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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 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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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: 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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June 13, 2019
Awesome wheels and tires
Very happy with the quality, look, and fitment of these wheels. Having the 10" wheels out back with the proper offset looks soooo much better than stock. Paired with a set of good lowering springs makes the car look perfect. Two of the tires came mounted backwards, but American Muscle refunded me the cost of having them remounted. Great customer service!Helpful (0)
June 12, 2019
The wheels are a little brighter than I expected. In the picture they look darker but I have gotten used to them. They really look good on the car. One of the wheel weights came off during shipping. No big deal. I rebalanced the front wheels. Love them and a good price. Thank you!!Helpful (0)
May 24, 2019
These dark chrome wheels add a fresh look to my '98 stang!Helpful (0)
April 30, 2019
The wheels are tremendous and add a whole different look to the car!Helpful (1)
April 11, 2019
These saleen rims look beautiful
These saleen rims look so beautiful I’m glad I purchased themHelpful (0)
March 18, 2019
All four of the wheels were scratched and dented when I received them.Helpful (0)
February 21, 2019
If you like having the chrome finish peal off your rims then youll love these! garbage!!!Helpful (1)
July 03, 2018
I LOVE THEM
These rims are honestly perfect, I got them to match the 4.6 high performance badges and they are beyond beautiful, not to shiny and to to dark, on a angle they look like a dark space gray and I the light they look dark chrome. Love themHelpful (5)
May 22, 2018
Black Chrome Saleens
Great finish...better than expected and props to AM for fast shipping.Helpful (5)
May 15, 2018
wheels came in earlier than expected and they look absolutely stunning, the black chrome really sets the car off rightHelpful (5)
What is the most suited lug nut color for the black chrome wheel? Thanks.
The Saleen Style Black Chrome Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 18x9 (99-04) would look great with both chrome or black lug nuts. Since these wheels have a shiner finish, chrome lug nuts would look great. The black would also match with the darker appearance. It really depends what other accents you have on the car as well as your own personal opinion. It is your car and it should look exactly how you want it!
What’s the offset front and rear?
The Staggered Saleen Style Black Chrome Wheel and Sumitomo Tire Kit with 18x9-10 wheels will have the offset measurements in which we have provided below. Front: Offset: +24mm (0.9") Rear: Offset: +22mm (0.9")
Why have these been out of stock for so long?
Would these wheels fit on a 2008 mustang bullitt?
This 18x9" Saleen Style Wheel will not fit the 2008 Bullitt Mustang.
Will these affect performance and mpg wise? also would i need to get the speedometer tuned for these.
The speedometer will not need to be tuned after installing this kit. In regards to performance, you may see better overall traction, but otherwise performance and mpg will remain roughly the same.
This has fitment for all 94-98 mustangs.
Unfortunately, we do not have a wheel and tire kit that includes the same wheels with the Nitto tires. You can definitelycustomize a kit on our site with the Nitto tires of your choosing. The recommended tire sizes for the staggered set up would be 275/35/18 & 285/35/18 (rear).
Yes, you are able to keep the stock 245/45/18 tire with these wheels.
This wheel and tire kit will fit any 99-04 Mustang as long as it has been lowered 2" or less. These are also directional tires and are not able to be rotated.
Yes, the 245/45/18 tire will fit on the Saleen style black chrome 18x9 wheel without a problem on your2000 GT Mustang convertible.
The 18x9 Saleen Style Black Chrome Wheel will weigh in at 25.6 Lbs
This 18x9 Saleen Style Wheel runs a +24mm (0.9") offset. However, these wheels are not intended for use on any Foxbody Mustang (79'-93'). We recommend using wheels with a specific bolt pattern, offset, center bore, and backspacing.
The Saleen Style Black Chrome Wheel and Sumitomo Tire Kit will include chrome center caps.
Hello! A 255/45r18 will fit the wheels. However, the additional height, in combination with the 1.5 inch drop, may cause some clearance issues. There have been reports of ABS problems on taller tires when they aren't calibrated.
The Saleen Style Black Chrome Wheel & NITTO Tire Kit - 18x9 (94-98 All) will fit on your car. We do gaurentee fitment up to a 2" drop with our wheels.
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Size:||18x9 / 18x10||Finish:||Black Chrome|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||5.9" (151mm) / 6.3" (161mm)||Offset:||+24mm (0.9") / +22mm (0.9")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||Front: 25.6 lbs / Rear: 27.1 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||1999-2004 All|
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