View Full Version : DSE Mini tub
04-06-2007, 10:20 PM
Just wanted to know how many of you guys with 69 camaros have the dse mini tub kit installed and what size tires/wheels you are running front and back. I just had mine installed and I am running 18x10 intros with 315/30/18 on the rear and 17x8 intros with 235/40/17 on the front. I went with the 3" drop leaf's and after settling it has dropped down over top the rear tires and even with my 17's up front, the rear is only 1/2" higher than the front but my problem is I have a gap above my front tires and it looks like it is squatting in the back with that look. I am going to drop the front tomorrow about 1" to hopefully give it the stance I want. I was just wondering if anyone else is running the same wheel/tire size I am... thanks
04-09-2007, 01:08 PM
this has been viewed 36 times and NO ONE is using the dse mini tub kit on their camaros??? I know better than that :rolleyes:
Garry, I'm running 18x12's with 335/30's in the rear and 18x9.5's with 275/40's in the front.
04-09-2007, 04:40 PM
Gary, 18x12 or 12.5 with 335's seems standard stuff with the mini tub kit.
04-09-2007, 08:24 PM
did you guys use the 2" drop springs or the 3"? I have the 3" and I guess I'm just not use to the new look yet with it being so low. I suppose you are all using the koni shocks with the kit? I have my settings at 50% on the shocks and my car seems to be alittle soft especially when running down the highway and hit a dip in the road. What do you guys have your shock settings adjusted to? I don't mind a stiff ride, I just don't want to bottom anything out...
04-09-2007, 09:52 PM
I have the DSE and will be running 19 x 10 rears with 295/35/19's and an AirRide suspension.
04-14-2007, 09:16 AM
I Think Your Car Looks Awesome, I Am All For Low, So Definitely Bring The Front Down Just A Tad, Very Very Nice Work
04-14-2007, 06:42 PM
Thanks.. I'm still working on getting the frontend down about an inch... Hopefully we will get it done this weekend. I'll post more pics on my car domain webpage when I get it done :D
04-14-2007, 09:17 PM
I used the 3" DSE leafs as well with 315/35/17s on 17x11s rear and 245/35/17s front. I went with the Chassisworks front end, so I was able to adjust my Varishocks down to match the rear drop. I even had a 1" lowering block on the rear at first, but it ended up dropping enough so I took the block out. The fender doesn't cover the tire at all in the rear for me, but with a '68 the opening has more arch to it. With regular springs in the front you may need to adjust as necessary to match up with the drop leafs in the rear.
04-14-2007, 10:06 PM
First let me say the car looks very nice!!
One thing that's hurting you is that the front tire diam. is 1" shorter than the rear. What this means is that if the car was sitting level and the fender well openings were the same height front and rear, the car would appear higher in the front since there is a gap.
A 235/45/17 or 245/45/17 would be a better match as they both have approximatly a 25.5" diam just like your rear tire.
If you go with new front tires you shouldn't have to lower the front as much to make it all look correct.
Sorry for the delay...I know it's not fun waiting for answers!! :)
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