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New technical note: Tyre types and sizes for the Jaguar XJS and XJ saloon

We often get asked which modern tyres are best for the Jaguar XJS and XJ saloon, so we’ve written a new technical note on the subject for our website.

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Many XJS owners try very hard to source the tyres originally specified by Jaguar in the handbook, however, in our experience, we find that fitting a modern equivalent can greatly improve the handling. No need to pay over the odds for big name brands either! Find out more about our recommendations here:



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  1. john grieves-
    April 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I was hoping you could help in recommending new modern tyres.
    I have a 1984 3.6 XJ-SC which currently has Pirelli P4000s 215/70 R15 97V which are no longer available. I have asked a number of local tyre centres who steer me towards vintage/classic car tyres which are very expensive.
    Any help appreciated.

  2. Chris Knowles-
    April 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Damn – I thought my article answered that sort of question! 🙂 We recommend – and fit to all our restored cars – Falken ZE 225 60 15 tyres which are technically very good, and are not expensive. If you want a more well-known brand then Continental Premium Contact 2 is a decent tyre in this size. The slight reduction in tyre width is more than made up for in better adhesion and contact patch.

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