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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 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: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
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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April 03, 2020
Absolutely thrilled with the new wheels and tires! Totally new transformation of the carHelpful (0)
February 25, 2020
Perfect fit and finish
Perfect fit and finish, fast shipping, excellent customer service! Thanks AM!Helpful (0)
February 13, 2020
Pictures on the site do no justice
These wheels are absolutely flawless. Amazing quality and finish at such a great price. Delivery is very fast. Gabe was awesome, very professional and very helpful. I will definitely be doing further business with American Muscle. Now Spring just needs to get here!Helpful (0)
July 05, 2019
Perfect workmanship and lots of chrome with a spot on FIT!Helpful (0)
March 26, 2019
Saleen Chrome wheels
Just purchased and installed the 17x9 and 17x10.5 on my Cobra R Clone and they look sick!!!Helpful (0)
January 19, 2019
They break necks, so I guess it's good. Also the lightest rims and most stylelish I have in my collection.Helpful (3)
January 18, 2019
Mustang saleen rim
Awesome absolutely fantastic exact match. FlawlessHelpful (3)
December 12, 2018
It was hard to find 17x9 saleen replicas. Every body else was carrying 18x9. American muscle had the ones i wanted and they look great on the car.Helpful (3)
December 06, 2018
Saleen wheels and Sumitomo tires
Got my wheels and tires faster than I thought possible and very pleased with them!!! Definitely not my last purchase with AM!!!Helpful (4)
November 10, 2018
saleen style chrome wheel
These wheels are just beautiful-the chrome has a great depth and a brilliant shine-they are a great valueHelpful (3)
Will these wheels fit on a 5 lug swapped foxbody
These will not fit a 5 lug swapped Foxbody.
What is backspacing?
The backspacing is 5.94".
Hub/bore diameter ?
These wheels are one inch wider than the sock wheels on my 1998 Mustang GT. Will that be an issue with the stock tires on there now? Thank you in advance.
You state these wheels do NOT fit on a Fox body with 5 lug conversion. How do you explain the multiple pictures (5) on your website of these wheels successfully installed on Fox body cars? Evidently they do fit.
These will fit on the fox body models that have a 5-lug conversion with no issues. You may just need to roll the fenders or flick the quad shocks for clearance.
You will want a valve stem with a diameter of 0.453"
The Staggered Saleen Style Chrome Wheel and Sumitomo Tire Kit will not be compatible with the 5 lug swap Fox Mustangs. Typically we do not recommend larger than a 245/45R17 in the front and no larger than a 275/40R17 in the rear. With no wider than a 9" wheel in the front and no wider than a 10" wide wheel in the rear.
Since the wheels will sit closer to the fender, the tire will be prone to rubbing on the front fender and rear quarter. Since the offset difference is 6mm, the modification should be minor however, it could require rolling or possibly slightly pulling the fenders, especially on a lowered Mustang.
Hello there! I could list everything for you but it would be a long list. So here is a link on our website so you can take a look and read through what it covers. http://www.americanmuscle.com/road-hazard-protection-level-5-group-b.html Hope this helps!
You can definitely use 245/45-17 tires with this 17x9 wheel on both the front and rear of your Mustang. Hope this helps!
Hello, I will be answering your question relative to our Complete 5-Lug Conversion Kit - 28 Spline (87-93 5.0L) which you can find here: http://www.americanmuscle.com/am-5-lug-conversion-28spline-8793.html Our kit uses mustang SVO components for the studs. With that being said, the Saleen Style Chrome Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit - 17x9 (94-98 All) would have no problem fitting on the hubs. However, the offset of the Bullitt Chrome Wheel - 17x9 (87-93 5 Lug Conversion) (http://www.americanmuscle.com/chrome-bullitt-17x9-8793.html) that is specifically sold for foxbody's with the 5 lug conversion has a listed offset of +30mm. The Saleens in the kit in question have an offset of +24mm. This means that your wheels will be pushed 6mm outward compared to what we advertise for a wheel designed for fitting a foxbody with the 5 lug conversion. Considering the wheels and tire sizes paired with that offset, it will be necessary to modify you vehicle in order for these to fit under your '92. The dust cap in particular may be included in this modification, if it isn't removed entirely, in order to insure proper fitment.
The 17x9 would fit perfectly in all four corners on any 1994-2004 Mustang with absolutely no modifications needed!
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What's in the Box
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||5.94" (151mm)||Offset:||+24mm (0.94")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||23.9 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||1999-2004 All|
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