I have a 1992 XJR-S with standard fitment 8J x 16 inch wheels, staggered fitting, so same rim size but front offset 19mm, rear offset 33mm. Jag spec tyres are 225/50 front and 245/55 rear, I’ve already gone up a plus size in width on the tyres, but there isn’t much choice for my next set of tyres if I stick with 16 inch rims. I already have stiff suspension upgrades, so anything above 18 inch would be just cosmetic, and only benefit the back specialist I would need to visit.
There are a number of different 17" and 18" wheel options from the later XK8s, or even Aston Martins, but what is going to fit, and give me the best tyre options? I’m leaning towards 17" rims but only see 33mm offset as an option. The 19mm offset on the front wheel is specific to the XJR-S, and also requires a 12mm spacer on the rack to limit the steering lock (as if the standard turning circle wasn’t barge like already). If I have the inside/outside offset correct in my head I would need a 14mm spacer. Probably still 8J on the front, but 8.5J or 9J on the rear?
Thanks for any ideas.