Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dick Cepek Project Heritage Uses OR-Fab Sport Cage

Photo courtesy Dick Cepek Tires
OR-Fab products are often used in a variety of off-road projects that will be displayed at shows across the country. One of the latest is the Heritage Jeep, built by Dick Cepek Tires, and Mike Duval of X-Treme Toys. The 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler was built for the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this past November, and OR-Fab supplied one of its Sport Cages for the project to improve the rigidity of the Jeep's upper body structure.

X-Treme Toys installed both the Sport Cage (PN 82350), along with the Sport Cage Floor Mount Kit (PN 82301), and the rear streamer bars (PN 82320). The Jeep was named project Heritage in celebration of the Jeep's 70-year anniversary. According to Don Sneddon, advertising manager, Dick Cepek Tire & Wheels, the Jeep was designed to represent the true outdoor and off-road spirit, and was outfitted with some of the industry's best aftermarket products.

The Jeep uses an aftermarket suspension system and a set of 37x13.5x17-inch Dick Cepek F-C II tires mounted on Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 wheels. The drivetrain was also upgraded with Dirt Logic coil-over shocks and Superior Chromoly axles with 5:13 gears. In case the Jeep gets caught in a really tough spot, a Warn RC-9.0 Rock Crawler winch and a HiLift Jack was added to pull or lift it out of any situation.

The Jeep's 3.6 liter engine was enhanced with an AFE air intake system and an AEV heat extractor hood. A set of Daystar hood hold-downs were also added, and to further protect the fenders and rocker panels, both were coated with a Line-X urethane spray-in liner. To add more room for gear, a Gobi roof rack was also added to the top of the Jeep, but to ensure there's always a place to camp, an ARB roof-top tent makes an instant place to stay for the night.

Inside, Katzkin leather seat covers replaced the factory cloth, and an ARB 12-volt refrigerator ensures there are chilled drinks on hand after a long, dusty trail ride. The Jeep was also outfitted with a Kenwood rear camera system from CW Motorsports. Safari Straps were also used to attach accessories like a rear containment system, grab handles and fire extinguisher. But just in case of a major part failure, a Hobart Trek 180 portable welder was added.

For more information on the OR-Fab products used on the Dick Cepek Heritage Jeep, visit For additional information on Dick Cepek tires and their Heritage Jeep, visit
By DS Media Relations

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