2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: Dead Front Tires
June 7, 2013
We made another discovery at last week's brake pad replacement: That the inside of the Jag's front Dunlops were worn to the cords.
These are the original tires and we've got about 23,000 miles on the car, but the uneven wear seems to indicate an alignment problem, though there are no other symptoms (pulling, wobbly steering wheel, etc.) The SP Sport MAXX rubber turned a maximum of .85g in our testing, which makes it reasonably sticky. Even so, it's surprising that we'd allow a rear-drive car with this kind of power to wear out its front tires quicker than it does its rears.
Seems almost wrong, in fact. But, hey, we just report the facts.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ about 23,000 miles