I got hold of Don Kane VP USA for Team Dynamics,
My favorite the Cosmos style is not coming back and so is the tooling is history. I paid about $200 per rim and they were light, strong and true. (and in my case easy to keep clean since they only have 5 spokes)
Team D currently has a 17 x7 in "pro race1" style
Bottom 2 lines of chart below are pre-production best guesses.
|7.0 x 17||30/35mm||98 - 120||4/5||8kg - 17lb|
|7.0 x 17||40/45/50mm||98 - 120||4/5||8kg - 17lb|
|7.5 x 17||45 mm||SHO||5||17 lbs|
|8.0 x 17||35 mm?||SHO||5||19.x|
Don told me they will make a 17 x 7.5" and a 17 x 8" for us (in the correct offset) for $150, $165 each which is a great price.
Right now the wheels come in white, Anthracite (black) and primer. A natural would be nice. it is a 12 spoke design which sucks for cleaning break dust but the price is great.
Don gave me these weights,
17 x 7.0 16.17 lbs
17 x 7.5 - less than 17 lbs
17 x 8.0 - less than 20 lbs.
OE 16 x 6.5 ford rim 18.8 lbs. So you may be able to run 17 x 8.0 for one pound more than the OE rim.
Don is willing to work with us to figure out the correct offset for 17 x 8" which would be great for 245/45 ZR17 tires but I think may be too much rim/tire for the car. ( 45 mm less 1/2" ~ 32 mm offset?)
Don's phone # in CA is 888-384-7779. Please tell him V8SHO sent you.
This may be a limited production, and last chance to get light weight strong rims for our SHOs at anything near this price.