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    Question Tubbing a hr ute

    Hey guys got a quick question and hope some one can help, looking at getting mini tubs fitted to my hr ute and want to no what size tyre i will be able to get under it , and what can they take standard i also want the car to sit real low, so keep that in mind, i was thinking of running say a 15-10 auto drag with say 15-11.5 mikey t's is it possiable.i rang Mcdonald bros but he didnt no off the top of his head,cheers and thanks.

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    i've ran 265/50/15 inside standard guards with plenty of room

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    yeah really that big thats good to no, did it sit very low and any pics of it laying around you could chuck up

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    Tubbing can mean so many things mate.

    Are you talking about squaring up what you have or totally chopping out the stock wheel arch and welding in new 1's?

    If you are welding in new 1's, why not get the biggest that Mcdonald Bros supply? You can fit up to 16 X 16 inches under it.

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    16x16 haha maybe a touch to big,i pick the ute up fri night so ill be able to have a good look at it then, squaring the guards would work i rekon, but i was thinking mini tubs so it doest require a enginners, full tubs and you need that and dont want to go there. will go to mc donald bros on fri i hope and have a talk to them and see whats involved.

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    Full tubs don't need to be engineered. You can have any size tub you like. Where people run into trouble is the rim/tyre size!

    I would assume that with some mini tubbing you will earily fit a 12 inch rim and probably a 28-29 inch tall tyre.

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    oh ok i didnt no that, i want to run a 10" rim with say a 295 and yeah 28" high id be stoked with that. have you done or seen a hr done before. thanks for your help mate.

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    Im running a 10" rim on my coupe with 28X12" tyres. Its a falcon hardtop so different to yours.

    I would assume just squaring up your tubs will accomodate that size rim and tyre with ease. Utes are also a lot simpler to maneuver around than a sedan so the job will be easier and cheaper if you are getting someone else to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syntax351 View Post
    Full tubs don't need to be engineered. You can have any size tub you like. Where people run into trouble is the rim/tyre size!

    I would assume that with some mini tubbing you will earily fit a 12 inch rim and probably a 28-29 inch tall tyre.
    Don't give advice if it's wrong. "Mini-tubbing" is putting in the biggest tubs you can use without new chassis rails. "Tubbing" is changing the whole rear-clip, and generally will require engineering. I doubt you could go 16" wide on an HR ute without fully tubbing.

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    As I re-read it, it's not as clear as i meant. I was referring to the actual sheet metal tub itself, not " tubbing ".

    The tub itself DOES NOT need engineering.

    If you were to " fully tub " the rear end, you'd almost certainly use a rear clip and 4 link or ladder bar suspension setup, which not legal/engineerable in any state in this country.

    Of course you couldn't fit a 16" wide rim/tyre under a stock HR.

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    If you have a look here
    Our HR
    I have pictures of 11x20x13 slicks fitted under the back of my HR sdn
    and on the next page of pictures there are more pictures showing std rims and a few other types of rims as well.
    This should give you some idea of how much room a HR has from std.
    As the other guys have said I think your problem will be more about what you can legally fit.
    They only came out with 4.5 inch rims std, so it may be worth talking to the rego boys about what you can run before spending to much money.

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    Thanks heaps guys for you comments, i spoke to mcdonald bros again and i think im going to go down the path of cutting the inner tub and adding 5omm to the width that way i will get my 295's under and keep it low, any one with more pics keep them comming .
    cheers.

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    i,m tubbing my eh ute
    i have 15x10" rims with 295x5015




    i have a hr and 265x50x14 fit easy
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