Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
February 25, 2012
Great looking wheels at a great price
I've been looking for a mesh style wheel for my '98 Cobra for a while now. Most of the ones I looked at either weren't wide enough, didn't come in 18" diameter, or had the wrong offset for my car. The ones that looked good and fit, were over $1000 a set, which is out of my price range. Then one day, I stumbled across these for $600. I ordered them immediately in 18x9 with tires.
American Muscle shipped them within a couple of days. Within a week, I had them on my car. Fit and finish on these wheels is excellent. The pictures on the website don't really do justice to the matte charcoal finish on the wheels, which have a nice, subtle sheen in bright sunlight. The spoke pattern has just the right shape, with enough dish to look aggressive. These make the PBR brakes on my car look positively puny! I haven't verified it, but they look like they'd fit Brembo brakes up front now. I've had no rubbing issues on my car, which is at stock ride height, and has 1" spacers on the rear. All four wheels are flush to the fenders.
The only thing I can find fault with are the center caps. I don't really like the AM ones, and my OEM caps don't fit these wheels. Also, color is a matter of taste, but if I had my way, these wheels would be silver. Unfortunately, styles change, and silver wheels aren't popular enough right now for manufacturers to make them. Too bad, because I'd have bought a set. Still, the gray on these looks very good, and is more contemporary.
I only have about 20 miles on these so far, but I would highly recommend these to anyone. If they ever release them in silver, I'll buy another set for me!