97 xk8 rims on x300 - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum


XJ XJ6 / XJR6 ( X300 ) 1995-1997

97 xk8 rims on x300

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-21-2012, 03:56 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 137
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default 97 xk8 rims on x300

hello,

just wondering if 97+ xk8 17" rims fit the x300?

similar to these:



would they look good on a VDP or out of place?

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-21-2012, 09:02 PM
zej zej is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 40
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Default

They should fit fine, as long as you're careful with overall diameter of the tyres. Be aware that the X300 front end is quite different to the X308 and was really designed around the 390mm and 15-16inch wheels. I find that anything much wider than 235mm (such as the standard XJR setup!) tends to flummox the directional stability of the steering, especially on rough surfaces. I went from 255/45/17 to 225/60/16 on XJ8 wheels for my XJR.

The other thing to know is that the front hub of the X300 won't quite clear the hubcap on many of the post '97 wheels. I simply snapped the plastic clips off the hubcap and used an extra thick layer of silicone to hold it on. Or you could take a grinder to the hub...


For what it's worth, I think they'd look great on a sedan - similar to the XJS's GKN "Starfish" alloys on an XJ Series III.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zej For This Useful Post:
97x306 (10-22-2012)
  #3  
Old 10-22-2012, 04:57 AM
Cadillac's Avatar
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Planetarium
Posts: 11,258
Thanked 552 Times in 401 Posts
Default

We have a member in XJ40 Forums with exact wheels .Well, I used X300 rims on my XJ40 too . They should fit but why not try XJR wheels ?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Cadillac For This Useful Post:
97x306 (10-22-2012)
  #4  
Old 10-22-2012, 07:12 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: FARMINGTON, MI
Posts: 189
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Default

They fit, I have them on my '96 XJR.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to OWRltd For This Useful Post:
97x306 (10-22-2012), GGG (10-22-2012)
  #5  
Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM
GGG's Avatar
GGG GGG is online now
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 92,590
Thanked 7,264 Times in 6,209 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OWRltd View Post
They fit, I have them on my '96 XJR.
That definitely beats all the theory.

Graham
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-22-2012, 07:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Richmond, BC, Canada
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Mine 1995 VDP look great with werry same rims which are on above XK8, 17", with Pirelly 245/50/17, there is just slight skrach of tyre on plastic inliner when I backup a car in sharp turn. Car fill's more the road in all sanses, not to mention that stability is perfect, car literary stick to the road.
I'm sorry that I'm not able to back up withmine image.
Go for it, you will like it!
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alternative to X308? Forcedair1 XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 33 11-21-2016 04:00 AM
FS[SouthEast]: X300 XJR engine & misc parts knightofgold PRIVATE For Sale / Trade or Buy Classifieds 11 02-11-2016 07:03 PM
Good deal for used tire/rims? FabCat XJ XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR ( X350 & X358 ) 0 09-23-2015 09:42 AM
good deal for rims/tires? FabCat Wheels / Tires, Suspension & handling 0 09-22-2015 02:26 PM
72 Spoke Rims DrTripp XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 2 09-09-2015 11:17 PM


Tags
97, fit, hub, jaguar, wheels, wider, xj40, xj8, xjr, xjs, xk8


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 PM.


JAGUAR and its logo are the registered trademarks of Jaguar Cars Limited. Jaguar Cars Limited is not affiliated with JaguarForums.com.