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17" wheel options on a 1994 XJ12?

XJ6Paul
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17" wheel options on a 1994 XJ12?

Postby XJ6Paul » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:57 pm

I was considering putting a set of the 17" XJR6 wheels (like the one pictured) on my 1994 XJ12. I've seen photos of them on XJ40s, including Naki's, and always thought they looked excellent. It seems there is no question that they fit XJ40s, but I've read on another site that they won't fit the XJ12/XJ81 due to the larger front discs and calipers.

Anyone have experience with putting these on an XJ12? Or other 17" wheels options that would work without modification or spacers? I also considered the 18" Asteroids or Pentas from the later XJR models, but I don't think I want to go to an 18" wheel.


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Re: 17" wheel options on a 1994 XJ12?

Postby naki_k » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:20 am

I always though thoscwherl suits the 40 better than the X300. As it’s quite a blocky/ boxy design.
Suits the 40 perfectly.

I can’t see how fitting a 17” wheel would fowl the V12 brakes, since a 16” fits?
I have not tried it though.
Surely the 16” Lattice wheels is the time honoured favourite/ original XJ12 wheel. If you can find a set!
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Re: 17" wheel options on a 1994 XJ12?

Postby XJ6Paul » Thu May 03, 2018 5:56 pm

naki_k wrote:I always though thoscwherl suits the 40 better than the X300. As it’s quite a blocky/ boxy design.
Suits the 40 perfectly.

I can’t see how fitting a 17” wheel would fowl the V12 brakes, since a 16” fits?
I have not tried it though.
Surely the 16” Lattice wheels is the time honoured favourite/ original XJ12 wheel. If you can find a set!


naki, It didn't make sense to me either that the XJR wheels would fit a 40 but not the XJ12. After some more research, I seem to have confirmed the XJR wheels will fit on the XJ12 without any mods.

My XJ12 is black and came with 16 x 7.5 lattice wheels. I do love this wheel style and searched endlessly for a set for my SIII and never found any 16". However, I'm really tempted to go to the 17" XJR wheels on my XJ12 after seeing the photos of your black cat wearing them. I would definitely hold on to the lattice wheels though. Decisions, decisions.

I see the 1995-97 XJR with these wheels came with 225/45/17 tires. Do you recall the tire size on yours?
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Re: 17" wheel options on a 1994 XJ12?

Postby naki_k » Fri May 04, 2018 12:01 am

The good thing about wheels, is there is no limit to how often you can change then. Like you change your shoes. So it doesn’t have to be a final decision.

255/45/17 is the original tyre size (not 225), on the XJR6 wheels. But there are a number of different sizes that will fit.
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97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
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Re: 17" wheel options on a 1994 XJ12?

Postby Jaguarsport » Fri May 04, 2018 1:45 pm

I think it's the XJS 15" rims that don't fit the Forty isn't it, and interfere with the calipers, because they have inboard rear brakes?
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Re: 17" wheel options on a 1994 XJ12?

Postby pimgmx » Fri May 04, 2018 2:16 pm

Jaguarsport wrote:I think it's the XJS 15" rims

Those, plus the late Pepperpots iirc.

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