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- How to Install Wheels on Your 1979-2013 Mustang
Hey everybody Dave with AmericanMuscle.com and I am here with one of the more popular wheel styles for the 2005 and newer Mustang. I have the American Muscle Saleen style wheel. These wheels are designed to look just like the 5 star Saleen wheels seen on the cars over the years, our Saleens would definitely set you off from the pack and they’re available in an 18” diameter. You can get them in a chrome, a black, and a matte black finish. They’re available in an 18x9 and an 18x10, giving you the option to go with the old school staggered setup, or a non staggered fitment. No matter what wheel size, style or finish you decide, one thing we guarantee you is that wheel is going to look and function perfectly, and American Muscle offers you a 1 year finish and a lifetime structural warranty on all of our wheels. You can buy the wheels separate, but we offer you pre packaged tire and wheel combos, where we take your wheel and pair it up with some of the best performing tires on the market. And by sticking with a wheel and tire combo, it’s going to go ahead and take the hassle out of buying wheels and tires that fit right, and it’s going to guarantee you perfect fitment on your Mustang, even if it’s been lowered up to 2”. We’re also going to go ahead and ship these to your house for free, we’ll mount and balance them for free, and for all you customers with a 2007 and up Mustangs, don’t forget to pick up your TPMS sensors when ordering your wheels. Once the wheels and tires arrive they’re ready to install right out of the box, you’re just going to want to go ahead and crack the lug nuts loose with the car on the ground, and then secure the car, jack the car up and finish removing your lug nuts and your old wheel and tire, take the new Saleen, slide her right in place, lower it and tighten it, and you’re good to go. All in all you’re looking at about an hour to install. If the looks you’re after are that of the clean, race inspired Saleen Mustang, then you’re definitely going to want to pick up a set of the American Muscle 5 star style Saleen wheel for the 2005 and up Mustangs.
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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.
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 03, 2020
I get so many compliments on these rims. Going to buy an extra set of them with the Toyo's to run drag radials on. Finish is perfect.Helpful (0)
November 25, 2019
Ready to upgrade my beautiful pony
The new set of rims are here ready to be installed and give that staggered look to my car, I love these new rims the front 255/40R18 and in the back 275/40R18 will give the perfect look to my car.Helpful (0)
November 25, 2019
The first 2 front rims were just like the description, the color is as described I believe it will have a perfect contrast with the color of my car.Helpful (0)
June 06, 2019
Exactly what I was after. Simple, easy to clean, wider, matte black rims with wider, stickier rubber. I bought my Stang used and it had Nexen N5000 Plus tires. The Sumitomos are MUCH stickier, taking greater effort to break loose. The Nexens feel like plastic compared to these. The wider tires with the matte rims look great with my black car. Bought red lug nuts for a small, but noticeable accent. The TPMS sensors paired instantly with no issues, so I'm not sure why people are having difficulties. I am far from mechanically inclined, but I can follow instructions. Took about 1.5 hrs, taking my time and torquing the lug nuts to proper spec.Helpful (0)
January 22, 2019
Looks great, very happy!
Makes my gt look a bit meaner. Love the style, color and staggered look. I can't help but look back and smile whenever I walk away. Very happy. Purchased with staggered sumitomo tires.Helpful (2)
March 06, 2018
I had some used Saleen wheels that were supposed to be matte black but they showed years of neglect from the previous owner. Offset was incorrect and caused rubbing in the rear. Once i got these and got them mounted to the vehicle the same day and there is a night and day difference! Easy to keep clean (i stay on top of cleaning my whole car), no dents or scratches out of the box, and offset was correct! No more rubbing! Only flaw i saw was a little of overspray one of the spokes causeing it to drip. Not super noticeable but i know it’s there. Shipping was a hassle because i was stuck on processing for a whole week. Other than that once shipped UPS took a few days to get the me. Would i buy again? Certainly! But not while in a rush to get new wheels. In my opinion these are the best looking wheels for the 05-09 body. Makes my California Special stand out and get plenty of compliments!Helpful (6)
January 26, 2018
Was not sure how the wheels would look, but am very pleased. Really made the car pop...especially the black convertible top. Purchasing matching brake calipers now!Helpful (5)
January 05, 2018
Less traction than stock wheels and tires.
I really like the look of the rims. I had hoped that since the tires were wider (275 vrs 245 stock) that my traction/60 ft times would improve. It was slightly worse. Also the included lug nuts are very poor quality. After 10k miles one tire seems to be defected. I will never buy these tires again.Helpful (10)
October 23, 2017
Rims are great tires are good for the price
Looks great and clean. One of the rear tires had a hard spot and after getting an alignment for raising the car, to make everything clear, the car had wheel wobble from it. After wearing it down it drives smooth now. Great grip as wellHelpful (8)
September 12, 2017
overall great but has different inner spacing compared to an actual saleen wheel. one of my wheels stuck out more than the otherHelpful (6)
Will these rims mount onto my stock tires? After looking in the door jam of my car I read that both the front and rear stock rim sizes are (10 x 8.OJ). I have no idea what the OJ stands for, but I was wondering if these 10 x 9's would even mount on the stock tires?
We don't recommend mounting these 18x9 wheels on your 18x8 stock tires. Your 2012 stock tires should be a 235/50-18 due to the narrower wheel. With this Saleen wheel being 18x9, you should upgrade to the best fitting tire, which is the 255/45-18. If you have any other questions, please give our Experts a call! They'd be happy to help!
What is the Hub Diameter on these rims?
Will my car come up with any codes if I don't buy the tpms sensor? And if so is it safe to run without it?
All 07+ vehicles are required to have the tpms sensors, and not installing them will turn on the notification light on your dash. It's only unsafe as you won't know if you have too high or little of a tire pressure.
I just got my set delivered. I can't find the torque specs for this. Can you please tell me the exact specifications? Or where I can find it? Please and thank you
The lug nuts should be torqued the same as the factory spec. That can be found in your owners manual.
Hi, will these fit a 2007 Dodge Caliber?
The Saleen Style Matte Black Wheel is specifically designed for fitment on a Mustang. We cannot guarantee fitment on any other vehicles.
No you do not need any extenders to make the acorn lugnuts fit the Saleen Style Matte Black Wheel.
The Saleen Style Matte Black Wheel can be purchased without sensors.
The Saleen Style Matte Black Wheel in 18x9, Item 28306G05, will not fit Brembo Equipped Mustang GT's. These 18x10's will certainly fit your 2014 GT with out any clearance issues. http://www.americanmuscle.com/matteblack-saleen-18x9-0512.html
This Saleen Style Matte Black Wheel has an offset of +30mm.
If you are looking at the high performance tires, these will be the best in hot weather as these will not heat up and have the same degradation as others that we sell. In those conditions, these may be the best option for you.
The offset and back spacing for the Saleen Style Matte Black Wheel - 18x10 (05-14 GT, V6) will be a +45 mm for the offset and 7.2" for the back spacing. As far as a tire size the largest tire you can fit on this wheel is a 305. Depending on how low your car is, this tire would still work in most cases.
Hi, These 18x10 Saleen Style Matte Black Wheels will not rub in the back if you stick with our recommend tire size of 275/40-18, Don't forget that these 18X10 will only fit the rear of a 2007 V6 and GT Mustang, i suggest Stagger with 18x9 Saleens Item #28306G05 on the front for a classic muscle car stance & improved traction. Heres the link http://www.americanmuscle.com/matteblack-saleen-18x9-0512.html
This Saleen Style Matte Black Wheel is designed with the proper offset and backspacing to mount to a 2005 to 2014 Mustang GT. This will not fit properly on a 2015 and newer Mustang.
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What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||Saleen||Size:||18x9 / 18x10||Finish:||Matte Black||Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2") / Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.18" (157mm) / 7.2" (184mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.18") / +45mm (1.8")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||0 / 0|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A / N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||Fits all 2005-2014 Mustangs|
Does not fit Shelby GT500, Boss 302, Mustang GT with Brembo Package or Aftermarket Big Brake Kits.