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Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m taking a look at our race inspired FR500 wheels for all 94-04 Mustangs. These wheels are inspired by the factory built turnkey racecar the Ford Mustang FR500. Now these cars were built for one sole purpose: to be all out track monsters using beefed up suspension, and a slightly more radical engine. Now the styling of these wheels is drawn from the more aggressive racecar appearance that differentiated these models from their road going counterparts. Our FR500 wheels are available in both 17 and 18” diameters, and your choice of either black, black chrome, anthracite silver, or chrome finish. Now you can buy these wheels individually if you like, however the smart move would be to take advantage of one of our pre built tire and wheel combinations, that pair your new FR500 wheels up with some of the better performing tires on the market today, in sizes that are guaranteed to fit your ride without rubbing, even if you’re lowered an inch or two. Not only that you get to take advantage of our free shipping and handling, free mounting and balancing, and optional nitrogen fill. Now the wheels are available in both staggered and non staggered fitment and with the always cool deep dish feature. Now deep dish refers to the lip around the wheel itself, this means that the face of the rim is set further back from the rim, resulting in a nice thick lip which looks very cool. As I mentioned before you can get the wheels in a staggered fitment which simply means your rear wheels and tires are going to be slightly wider than your fronts giving you that classic muscle car look. That’s exactly what we’ve done on our 2000 V6 behind me, got the black 18x9’s up front, and as you can see we’ve got the black 18x10’s out back, giving us that really tough stance. This will also help our traction as well, thanks to the fact that we get to run a slightly wider rear tire, helping us get that power down to the ground. To give you an idea of what some of the different finishes look like we’ve equipped our 98 GT on the lift there with a set of anthracite silver FR500’s. Next to that on our Dynojet we have our 2000 GT, sporting the very sharp chrome finish. Whatever finish you decide to go with, rest assured knowing that we here at American Muscle have your back with a 1 year warranty on all finishes, and a lifetime structural warranty. When you receive your new set of wheels from American Muscle you’ll find that installing them is as easy as ordering them, all you need to do is simply crack your lugs loose first while your car is still on the ground, then jack the car up and swap the wheels. Doing all of that takes you about an hour using standard hand tools and a floor jack. If you’re a fan of racecar styling and you want your ride to be inspired by a true purpose built racecar, then you’ll definitely want to check out a set of our FR500 wheels for your Mustang.
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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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March 15, 2020
Great stance everyone needs
I have always used fr500s for my sn95s and new edges , when I picked up another new edge the decision was already made and the price you cannot beat they turned this boring 01 gt convertible and made it a mean looking machineHelpful (0)
March 08, 2020Helpful (0)
February 04, 2020
Awesome setup so far!!!
I bought Bullitt wheels with Sumitomo's for my Mach 1 years ago and was thinking of doing a makeover recently. I was tossing between these or Saleen's in either black or chrome. I was kinda uncertain about black rims on a black car for me personally but I think they look amazing!!! So far the Mickey Thomson's are working great as well. The only negative for me personally is not being able to swap the triple bar/pony center caps over from my Bullitt rims.Helpful (0)
October 03, 2019
These are great for the money. Could not be happier.Helpful (0)
September 28, 2019
Look fantastic against the new custom paint job. Love the rims what a great upgradeHelpful (0)
May 18, 2019
This wheels looks great! I had 17x9 all around and then decided to go deeper in the rear! Purchased the 17x10.5 deep dish it changed the whole appearance!!Helpful (1)
May 10, 2019
Great but be careful
The wheels look great. However, I received them damaged slightly. I also have Borla ATAK’s for exhaust and had some slight clearance issues on the passenger side with the 315’s. They fit fine, just had to make some adjustments with my exhaust. The mickey’s hook well also.Helpful (0)
January 24, 2019
look great, gloss black really makes the color popHelpful (2)
January 18, 2019
Great aesthetic on my daughters car and great price for me!Helpful (3)
November 26, 2018
Not flimsy, look great and have held up well. Would recommend to anyone.Helpful (3)
I'm running Eibach Sportline springs on my 2002 GT. Will these tires create any rubbing issues up front?
The 17x9/10.5" Staggered FR500 Style Wheel & Mickey Thompson Tire Kit will fit your 2002 Mustang GT equipped with Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs.
What material is the deep dish part of the rim? Need to know for proper cleaning/polishing product.
The material is Aluminum.
will a 275/40/17 tire fit this rim? i have a 2000 mustang gt and was wondering if 275/40/17 tires would fit this rim because i really didnt want to use the 315/35/17 is i didnt need to?
Yes, they will fit. I had the same issue. Never had a problem.
How big is the center cap
Will 17x9 clear 13" rotors and 6P Brembo calipers?
Yes, this kit is compatible with the factory shocks.
This FR500 Style Wheels utilizes a 70.3mm center bore.
Yes, this wheel will fit on a 1998 GT
The 17x9 wheel weighs 22 lbs while the 17x10.5 wheel weighs 24.5 lbs.
Yes, unfortunately, a 225/55/17 tire is too small to fit properly on the 17x9 wheel. The smallest tire that will fit on this wheel would be a 245/45/17.
For the Deep Dish FR500 Style Black Wheel in the 17x10.5 size. The offset is +27mm (1.10") and the back spacing is 6.8" (174mm).
The FR500 Style Black Wheel accepts 2.5 inch, American Muscle center caps.
Hello! The 17x9 FR500 Style Black Wheel is 22.2 lbs.
Hello! We do not have Mustang logo center caps for the FR500 wheels.
This wheel and tire kit will fit perfectly fine on a 94-98 V6 Mustang.
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Size:||17x9 / 17x10.5||Finish:||Black|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2") / Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||5.94" (151mm) / 6.8" (174mm)||Offset:||+24mm (0.94") / +27mm (1.10")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||N/A / N/A|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A / 2.5"|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||Fits all 1999-2004 Mustangs|