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Old 07-03-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 Wheel Sizing Help

I'm looking at the Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 wheels for my 2012 JKUR:

Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels

There are two sizes available, 17x8.5 and 17x9.

I'm wondering which width would be a better choice.

The 17x8.5 have 5.5" backspacing, 19mm offset, and weigh 29 lbs.

The 17x9 have 4.5" backspacing, -13mm offset, and weigh 32 lbs.

I want to run a 315/70R17 Goodyear Duratrac tire which calls for an 8.5" to 10" wheel width.

I'm thinking the 17x9 is the way to go, right?
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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I would think that too, just because of the backspacing. It would give more clearance in the wheel well. what's the stock wheel backspacing?

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Old 07-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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I would think that too, just because of the backspacing. It would give more clearance in the wheel well. what's the stock wheel backspacing?
Stock wheel backspacing is like 6.25".

I ordered the 17x9s.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Sorry 'bout that, I missed that you've got a JK. I've got a TJ, backspacings are gonna be different.
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Updated Pictures

Do you have updated pictures of the Kick Cepek wheels I'm looking at the same from my 2013 to up 35 12.50's on.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:47 AM   #6
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Here's some pics:



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2012 JKUR, Bright White, Auto, 4.10s, Dick Cepek GM7 17x9 wheels, Goodyear Duratrac 315/70R17 tires.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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Alan, nice looking ride! I have a Sahara that I just picked up 3 days ago. I'm set on the Goodyear tire, but am still wheel shopping. :-)

I was wondering if you had a lift on this Rubi? Forgive me, but I can't tell :-)

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Top Picture = No Lift
Bottom Picture = 2.5" Rock Krawler Lift
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:45 AM   #9
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Very nice!!
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Very nice wheels. Are they hub centric for JK? Specs say 83.7mm hub bore, but I believe JK has 71.5mm.
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is the top picture before the lift?
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is the top picture before the lift?
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Top Picture = No Lift
Bottom Picture = 2.5" Rock Krawler Lift

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