Your vehicle has unique wheels matched to the tires. These wheels are more susceptible to damage due to their diameter, width and low profile tires.
To avoid damage to your wheels:
- Maintain proper tire pressure (see Tires in this supplement).
- When installing wheels, always torque lug nuts to specification with a torque wrench.
- Inspect your wheels for damage on a regular basis. If a wheel is damaged, replace it immediately.
- In the event that you encounter an abnormally harsh impact, inspect the outer diameter of your wheels, both inside and out, for damage.
Use Motorcraft™ Wheel and Tire Cleaner to maintain your wheels. See your Owner’s Manual for information on other cleaning products and vehicle care.
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
When you install a wheel, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel. Make sure to secure any fasteners that attach the rotor to the hub so they do not interfere with the mounting surfaces of the wheel. Installing wheels without correct metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while your vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss of vehicle control, personal injury or death.|
Retighten the lug nuts to the specified torque at
500 mi (800 km) after any wheel disturbance (tire rotation, changing a flat tire or wheel removal).
|Lug nut size
|M14 x 1.5
||150 ± 15 (200 ± 20)
*Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners.
Carbon Fiber Wheels (If Equipped)
Carbon fiber wheels offer significant weight savings, while maintaining the structural integrity of aluminum or steel wheels. These wheels have been specifically designed for your vehicle, and are not recommended for use on other vehicles or Mustang variants. Due care should be taken when mounting and balancing new tires to avoid damage. Ford Performance recommends only using your Ford authorized dealer for service.
The front carbon fiber wheels have a thermal barrier coating on the back of the spokes and on the inner rim barrel. The coating works best when clean. Maintain these areas with Motorcraft Tire and Wheel Cleaner and warm soapy water.