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- How to Install Wheels on Your 1979-2013 Mustang
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.
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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May 15, 2019
I like the fit and finish of these wheels. My old wheels and tires were a lot more tired than I could have ever imagined.Thank you American Muscle for your prompt service.Helpful (0)
April 05, 2019
Looks very good on my 02 gt
Wheels and tires look very good i havent driven the car since i put them on but looks very sharp!Helpful (1)
November 29, 2018
The chrome wheels I purchased were awesome, An not a scratch on them!! After they were installed on my mustang I got a lot of comments on how the wheels an tires together looked on the car, they ask me where i bought them from, American Muscle I said! thank you!!Helpful (2)
August 06, 2018
Amazing looking wheels!!! Fit great, finish was great, quick shipping- AM for the win!Helpful (3)
June 29, 2018
I received the wheel earlier than expected. It was packaged/ protected very well. Chrome finish was excellent and the wheel balanced with minimal weights.Helpful (4)
May 31, 2018
Awesome, Really turn my car into a sweet looking ride, much tougher looking stance.Helpful (4)
May 30, 2018
Awesome, totally transformed the car into a Sweet tough looking rideHelpful (5)
April 17, 2018
Have a buddy that lives in another state with these wheels on his car. They look great in person. I order a set of staggered 18's on the 11th and according to ups, they will be delivered on the 18th. Funny thing is AM overnighted the lug nuts I ordered at the same time as the wheels. Not sure what's the deal on this.Helpful (4)
April 15, 2018
They "Looked" awesome but now pitting...
I bought 4 of these with the staggered Summitomo tires to replace my original tri-bar wheels. They arrived and looked absolutely stunning. I wanted to preserve the nice chrome finish so, before I mounted these on the car, I treated the entire surface with Opti-Seal. These tire/wheels immediately increased the appeal of the GT and improved the ride considerably. They have now been on the car for 2 years but have only seen 1,300 miles - this car is normally covered and stored in the garage. I took car cover off and backed the car into the driveway and noticed that there are pits in the finish --more noticable on two of the four wheels but the other two are catching up. Has anyone else experienced this?Helpful (10)
April 04, 2018
Love the way these wheels look on the new edge, also love how great AM shpiping is.Helpful (4)
Will the 18x9 with 265/35zr18 tires fit all around without doing anything to my stock 95 mustang ft? I have the original 17s on with 245/45zr17 tires.
The 18x9 FR500 Style Chrome Wheel can be installed with 265/35R18 tires on all 4 corners with no additional modifications.
Will the 18x9 with 265/35zr18 tires fit all around without doing anything to my stock 95 mustang ft?
Yes, these wheels will work with 265/35/18 tires all around on your stock '95 Mustang GT.
I need to find out the actual dimensions of the wheel/tire mounted "height/width" along with the weight is that possible?
The dimensions of the wheels and tires mounted and balanced are as follows: 18x9 Height = 649mm (25.6") Width = 275mm (10.8") Weight = 59lb 15oz shipped 18x10 Height = 657mm (25.9") Width = 285mm (11.2") Weight = 56lb 15oz shipped
Will the chrome fr500 wheels come with chrome or stainless center caps ?
Chrome plastic center caps are included with these.
Anyone know if these wheels will clear Brembo 4 piston calipers on a 03-04 Mustang Cobra ?
They would be the same diameter, however, the clips are different, that would require modification.
Unfortunately, this wheel kit would not be compatible with the 93 Mustang with the 5 lug conversion. Due to the wheel specifications (offset, backspacing), this would not work for you. We do have 5 lug conversion wheels here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/87-93-mustang-wheels-rims.html#shop-by7.
For the FR500 Style Chrome 18 Inch Wheel, the offset for the 18x9 wheel is +30mm (1.2") and the offset for the 18x10 wheel is +22mm (0.9").
The Deep Dish FR500 Style Chrome Wheel in 18x10 is specifically designed for the 94-04 model Mustangs. We cannot guarantee proper fitment of these wheels on a 2015 with wheel spacers.
The weight of the FR500 Style Chrome Wheel - 18x9 (94-04 All) will be 31lb oz whereas the Deep Dish FR500 Style Chrome Wheel - 18x10 (94-04 All) item #28103 (www.americanmuscle.com/dedichfrwh.html) will be 29lb 4oz.
The center cap size for both the 18x9 and 18x10 is 2.5" (large size).
The wheel should already sit flush with your rear fender. These FR500 syle Chome wheels are designed with the offset so they can sit flush with your fender and have a nice stance without the need for spacers.
The Wheel and Tire combo's can not be changed. However, you can order wheels and tires individually and still have them mounted and balanced; you would basically be making your own combo. Unfortunately, we don't carry this Chrome FR500 in 17x8, but we do have 17x9. Depending what wheels and what tires you choose would determine the final cost. Here is a link to all the wheel sizes available in the Chrome FR500: http://www.americanmuscle.com/chrome-fr500-wheels-9404.html#shop-by1. We have suggested tire sizes on each wheel page, but if you'd like some suggestions or help deciding the best option, please just give us a call!!
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What's in the Box
|Size:||18x9 / 18x10||Finish:||Chrome|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.2" (158mm)6.3" (161mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.18")+22mm (0.9")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||Rear: 25.5 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A"1.75"|
|Best Tire :||Year/Model:||1999-2004 All|
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