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Hey everyone, I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m taking a look at our AmericanMuscle GT500 Style Wheels for your 2005 and up Mustang. GT500’s have always been one of the baddest Mustangs on the block and now your ride can enjoy the stylings of the 2010 GT500, thanks to these split 5-spoke wheels. The wheels are available with 3 different finishes, including a black painted finish, a triple dipped chrome finish, or a black machined finish. As for the sizes, the wheels are available in either an 18” diameter with an 8 inch front and 9 inch rear, or a 19” diameter with an 8.5 inch front and a 10 inch rear. Staggered fitment is cool for a couple of different reasons. First off, it looks awesome. A wider rear wheel not only improves your stance, but also helps get that power down to the ground thanks to the wider rear tire and contact patch. Not only that, it also makes for more responsive handling as well, thanks to the narrow front tire. It’s a win-win. Now, you can purchase these wheels without tires if you want; however, the smart move would be to take advantage of one of our wheel and tire combos that pair your new GT500 style wheels up with some of the better performing tires on the market today in sizes that are guaranteed to fit without rubbing, even if you’re lowered an inch or two. Not only that, you also get to take advantage of our free shipping and handling, free mounting and balancing, and optional nitrogen fill. Remember, you 2007 and up folks have to keep in mind your vehicles are equipped with a TPMS sensor. This means a tire pressure monitoring system that needs to be addressed when ordering new wheels. These aluminum AM wheels are extremely durable, but if you ever encounter any problems, every rim features a lifetime structural warranty, as well as a one year warranty on finish, you can’t beat that. There are very few mods on the market today that can change the attitude of any ride like a new set of shoes. These AmericanMuscle wheels are sure to offer the modern aggressive stylings that look great on any 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.
Note: The stock lug nuts (13/16”) prove to be too large when used in conjunction with these wheels. Please take a look at the Lug Nut Ordering Options above for some compatible options.
Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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 26, 2020
Awesome set of wheels for a great price.
So to start off the actual experience of purchasing the wheel and tire set was great. Perfect customer service and the sale guy who’s name was Nate I believe was very knowledgeable and was able to answer my question quickly and correctly as well as point out a couple things to me I didn’t know. No the wheels themselves are awesome there are no imperfections on the chrome just a little scratch on the very edge but that’s most likely from mounting they are lighter than I expected but that doesn’t mean the are light weight though. Once mounted on the car I can say I’m in love they look great and was exactly what I wanted very satisfied there. One thing I kinda didn’t like too much but not a biggie at all. I got the staggered set up but I didn’t realize at first that the rears has a lower profile than the fronts which at some angles looks a little weird but unless you are staring at them like I was when I got them all this a little weird. I also wish an invoice would of been shipped as well to with the wheels but that’s just me. The balance on the wheels came in perfect that was awesome and having American muscle install the tpms before shipping them to me was great and free of charge I love it. I would recommend these wheels and tires to anyone looking for a great look at a price where you don’t have to take out a second mortgage and they customer service was great.Helpful (0)
October 14, 2019
Wheels and Nitto tires
Ordered....delivered fast......balanced perfectly. Extremely pleaseHelpful (0)
March 18, 2019
A very nice wheel combo, they shine so good and the Mickey Thompsons really grab the road!Helpful (0)
March 12, 2019
Wheels could be better...
Since AM manufacturers these wheels, I'm sure they want to keep costs as low as possible. This leads to the following: The wheels are VERY heavy, I can definitely feel the added weight in my 2014 GT steering wheel. The edges where the spokes are very sharp. I cut my hand cleaning them one day so be careful. I will be selling these for some lighter weight Forgestar's.Helpful (1)
September 06, 2018
2014 Shelby Mustang GT-500 is my dream car. Always loved the 2010-14 GT-500 Five spoke wheel was my favorite stock wheel. Not being into the whole black wheel craze the Chrome GT-500 wheels where perfect for me. Talked to Krystal (great rep 1st class service all the way). Wheels shipped fast. Came in in good shape. They look fantastic on the car. Fit and finish are great. Only problem was the balancing was quite a bit off on all four wheels but Krystal and the customer service team acted fast and professional and made it right. Very happy with the wheels. Very happy with Krystal, and very happy with my purchase and experience with American Muscle. Highly recomend these wheels. I Get compliments all the time. Now I own a GT-500 even If its only the wheels.Helpful (5)
August 25, 2018
sumitomo wheel n tires kit
tires and wheels arrived in good condition ,very pleased with quality and finish,,,,,as advertised ,,get lot of looks and compliments,,,,Helpful (5)
July 23, 2018
Look great, but cant balance them
These wheels look killer on my 06 gt but I have had incredible difficulty getting them balanced at a few different shops. They came from AM "balanced" with the Sumitomo wheel combo but were way off. I still get significant wobble at 68 to 75mph despite 3 rebalances. I know you get what you pay for but I thought I could at least get a balanced wheel and tire combo as a baseline. Not sure I would purchase again because of the balancing issues.Helpful (8)
April 05, 2018
traction was a little less than hoped for wish had opted for different tiresHelpful (8)
November 30, 2017
Look great on my car and are really easy to keep cleanHelpful (9)
September 10, 2017
Fit great and look good love the staggered look they are a little heavy though. Over all really happyHelpful (9)
these 18x10 wheels, what is the off set for them?, planning to put em all around.
The 18x10" 2010 GT500 Style Chrome Wheel has a 45mm offset, and will not fit in the front.
Will GT500 wheels clear caliper covers? We have 2008 GT with mgp caliper covers. Will 2010 GT500 style 18 inch wheels clear them?
I have just installed the 18" GT 500 wheel an tire combo on our 2007 Mustang GT convertible. I think these wheels should clear your caliper covers, because I have more room around my calipers than I did with the stock 17s that came on the car. Pics of the car are posted here on the site, in GT 500 wheel area. It's under Dave6207. Hope this helps.
Will Brembo brake upgrade fit on a 2009 mustang GT with these wheels?
Does the Ford Performance Brembo 6-Piston Brake Upgrade Kit - 15 in. Rotor (05-14 GT, BOSS 302, GT500) seen on this website fit?
Will this wheel work with 295/40/18 and a 1.5 drop?
We recommend purchasing new TPMS sensors with new wheels!
This wheel with the recommended 275/40/18 tire size would sit flush with the wheel well since you are planning on running 305/40/18 tires, it would stick out past the fender about an inch (25mm) or so.
The Ford Performance SVT Front Brake Upgrade Kit is going to use the same brakes at the 07-09 GT500s. So for that brake kit, you would just need to make sure the wheels you are looking at will fit the 07-09 GT500s. For wheels like the FR500 style wheels, you may need a small spacer for proper clearance.
These wheels will work on the Mustang GTs that came factory with the Brembo brake package.
Unfortunately, the factory center caps will not fit these Wheels. This is because Ford center caps have shorter clips in the back.
I found that when I tried to use a cross bar to install my wheels, the holes for the nuts were too small so I used a spark plug socket and it was thin enough to fit right into the slot. I hope that helped.
The 235/50-18 tires should only be used on rims up to 8.5" and with 18x9 wheels, we'd recommend upgrading to the 255/45-18 tires for proper fitment.
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What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||2010 GT500|
|Size:||18x9 / 18x10||Finish:||Chrome|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.2" (157mm)7.2" (184mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.2")+45mm (1.8")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||Rear: 27 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||2005-2014 All, Excluding 2013-2014 GT500|
Sumitomo Tire Specifications:
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