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For over 50 years, the Ford Mustang has grabbed the attention of sports car enthusiasts for its aerodynamic body build, impressive horsepower ranges and hair-raising top speeds. Since debuting in 1964, these revolutionary performance vehicles have defined what it means to have a true racing appearance with sleek exterior color options, shining chrome accents and a history of innovation between each model release. Regardless if you are drawn to Mustang models of the 1960s or use a sixth-generation vehicle as a daily driver, it is impossible to imagine a Ford Mustang without a set of style wheels.
When drivers spot a “pony” emblem, they immediately notice the vintage or modern racing trims along the outside of your favorite ride. Your wheel choice establishes the look of your Mustang, and sizes, shapes and arrangement settings contribute to the overall smoothness and control from the cabin. If your stock wheels have seen better days or you want to create a custom appearance for your 1964-2016 Mustang, Top Flight Automotive is your one-stop shop for aftermarket parts and accessories.
Why Replace Mustang Wheels?
The wheels are some of the most important components of your Ford Mustang. They allow vehicle movement and let you enjoy the horsepower under the hood. Now that select models are over 50 years old, it is necessary to inspect stock wheels and tires for proper performance and safety.
If you notice cosmetic damage along the outer part of your factory wheels, you may experience unwanted vibrations, flat tires and poor steering capabilities. Luckily, Top Flight Automotive supplies aftermarket reproductions of iconic wheel styles from first-generation Shelby models to re-creations of famous builds such as Bullitt and Cobra designs. Swapping out the wheels on your Mustang becomes easier when understanding the evolution of Ford’s materials and sizing.
History of the Ford Mustang’s Wheel Designs
During the 1960s and early 1970s, Ford wanted to create durable wheel assemblies for Shelby and Mustang II body styles. The first and second Mustang generations used steel wheel materials, which were an industry standard at the time. These configurations were heavy and difficult to bend, but affordable options for Ford to mass-produce.
First-generation Shelby Mustangs are famous for large and elongated exterior features, so steel wheel construction was effective in supporting the weight of the vehicle. To create a lowered appearance, these classic muscle cars showcased small wheel dimensions with stock setups selling with 14- and 15-inch diameters. By installing small steel wheels on early Mustangs, Ford was successful in producing vehicles with quick acceleration times and a lowered center of gravity.
Generally, Ford listened to consumers and sports car fans when engineering the third-generation Mustang. With gas prices rising in the late 1970s, drivers wanted lightweight, compact vehicles with improvements behind fuel-efficiency and performance. The automotive company transitioned to aluminum and alloy materials beginning with the Fox Body Mustang and continues to use these today.
Over time, Ford production runs started to give consumers options for wheel dimensions. From the 1990s on, the standard for Mustang wheels is typically 17- to 18-inches for stability, traction control and an aggressive appearance. If you need assistance with selecting wheels for your Mustang, Top Flight Automotive sales representatives are available during normal business hours to steer you in the right direction!
Ford Mustang Aftermarket Wheels
As one of the largest suppliers of Mustang parts anywhere, Top Flight Automotive wants to help keep your classic or modern vehicle on the road for generations to com. All Ford Mustangs offer a thrilling behind-the-wheel experience, but you require a team of knowledgeable experts to guide you through large and small restoration projects. By browsing our online store, you can discover our collection of reproduction wheels engineered to meet or exceed the original specifications of the Ford factory.
Some of our most popular wheel styles and accessories include:
- 1964-1973 Legendary Wheels
- 1965-1967 Steel Chrome Wheels
- 1965-1973 Magnum Wheels
- 1979-2004 Bullitt Wheels
- 1979-2004 Cobra R Wheels
- 1979-2004 FR500 Wheels
- 1979-2004 Saleen Wheels
- 2005-2016 Style Replica Wheels
- Accent center caps
- Wheel parts
- Tire pressure sensors
- And more
Legendary Mustang Wheels
Are you a proud owner of a first-generation Shelby Mustang? If your collector car needs new wheels, consider placing an order for Legendary aluminum alloy upgrades for your GT350 or GT500 model. In the past, it was difficult to find replacement wheels for vintage Mustangs out of production, but Legendary selections help you increase wheel sizes with five-spoke and 10-spoke styles.
Legendary wheels arrive with gloss black, clear coat or charcoal accents for an all-new look to your vintage Mustang. Choose between GT5, GT6, GT7 and Magstar II patterns with the 5×4.5-inch bolt pattern.
Steel Chrome Mustang Wheels
Top Flight Automotive supplies aftermarket steel wheels for restoration projects on a strict budget. Ideal for 1965-1967 model years, steel chrome wheels are crafted in the United States and look just like originals for award shows, competitions and daily cruising. These wheels give you an identical feel to stock wheels of the 1960s but are available with mocha silver and charcoal silver finishes.
Ford Mustang Bullitt Style Wheels
Bullitt style wheels at Top Flight Automotive are an exciting upgrade for third- and fourth-generation Mustangs. These fan-favorite designs give your Mustang a staggered appearance with 17- and 18-inch options on our online store. Inspired by the 1968 film Bullitt, you can place an order for anthracite machined lip, black machined lip and chrome finishes for your 1979-2004 Mustang.
Bullitt wheels feature a lifetime structural warranty, and you can purchase them individually or as a complete set. Click on any of our aftermarket wheel listings for additional information about sizing, bolt patterns, offsets and more.
2015 Mustang Style Replica Wheels
Bring styles of the sixth-generation era to your 2005-2014 Mustang with Style Replica wheels in a bright chrome finish. Fans of Mustang vehicles can transfer 10-spoke patterns of recent releases to older models with reproduction rims based on 2015 designs. Replica Style wheels are great for applying current racing trends to Ford muscle cars no longer in production.
Shop Top Flight Automotive for Aftermarket Mustang Wheels
Top Flight Automotive is proud to be a part of the Extra Mile Brands family of companies serving the Mustang community for over 40 years. All of our professionals are knowledgeable regarding all six Mustang generations, and our inventory is always expanding with new interior, exterior and performance parts for your vehicle. Supporting years of restoration, style and performance, no one caters to Ford muscle cars of the past and present quite like Top Flight Automotive.
When driving a Ford Mustang, you are cherishing a piece of American history, and it is important to keep vehicle in pristine condition for collector and resale value. By speaking to one of our sales representatives, we can guide you to compatible wheels, rims, tires and more that match your personality and driving applications. For more information about Mustang wheels or to place an order, contact Top Flight Automotive today.