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Old 08-31-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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Need Advice on New Tires XK8!!

Hello, I just joined this board and hope someone can give me some advice. I just purchased a 97 XK8 and I need to replace the tires. I went to one place and they said the only choice I have is to get the standard 245 50 ZR 17 (in their case Michelin Pilot A/S). Does anyone have any advice on another size/tire rating etc? Would a 245 45 17 work? The reason I am asking is that the Pilots run $1,300.00 fully installed and seems a bit steep....any advice would be appreciated.

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Check the link

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Old 08-31-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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Any advice on using 245 45 17 size?

Does anyone use any other size other than the standard 250 45 17? thanks

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Re: Any advice on using 245 45 17 size?

I think if you go with a lower aspect ratio you are supposed to go with a larger wheel diameter. So if you want a /45 tire it should be on an 18inch wheel. The best price is probably to stick with the original spec and just shop around for the best deal. BTW, I put the Michelins on my old XK8 and was happy with them.
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Re: Re: Any advice on using 245 45 17 size?

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I think if you go with a lower aspect ratio you are supposed to go with a larger wheel diameter. So if you want a /45 tire it should be on an 18inch wheel. The best price is probably to stick with the original spec and just shop around for the best deal. BTW, I put the Michelins on my old XK8 and was happy with them.
I can't thank you enough for the advice.

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Old 09-03-2005, 08:58 PM   #6
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Our recently purchased 2000 XK8 has BFGoodrich Comp T/A P245/50R17s. The originals were Pirelli P245/50ZR17's. Guess the dealer didn't want to put out the big bucks for those.

The Goodrichs seem to relatively quiet for their size, but I have nothing to judge them against.
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:24 PM   #7
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Our recently purchased 2000 XK8 has BFGoodrich Comp T/A P245/50R17s. The originals were Pirelli P245/50ZR17's. Guess the dealer didn't want to put out the big bucks for those.

The Goodrichs seem to relatively quiet for their size, but I have nothing to judge them against.
Thanks for the info. I have not purchased anything yet so I'll check them out...how is the traction?

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Thanks for the info. I have not purchased anything yet so I'll check them out...how is the traction?

George
Sofar good but the snow hasn't started to fly, that will be the test. We have the traction control which will help if my foot gets too heavy. Fortunately I'm retired and it isn't needed for a daily driver so if the roads are lousy we will keep the Jag in the garage and use the van.

Check "epinions" for tire reviews. I did a quick search and they have 1116 results for tires. That is a bunch of reading but possibly what your looking for.

Good luck.......
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