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This is not a posting about wheels in general. I'm wondering what available 17x8 wheels have people found for S40/V50? I was dead set on Pegasus (as some of you probably know), but then I'm having second thoughts based on the 5 pound per wheel increase (above the 22 pound Sculptors I presently have). This is a performance upgrade, to go with wider wheels and wider tires. Looks not so important. I know that this weight issue has been discussed already. I'm not worried about the car not surviving or being stressed. Probably 27 pounds is no big deal in general, but under more intense driving conditions it probably does make a handling difference.<p>So far I know of<p>Volvo's own Pegasus, 46 mm offset, 26 or 27 pounds<br>Ronal R41, 42 mm offset, 22 pounds<br>OZ Titan, 40 mm offset, 23.4 pounds (tirerack)<p>Any others???<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by bassman at 2:46 PM 3-31-2006</i>
 

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I'll add to the list, having searched tirerack again for S60 T5.<p><br>Volvo's own Pegasus, 46 mm offset, 26 or 27 pounds<br>Ronal R41, 42 mm offset, 22 pounds<br>OZ Titan, 40 mm offset, 23.4 pounds (tirerack)<br>OZ Tribe Evo, 46 mm offset, 28 pounds<br>Mille Miglia EV-S, 40 mm offset, 28.5 pounds<p><br>I was planning to keep the Sculptors with stock tires for winter use (easy to change the whole setup, maybe getting an alignment each time I change). Also, I'm nervous that somehow the new setup won't feel good, so I wanted to keep the old setup for at least a short time. If I change my mind, I'll remember you asked!<p><br>
 

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centerline has 17 x 7 rpms that weigh in at 13 lbs!!!! however centerline won't certify that these wheels will be strong enough for our cars 3200 + lbs , these are for sub 3000 lb cars. I know from expiriance, I have 13 lb 17 x 7 centerlines for my other car, you WILL notice a differance by going to a much lighter wheel. wish my V50 was "light" enough for them ,
 

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I tried Centerline. They do have 17x7, but unfortately no 17x8. At this point, I'm looking at Evolve R5 (17x7.5 with 42 mm offset, 18 pounds) or Ronal R41 (17x8 with 42 mm offset, 22 pounds). Shuk has a 17x7.5 2-piece wheel with 45 mm offset that's 18.5 pounds.<p>Does anyone know anything about Shuk? What about 2-piece wheels versus 1-piece?<p><br>17x8 because it's *that* much better handling with 225/40/18.<p>18 pounds on the R5 is awfully nice, though.<p>I wish the aftermarket place would not be focused on generic wheels to fit lots of cars (Ronal's R41 is like this). So their offsets are 42 mm, which might be nice to fit an S60, but not quite so good for S40. One moral of the story: finding aftermarket wheels for relatively new Volvo cars is not easy!<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bassman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> finding aftermarket wheels for relatively new Volvo cars is not easy!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>sure it is, iforged, hre, ccw, etc. sometimes you have to pay for what you really want.
 

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Thanks for the options. I've done my fair share of internet searching, but somehow didn't find all of these.<p>I looked on these websites. Only iforged has 17 inch, and they're expensive (as you predicted!!!).<p>CCW and HRE only have 18 inches or more generally speaking, and they're expensive (as you predicted!!!).<p>I'll go with something from what's available now. I can always try something else later on.<p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bassman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the options. I've done my fair share of internet searching, but somehow didn't find all of these.<p>I looked on these websites. Only iforged has 17 inch, and they're expensive (as you predicted!!!).<p>CCW and HRE only have 18 inches or more generally speaking, and they're expensive (as you predicted!!!).<p>I'll go with something from what's available now. I can always try something else later on.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are right they are very expensive, although CCW and HRE do not list 17's they will make them for you, if you have the $$ of course. I have a friend with 17x8 CCW's on a neon srt-4.<br>
 

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Re: Calling all available 17x8 wheels! (bassman)

Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 17x8 ET40<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swededemon.com/images/S70/prorace/6.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Can be made to fit the S40 also, just provide the sizes you want for bolt pattern and hub ring.
 

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Re: Calling all available 17x8 wheels! (Johann)

Wow, thanks. I contacted them, and the ProRace 1.2 wheel does seem to come in 17x8 with 48 mm (or 45 mm) offset. It can be custom made, even hubcentric apparently. Also, apparently the 17x8 is 18 pounds, although they are going to measure one to be sure. Reasonable cost, just mostly a lead time issue.<p>It isn't the 5-spoke sporty wheel look that I like, but it does look sporty anyway (not like the Sentinel wheel from Volvo, which is elegant but not that sporty). This seems to be the only wheel they have at the higher offset.<p>What's with Team Dynamics? Is this a reputable company? This is apparently a 1-piece cast wheel, not forged.<br>
 

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I have a set of 15 x7 Team Dynamics Pro Race 1's on my Neon Autocross car. (13lbs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">) I know several other autocrossers that use them as well. The neon is a light car (about 2300-2400lbs) so I dont know about the TD wheels under heavier loads, but I'd guess if they can handle autocrossing they will be ok. Personally I'm very happy with my wheels from Team Dynamics and would buy from them again. Just my experience.
 

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Thanks, folks. A friend of mine said HIS friends also use Team Dynamics wheels for racing (and street), and are quite happy. I already ordered 18.5 pound 17x7.5 Shuk W22 with 45 mm offset, and will try it out for a while. I'm expecting to be really happy with it. Maybe if I get ambitious or curious, I'll try out a 17x7.5 or 17x8 really light T.D. wheel with offset of 48 mm. <p>T.D. has the advantage of being potentially even lighter (although 18.5 pounds is pretty darn light), and of getting to my ideal 48 or higher mm offset (closer to stock 52.5), and of bore hubcentricity, where they can make the exactly right hub instead of using a hubcentric ring (like Shuk and Evolve and Ronal and practically every other aftermarket wheel).<p>Thanks again, folks. T.D. looks to be an excellent vendor as another option for our car!<p><br>(by the way, 48 mm offset runs more risk of rubbing inside with 225/45/17, but I would take a slight degradation of turning radius for a better matched scrub radius)<p>(still, perhaps the 45 mm offset might have a slight advantage because it increases the track ever so slightly more)<p>(probably I won't notice any difference in the steering!!!)<p><br>
 
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