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I have a 1991 Jaguar XJ6 with a Pirelli P4000 tyre size 225/65

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I have a 1991 Jaguar XJ6 with a Pirelli P4000 tyre size 225/65 ZR15 99W but can no longer obtain these tyres. What is the alternative please as I do not want to scrap a nice car because of this.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Jaguar
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am prepared to wait as I need an answer. I am sure there are many Jaguar Xj6 cars of this year about fitted with this particular tyre,so this has to be a common problem. I would also like to ask what will happen to my money if you are unable to answer my question.

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.

Hello

probably the best bet is to go to a 235/60/R15

as these are available with a 98 load rating so will be compatible with what you have

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m53b0s5028p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_15_inch_R15_inch_-_235_60_15_235_60R15

there will be a slight ( 1.4%) drop in the gearing as the overall diameter is very slightly smaller

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Camskill site.

Kenda KR15 Klever HP 235/60 R15 P 98H TL @ £56.20 inc.vat. or

235/60 R15 98T FR OWL TL @ £89.90 each inc.vat.

Would either of these do. Both exclude fitting and carriage.

Sorry that this has become protracted but I do need to get it right. I take it that I will need to change all five tyres.

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

the Kenda tyre is a budget tyre but actually better suited than the other one as the speed rating of the 'OWL' tyre is only T which is good for 118 mph
whereas the Kenda tyre is H rated so 130mph

which for a Jaguar is far more appropiate

as for changing all 5 then you only really need to change the tyres in axle pairs as the difference in size is so small as to not to make a difference
so if the spare is good then I'd leave it and only replace the tyres that need replacing

just don't mix tyres brands and sizes on the same axle
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