Mustang Wheels to Fit your Budget
Mustang wheels are among the most distinctive parts of any Mustang vehicle. Ford's Mustang is a sleek, stylish car that has class and sophistication in its aesthetic, and selecting the appropriate wheels for the vehicle is crucial in order to maintain the cool look and appearance of the vehicle. If you are looking to purchase new rims, tires or wheels for your Mustang, you should first consider your budget. This will help you to determine the total price of wheels that you're willing and able to afford. You can then compare different brands and specs for a sense of which wheels meet your needs and desires the most. Read on for a brief overview of some of the most popular Mustang wheels, broken down according to the budget and price.
While Mustang wheels are available for less than $200 each, it's generally advised that you stay away from these products. In all likelihood, the wheels that are already on your Mustang and which come directly from the manufacturer are quite a bit nicer than these wheels anyway. However, many people do opt to keep a backup set of wheels that are of lower quality, just in case they are necessary as replacements. The OEM Mustang wheel that falls into this category is a good example of a functional but unattractive wheel that has no personality or style. The wheel is also much smaller than most others, sitting at 15 inches across. Other wheels, like the FR500, sacrifice some stability for a slightly more attractive image.
In the middle range of wheel prices for Mustangs, you can find a wider array of more attractive options. These include chrome wheels that have a better shine to them than cheaper wheelwells will. The Bullit Deep Dish wheels are a great value, priced at around $250 each, if you're looking for a flashy set of wheels. Unfortunately, these don't have the same structural stability of more expensive wheels. On the higher end of this spectrum, Roush Mustang chrome wheels are even more stylish and also providea better stability.
Wheels that are above $500 each are generally considered to be very good choices for a Mustang. Unfortunately, this doesn't fit into many budgets. However, if you own a Mustang already, it's likely that the cost of the vehicle so far outweighs the cost of these wheels that you're more likely to be able to afford them. Black chrome wheels like the Saleen Cobras are large (18 inches across), sturdy, and able to keep up with the performance demands of the Mustang with ease. These retail for around $1200 apiece. The most expensive wheels, generally priced over $1500 each, are made from aluminum, which is durable and light. However, these wheels are oftentimes overrated in terms of their quality of performance, and you may find that the difference between $500 wheels and $1500 wheels is not substantial.