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- How to Install Wheels on Your 1979-2013 Mustang
Hey everyone Justin here with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m taking a look at a classic Mustang wheel design and by far our most popular wheel here at AmericanMuscle, I’m referring to these Bullitt wheels for all 99-04 Mustangs. Bullitt wheels have long been the favorite of many Mustang owners everywhere, from their classic 60s muscle car styling, in addition to the factory built Ford Bullitt Mustang in 01, then again in 08 and 09, it’s easy to see why these wheels are so popular on Mustangs of all ages. Our Bullitt wheels are available in 17” 18” and 19” diameters, and your choice of either gloss black, anthracite silver, matte black, or a chrome finish. The wheels are also available in either staggered or non staggered fitment, now a staggered fitment means that your rear wheels and tires are going to be slightly wider than your fronts, giving you that classic muscle car appearance, and that’s exactly what we’ve done on our 2000 V6 behind me. We have our gloss black 17x9’s on the front, and our gloss black 17x10 ½ ‘s on the rear, giving us that really aggressive stance. Now this will also help your traction as well, thanks to the fact that you get to run a big beefy tire out back to help you get that power down to the ground. The wheels are also available with a very cool deep dish option, now deep dish refers to the lip around the wheel itself, as you can see the face of the wheel is set further back into the rim, giving you that really nice lip that’s sure to get you noticed. If you want to check out what some of the other finishes might look like on your ride, then you’ll want to check out our 98 GT back there on the lift that’s sporting the chrome finish, or our 2000 GT back there on our dyno jet, sporting the anthracite silver look. Now whatever finish you decide to go with, rest assured that we have your back, with a 1 year warranty on our finishes, and a lifetime structural warranty on all wheels. Of course you can purchase 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. This pairs your new Bullitt wheels up with some of the top 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. You also get to take advantage of our free mounting and balancing, optional nitrogen fill, and as always free shipping and handling. Installing a new set of wheels is something any backyard mechanic should be able to tackle, all you need to do is simply crack your lugs loose first, then jack up the car and swap the wheels, start to finish should take you about an hour using standard hand tools and a floor jack. So if you want to evoke that classic muscle car styling on your modern day ride, then these Bullitt wheels from AmericanMuscle will give you an aggressive look that’s sure to never go out of style.
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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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January 01, 2020
Wheels look great
The matte finish on the wheels is great. Makes my car look better and the wide stance looks great. The wheels arrived in flawless shape. Thanks American muscle!Helpful (0)
November 12, 2019
These look awesome on my Stang. Have gotten several compliments on the rims since I put them on. I like the matte finish. Delivery was fast.Helpful (0)
February 16, 2019
Great wheels. Agggresive looks
From the matte finish to the polished lip just an overall quality product.Helpful (1)
February 07, 2019
Even though the wheel didn’t have a chrome finish around the rim like my other ones it doesn’t look out of placeHelpful (1)
January 12, 2019
Great looking and fitting wheel
These look great and fit very well on my 97 GT that has been lowered 1". There was a small rubbing issue on full lock turns on my car, but that was only because one of the plastic splash shields in the front fender well was coming loose on my car. It "self clearanced" within a week of driving. :-)Helpful (3)
January 12, 2019
Great looking and fitting wheels
They fit my '97 GT perfectly and look great. My car is lowered 1" with a larger diameter exhaust system and there are no fitment issues at all. I did not have to remove or alter the quad shocks.Helpful (2)
October 01, 2018
Love the retro look on my Mach1... remind me of old Cragers!Helpful (2)
June 13, 2018
Looks awesome !!!!
These rims and tires are exactly what I was looking for. They look fantastic, the tires have excellent grip. I love the way the wider rims look on the rear. I will just have to see how the tires wear.Helpful (6)
June 07, 2018
Well I turned 58 and my daughter surprised me with a new set of wheels and tires for my birthday. She placed the order and American Muscle delivered. They are exactly what I wanted and I couldn't be happier. They look great on the car and I was really impressed with how quickly they arrived. Awesome job guys. Thanks!Helpful (6)
March 27, 2018
New and Improved
This is the first time I invest in a set of wheels. This is by far the best pick for my style of car. The design completely changed the car's stance and aggressive look. The wide wheel stance gives better turning security. You don't feel like tipping over on those turns. I went for the 18X9s in the front and the 18X10s in the rear both in Deep Dish. Love the look and especially with the outer metal border.Helpful (7)
What are your wheel center cap options? Dear AM, I am interested in your Matte Black" bullitt wheels, will my stock "Pony" wheel center caps fit these wheels? If not, do you provide any options? I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Charles
I got the same set of wheels and tires and the wheels came with standard "American Muscle" center caps, which I think look pretty good. AM has different caps if you're looking for something different, just browse their site.
What is the max size tire you can fit on the 18x10 (04 gt)
What's the widest tire size that can fit on these? I currently have 295's. I'd like to go wider but don't want to purchase something that won't fit.
The 18x10 inch Bullitt Deep Dish Matte Black Wheel will accommodate a 305/35r18. However, you may experience some rubbing if your car is lowered.
Will this rim and tire combo work a lowered 2001 GT? I have previously lowered my 2001 GT by an inch and a half using the Ford Racing springs, (purchased on this site). I'm looking to upgrade from my stock 17x8 bullit rims to an 18x9 tire and wheel combo. Will the wider tire (9") work? Or will it rub etc? Thanks.
You should not have any rubbing issues with this Tire and Wheel combination.
Will these fit for a 97 cougar?
Yes, that size tire will fit on this wheel.
Any of our American Muscle center caps will fit the Staggered Bullitt Matte Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit.
For the Bullitt Deep Dish Matte Black Wheel - 18x10 we recommend 285/35/18 . And yes you can pair an 18x8 with this 18x10 that would be a staggered set up. For any other fitment questions you may have please contact our customer service line.
These Bullitt Deep Dish Wheels would not require larger brakes however if you are looking to fill the open space in the wheel, they would certainly help.
The 18x10 wheels will be able to fit 275/35-18's.
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What's in the Box
|Size:||18x9 / 18x10||Finish:||Matte Black|
|Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.18" (151mm)6.3" (161mm)||Offset:||+30mm (0.94")+24mm (0.9")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||2"2.5"|
|Best Tire :||Year/Model:||1999-2004 V6, GT, Mach 1, and SVT Cobra|
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