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Hi Everyone

I am a new member. I have just purchased a 2016 XJ.

While I am very pleased with the car.The ride is not quite a smooth as I thought it was going to be. Seems to pick up all the road imperfections and is a little  bit annoying.  It is running on 19inch rims and I was wondering if replacing them with 18 would make a difference.

Any advice  appreciated


Kind regards




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Hi Peter, and welcome to the club.

I have heard that smaller rims can give a better ride, such as 18" rims rather than 19" on an s type.  What you have said does seem to to fit in with what others have done.

Certainly I have a very smooth ride on my s type with 18" rims  --  the s type is a fairly big car!




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Hi old peter

thank you for your comments. I might give it a go. Rims for the Xj are quite pricy. So may have to wait a few weeks. Someone did mention to me that I should check the lower bushes. Have you heard of that and are they something I could check 

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Hi Peter, 

I am not a mechanic,  and getting a bit too old to get underneath cars any more  --  I have a good mobile mechanic who has looked after my cars for the last 18 years.

If you are doing the wheel replacement yourself it is always wise to look at other parts as well.



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