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Just called Dick Cepek company on wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Joe B, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Mar 20, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    Joe B

    Joe B [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Dick Cepek seems to be a Mickey Thompson company.
    Called about some polished DC-1's and was told the wheel may or may not work.
    The rep went on to say that '05 and up Tacomas with 17s are hit and miss with vibration problems.
    Just great,finally found a wheel I like and there may be problems.:mad:
    I guess it's not unusual considering some have had issues with stock wheels.
     
  2. Mar 20, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    06Bluez

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    Icon Coil-overs, TC UCA, with Bilstein 5150 and Icon 3 leaf pack. 17" Moto Metal 951 4.5" Backspacing wrapped in 285/70/17 BFG AT's. Demello front bumper and Avid offroad sliders.
    easy fix.. hubcentric rings.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    Joe B

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    A Dick Cepek rep I just called said the ring won't work.:eek:
     
  4. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    SnoBoarder

    SnoBoarder Hardcore wheeler, try and keep up.... if you can.

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    17x9 DC-1's will work great, no ring, and they are lug centric so pick up a set of new locking lugs. They easily clear the caliper. I have been running them for almost 2 years and have had no problems, as have many others. I get all my wheels road force balanced and I never have wheel related vibration issues.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    06Bluez

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    unfortuante
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    Racer78

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    I was talking to a local shop about picking up a set of the DC-1's. I would have to say one of the best looking rim's Ive seen. The dealer mentioned that he has been seeing a higher than most issue's with the finish on the rims. He said that the surface around the lug nuts is showing signs of tarnishing and surface problems only after a few months? He had a few sets for return that were going to be destroyed..
    I would love to grab a set but Im alittle concerned about the possible vibration and finish issue's.

    What are hubcentric rings?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    06Bluez

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    I had the same issue on the outer ring. The finish was look like it had stress cracks around the holes where you put the washer and bolts in.
     
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