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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 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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February 15, 2020
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I have had like 3 sets of these and all great quality and value.Helpful (0)
September 27, 2019
I received my rims very fast they fit perfectly and look greatHelpful (1)
May 31, 2019
Mine pitted badly.
I've had them for exactly 24 months now and have put less than 1,500 miles on them (hardly ever drive the car). Its always garage kept and never driven in any kind of bad weather (sunny days only!). After one year the pitting started, but I was able to use an aggressive cleaner to maintain it. By year two I actually have chrome lifting on one and horrible pitting on the face and in the barrel. These are my second set of replicas (first from AM), and the first ones were chrome also and lasted five years and still looked new so, my expectations were a bit higher. I won't buy reps here again unfortunately.Helpful (3)
May 31, 2019
Mine pitted badly.
I've had them for exactly 24 months now and have put less than 1,500 miles on them (hardly ever drive the car). Its always garage kept and never driven in any kind of bad weather (sunny days only!). After one year the pitting started, but I was able to use an aggressive cleaner to maintain it. By year two I actually have chrome lifting on one and horrible pitting on the face and in the barrel. These are my second set of replicas (first from AM), and the first ones were chrome also and lasted five years and still looked new so, my expectations were a bit higher. I won't buy reps here again unfortunately.Helpful (2)
April 25, 2019
I am very pleased with everything the rims and tires look amazing it's a no-brainer just buy them you won't regret itHelpful (1)
April 25, 2019
Very happy with my purchase
I ordered the rims and Tire package they were shipped to Canada everything looks great other than the boxes they ship them in were starting to fall apart other than that I am very happyHelpful (0)
April 03, 2019
Best wheel for foxbody
Great item and I will buy from again! Item was boxed good and undamaged best price and chrome finish shines.Helpful (0)
March 11, 2019
Very nice rims for the 99-04 body style. American Muscle is the best place to shop for all your mustang needsHelpful (0)
January 20, 2019
Very stylish highly recommend getting staggered fit. Tires make a big difference I decided to go w/ 255/45r18 280/40r18Helpful (1)
November 28, 2018
Well worth the money, they look really good on my 97 GT. If you’re debating on buying them, just do it!Helpful (5)
What is the center cap diameter?
The center caps have a diameter of 2.5".
Are the tires directional?
Yes, these tires are directional.
What lug nuts would be recommend with these wheels on an 03 cobra
Any of the lug nuts we offer would fit. These can take a standard/stock size, so nothing special here in regards to lug nut fitment.
I have a 2000 v6, can i run 18/9 on all four corners? if so will it affect the speedometer accuracy?
Yes, 18x9 wheels can be used in all four positions, with the appropriate tire size. This would affect speedometer accuracy.
What is the offset from the hub? I bought this identical wheel from you guys not too long ago (to replace one that I had bought even earlier), and It currently has washers behind it because it scraped my brembo caliper. Thank you
Offset is +30mm (1.18").
These Saleen Style Wheels utilize a 70.3mm hub bore diameter.
No they do not, you would need to purchase new lug nuts separately.
You would be able to fit those wheels and tires on the rear of your Cobra. For tires that wide though, it would be recommended to either flip or remove the quad shock.
The 18x10s with 285/35/18 tires will work perfectly together on your 96 cobra. However, you may see some slight rubbing with the quad shocks in the rear and you may need to flip them in order to have the new wheel/tires fit perfectly.
This kit will fit without flipping the quad shocks. If you go any wider in the rear than the tire we include in this kit, that is where you ould either need to remove the shocks or flip them.
A 315/35/18 will work with the Saleen Style Chrome Wheel - 18x10 yes.
These Saleen wheels would use a 2.5" diameter center cap.
We have not test fitted these Saleen Style Wheel's on applications other than Mustangs and would not be able to accurately confirm fitment on a Mark VIII.
The Staggered Saleen Style Chrome Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit will come mounted and balanced, ready to be installed onto the car!
The Saleen Style Chrome Wheel - 18x10 will not be able to support a 315/30 safely no.
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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:||6.18" (157mm) / 6.6" (167mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.18") / +28mm (1.1")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||Front: 29.6 lbs / Rear: 31.0 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||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