Spring is almost here and that means it’s time for a rim refresh. Each generation of the Ford Mustang has a particular wheel that just seems to fit perfectly with the car’s design. With that in mind, we’ve laid out the top 5 wheels you should consider throwing on your 1979-2014 Mustang this Spring.
AMRs (1994-2014 Mustangs) – A drift inspired design that’s been an instant classic for the S197 Mustangs also puts a fresh spin on the older SN95 cars. The thinner, multi-spoke build of this wheel represents the new school identity many Mustang wheels have taken on, but at the same time, they maintain enough of a resemblance to those worn by the more classic ponycars that they work equally well on older 1994-2004 Mustangs. For SN drivers, AMRs give you a new, distinct way to stand out from the rest of the customized car crowd while for the S197 guys, AMRs provide the go-to look that borderlines perfection when paired with the sleek lines of the 2005-2014 Mustangs. Check our StangTV’s Project Wild E. Coyote sporting AMRs below:
Forgestar CF5V (2005-2014) – Forgestar has produced a hard-core, cutting-edge wheel in the CF5V. The split five-spoke design creates a V–vindictive of many newer designs–with a serious concave look to the wheel’s center. The overall look is said to resemble that of some European designs, but with the concave center and extended spokes, these wheels really give the S197s a downright sinister look.
FR500 (1994-2014) – FR500s are the epitome of modern style meeting the classic appearance of the SN95. With the strong, distinctive lining of the SN Mustangs, it takes a strong and equally unique wheel to match. That’s exactly what you have in the FR500s–a sleek, even modern inspired Y spoke with a deeply sunk center that gives off an aggressive theme, one that you’d expect from such a popular wheel.
Pony Wheels (1979-2004) – If it’s true what they say and nothin’ beats the classics, then the Pony wheel is the top dog in the Mustang world. The iconic look and feel that Pony wheels bring to the Fox Body Mustangs makes them a perfect combination, one as synonymous as the Bullitt Mustang is to Steve McQueen. They also look great on the later 1994-2004 SN cars–they add a throwback exterior styling element that you rarely see on that body style.
Bullitt Style Wheels (1987-2014) – Perhaps the only type of wheel more known for being authentically “Mustang” than the pony wheel are a set of Bullitts. This design was made famous by the legendary 1968 film Bullitt in which a ’68 GT was outfitted with a set of these wheels and a Highland Green paint job, thus birthing the Bullitt Mustang we all know and love today. The wheels go so well with the SN95 body style that they came standard on many 1999-2004 Mustang GTs from the factory and have sparked numerous renditions of the classic 1968 Mustang that originally featured the wheels, the most recent being Ford’s 2009 Bullitt remake.