Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by capese21 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:50 pm

Yes the tyres that are on it are pirelli very interesting.

How much tread? Worn? No issues with the Pirelli`s on my XE as they are not worn out!!
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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by Kaikoura » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:33 am

There is an easy check to find out if it is the tyres. Swap the front wheels with another XE that does not have the problem. Then test it over the same piece of road.

Also don't just go by the general tread depth. You need to check for uneven wear, particularly on the inside edges of the tyres. I have had Pirellis on other cars that looked like they had had plenty of tread left. But they were so badly worn on the inside edges that the cords were showing through.
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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by JAGDH » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:18 am

I'm sure that Lee at the Jag Specialist that Jon was referred to will be able to get to the bottom of it.

I've had issues with brand new Pirelli tyres on an Audi A4 - I don't think it was ultimately down to the tyres, but the tracking that was also done at the same time. I had to get the tyres and tracking done at a local Kwik Fit due to needing them sorting urgently along with changing the discs. The car was driving like crap and I had to really have it out with them and force them to road test to show how bad it was driving.
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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by Jon1999 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:56 pm

Just got an update from the Jag specialist bushes have gone on the back wheel, he took it on a test drive told me it was like driving a boat. So glad finally getting the problem sorted!

Not sure how it got through an MOT when it was passed last week though :roll:

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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by capese21 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:52 pm

Having a reason to an issue is half the battle. How many miles on the clock?
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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by Jon1999 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:24 pm

capese21 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Having a reason to an issue is half the battle. How many miles on the clock?
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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by Jeff123 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:28 pm

That’s positive news, at least it seems like a relatively easy and cheap solution.

Vespa would have diagnosed that at the outset!
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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by Geoffscat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:22 am

I was thinking along the lines of worn track rod ends or bushes but you have beaten me to it .

59k seems to be a low mileage for worn bushes though . I suppose the condition of our roads wouldn't help .

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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by Kaikoura » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:56 am

Geoffscat wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:22 am
I was thinking along the lines of worn track rod ends or bushes but you have beaten me to it .

59k seems to be a low mileage for worn bushes though . I suppose the condition of our roads wouldn't help .

Manufacturers generally fit soft bushes to improve ride quality. The downside is that they don't last long. Some of the bushes on my XKR were shot at 45k. A combination of poor roads and 20" wheels with low profile tyres.
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Re: Jag XE FEELS LIKE CROSS WIND HITTING IT

Post by BOBCDP » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:35 am

Geoffscat wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:22 am
I was thinking along the lines of worn track rod ends or bushes but you have beaten me to it .

59k seems to be a low mileage for worn bushes though . I suppose the condition of our roads wouldn't help .
I think the main problem is speed bumps. These days when car diy is mainly a thing of the past, most drivers have no idea what a track rod end or a suspension bush is and how much damage they are doing to suspension, tyres and steering components by going over these confounded monstrosities at more than walking pace.🤬🤬🤬
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