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AlanC 07-03-2012 09:31 AM

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?

TJNewbie 07-04-2012 08:54 AM

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?

AlanC 07-04-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJNewbie (Post 2544196)
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.

TJNewbie 07-06-2012 05:15 PM

:doh: Sorry 'bout that, I missed that you've got a JK. I've got a TJ, backspacings are gonna be different.

ryanneves 05-20-2013 04:29 PM

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.

AlanC 05-23-2013 07:47 AM

Here's some pics:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8Medium%29.JPG

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8Medium%29.jpg

Kevinistic 05-31-2013 09:34 AM

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 :-)

k

AlanC 05-31-2013 09:36 AM

Top Picture = No Lift
Bottom Picture = 2.5" Rock Krawler Lift

Kevinistic 06-03-2013 09:45 AM

Very nice!!

davison0976 10-04-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlanC (Post 3784831)
Here's some pics:

Very nice wheels. Are they hub centric for JK? Specs say 83.7mm hub bore, but I believe JK has 71.5mm.

ctvenegas 10-05-2013 02:31 PM

is the top picture before the lift?

davison0976 10-05-2013 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ctvenegas (Post 5114457)
is the top picture before the lift?

From earlier:
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlanC (Post 3811148)
Top Picture = No Lift
Bottom Picture = 2.5" Rock Krawler Lift



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