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AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

KingfisherJon
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby KingfisherJon » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:52 pm

I didn't think about the AJ6 being lighter causing the front to sit higher. In that case I can understand your reasoning and of course it needs to be fixed, hopefully the 2.8 springs do the trick!
1993 (92MY) Daimler 4.0 in Kingfisher Blue (667548)
2004 Jaguar S Type 3.0 V6 (daily drive)

Wilfred88
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred88 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:17 pm

Who knew... that an old Jag can be so reliable that there's nothing to tell except that I have driven my Jaguar on a daily basis for nearly half a year now. And sometimes it has to work:

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But God I love this thing. It is just soo much fun to drive. This winter, I should really take her off the road for a week or two and give it some new springs, shocks and a rubber here and there. I think the car deserves it, and it's been decades literally since the last proper maintenance on these parts.

That 4.0 liter roar though, it is simply addictive!

BiTurbo228
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby BiTurbo228 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:25 pm

Man what an awesome car :) I'm surprised more AJ6s haven't found their way into Series XJs. They're by far a better engine than the venerable XK, although the aftermarket's nowhere near as strong.

If the 2.8 springs don't do the job then I've used coilsprings.co.uk before to make custom springs. They've got a big database of stock spring rates so you can tell them 'I'd like front springs for a Series 1 XJ6, but 30mm lower and 10% softer' and they'll make it for you. If you can work out how much weight you've lost I expect you could work out what spring you need.

There's a security warning as you enter their site, but I expect that's them not being amazingly savvy with website design. I've ordered from them before with no issues, but if you're concerned then I expect a phone call would sort an order.
'92 XJ40 - currently turbodiesel-swapping
'87 X1/9 Turbo
'74 Spitfire 6
'66 Triumph 2000
'98 MGF VVC
'90 Alfa 75 24v
'92 BX TZD

Wilfred88
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Re: AJ6 in a Series 1 xj6

Postby Wilfred88 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:37 am

thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try.

In other news: more happy times with the jag, although the weather is slowly getting a bit more cold and wet:

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