Anyone here with a Mk VII , VIII or IX?

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#1 Anyone here with a Mk VII , VIII or IX?

Post by christopher storey » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:52 pm

A friend has just bought a very nice early Mark VII and is considering a change to radial tyres. Is there anyone here with experience of the effects of this and/or which tyres to choose . The wheels are probably the standard early ones i.e. 5 inch wide rather than 5.5 inch

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Post by Heuer » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:58 pm

Ring Dougal at Longstone Tyres - he can tell you all you need to know in an honest and informative way. He also has a lot of experience with old Jaguars.
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Post by wol916 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:29 pm

When I was younger I ran a 1100 MK1 Capri for a while, this had radial tyres. I can honestly say that it was the most fun I have ever had in a low powered car, so much so that when they wore out I replaced with identical tyres.
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Post by Kalle Borg » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:35 pm

I have a Mk7 "M" with new Dunlop radial tyres. I drive this car a lot. I know that radial tyres has a bad reputation, but I think that is mostly because people experiense aged tyres only.

The handling is very good. The car looks very good. You can drive with a slight skid without loosing grip.

On the negative side: You will always notice when driving across the white lines on the road,and on any joint of the asphalt. If the front suspension angles are not correctly set, the tyres will be ruined very fast.

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