Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Montreal area, Canada.
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.
My 2 cents!! And they are just that,
'Still a 1969 Camaro, but now a 1 owner 63 000 miles stored since 82 Convertible! Complete C6-Z06 Brake set-up, DSE Frame conn,19x8.5" and 20x13" Gunmetal-FORGELINE ZX3p's w/345-25-20's P-Zero in full tubs.