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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 13, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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mini tub or keep it stock

Just want some opinions on whether to mini tub or just run the widest tire I can fit on the stock tubs. Give me your opinions
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 13, 01:34 PM
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

Obviously if it is a original SS,Z28,COPO ect. you do not want to do that, but if not mini tub it, i love the look of mine
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

I personably am not a fan of modifications that aren't easily returned to stock. I think you're asking for our permission to change you car. Go Ahead.... it's your car.

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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

I want that aggressive look but just getting opinions from other camaro enthusiasts
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 13, 04:00 PM
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

Mine is being minitubbed as we speak. You can't beat the look of a 10'' wheel tucked.
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

See....if you're going to mini it than just run a 10 inch wheel, to me it aint worth it. 10 inch is doeable w/o tubbin'. Now if you want to run a 345 or a 30 x 13.5 ET street, you need to mini tub it. I have had both, actually the 3 styles lol! Stock, mini tubbed and fully tubbed ( which lets you drop the car even more with taller tires even if you dont go full width)

I just got a new 69 Camaro (got it last wednesday) a very nice 48 000 miles survivor /showroom fresh looking and i really tought "man its gonna be soooo nice to work on that ultra clean virgin canvas!" I was gonna do a PT car and now i just cant come to cutting it up!! I have been thinking for a while that these cars are all alike and are getting to be a copy of one another and that i might have seen the look enough (i mean no bashing of the style or anything else here as i still think they look awesome when done properly, im just stating my personnal taste growth in the sport) and i am thinking of doing a COPO clone with it instead as i have the 12 bolt, alum winters heads and a 512 block motor so im off to a good start. Also, from a performance standpoint if you take Stielows last car, he had 325 tires in the rear if i remember correctly to be closer to a "4 corner with the same size" set up as it is preferred for real performance versus 345 in the rear and tiny 245 that you can tipically fit w /a stock subframe... Ou could do a 295 rear on a 10 inch wheel and a 255 or 265 front, a nice stance and put the money toward an G bar instead to gain suspension improvement instead of just getting looks.

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18x12 with 335's

That's my vote


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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

Actually my tubs will fit up to a 12'' rim with a 13'' section. I chose the 10'' now but did narrow the rear for both options.
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18x12 with 335's

That's my vote

That looks tough.

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 13, 05:44 PM
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

I have 275-60-15's, non tubbed they are drag radials. I have a 496 procharged with gobs of hp. Off the line is tough to hook up but I am getting better at it. What are the reasons for tubbing it? Mine is a convertible so I really do would not want to put all that power to the ground, it might twist the car. That is why I did not tub mine but as shown above it does look cool!
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 13, 09:06 AM
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

Your car,your tastes......personallyI like it with as wide a tire that fits the stock body. The only reason I see to go bigger is to get better traction. Do you need better traction?Is expense no option?(wow that would b awseome)Jeff
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Your car,your tastes......personallyI like it with as wide a tire that fits the stock body. The only reason I see to go bigger is to get better traction. Do you need better traction?Is expense no option?(wow that would b awseome)Jeff
Mine does fit the stock "body"

And I still will not have traction
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

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Obviously if it is a original SS,Z28,COPO ect. you do not want to do that, but if not mini tub it, i love the look of mine
I agree... If it's something special I wouldn't do it.
Otherwise, I say "go for it". It really doesn't affect 'the look' of the classic anyway.

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What's the widest rim you can fit in the stock oem, untubbed wheel wells? 10s? Depending on offset?
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 13, 05:06 PM
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Re: mini tub or keep it stock

One thing i think you may want to keep in mind is how will the car handle with the bigger tires in the rear?The reason i say this is because i know of guys who have tubbed cars(Pro street),and they tell me that they have issues with handling on paved roads that have deep grooves in the road surface,not so much on concrete.And of course i'm speaking of Michigan roads which are poorly maintained or not at all.
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