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- How to Install Wheels on Your 1979-2013 Mustang
Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m taking a look at our race inspired FR500 wheels for all 94-04 Mustangs. These wheels are inspired by the factory built turnkey racecar the Ford Mustang FR500. Now these cars were built for one sole purpose: to be all out track monsters using beefed up suspension, and a slightly more radical engine. Now the styling of these wheels is drawn from the more aggressive racecar appearance that differentiated these models from their road going counterparts. Our FR500 wheels are available in both 17 and 18” diameters, and your choice of either black, black chrome, anthracite silver, or chrome finish. Now you can buy these wheels individually if you like, however the smart move would be to take advantage of one of our pre built tire and wheel combinations, that pair your new FR500 wheels up with some of the better performing tires on the market today, in sizes that are guaranteed to fit your ride without rubbing, even if you’re lowered an inch or two. Not only that you get to take advantage of our free shipping and handling, free mounting and balancing, and optional nitrogen fill. Now the wheels are available in both staggered and non staggered fitment and with the always cool deep dish feature. Now deep dish refers to the lip around the wheel itself, this means that the face of the rim is set further back from the rim, resulting in a nice thick lip which looks very cool. As I mentioned before you can get the wheels in a staggered fitment which simply means your rear wheels and tires are going to be slightly wider than your fronts giving you that classic muscle car look. That’s exactly what we’ve done on our 2000 V6 behind me, got the black 18x9’s up front, and as you can see we’ve got the black 18x10’s out back, giving us that really tough stance. This will also help our traction as well, thanks to the fact that we get to run a slightly wider rear tire, helping us get that power down to the ground. To give you an idea of what some of the different finishes look like we’ve equipped our 98 GT on the lift there with a set of anthracite silver FR500’s. Next to that on our Dynojet we have our 2000 GT, sporting the very sharp chrome finish. Whatever finish you decide to go with, rest assured knowing that we here at AmericanMuscle have your back with a 1 year warranty on all finishes, and a lifetime structural warranty. When you receive your new set of wheels from AmericanMuscle you’ll find that installing them is as easy as ordering them, all you need to do is simply crack your lugs loose first while your car is still on the ground, then jack the car up and swap the wheels. Doing all of that takes you about an hour using standard hand tools and a floor jack. If you’re a fan of racecar styling and you want your ride to be inspired by a true purpose built racecar, then you’ll definitely want to check out a set of our FR500 wheels for your Mustang.
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Road Hazard Protection. AmericanMuscle is proud to offer an optional Road Hazard Tire Protection program to our customers who purchase a Wheel and Tire Package from us. With this program, you will receive a 3-Year/36 Month protection plan for changing of flat tires and flat tire repair.
36 Months of Protection. The Road Hazard Protection Program is good for 3-Years (36 Months) from the purchase date printed on the program certificate or until any part of the tire tread that comes in contact with the road has a tread depth of 2/32” or less, whichever comes first.
Flat Tire Changing Assistance. Enrolled customers are eligible for reimbursement of up to $75 for roadside flat changing assistance provided by a licensed service provider. This is limited to the roadside installation of the customer’s own usable spare tire. Customer must have a spare tire. The customer would pay the service provider for flat tire changing and then be reimbursed.
Flat Tire Repair. Enrolled customers are eligible for Flat Tire Repair up to $20 per tire. This repair would include labor and patch. Reimbursement is limited to two flat tire repair claims during the coverage terms of 3-Years/36 months. The customer would pay the service provider for flat tire repair and then be reimbursed.
Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details
Mounting & Balancing: AmericanMuscle offers professional mounting and balancing on all wheels and tires when purchased together on the same order. This will allow you to swap out your old wheels for your new set when they arrive.
What is TPMS? The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS for short) is a factory installed safety feature on all 2007 and newer Ford Mustangs that alerts you when your tire pressure drops to an unsafe limit.
How do I keep my TPMS feature? Aftermarket wheels do not come with TPMS sensors. However, if you select 'Add TPMS Sensor Kit' and your specific year range from the options listed above, we'll install the TPMS Sensors in your new wheels!
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February 16, 2020
Product received was beyond damage in description box was ripped apart the wheels were really scraped up and bent and not usable very disappointing probably won’t order from you guys again.Helpful (0)
June 13, 2019
The wheels are great, no damage during shipping.The description of anthracite is the color is a bit of a stretch.closer to sliver.Helpful (0)
December 27, 2018
Very nice combo. Gained traction again YEAH this was my hopes to get traction in the rearHelpful (3)
September 14, 2018
They look better in person! Good quality and paint. I am very happy w the purchaseHelpful (6)
July 29, 2018
Rims an tires
Iam very pleased with the product they look great on my Mustang gave it a whole new look !Helpful (5)
June 16, 2018
Looks great, poor fitment
Beautiful wheels, 02 GT. Would have rated higher but the front 18x9’s rub the sway bar at full lock on both sides. Stock ride height and using the recommended 275/35R18 tire size. A little disappointed due to the fact that this is not mentioned.Helpful (10)
May 11, 2018
2001 Yellow Stang GT convertible FR500 Wheels
I installed my FR500 staggered 18" anthracite wheels and Sumitomo tires and can't believe how much better they make the car look. I did a lot of research on which wheel type, size and color to buy that would look good on the zinc yellow car and I'm really happy with my choice.Helpful (10)
May 05, 2018
Wheels were completly different colors
Great looking wheels but front and rears were two completely different finishes. Would not recommend until they can give a definite answer that the wheels will match.Helpful (10)
April 25, 2018
Wrong both times.
Got my wheel in and it was a very light silver color. The whole wheel was coated. It did not have the polished lip as my other wheels. Called and they were going to have a guarantee 1 day shipping. Well they waited a day to send the replacement. So instead of me waiting a day i had to wait 2 days. They replaced the item with a wheel with the same exact problem.Helpful (13)
March 28, 2018
They look great honestly but they do need to update the discription of the wheels as I got the staggered 18s and the rear wheels do come with the “polished lip” but the front wheels come completely painted they claim they no longer do the polished lip on the front any more which was really really disappointing as they are not discribed that way they are still discribed with “polished lips” all aroundHelpful (11)
whats the offset off the rim
The offset is +30mm.
Before I buy this wheel and tires, I heard that the AM customers complaining about the front and rear wheels the colors don't match. It worries me that the wheels will it match the same colors before I pay cash? P.S same with the Bullitt wheels too.. Thanks Paul
Anthracite wheels are going to vary batch to batch, due to the process of finishing them. If you are going to match wheels bought previously, you will find it is difficult to match up exactly.
Is there anyway possible to have these wheels special ordered in an 18X10.5 deep dish for the rear like on the 17’s?
At this time these wheels have no special order options.
I have a 94 GT lowered on Eibach pro's. Do you need to remove the quad shock with these wheels in the rear? Thank you,
Removal of the quad shock is not required, however we do recommend flipping the quad shocks to gain some additional clearance
Will this staggered setup work on an '05-'09 Mustang GT? If not, is there any possibility of a finding a staggered FR500 wheel for an S197?
Unfortunately, this wheel and tire kit was designed for the 99-04 Mustang and would not work with the 05-09 Mustangs. We do have the FR500 wheels here https://www.americanmuscle.com/2005wheels.html#shop-by11 for the 05-09 Mustangs, however, we do not have a wheel and tire kit like this one. You can definitely, customize your own wheel and tire kit and select to have us mount and balance the kit before shipping it out to you on the tire page.
The Staggered FR500 Style Anthracite Wheel and Sumitomo Tire Kit will fit a 1998 Cobra.
The FR500 Style Anthracite Wheel fits 2-1/2" center caps.
With the Staggered FR500 Style Anthracite Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 18x9/10 (99-04) we normally put 32-35 PSI in our tires.
With the offset of the wheel, the 275/35 will not rub the a-arm during full lock on a 99-04 Mustang, as long as the body is true.
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.18" (157mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.18")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||26.2 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||1994-1998 V6, GT, and SVT Cobra|
KEY: 10-8.6 Oh Yeah!, 8.5-6.6 Above Average, 6.5-4.6 Average, 4.5-2.6 Acceptable, 2.5-0 Unacceptable