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Dick Cepek DC-1 Wheel Questions

Hey Guys, I am seriously considering ordering these wheels and I have a few questions. First off I would like to say that I am going with the 16X8 inch wheel because I just got new tires and I DON'T want to get rid of them. My question is, what is the difference between the offset and back spacing. I know that the 15 inch wheels have a -21mm offset and the 16 in wheels only have a -12. The back spacing on the 15 inch wheel is 3.65 and the 16 inch wheel has a 4.03. What does this mean? Here is the link....

http://www.dickcepek.com/DC1_Black.html

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basically the wheel ofset and backspacing is not far off from what you have at stock. a little bit wider stance is what you will get. not quite as wide as a 15x8 but it should stick out 1/2" further than stock.

its hard to explain but you can figure it out from this picture

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Thanks Zach! My main concern is that they dont rub, I have 255/70/16's on there now, and when these wear out I would like to get a 265/70/16. As far as sticking out a little, thats ok with me....
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should be cool to see them in the 16 size
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Thanks Zach! My main concern is that they dont rub, I have 255/70/16's on there now, and when these wear out I would like to get a 265/70/16. As far as sticking out a little, thats ok with me....

those should not rub at all.

my only concern would be is that a 255/70/16 is a 30x10x7 tire, the 16x8s will stretch the tire out some

if you do get new tires go with a 265/75/16 those will look great on a 16x8.
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those should not rub at all.

my only concern would be is that a 255/70/16 is a 30x10x7 tire, the 16x8s will stretch the tire out some

if you do get new tires go with a 265/75/16 those will look great on a 16x8.
So are you saying that the wheels are too wide for my tires? I checked Michelins website and they say 6.5 to 8 inch wheel, that is what tire rack says as well? Should I reconsider getting these?
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well im not saying they wont work, im sure they will work fine on the wheel since that is what their site says. what im saying is it might now look the way you want it too.

i like wide, and i like the tire to hang over the lip of the rim those tires you have may not do that.

so personal preference i guess.
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those will look good on your truck.....but like Beard said, the tires you have now will be stretched a bit with the 8" wheel....next time you get tires, get a 75 series tire...
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Well I just don't want it to look goofy, I mean these tires are brand new so i will have them for 2 years before they are worn out. If you guys think its gona look stupid, then i will just wait on the wheels.....
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you wont even rub with 265x75x16.... C B you should seriously stop by and see my brothers truck or bills your not far away man....
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Well I just meant because of the offset on the 16 inch wheel thats all. My main concern now that Zach and Maurice brought it to my attention is that it will look weird because the tires I have arent wide enough......
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this is my closest pic i could think of what it will prolyl look like.

i mean it looks good but a wider tire would be better.

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Well I just meant because of the offset on the 16 inch wheel thats all. My main concern now that Zach and Maurice brought it to my attention is that it will look weird because the tires I have arent wide enough......
personally dont... it wont make that big of an impact on the look of the truck...
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personally dont... it wont make that big of an impact on the look of the truck...
What? Just changing the wheels you mean?

I wonder if anyone can photo shop this for me just to see?
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I had 16X8 rims with 245/75R16 tires on my 01 and it looked fine. The only pictures I have are non Digital but trust me it was fine. I'd Run what you have and get bigger tires next time.

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What? Just changing the wheels you mean?

I wonder if anyone can photo shop this for me just to see?
yes you will have an impact with new looking wheels but the width and stance of the truck will almost look the same.. personally no... wait and get some like 15x8 and some 32's. but thats me... i beleave 16" are pointless
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yes you will have an impact with new looking wheels but the width and stance of the truck will almost look the same.. personally no... wait and get some like 15x8 and some 32's. but thats me... i beleave 16" are pointless
Well I would like to have a different look to my truck then everyone else on here, I know 15's are the norm, but I personally think it will look good with what I have. I just talked with my local Discount tire and they will match national tires price on the wheels. They also told me that if I don't like them i don't have to take them. So I guess I have some thinking to do thats all....
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come see bills and Grants truck before you make a decision...
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yes you will have an impact with new looking wheels but the width and stance of the truck will almost look the same.. personally no... wait and get some like 15x8 and some 32's. but thats me... i beleave 16" are pointless

not pointless.

the 16s allow for more room around the brakes, keeps them cooler, lets mud, snow and what have you go past the caliper rather than getting stuck.

if you dont mind the higher prices for 16" tires then i say get 16s, i cant afford 16" tires in large sizes so i got 15s.
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not pointless.

the 16s allow for more room around the brakes, keeps them cooler, lets mud, snow and what have you go past the caliper rather than getting stuck.

if you dont mind the higher prices for 16" tires then i say get 16s, i cant afford 16" tires in large sizes so i got 15s.
Ha, you are right, 16 in tires are a hell of allot more money, thats for sure! Maybe I will wait and just get 15's. My only thing is I would never put larger than a 31 inch tire on my truck because my gas mileage would go down the toilet, and with driving 30-35K a year, I need all the mileage I can get.....
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what kind of mileage you get now?

i get 15-18 on 35s....

running 32s you would not loose enough to know you changed tires. i used to get 18-20mpg with my 26/75/16s
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what kind of mileage you get now?

i get 15-18 on 35s....

running 32s you would not loose enough to know you changed tires. i used to get 18-20mpg with my 26/75/16s
Well this is summer mileage because I don't watch it in the winter (it gets allot worse)

90% city: 21 (to and from work and driving around town)
going up north: 25mpg: that was pulling a 14ft row boat with motor and gear, a weeks worth of cloths and sh*t, plus the GF and the dog.

I mean the tires that I have right now weight about 37 pounds each, the BFG AT's in a 265/70/16 weigh 51 pounds each!!! I know when I had them on my blazer my mileage went down the toilet.....
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oh i dont have a problem with the tires you have now. heck i do not prefer BFG tires in general.

when i meant 265/75/16s that was just any tire, or heck the same brand you have now.
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you obviously use your truck for different purposes than what zach or i do.

so i think you are perfectly fine with running 16" wheels and the tires you have. but when time comes around to get different ones i vote a little wider tire.
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I just wanted to give my truck a different look, thats all. Its 2WD and I know that John is a perfect example of what a 4X2 can do in the dirt, but without 4X4 IMO, why bother (no offence to anyone who does) Maybe I will jsut look into some wheels that are 16X7 to give my truck the different look I was wanting....

Edit: what is the standard offset and back spacing on my 16 inch wheels now??

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