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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: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 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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February 21, 2020
Well what can I say, the old Bullits were an ok look but dated. This is my 2nd new age vert and 2nd set of Am Saleens(last ones chrome on a Torch Red vert). I chose these black gloss Saleens because it just competed the look I was going for. 1 rim did have a few chips on it but AM gave me a deal on a new rim instead of replacing and sending back rim and tire at my request as I thought that was crazy for them to spend that much on freight, but they offered to do it . Now I have a spare rim for a reasonable cost, just in case I spinout and hit a curb..... haha Thanks AMHelpful (0)
February 21, 2020
I have looked at every rim out there for my redfire 2004 Mustang Gt....My last new age vert was torch red and I put AM chrome Saleens on it, I loved them and so does the new owner. However on the redfire vert I decided gloss black would be best direction to go. These Saleens in my opinion are the best fit for the new age stangs.... it stands out of the crowd and I cannot wait until the snow melts to show them offHelpful (0)
December 13, 2019
This is a great product
My car it looks so diferent i love how it looks. Great prizeHelpful (1)
November 11, 2019
Love them they look sweet definitly a head turner sits wideHelpful (1)
August 22, 2019
Nice finish and very stylish
I was reluctant in purchasing these for my black SN95. Reading some of the reviews, I was worried that they may have scuffs or chips in the finish. They were perfect when arrived. Packaged very well and I could not have been happier!Helpful (0)
July 20, 2019
Nice Rims but...
The are supposed to come mounted and balanced. The cheap adhesive for the tires weights caused them to fall off. So not really balanced if there isnt any weights on them. Other than that they are fantastic.Helpful (0)
July 17, 2019
Wheels and tires look great but some scratches on the wheels and since there black there pretty noticeable.Helpful (2)
June 06, 2019
Great wheels and tires
Very happy will deffenetly continue to buy from such a great site they have amazing dealsHelpful (0)
June 06, 2019
Great look and ride. Really add to a wide stance and the look is incredible. Will use spacers to get wheels out about 3/8” for perfect look.Helpful (0)
May 05, 2019
Very good package.
Was very happy with the wheels and tire kit. Only had one isue.I purchased the staggered and 2 tires were mounted wrong direction.I contacted American muscle and they did refund me the money to have local shop flip them and rebalance them. The shipping was very fast and I would highly recommend them.Helpful (1)
Can I change what tire size I want with the staggered set? I want the saleen style 18 inch staggered wheel and tire kit. It says it comes with the 275 and 285. im looking to go quite bigger prefarably 315 in the back . that is the stance that i have seen in person and i love the way it looks. If i purchased this set can I change the tire sizes still? Also if I go with this set would it work well with lowering my car 1.75 up front and 1.6 rear
The largest tire for the 18x10 meant for your body style and drop would be a 305/35-18 to ensure proper fitment and clearance. This Wheel and Tire Kit is prepackaged, but you can essentially make your own package by adding the wheels and tires of your choice to the same order. You can also give us a call to help you set up the kit. Hope this helps!
Wheel Gap? Love the wheels but some of the pictures show a pretty spacey wheel gap with these tires on them. How much of a wheel gap should I expect on a 2000 v6 with H&R Super Sport lowering springs?
it all depends on how low your car is. most of the cars in the pictures where at stock ride height if you lowered it any it will look just right!
I would like to know what the hub bore size of these are and what offset and backspacing is.
The hub bore size of this wheel is 2.5", the backspacing is 6.6" (167mm) and the offset of the wheel is +28mm (1.1").
Trying to get a feel for these on my ‘01 laser red convertible GT, tan top, tan interior. I see some pics with them on red mustangs but none with the tan convertible top. Are lighter wheels better for mustangs painted in brighter colors? Maybe it’s just a matter of opinion. Any pics on the site of red and tan mustangs with black rims?
Are these low profile tires?
This kit will fit all 94-98 models, lowered up to 2".
We do offer this kit for the 99-04 Mustang models which can be found here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/blacksaleen-18in-9904-sumitomo-stag.html.
This wheels weighs approximately 27 lbs. The FR500 18x10 wheels weigh 26 lbs.
Yes, this wheel and tire kit will fit a 95 Cobra.
It will depend on the amount the vehicle has been dropped however the New Edge Mustangs can normally fit 305s without issue.
The Staggered Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit will fit 1999-2004 Mustangs that have been lowered up to 2"
The 18x9" and 18x10" Saleen Style Black Wheels will have no issues fitting a 275/35R20 in the front and 295/35R20 in the rear of a 99-04 Mustang lowered less than 2".
It's hard to say as every Mustang reacts differently, but I will say that any lowering spring we offer will still give you the clearance you need. With a drop up to 2 inches, you can go as big as a 305 in the rear and a 285 up front. So you can get as close to 2 inches as possible to fill up that gap and still be fine.
Since this wheel and tire kit is staggered, the front wheels will have a different measurement than the rear wheels. The front wheels from the bottom of the tire to the top will measure 25.6" (or 649mm) and the rear tires from bottom of the tire to the top will measure 25.9" (or 657mm).
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What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||Saleen Style|
|Size:||18x9 / 18x10||Finish:||Black|
|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: 24.9 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||1994-1998 V6, GT, and SVT Cobra|
KEY: 10-8.6 Oh Yeah!, 8.5-6.6 Above Average, 6.5-4.6 Average, 4.5-2.6 Acceptable, 2.5-0 Unacceptable