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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 American Muscle 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 American Muscle 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 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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November 29, 2019
Great looking wheels!
Only wish I'd have done staggered. They still look great!Helpful (0)
November 19, 2019
I bent one of my wheels and you cannot tell a difference between these and the stock onesHelpful (0)
November 02, 2019
This setup made my Cobra look like a new car!!! I like it a lot. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to make their stang stand out.Helpful (0)
October 16, 2019
Looks great, American Muscles shipping was good, the boxes where a little banged up but the packaging help mitigate the damages.Helpful (0)
September 24, 2019
Wheels look great! Wish I would have went wider in the back though.Helpful (0)
May 20, 2019
They are wonderful but...
The wheels look amazing, i’ve even gotten compliments on them, but when they arrived there was a 1/8 inch scrape on one of my rear wheels (barely noticeable once they were on the car). If there wasn’t a small scrape on the rim, I would give them 5 stars.Helpful (2)
May 15, 2019
Good value for a nice factory style rim
I bought 2 of these for my drag radials on my 2017 scat pack challenger. They fit just like stock 03 cobra rims. I had to take a flap wheel to the center of the rim to open it up to slide over the hub. Works and looks mint! I am thinking about picking another 2 up for some 17inch street tires for a hard tire class that I run. Good rims and a nice price!Helpful (0)
April 26, 2019
Beautiful Wheels and Tires
When you pull these out of the box, they are impressive. The Mickey Thompson tires are really nice and look aggressive. The only reason this is not a 5 star review is due to the shipping (the boxes these came in were flimsy and looked as if they had been to war) A center cap was missing which AM shipped (expedited) to me no questions asked. There was a scuff on one of the wheels which I was able to buff out (white paint transfer of some sort) Better shipping container = 5 star review.Helpful (1)
April 21, 2019
Not on the car yet, but they look great and you can tell the quality is there.Helpful (0)
April 04, 2019
Great fit and finish
Great looking wheels and tires. Fit great and were balanced well.Helpful (0)
Will these wheels eliminate the wheel tuck in the rear, or does that require spacers?
The 17x10.5" 2003 Cobra Style Black Wheel is designed to sit flush with the rear quarter panel. We do not recommend using spacers with these wheels as this can create clearance issues.
will i need the low profile irs bolts to clear these on my 01 cobra?
Would 275/40/17 tires be fine for these wheels?
That size would fit on these wheels.
Will these fit a 2007 gt?
The 2003 Cobra Style Black Wheel is recommended for the 94-04 models due to the offset and backspacing.
98' GT. Going to do the Cobra 13" brake swap. Will these wheels work with the Cobra brake swap?
This wheels will work yes.
The offset is +27mm (+1.10").
We recommend 315/35R17's with these wheels.
The 17x10.5" 2003 Cobra Style Wheel will not fit the 15'-18' Mustangs. This wheel is only intended for installation on the 94'-04' Mustangs.
All four tires in this 2003 Cobra Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit are 275/40R17.
The 2003 Cobra Style Black Wheel will not fit on the 2005-2009 Mustangs.
We recommend the following tire size for the 17x9 Cobra Style Wheel. 255-40-17 - 1994-1998 Mustang 275-40-17 - 1999-2004 Mustang
The factory center cap would not work on the 2003 Cobra Style Black Wheel without custom fabrications due to the different clip size of the stock center cap and what this wheel takes.
We do offer the 03 Cobra style wheels in a deep dish. In this case it will come with a polished lip. I will post the options below: https://www.americanmuscle.com/blk-dd-cobra-17x105.html https://www.americanmuscle.com/blk-dd-cobra-17x9.html
With our free mounting and balancing you have the choice to fill your tires with air, or nitrogen give us a call to discuss the benefits of both. The OEM center caps will not fit these wheels without some modifications. https://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html
The Mickey Thompson Street Comp Tires have a tread life rating of 300 AA A. This will allow for tread life between 15,000 miles and 30,000 miles, depending on how the vehicle is driven, and conditions, such as type of pavement, etc.
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What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||2003 Cobra||Size:||17x9 / 17x10.5||Finish:||Black||Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2") / Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.02" (153mm) / 6.8" (173mm)||Offset:||+26mm (1.02") / +27mm (1.10")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||N/A / N/A|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A / N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||Fits all 1999-2004 Mustangs|