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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: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
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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November 12, 2019
Great looking black wheels for my 96 Cobra
I just recently purchased a 1996 SVT Cobra laser red coupe and I wanted to give it my own personalized look. These black wheels did just the trick. They only cost me about 1 hour of labor to install and looked great for my 285 wheels in back and 265 in front. I like how the 18X10 wheel in the back and the18X9 wheel in front gives you a true mean stance over stock. I also paired these saleen black matte wheels up with the GT styling headlight and taillight smoke covers which gave my Cobra a great "blacked out" style look. I highly recommend all of the saleen style wheels from a.m., especially these black matte staggered.Helpful (0)
April 28, 2019
Wheels came in pretty fast, no damage or anything and they also look pretty dope on the car !Helpful (0)
November 25, 2018
Good looking rims would recommend them to anyone wanting to buy looks good on all mustang modelsHelpful (4)
November 02, 2018
In short, my 99 looks bad@$$ with these wheels along with the laser red color!Helpful (5)
April 29, 2018
Salem style rims
Love my new rims from AM, by far the best look for my 03 Mach 1!Helpful (6)
March 02, 2018
These Saleen style rims makes my mustang gt stand out. I've been waiting a long time buy these and with the big sale they had on them made it easy.Helpful (6)
February 15, 2018
Do Your Research First
I have the Saleen Brembo front brakes. It will NOT clear the calipers. Had them mounted to tires before I knew this. AM would not accept my return...Helpful (14)
February 08, 2018
Look phenomenal, arrived ready to install
Wheels and tires look amazing, great price too. One wheel had some small scrapes on it (not noticable unless loolong for them) but a little touch up paint fixes it right up.Helpful (7)
November 28, 2017
Love them! My car looks so much better with these on.Helpful (7)
October 21, 2017
I bought the matte black Saleen wheels and they look great on the zinc yellow mustang. Love themHelpful (7)
Hi, so i was wondering if there is an option where the logo that says american muscle is also blacked out or not? i want to make my 04 V6 mustang look meaner with all black wheels, black emblems and black tail and headlights. Thank you :)
There unfortunately no option to change the center caps in these wheels. We do however have a center cap that has the AM logo in it that is blacked out which can be found here (http://www.americanmuscle.com/matteblack-center-cap-kit-9417.html).
This says it’s for 94-04 but I thought the bolt pattern was the same for most 5lug mustang, does that mean I couldn’t use this on an 06-09 mustang? I only ask because of the price differences
This is not compatible with 05+ models, due to clearance issues.
Will the 18x9 set fit a 03 GT that has been lowered 2 inches.
As long as the appropriate size tire is mounted on the 18x9" Saleen Style Wheels, they will properly fit your 2003 Mustang GT lowered two inches.
If I order the black lugs will they have a matte finish?
The Black lug nuts we offer will come in a gloss finish.
I want to ensure that these rims are matte finish. Also that they will fit a completely stock 96 cobra without issue.
These will indeed feature a matte black satin clear coat finish finish and will have no issue fitting with a completely stock 96 Cobra.
Yes, we do offer replacement center caps! We have a variety of styles that come with our wheels. I attached a link to our center cap options so that you could find the matching style center caps! https://www.americanmuscle.com/9904-centercaps.html
The offset of this wheel is +30mm (1.18").
The 9" Rim is the maximum recommended width for the 245/45R18 Tire size. The wheel width range for these tires is 7.5 to 9.0" from what my research indicates.
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That's not correct. These wheels will fit without any issues on your 2002 V6. As long as you have the proper tire size coupled with this wheel, you won't have anything to worry about. Check out our wheel and tire packages - we offer both standard 18x9 fitment all around or staggered with 18x9 in the front and 18x10 out back: http://www.americanmuscle.com/matteblack-saleen-wheels-9904.html#shop-by2 Hope this helps!
The largest size tire that would fit (up to a 2" drop) without any issues on an 18x10 would be a 305/35-18 tire. That size tire will have a sidewall height of 4.2" and your speedometer will be off a little bit. There are a few options of tires for the front 18x9 wheels, but if you wanted to stick with the NT555 tire that comes in this kit, you would do the 275/35-18.That tire would have a sidewall height of 3.8". If you want some more information on other options or still have questions, please give us a call! We'd be happy to run through your choices and get you set up with the wheel and tire combo you desire!
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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" (157mm)6.3" (161mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.18")+22mm (0.9")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||Front: 25.8 lbs|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||1994-1998 V6, GT, Mach 1, and 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