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i have a question i have a 1968 nova 2 door and i was considering installing minitubs in the rear and i was wondering do you have a problem with the back seat fitting because i have 2 kids and i would really like the wider tires in the rear but have to have a back seat if not what kind of tires and rims can i fit in the back if i relocate the rear shocks thanks for the help
 

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i have a question i have a 1968 nova 2 door and i was considering installing minitubs in the rear and i was wondering do you have a problem with the back seat fitting because i have 2 kids and i would really like the wider tires in the rear but have to have a back seat if not what kind of tires and rims can i fit in the back if i relocate the rear shocks thanks for the help
How big are you looking to go? Im running 275/60/15s and they are good enough for some insane 8 second grudge cars. I didnt relocate my shock. but if you jack up the rear end of my car the tires will rub the shocks then. But thats only now due to a different rear end thats in my car. Before it didnt do that at all.

I think with Relocating the shocks and moving the springs in and a little cutting you can get a big tire without a mini tub.
 

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i have a question i have a 1968 nova 2 door and i was considering installing minitubs in the rear and i was wondering do you have a problem with the back seat fitting because i have 2 kids and i would really like the wider tires in the rear but have to have a back seat if not what kind of tires and rims can i fit in the back if i relocate the rear shocks thanks for the help
If you plan on going with DSE tubs or if you add a 2 in strip of metal to your existing tubs you can still use a back seat with a minor mod to the rear seat frame. Keep in mind that installing tubs are not that hard just time consuming and once you are done you should be able to fit a 315 tire but you will need to relocate your stock shocks for sure.
 

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If you plan on going with DSE tubs or if you add a 2 in strip of metal to your existing tubs you can still use a back seat with a minor mod to the rear seat frame. Keep in mind that installing tubs are not that hard just time consuming and once you are done you should be able to fit a 315 tire but you will need to relocate your stock shocks for sure.
I agree. If you want the larger tire go with the mini tubs. I just finished mine and like the way it turned out. Very time consuming but worth it. No sense in trying to stuff a larger tire in the stock wheel tub.
 

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One of the locals here has a mini tubs and a rear seat. Car looks awesom, I wish I had a picture to show you how good it looks. It sits on the ground and looks like it has a mile of tire under it. It can been done and with kids if the seat needed a bit of trimming they would probably never notice it.
 

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I have DSE tubs and I have the stock back seat, You just have to trim the back alittle. You can still use the stock seat cover too. But I had a buddy recover the seat like the front buckets.




 

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DSE minitubs here. 325/5015's or 315/35/17's depending on what Im doing. Rear seat fits good and have two cars seat back there.

BTW its in the April Car Craft.
 

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DSE minitubs here. 325/5015's or 315/35/17's depending on what Im doing. Rear seat fits good and have two cars seat back there.

BTW its in the April Car Craft.
Sleeper, do you have any pics of your car with the 325/50/15 tires and do you think they would have fit if you didnt do the extra cutting and splicing on the DSE tubs? also is the April CarCraft out yet?
 

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I installed the tubs as DSE designed them to be. Didnt do any extra cutting except what you need to do to the framerail.

The Car Craft is on newstands now, those are the best pictures I have.
 

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Hey Sleeper thanx for the pics, how much clearance do you have with the 325s inside and out. I have the same tire with a 10"weld rts wheel. I haven't done the mini-tub yet and was still skeptical weather it would fit being you don't see anybody running them with DSE tubs. I got you mixed up with a thread by Novaboy69 on the extra fab on the DSEs
http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190602&page=2
 

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Id say 1/4" at the leaf spring and outer wheelhouse at that ride height and 1/2" or more at the inner wheeltub. Doesnt rub ever.
 

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You have the 325's on a 10" rim right?
 
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