10, 07:59 AM
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I did DSE mini tubs in my 67 and you definately have to notch the frame rails, rear floor and trunk floor...and remember it takes out your upper shock mounts as well so just be prepared!! good luck!
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