[xj-s] 16,17 or 6to4?

hello all, I am currently running 17x8 XJR wheels with
P245/45R-17 tires. they do handle great,but I get an extreme
amount of feedback from the road surface.not like that
smooooth ride I had from the factory 15’s. what is your
opinion of going to a 16 inch wheel?

part deux: seen any nice GM style wheels on a Jag lately? I
don’t mind a little machine work for the sake of a eye-
catching wheel.

Robin–
Robin Johnson 1986 XJS Owner
Orlando Florida, United States
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Some 16s with a more reasonable aspect ratio such as “60 series” would
probably make a world of difference.

I’ve considered going to 16s on my XJR for that very reason. I probably
won’t, but I’ve thought about it ! Low profile tires are not all they’re
cracked up to be.

Doug Dwyer
Longview Washington USA
1995 XJR

hello all, I am currently running 17x8 XJR wheels with
P245/45R-17 tires. they do handle great,but I get an extreme
amount of feedback from the road surface.not like that
smooooth ride I had from the factory 15’s. what is your
opinion of going to a 16 inch wheel?

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In reply to a message from Doug Dwyer sent Thu 22 Nov 2007:

Robin…it would seem that the 17’’ rim/tire combo is about where
this issue rears its head. 18’’ wheels are worse. I have limited the
amount of tramlining by changing the front subframe mounts to
aluminum and by eliminating about 3/4’s of the flex in the rear
radius arms. The shorter side wall seems to transfer more
road ‘‘feel’’ to the steering wheel and accentuates any wear in the
rubber suspesnion pieces. I run the same xjr rims as yourself.–
Rob Wade
Windsor Ontario, Canada
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In reply to a message from XJSRobin sent Thu 22 Nov 2007:

Under no circumstances EVER buy 18’’ wheel for your XJS. I
have regretted it since the day I bought mine, there just
isnt enough sidewall ( with my tires at least) for a
comfortable ride. I am seriously considering replacing mine
with something in a 17’’ or 16’’ so if anyone wants to live
dangerously and try some 18’’'s let me know, heck I might
just sell you the whole car.–
The original message included these comments:

hello all, I am currently running 17x8 XJR wheels with
P245/45R-17 tires. they do handle great,but I get an extreme
amount of feedback from the road surface.not like that
smooooth ride I had from the factory 15’s. what is your
opinion of going to a 16 inch wheel?


Donald Woodcock
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In reply to a message from XJSRobin sent Thu 22 Nov 2007:

Robin,
Told you so!!! But I like the musical reference a lot.–
equiprx
Pacifica, CA, United States
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