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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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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)
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)
April 15, 2019
I honestly saved up a whole year to get my saleen wheels!. And it was worth it. Very smooth and clean and awesome great look!!Helpful (1)
March 19, 2019
If you want an instant new look at a fair price get these rims you won’t be sorry!Helpful (0)
November 19, 2018
Very good look I love it, sometimes on vary wide turns it scraps but besides that they are awesomeHelpful (6)
November 17, 2018
I knew I wanted this wheel and tire combo ever since I first saw them. They look amazing in pictures and videos but they look wayyyyyyy better on my newedge! I’ve had them on for about a month and I still can’t believe they’re on my car. They totally transform the overall look. Super easy to install since they came mounted and balanced! I am beyond satisfied with these! Thanks AMHelpful (7)
November 06, 2018
18” Saleen style rims
Rims look amazing, tires already mounted so it saved me time and install was easyHelpful (8)
June 19, 2018
Thank you American Muscle!
Perfect fit, I love the new look! Buying them mounted and balanced with tires from American Muscle was the best idea. I've been a customers of theirs for awhile now, I've never been disappointed. The only downside was the tires where very low on air, but no big deal.Helpful (14)
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!
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?
Hello I have am buying saleen wheels and am stuck on which staggered way to go,285fr 285 rear Or 265 fr 285 rear? I am a 55 yr old who doesnt want to look like a racer or greaser or lol I have a 2004 convertible
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.
Yes, this wheel and tire kit will fit a 95 Cobra.
The Staggered Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit will fit 1999-2004 Mustangs that have been lowered up to 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).
With some modifications, you can get these to fit under your 89 Saleen. However without modification there is no chance.
The stock wheel well has more space then it needs. You could fit maybe near 24"-25" but you shouldn't go larger then 18 maybe 20 otherwise it would just look weird.
Lug nuts are not included with Staggered Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 18x9/10 (99-04) but we indeed sell lug nuts and have them in the "buy together" section on the product page.
The Staggered Saleen Style Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 18x9/10 (99-04) will not work with your factory center caps due to the caps have a different clip size.
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What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||Saleen Style|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||5.9" (151mm)||Offset:||+24mm (0.9")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||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