Well, then the 17x8 should fit as long as the offset isn't something crazy.
I had to go back and look at yours, and man does it look nice with that offset! Almost makes me wanna do a spacer, but I'd rather have more thread contact on the lugs than a better stance. I could get new wheels with that offset, but I don't wanna spend that much.
Looking through for pics of Balto, I saw you made a thread about a brake upgrade. You ever go through with it?
Believe me, these cars have a habit of growing on their owners. Your feelings will only strengthen over time...