Well, would appreciate your expert advice on the following:
My original front shocks are worn. The upper rubber bushes are disintegrating
The original rear SLS system switched to red Koni shocks + coils vey long ago at a Jag dealer and they still look in good shape, since the mileage they have run is pretty low. So the rear end is fine.
I have been offered a pair of adjustable Koni 26-1596 for the front (fits the X300) at a good bid ....but....on the Koni Jaguar chart, for the XJ40 there is the #26-1361 as standard and the # 26-1592 for Sport and XJR models.
My late XJ40 from April 1993 VIN 676704 features the factory Sports Handling Pack (you know...Lower stance, beefy 8*16 lattice, Limited slip differential, Harder steering etc....), so my concern is if i can put the given #26-1596 to replace of the original (green color sport shocks).
Is there really any physical difference between a 26-1596 (designed for X-300) and those designed for the XJ40, considering mine is a late " airbagged - battery in the boot" model, supposed to share some items with the upcoming X300 ??
I just don't want to buy them without knowing if they will fit trouble free. Someone also told me that any new schock regardless of the brand would be a hell of a difference compared to the ones i do have now. I insist, the rear axle has adjustable red Konis fitted back since 2003.
As always, very grateful in advance for your contributions.