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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 race inspired FR500 wheels for all 94-04 Mustangs. These wheels are inspired by the factory built turnkey racecar the Ford Mustang FR500. Now these cars were built for one sole purpose: to be all out track monsters using beefed up suspension, and a slightly more radical engine. Now the styling of these wheels is drawn from the more aggressive racecar appearance that differentiated these models from their road going counterparts. Our FR500 wheels are available in both 17 and 18” diameters, and your choice of either black, black chrome, anthracite silver, or chrome finish. Now you can buy 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, that pair your new FR500 wheels up with some of the better 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. Not only that you get to take advantage of our free shipping and handling, free mounting and balancing, and optional nitrogen fill. Now the wheels are available in both staggered and non staggered fitment and with the always cool deep dish feature. Now deep dish refers to the lip around the wheel itself, this means that the face of the rim is set further back from the rim, resulting in a nice thick lip which looks very cool. As I mentioned before you can get the wheels in a staggered fitment which simply means your rear wheels and tires are going to be slightly wider than your fronts giving you that classic muscle car look. That’s exactly what we’ve done on our 2000 V6 behind me, got the black 18x9’s up front, and as you can see we’ve got the black 18x10’s out back, giving us that really tough stance. This will also help our traction as well, thanks to the fact that we get to run a slightly wider rear tire, helping us get that power down to the ground. To give you an idea of what some of the different finishes look like we’ve equipped our 98 GT on the lift there with a set of anthracite silver FR500’s. Next to that on our Dynojet we have our 2000 GT, sporting the very sharp chrome finish. Whatever finish you decide to go with, rest assured knowing that we here at AmericanMuscle have your back with a 1 year warranty on all finishes, and a lifetime structural warranty. When you receive your new set of wheels from AmericanMuscle you’ll find that installing them is as easy as ordering them, all you need to do is simply crack your lugs loose first while your car is still on the ground, then jack the car up and swap the wheels. Doing all of that takes you about an hour using standard hand tools and a floor jack. If you’re a fan of racecar styling and you want your ride to be inspired by a true purpose built racecar, then you’ll definitely want to check out a set of our FR500 wheels for your Mustang.
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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 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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October 12, 2019
Absolutely love them
The look, the style, everything about them is awesome. Fitment wise they’re awesome and I’d definitely recommend them to anyone looking to upgrade the appearance of their new edge.Helpful (0)
June 20, 2019
Nice, but different
I ordered one wheel to replace one I bent at the track. Wheel looked exactly the same, but the center cap was different and it was a slightly different size-couldn't use the one from the old wheel because it was a little too small-afraid I would lose it on the track. Why can't they get that right?????Helpful (0)
May 28, 2019
My son got these as a Christmas gift for his Mustang and loves them.Helpful (0)
April 12, 2019
True to the item description, these arrived mounted, balanced and filled. Packaging had a rough time in transit but the wheels arrived without scratches or scuffs and were a definite improvement for my Cobra.Helpful (0)
August 15, 2018
Great wheels at a great price.
Great looking wheels. I get compliements everywhere I go while enjoying my Mustang. Arrived quickly and damage free. I went with black splinelug nuts for a clean look and to help prevent theft. I would definetly buy these again if I had to. reccommend these to anyone wanting to upgrade their wheels at a budget friendly price.Helpful (6)
August 11, 2018
Gloss black FR500's
Fast delivery and arrived clean and undamaged. Right now I am riding at stock height but I plan on lowering my car within the next two weeks. I am very happy with this purchase thanks AMHelpful (5)
July 06, 2018
Love FR500 tire kit, fits well with red 2000 gt , would recommended.Helpful (4)
June 25, 2018
Look so aggresive
Great way to wake your car up and make it handle better as well!! Awesome buy!Helpful (5)
April 23, 2018
Black roush stage 2 with these rims and tires are awesome. Complete with smoked headlights car looks and rides on rails.Helpful (5)
October 22, 2017
I had a different rim on my race tires and what a pain. These rims fit and look awesome.Helpful (5)
Is there a way i can run 315s in the back i saw a previous q/a which answerd that you can run 305s in the back on custom mount but i cant find that option. I really want the 18in and 315s in the back
The Staggered FR500 Style Gloss Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit will come in a pre-assembledpackaged and we would not be able to swap out tires in this kit. However, we can build you a custom wheel and tire kit with a 315 rear tire. The easiest way to do this would be to email/call us to build you a kit.
What is the diameter of the center bore? What size center caps do these use.
The center bore is 2.5" and the center caps will be of the same size as specified in the Tech Specs section of the item page.
What is the offset of these wheels, none of wheels have the offset stated. Im specifically looking for 18x9, 5x114.3 bolt pattern/5x4 1/2. And a 50mm offset. Would appreciate the help. Thanks
The FR500 Style Solid Black Wheel will have a +30mm offset which can be found in the tech spec section of our page.
I was Looking at the FR500 Black wheel set does it come with the Lug nuts? and is there a special tool needed to remove the lug nuts or can I use the old 4-way lug wrench I have for my wheels now?
The FR500 Style Gloss Black Wheel and Sumitomo Tire Kit will include the wheels and tires only, and will not include lug nuts. Your 4 way lug wrench may work for the lugs, but we recommend low profile lug nuts and a thin wall lug wrench to minimize the chance of contact with the wheel causing scratches.
I've installed the M-2300-X Brembo brakes for 2000 Cobra R. Will these wheels (18x9) clear the calipers? My 95 GT has been lowered with Eibach Lowering Springs, Eibach sway bars, and adjustable Koni shocks all around.
Yes, being that the FR500 Style Solid Black Wheel is designed to fit that 2000 Cobra R, it will indeed fit your GT with those brakes.
These wheels and tires would cause rubbing issues on your 93 GT. You would need to look into doing custom fabrications to your car for this size to work.
You are able to get a 265 on the front and a 305 on the rear by making a custom mount and balance order.
The FR500 Style Solid Black Wheels for the 99-04 have the exact same specs as the wheels we sell for the 05-09. So the wheels your friend has should fit your Mustang.
No, these wheels are only made to fit the 94-04 model Mustangs.
The Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II 285/35-18's will not cause interference problems with the shocks on a 1999 GT.
The Staggered FR500 Style Gloss Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit are designed to work with Mustangs up to a 2.0" drop. As long as the vehicle is not lowered more than 2.0 inches, these wheels well not rub the fender. If the vehicle is lowered more than 2 inches, you may roll or pull the fenders for additional clearance.
The Staggered FR500 Style Gloss Black Wheel & NITTO Tire Kit - 18x9/10 (94-98 All) may have a different thread pattern than the 199-2004 Mustangs do. We sell staggered FR500 wheels for the 199 GT found here: FR500 Style Solid Black Wheel - 18x9 (94-04 All) item #28474G94 (www.americanmuscle.com/solidblack-fr500-18x9-9404.html) & FR500 Style Solid Black Wheel - 18x10 (94-04 All) item #28477 (www.americanmuscle.com/solidblack-fr500-18x10-9404.html). You can also put together a wheel kit that will include the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 Tire - 265/35-18 (94-04 All) item #76002 (www.americanmuscle.com/nitto-nt555-265-35-18.html) & NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 Tire - 285/35-18 (94-04 All) item #76003 (www.americanmuscle.com/nitto-nt555-285-35-18.html) as well!
Hi, I do not recommend using anything larger than a 305 on a 18x10, Since this Staggered FR500 Style Gloss Black Wheel & Sumitomo Tire Kit is premade it cant be changed but you can call in and order the wheels and tires you want and request to have them mounted and balanced. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html
Yes deep dish buddy...
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
|Manufacturer:||AmericanMuscle Wheels||Style:||FR500||Size:||18x9||Finish:||Solid Black||Placement:||Front and Rear||Centercap Size:||Large (2-1/2")|
|Back Spacing:||6.2" (157mm)||Offset:||+30mm (1.2")|
|Bolt Pattern:||5x4.5" (5x114.3mm)||Weight:||0|
|Material:||Aluminum||Lip Size :||N/A|
|Best Tire :||Included||Year/Model:||Fits all 1994-1998 GT, V6, and Cobra|