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Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m taking a look at our S281 Saleen style wheels for all 94-04 Mustangs. These aggressive 5 spoke wheels are inspired from the early SN95 Saleens, now these cars really raised the bar for all Mustangs in terms of both styling and performance. A big part of that bold, in your face styling can be attributed to these 5 spoke wheels. Our lightweight aluminum Saleen style wheels are available in an 18” diameter in your choice of either chrome, black chrome, gloss black, or matte black. Now all these finishes are guaranteed for one year and also feature a lifetime structural warranty as well. We all love that classic muscle car stance right? Who doesn’t? Well now your ride can share that exact same look thanks to these optional staggered fitment wheels, staggered fitment simply means that your rear wheels and tires are going to be slightly wider than your fronts, which not only looks great, but will also help you get that power down to the ground, and make for more responsive handling. If you check out our 2000 V6 right behind me you’ll see that we’re rocking the 18x9’s up front, with the staggered chrome 18x10’s in the rear, giving us that look that speaks for itself. Now if you’re not a big fan of this look and you want to keep the ability to rotate your tires frequently, these wheels are also available in a non staggered, or standard fitment, which simply means you have the same width wheels on all 4 corners. The best way to get an idea of how the wheels might look on your own car, is to actually see them on a car, well with that in mind check out our 2000 GT behind me on our lift, sporting the very sleek black chrome Saleens, and next to that on our Dynojet we have our 98 GT with the black 18x9’s on all 4 corners. We here at AmericanMuscle always offer free shipping and handling and free mounting and balancing with all new wheel and tire purchases, so even though you can buy these Saleen style wheels by themselves, you should definitely check out some of our pre built tire and wheel combinations, which give you a couple of different setup options that are guaranteed to fit your ride without rubbing, even if you’re lowered an inch or two. All you need to take your car from stock to Saleen is a floor jack, some standard hand tools, and about an hour’s time. All you need to do is simply crack the lugs loose first, jack the car up and swap the wheels, it’s that easy. The early S281 Saleens are a true work of art, from their all out supercar performance, to their aggressive racecar styling, these 5 spoke wheels from AmericanMuscle.com are a great way to pay tribute, and give your ride that same racecar styling, check them out!
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Recommended Tire Size:
Technical Note. Due to the limited space in the rear wheel wells of the 1994-2004 Mustangs, we highly recommend you flip or completely remove the rear quad shock for proper fitment. Slight rubbing may occur on the inside of the wheel and tire without this modification.
Note. Priced per wheel.
Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
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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August 26, 2019
These are great addition to the car. I love the new look and gives the old gal a nice aggressive look. Front does rub on something with a hard right turn. Install was simple. Recommend an extra deep socket with an extension. Struggled with torque wrench with just a regular deep socket but managed to get them installed. One downside was that they did have a couple of dings in the paint. Need to contact AM to see what they will do. Highly recommend theseHelpful (0)
May 06, 2019
Saleen style wheels
They look great, really gives the car a whole new look. Needed a 5mm spacer so i wouldnt rub. Keep that in mind. Overall, very nice product for the money.Helpful (0)
March 27, 2019
Came on time and look good just what u was looking forHelpful (0)
March 18, 2019
rim search finally over
I been looking for rims for months wanted them staggered. I seen the saleen wheels they come in 17x10.5 and 17x9.0 from American Muscle. Wasn't sure if they would fit my lowered mustang. I bought them they were shipped from the states to canada. they were well packaged.The finish was great,The rims fit the hub perfectly,They were well balanced without tires,fit the car great. the price was reasonable. I've paid more for rims that were not as good quality looking.Can't wait to hit the street in warmer weather to see how they hold upHelpful (0)
December 25, 2018
Purchased the 17" staggered wheels and tires for my son's 2000 mustang. Wasn't sure initially about the black look but I must say it looks very good. His car is sunburst gold and already had black accents. I was also concerned about the width of the rear wheels but they also look very good. I can't speak to the longevity of the product but my initially feeling is they well worth the price paid. You would be hard pressed to find wheels and tires that look this good for what I paid for them. Only negative is that they were supposed to arrive balanced and mounted. Two did not. I had to spend an extra $40 bucks to mount and balance the rear wheels and tires. Even so, still a bargain.Helpful (3)
August 15, 2018
Rims and tires look amazing changed look on car completelyHelpful (5)
August 02, 2018
Great wheels. Fit perfect. Finish is amazing no blemishes. Was worried about the big tires fitting under the rear but I was wayyyy wrong. They fit great. Shipping was impressive as alwaysHelpful (5)
May 15, 2018
Saleen Style Rims
These rims are definately the best look for a new edge mustang. I ordered from AM and they came EARLY. The install took me 10 mins all thanks to AM’s pre-fitment on the site. Anytime I need upgrades or replacement parts I will definately go to AM. The rims I got have a beautiful paint finish. Glossy black saleens are the way to go! Order from AM you will NOT regret it.Helpful (6)
May 12, 2018
These are the perfect modification for your mustang. Your car will truly turn heads and you will receive many compliment about your rims and your car. a must by for any mustang ownerHelpful (6)
May 05, 2018
Saleen style wheels what else is there to say. Sumitomo tires grip nice, hard to break looseHelpful (6)
How much can I lower my 2000 Gt without rubbing issues?
It will honestly depend on the setup you're going for, Please give us a call at 1 (888) 318-4347 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
I have a 2017 Mustang GT I am looking to get a 17" wheel for the drag strip. Will this fit a 2017 Mustang GT?
This will not fit 2017 models.
Will they fit a 2001 GT with out rubbing
It will depend on if the vehicle is lowered or not. We usually recommend not going more than 1 inch drop. Please note that even with this, the front tires may still rub.
Will this fit on my 2000 v6?
This kit will fit your 2000 V6.
will these fit a 04 gt that's been lowered about 2"
Yes, we guarantee that all of our pre-made wheel and tire kits will fit as long as your Mustang is lowered 2" or less.
The Staggered Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 17x9/10.5 will fit a 2000 Saleen Mustang.
We will need more info about your Mustang to help you with your question about tire fitment. Please feel free to give us a call or send us a email so we can help you with your question. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html
We would not recommend using this specific kit on a 2008 GT as the tire sizes would not close enough in similar diameter to what the S197s are. A better fitting kit with properly sized tires would be the 18 inch kit, linked below. Staggered Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit: https://www.americanmuscle.com/blacksaleenstyle-18in-0512-stag.html
No, the ford steering rack limiters are not required with this wheel and tire kit.
The center bore size will be 2.5", the offset of the wheels will be +28mm (1.10") and the backspacing will be 6.85" (174mm).
This Staggered Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 17x9/10.5 does not require wheel spacers for installation. If you wanted a more aggressive stance, you could use wheel spacers, however, you may need to roll/pull the fenders to accommodate for the wheel spacer.
Wheel spacers will not be needed to make this wheel and tire kit sit flush in the fender wells.
If your stock rims are 17" and you buy the 17' Saleen rims it should fit. I recently purchased the 17' staggered set and the center cap from MACH 1 heritage rims fit perfectly to these rims and yes the heritage rims are 17". I hope that answered your question.
The recommended tire size for the Saleen Style Black Wheel - 17x10.5 is a 315-35-17. You will definitely need a 5 lug conversion with this wheel to fit on a 1985. You will probably have to do some modification in the rear wheel well such as modifying the quad shock and could possibly have to roll your fenders. I would recommend going with a 17x10" wheel and maybe a 285 rear tire for better fitment and less modification.
That size tire would be too large for both your 17x10.5 wheel as well as your Mustang. The 345/40-17 tires are designed for wheel width between 11.5 and 13.5. For your Mustang, I'd suggest pairing these wheels with the 315/35-17 tires. Hope this helps!
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|Offset:||1.10 Inches, 28mm|
|Backspacing:||6.85 Inches, 174mm|