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Old 11-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Detroit Speed Mini-tub/Deep tub kit

Wanted to know if anyone here has installed the Detroit Speed mini tub/Deep tub kit, what were your results, did the kit work well?

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What other kits have you guys used?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wonder how hard custom would be?

Cut the stock one out and make it as wide as you want with 1/8" steel plates. Maybe?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its a pretty involved job i discussed this with several builders, around 40 hours labor i was quote and that didn't include any paintwork etc. FYI you can put a 295 tire on 11 wide rims if you do a 4 link suspension, i have
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We have installed DSE and Graverobber mini tubs. DSE tubs are harder to install but you get more with the kit. If you only go 2" than you have a very nice replacement frame rail section the comes with the kit. With Graverobbers you have to cut and narrow your original frame rails.

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I am in the process of mini tubbing a '70 FB. I am installing the Goodmark 2" wider inner wheel houses. I don't know of the Detroit Speed kit, but the mods are not for the faint of heart. You can use a stock inner wheel house and put a strip in it, make some squared off type (Pro Street style) out of sheet metal, or oder the parts to make them. Either way, it all depends on how much tire you want under the back. I am going to run a 335-30-18, so after adding 2" my depth from the center of the wheel opening went from 14.5" to 16.5". This measurement tapers as it gets higher in the opening. It gets way into the frame rail at the back, so there is quite a bit of fab work.
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yeah its alot of work and for sure easier if your car isnt painted and finished, if the cars need quarters it makes it a hell of alot easier i heard. what i do not like is the frame rail mods because they are so flimsy to begin with i just dont know how strong it will be in the long term or in a collision.
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I'm in the middle of installing the ds tub kit in my car right now. I already have the frame rails in and plan on finishing the tubs the weekend after Thanksgiving.
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Another picture of the DSE mini tub

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I have mini tubbed my car with custom made tubs (wish I had the mini tubs kits they have now). I didn't do the frame rail mod. I conservatively run a 295 tire on a 10" rim because I like to sink the wheel into the wheel well deeper. 315 will fit fine but the stance may have to be a bit higher for a measure of safety

Keep in mind how the interior panels fit the mini tub. Have the panels handy while test fitting the tubs.

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I am not running leaf springs, and I put a huge gussett on the inside of the frame rail before installing the trunk floor. There is no way I would even consider running a leaf spring with the frame rail cut like this, any way running leafs in the stock location would defeat the purpose of having a larger wheel well. Moving the frame rail in looks, and probably is much better all around, and in a rear end collision.
Interior pannels will be a big consideration, cause they will be modified also.
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I have mini tubbed my car with custom made tubs (wish I had the mini tubs kits they have now). I didn't do the frame rail mod. I conservatively run a 295 tire on a 10" rim because I like to sink the wheel into the wheel well deeper. 315 will fit fine but the stance may have to be a bit higher for a measure of safety

Keep in mind how the interior panels fit the mini tub. Have the panels handy while test fitting the tubs.

We are doing my fastback just like yours and what size wheel and tire are you running front and back . see link Hotrod black Fastback ,my 65
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