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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 AmericanMuscle 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 AmericanMuscle 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.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 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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October 12, 2018
Buy the Chrome 03 cobra
I bought the 2003 chrome 17x9 cobra with Mickey Thompson tire kit, awesome quality,color,finish,not a scratch, they fit great ,I also bought the 5/16 wheel spacers, American Muscle is the only company to buy from.Helpful (3)
September 03, 2018
03 Cobra wheels
First off and most important these wheels look incredible, the finish is one of the best I’ve seen. Second they fit awesome and make my 85 look super aggressive. I did use wheel spacers on my 85 to make sure that the dust covers for the wheel bearings wouldn’t push out the center caps.Helpful (1)
August 17, 2017
Love the rims and tires
They fit and look awesome..thank you.. highly recommended! Shipping was only a few day's and everything came in perfect..Helpful (6)
July 15, 2017
03 cobra wheels
Great quality rims, really makes the car pop. Bolted right on with no problems! Highly recommend these.Helpful (5)
February 04, 2017
Great set of rims and tires, look awesome on my car, can't wait to for summer to get the car out and show them offHelpful (5)
August 12, 2016
Cobra chrome 2003
Very nice look And the service is awesome im buying anything with americainmuscleHelpful (7)
July 17, 2016
the tires and rims really made this car look better overall..Helpful (7)
March 30, 2016
Very pleased with the wheel/tires!!
Very happy with the quality of the wheels and how it was basically just slap them on my 93 LX!! Can't beat them for the price!!Helpful (7)
September 22, 2014
great product / excellent price
Looks great, rides nice - took me about an hour to switch them out in the garage - wow, what a difference in appearance.Helpful (8)
September 22, 2013
You'll be happy that you did!!
I purchased the 2003 Chrome Cobra rim and Sumitomo tire kit for my '92 LX Convertible. I was a little nervous that the 17x9's were going to rub on the front during turns. Well.....they don't! No issues with the rear quad shock either. The tread pattern on the Sumitomo's are among the best I've seen. Totally happy with my new purchase. I've been getting nothing but thumbs up and compliments everywhere I go.Helpful (7)
Has anyone installed these on a 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe? Was wondering if there is any clearance issues?
Hello! The 2003 Cobra Style Chrome Wheel has a 4x4.25" bolt pattern, a 5.71" backspacing, and an offset of +17mm. However, we can only guarantee fitment for an '87-'93 Ford Mustang(excluding the '93 SVT Cobra).
Do you need wheel spacers with this tire kit for the front grease cap.?
Wheel spacers should not be needed. However, we do recommend measuring the clearance just to confirm.
will these set of wheels and tires fit directly on an 1989 mustang lx without any alterations to ground effects package...shocks..? steering front wheels wont rub and the rear will clear ????? everything is stock.....????
The 2003 Cobra Style Chrome Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit will not experience any rubbing issues at stock ride height.
Will it work on an 85 mustang?
The 2003 Cobra Style Chrome wheels will only fit 87-93 Mustang models. Fitment has not been confirmed with a '85 Mustang.
Will these tires fit my 89 that has been lowered with the eibach spring
The 2003 Cobra Style Chrome Wheel and Sumitomo Tire Kit will fit your 89, as long as this has not been lowered more than 2" below factory ride height.
The 2003 Cobra Style Chrome Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit does not have an option to stagger the tires, however you can order the wheels and tires separate and have them mounted and balanced with that sizing.
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||2003 Cobra|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||5.71" (145mm)||Offset:||+18mm (0.71")|
|Bolt Pattern:||4x4.25" (4x107.95mm)||Weight:||25.0 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||87-93 LX, GT, Excludes 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
Does not fit 1993 SVT Cobras