I thought I would post some pics of the minitub/8pt. Cage project I completed last winter. The minitub was quite a bit of work and alittle spendy, but was well worth it. No more tire rubbing! Tires are 325/50/15 Nittos on 15x10 wheel. I did the minitub, cage, put UPR front and rear suspension, fuel cell, and Kirkey seats in it and lost 110 LBS. from last year. It weighs 2900lbs. w/full tank of fuel. Before:
The cell is 15gal.. The Kirkey seats are surprisingly comfortable. I just got back from a 600 mile trip and my butt hurt alittle bit, but not too bad. Alot better than the Scat Procars I had in it last year.
Dude that turned out great and would love to do that to my coupe.. The one pic looks like the front is sitting just a tad higher than the rear but in the other pics it doesn't appear that way. Looks perfect and now I have some more motivation to mine back together. thanks for the pics
The car sits perfectly level. The parking lot I took the pics in was at an incline, so it makes the car look uneven. I wanted to lower the front some more, but the spring is down as far as it can go on the strut. I might have to get a little softer spring maybe?
I know the mudflaps aren't the best looking, but I drive it quite a bit and without them I would have no paint left behind the front tire. I tried it once.
Here are a few install pics. I ordered the minitub kit from Wolfe Racecraft. All of these pics were before I narrowed the axle. I sandblasted the underneath and painted it with POR15 when i was finished. Thought i would show off my gauges too while I was at it. It's scheduled to be in the Nov. issue of Car Craft magazine (next issue), but they photographed it before I minitubed/caged it. So check it out!