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- How to Install AmericanMuscle Wheels on Your Mustang
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- How to Install Wheels on Your 1979-2013 Mustang
I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and today I have with me these AmericanMuscle Saleen style wheels for all 2005 and newer Mustangs. 2005 marked a year full of change for the Mustang and Saleen, Ford went totally retro with the style of their Mustang, but Saleen decided to go in a different direction with their S281’s, introducing more modern styling into the equation, including the addition of these very cool, concave 7 spoke wheels. Taking a closer look at these Saleen style wheels you’ll see we have them available in 3 different finish options, we have the triple dipper chrome option shown here, a silver option, and a very stealthy gloss black option. All these wheels are constructed from durable lightweight aluminum and feature a lifetime structural warranty, and also a 1 year warranty on all finishes as well. As for the sizing the Saleens are offered in both 18 and 20” diameters, and in both staggered and non staggered fitment. We went with the 20” staggered fitment here on our 2013, which will give us that old school muscle car look but with a modern twist. The 2011 and the 2006 GT behind me are sporting the standard fitment, which simply means you have the same width wheels and tires on all 4 corners. I know what you’re thinking, 20s might be a little big for some Mustangs but as you can see on our 2013 behind me, they look right at home. When purchasing a set of Saleen style wheels, you do have the option to get the wheels just by themselves, or you can save yourself a few steps and take advantage of one of our pre built tire and wheel combinations. Here we pair your new Saleens up with some of the top performing tires on the market today. We then mount, balance, and ship them to your front door all for free. Don’t forget to take care of your TPMS sensor for all you 2007 and up guys. If you never installed a new set of wheels and tires before, don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier, all you need is some basic hand tools and a floor jack. You’ll first want to make sure your car is on level ground, then go ahead and crack the lugs loose first before you jack your car up into the air. Once you’ve jacked your car up simply swap the wheels, and you’re done, it shouldn’t take you any more than an hour, and that’s being generous. So if you’re a big fan of what Saleen did to the S197 Mustangs, in terms of exterior styling, then a set of these concave 7 spoke wheels from AmericanMuscle.com would definitely be worth checking out.
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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: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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 19, 2019
Better than expected
I wanted to modernize my 06 triple black Saleen and these wheels made the already great looking Saleen S281 look even better.Helpful (0)
October 14, 2018
RELIEVED IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, IMPRESSED! LOVE THE WHEELSHelpful (8)
October 14, 2017
Great wheels. Shipped on time and look amazing on the car. Don’t forget to add lug nuts as I did. AM we’re very helpful to get the package out quickly so I only had to stare at them stacked on my garage floor for a day.Helpful (11)
April 11, 2017
The wheels look great. Great finish and great quality. Arrived fast and we're everything I was expecting. I Definitely recommend them.Helpful (12)
January 20, 2017
I love them . They're awesome.It handles great and the ride is smoothHelpful (11)
November 11, 2016
Great look and feel
Great combo to add to any Mustang. Love these on my 2006 Saleen S281SC.Helpful (12)
August 23, 2016
Loved the wheels. Super clean! No problems with shipping or anythingHelpful (11)
April 13, 2016
Fast shipping like always AM thanks!! The wheels are amazing little heavy but it's OkHelpful (12)
January 13, 2016
Put these on my white 2014 gt/cs love them got it with the wheels Package.Helpful (12)
March 27, 2014
As good as my OEM Saleen wheels and look better
I bought these for my 2006 Saleen which came with 20x9 chrome Saleen wheels of the exact same design. My stock wheels came with a 30mm offset at the front and 40mm at the back. After rotating those I realized the 30mm fit much better at the rear, bringing the tire and wheel right to the edge of the fender for a more tough look. These American Racing Saleen style wheels came in 30mm offsets. They fit perfectly, same exact wheel as my OEM, same amount of concave, and same 30mm offset so they look awesome and with my OEM size tires of 275/23/20 fill it out perfectly to the fender edge. I don't see how the 10" wide version of this wheel can fit any better since its offset is different and would only serve to allow a larger tread up to 285mm wide but it will extend inward toward the axle and will offer no more width toward the fender. Plus, with 4 same size wheels you can rotate them. The only bummer was I had hoped to swap my OEM Saleen center caps in but they won't fit. No issue though since these wheels look and fit awesome! Lots of compliments. I highly recommend them! And I recommend going with a 275/35/20 tire to get a perfect fit. I'm running Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position S-04's and they work perfect on these wheels.Helpful (13)
What are the lugnut torque specs and what’s the recommended tire pressure on these?
When installing the S197 Saleen Style Black Wheel and Sumitomo Tire Kit, the OEM lug nut torque of 100 Ft lbs should be utilized. We recommend using the tire pressure listed in your vehicle's door jam to provide the best ride, handling, tire life and fuel economy
I have a 2012 with the Brembo package and also have a 1.5" suspension drop all around. Will these wheels and tires fit without issues? Thanks!
The S197 Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit will clear Brembo brakes and will fit up to a 2 inch drop.
Who manufactures these wheels and can I still get chrome or black staggered? Thank you
The wheels are an exclusive American Muscle brand wheel. The 20" wheels are only available in a black finish in a 20X9 currently.
Is a 2008 California Special convertible lowered or just look lower due to the stock 18” wheels. Are these a good fit for this car without any rub? What is the tire suggestion on these?
The S197 Saleen Style Black Wheel - 20x9 will work on your car with no issues and the GT/CS will not be lowered from the factory.
What size center caps?
This S197 Saleen Style Wheel includes a 2.5" center cap.
If your vehicle is not lowered more than 1.5" you will not have a rubbing issue when it comes to bumps or corners with the 255/35-20 size tire in this package.
This kit is a direct replacement for the wheels and tires you currently have on your Mustang. No other modifications are needed or required.
That tire size should fit just fine on this Saleen 20x9 wheel!
The Staggered S197 Saleen Style Black Wheel & Mickey Thompson Tire Kit will clear with a suspension drop up to 2", so there will be plenty of room.
The S197 Saleen 18x9 wheel weighs 31.7 lbs and the 18x10 wheel weighs 33.05 lbs. Hope this helps!
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What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||S197 Saleen Style|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.2" (158mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.2")|
|Bolt Pattern:||4x4.25" (4x107.95mm)||Weight:|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||2005-2014 V6, GT, Bullitt, Shelby GT500|
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