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XJR handles terrible.

Old 10-11-2018, 05:36 PM
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My last set of tires on my XJR were Potenza and they tram-lined all over the damn place. I hated those tires.

Got a set of pirellis on it now and it drives night-and-day better...
Old 10-12-2018, 10:10 AM
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Thats no where close to a good alignment and not in spec. The toe out lf will bald that tire inside, the camber spread left to right in front is way to far apart. I dont like more than .5* spread to combat road crown. Since you are right had drive i would assume the crown is to the left since you drive on taht side. But not that much. That makes the car go left and in the rear the camber bias is making the rear of the car wag the tail to the left. The rear shock bushing that affect the camber in the rear is the foam spring isolaters which go away with time and mileage. I would replace those and the upper shock mounts and this will raise the ride hieght back to normal and correct camber. Then the front camber needs to be reduced on the lf and or increased rf. Then set the toe in front. And on a older car and with the issues you are feeling i would definitly be pushing out on the inside of both front tires while looking at the toe to see how much deflection and play is in the front suspension. You drive to work on a road that will take out the play from road force and cause toe out and wander. You dont drive on the stationary alignment machine and you need to look at what YOUR cars suspension will be doing WHILE DRIVING and this is how you can tell. Want to see exactly what im talking about look up mercedes benz alignment and pressor bar. Really applies to all cars not just a benz
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