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Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m taking a look at our 2003 Cobra style wheels for all 94-04 Mustangs in your choice of either black or chrome. These wheels pay tribute to the terminator Cobras that originated in 2003 and are hands down my favorite modern Mustang. With that signature supercharger whine, that aggressive front end, and these 5 spoke wheels, there wasn’t much not to like. These lightweight aluminum wheels are offered in 17” diameter only, and your choice of either triple dipped chrome, gloss black finish, and for the black deep dish option, black with a polished lip. Now we have the latter installed on our 2000 GT behind me, and on our 98 GT on our Dynojet, sporting the very stealthy gloss black look. Now it’s easy to see these wheels look great on both the SN95 and the New Edge platform. But without a doubt our most popular choice is shown right behind me on our V6, with the chrome deep dish 17x9’s up front, and the 17x10.5’s in the rear, giving us that staggered look that instantly transforms our ride into full on muscle car status. Not only that, you get to run a massive 315 size tire out back, giving you all the traction you can handle. Part of the reason you’re able to run such a massive tire in the rear is due to the fact that these wheels are offered in the very cool deep dish option. Now this simply means that the face of the wheel is set further back into the rim, resulting in that nice wide lip which looks awesome. Now with some of our other AmericanMuscle wheels you do have the option of mixing a standard fitment wheel up front with a deep dish wheel out back, however due to the design of these Cobra style wheels, you either have to go deep dish on all four corners, or standard fitment all around, it’s up to you. If you’ve never installed a new set of wheels and tires on your car, don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier. All you need is a few hand tools and a floor jack. First step is you want to make sure your car is on level ground, once you do that crack the lugs loose first, jack your car into the air and swap the wheels. That’s it, you’re done, it shouldn’t take you any more than an hour. Now obviously you can’t install these wheels without tires so you’ll definitely need to take care of that. You can always do that on your own or let us do all the work for you with one of our pre built tire and wheel combinations, here we give you a couple of different tire options which are guaranteed to fit your ride without rubbing even if you’re lowered a little bit. You’ll even save yourself a little money in the process thanks to our free mounting and balancing and as always free shipping and handling. And with all AmericanMuscle wheels you have peace of mind knowing that your wheels are backed by a 1 year warranty on finish, and a lifetime structural warranty as well. It’s easy to say that sometimes less is more, that’s exactly the case with these wheels, the aggressive 5 spoke design of these 2003 Cobra style wheels is sure to turn any Mustang from average to terminator in no time and they can be found right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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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.
Please Note: 1999-2004 SVT Cobra's with stock IRS bolts will require the use of Low Profile IRS Bolts (see drop down option above).
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
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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May 30, 2019
Black 03-04 Cobra Black Wheels
Excellent purchase, incredible three day delivery, love the quality they look amazing on my 99 Cobra, no fitment issues, they were balanced beautifully.Helpful (0)
May 14, 2019
Black 03-04 Cobra Black Wheels
I absolutely love my new American Muscle Black 03-04 Cobra Deep dish wheels, excellent quality, great price, adds the show car finish to my 99 SVT Supercharged Cobra, 10.5 rears with 315/35/17 Mickey Thompson Street Comp tires, 275/40/17 in front. Aggressive, impressive look. Ship in 3 days time including Free Mounting and balancing with free Nitrogen air fill up. They came well packaged, un-scratch no damages and installed after using Low Profile IRS Bolts, no rubbing fender and my Cobra is lowered 3 inches. Perfect fit tires were balanced excellent no vibrations or shaking of any kind no where. A must have and I strongly recommend to anyone looking for a aggressive, impressive Wheels for their MustangsHelpful (0)
May 03, 2019
Great product and great experience all around. Would suggest to anyoneHelpful (0)
April 03, 2019
Delivery took awhile and had to get the tires rebalanced. Once that was done the wheels look awesome on my red Mustang GT. I highly recommend the staggered wheel package.Helpful (1)
March 01, 2019
Great overall wheels to give your mustang a more aggressive and muscle lookHelpful (0)
August 27, 2018
Truly brings out the aggressive look on your stang super good quality repsHelpful (3)
May 12, 2018
The rim and tire package was perfect awesome quality look amazing on the car thanks again American MuscleHelpful (11)
April 25, 2018
SO EASY SOMETIME TO EASY LOL LOVE AMERICAN MUSCLE EVEN FOR US CANADIANHelpful (6)
January 03, 2018
The perfect wheel.
Love em on my Rio red 97 gt! Sleek,sexy, and slick!Helpful (5)
December 23, 2017
probably the best rims I've gotten for my 04 cobraHelpful (6)
What the offset of this wheels?
The offset for the 17x9 is +25mm (1.0") and the 17x10.5 has an offset of +27mm (1.10").
will there ever be a version without the polished lip? I want deep dish but i want black lip...
We would advise bookmarking our selection as we may have some in the near future without the polished lip.
What center cap is supplied with the wheel kit please? I see an all black "AM" cap and also a cap with "American Muscle" in chrome. Also, what about valve stems? Black or chrome? Thank you and I look forward to hearing back.
The Staggered Deep Dish 2003 Cobra Style Black Wheel & Mickey Thompson Tire Kit come with the chrome American Muscle center caps and a black valve stem. If you have any other questions please feel free to call or chat in with one of our Mustang experts.
Does any one have these on a lowered mustang. Mine is about 2" front and 1" rear lowered. Also wondering what's the biggest tire I can put on these?
The Deep Dish 2003 Cobra Style Black Wheel - 17x10.5 is guaranteed not to rub up to 2" of lowering with a 315/35R17 tire. We do not recommend using a larger tire than this due to concerns with clearance.
will this fit on my 2016 mustang gt
No, this wheel is designed to fit only the 94-04 Mustangs.
If you purchase the Centre Caps from AM you should have no problem with fit, however, if you try to use OEM (Ford) product they will not fit without an adhesive as the3y will be too short to lock into place, I am told by AM that this is due to Ford licensing agreements
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||2003 Cobra Style|
|Size:||17x9/17x10.5||Finish:||Black with Machined Lip|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.0" (152mm)/6.8" (173mm)||Offset:||+25mm (1.0")/+27mm (1.10")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||22.5 lbs/23.1 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||1"/2.25"|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||1999-2004 All|