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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 AmericanMuscle 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 AmericanMuscle 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).
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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December 24, 2019
Fast delivery, even during this holiday season. They look very high quality and look bautiful!Helpful (0)
December 01, 2019
Little disappointed in chrome quality. I felt like the chrome could have been nicer. Some areas were thin and some areas were a little rough. I figured American muscle would have higher standards for their wheels. They still look good but I am sure the chrome will peel or pit prematurely.Helpful (0)
October 22, 2019
I put these on my 97 GT and it just looks so much better. It’s been months now and my car is always getting compliments on that alone. I love these wheels and they improve the looks so much.Helpful (0)
August 12, 2019
These wheels look great
Overall, I'm very satisfied. The only negative was the inside of the wheels had marks that look like someone removed tape weights and cleaned off the adhesive with a grinding disk. Hopefully this doesn't allow the chrome to peel.Helpful (0)
August 05, 2019
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Look great, but the only problem with these chrome rims is they start to pit if you don't keep them clean. Would have given them five stars.Helpful (0)
July 25, 2019
I have received 2 set and both have had pitting. The only reason I am give 3 star is American muscle Custer service is great. I will up date when I receive my next set.Helpful (1)
July 20, 2019
FR500s for 94 mustang gt
Arrived quickly. Had trouble with my order. They came with different center caps than what’s pictured. So, I had to order the ones I was expecting. Chrome plating on the 17x10.5 wheels could have been better. Have some imperfections in them when looking close. They sure make the car look good.Helpful (0)
July 15, 2019
Chrome rims 03 cobra
Great wheels great product looks so good on my 03 cobra!Helpful (0)
June 23, 2019
How can buy me the 2 front wheels
It look pretty you 50 characters it's too much yoooooooHelpful (0)
April 10, 2019
Awasome as usual
Got my chrome fr500s from AM came quick and mint! Thanks American muscleHelpful (0)
Is the 10.5 deep dish ?
Thank you for your question about the Staggered FR500 Style Chrome Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 17x9/10.5 (99-04). Yes, the rear wheel is a 10.5 inch deep dish wheel. You can find the individual wheel page below. Deep Dish FR500 Style Chrome Wheel - 17x10.5 (94-04 All): http://www.americanmuscle.com/chrome-deep-dish-fr500-wheel-17x10-5.html
tires I have a set of new 245 45 17 tires, will they work on these rims. thanks dennis
Yes, absolutely. You could use your 245/45-17s with 17x9 wheels without any issue. Hope this helps!
Will these fit on a 1996 gt? Any clearance problems?
These will fit on your 1996 GT without any fitment issues, assuming your vehicle has stock suspension and brake components.
Will these fit 2000 cobra R front brakes
The 17x9" FR500 Style Wheel will clear the 2000 Cobra R front brakes.
How much air pressure should I run in these?
Manufacturer suggested inflation is 51 PSI.
These wheels would come with the chrome AM center caps.
We have not tested fitted this FR500 Style Wheel & Mickey Thompson Tire Kit on a 1992 GT. With the Ford Performance 2000 Cobra R Front Big Brake Kit, item 22110, it will be a little more difficult to find a wheel with the correct offset for proper brake clearance while fitting into the smaller fenders of the Foxbody. https://www.americanmuscle.com/brembo-mustang-brake-kit-2000-cobra-r.html
Hi, We can not guarantee fitment on your setup because this FR500 Style Chrome Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 17x9 is designed for the 99-04 only. I suggest checking out our premade wheel and tire kits for the 5 lug converted Fox body Mustangs.
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What's in the Box
|Size:||17x9 / 17x10.5||Finish:||Chrome|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.2" (158mm) / 6.8" (174mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.2") / +27mm (1.10")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||Front: 22.6 lbs / Rear: 26.2 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A" 5"|
|Best Tire :||Year/Model:||1999-2004 All|
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