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#25 of 54 Bigger Tires?
Sep 06, 2006 (10:19 am)
Sort of a related question.
I'm approaching 30K, so fully expect to replace the tires soon.
The lack of clearance on the E is driving me crazy -- yesterday I pranged the gas tank guard but good on a not-very-big rock. I'd love to raise the car a couple inches, but I understand that's more trouble than it's worth. Has anyone had any luck installing bigger tires? How much bigger have you gone? Even a half inch extra height would help, but a full inch would be groovy.
This has gotten to the point where I'm seriously thinking of trading the car in for a truck, much as I love it.
#26 of 54 Element tire suggestion
Nov 12, 2006 (7:29 am)
05 element my oem gyears lasted 12m miles. I am VERY hard on tires but 12m ?? Anyway I purch 4 Bridgestone Duelers AT 215's. I up tire pressure to 40 (I haul weight)and 28k (40k total) so far tire wear is minimal. I used same tire on Chevy Tahoe (225's) and got 50-60k rotating 15k and then turning inside out 30k. You can turn Duelers inside out with no problem, this compensates for uneven outside tire wear. Yes slightly rougher ride but hardly noticable and probably due more to the 40 psi than the tire. Excellent tread for snow by the way. If your easy on tires these things should last 60k easy.
#27 of 54 Re: Goodyear Tires on Element [artnsoul3]
Feb 14, 2007 (11:24 am)
I have a 05 EX AWD and 19,500 miles and of course the tires need replacing. I rotated them at 10k. I am not an aggressive driver (not in the E anyway) Most of my driving is Freeway and local. A little disappointing from Goodyear. As tires are only under warranty for one year for manufacturer's defect, it is now a wear issue. Of all the vehicles I have ever owned, this is the soonest that I have had to replace tires.
#28 of 54 Re: Honda Element EX Tire Suggestions [rquinn45]
Feb 25, 2007 (9:30 pm)
I too am in the Mid-Atlantic area and just put Yokohama Geolander H/T-S's on and I'm thrilled with them. My original OEM tires lasted 19,500 miles, pathetic. The Geolanders have handled the rain and snow with ease and highway noise is quieter than the original tires.
#29 of 54 Re: Honda Element EX Tire Suggestions [mjp06]
Apr 29, 2007 (9:25 am)
Also from the mid-atlantic region. The OEM tires went 27K. Just got the Yokohama Geolander H/T-S's. Clear difference. Ride is better and less noise. The $99.95 price was well below OEM and others.
#30 of 54 Re: Honda Element EX Tire Suggestions [rtremont]
May 06, 2007 (6:35 pm)
I have 2004 element ex want to put michelin m&s 225x70x16 sams club on it. How does yours ride on highway now, corner, brake. and look? They say michelin tires are smaller so the 225 part should be ok to replace 215 ? Main concern is the ride. Sams has two types of michelin225s which ones did you buy? I love michelin they cost more but last so much longer than others. Thanks!
#31 of 54 Element & Goodyears - 58k miles on OEM tires
May 19, 2007 (10:42 am)
At the 55k service on my '04 AWD EX, the dealership told me I have approx. 1000 miles left on the OEM tires. I'm now at nearly 58,000miles, and searching for replacements. I've pushed these Goodyears about as far as possible, and would like to get a quieter riding tire. Any suggestions?
#32 of 54 Goodyear Fortera TripleTred Tires
Jun 23, 2007 (10:32 am)
Has anyone used the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred Tires?
If so, did they decrease MPG?
#33 of 54 Re: Element & Goodyears - 58k miles on OEM tires [elemental1]
Jun 23, 2007 (12:08 pm)
I'm not sure whether you have already made your choice and have purchased a new set of tire or not, but here is what I did and am very satisfied with.
I'm like you. I had pushed my OEM to the end. At about 58K, however, I had decided to go ahead and change them even though I believed I could squeeze out another 5-10K. I purchased BF Goodrich Long Trails from Costo. For a set of four, including all mounting, life time balancing, etc the price came out to $343. I absolutely love these tires. These are much quieter than the OEMs and I average 25 miles/gallon. I plan to squeeze out at least 60K out of these tires. It is noticeablly better in all conditions than the OEMs. I didn't have any problems with the OEMs but they were more than $100 a piece excluding all other charges that tire shop typically charges, which would make the total cost difference more than $100 between the two brands. Also,having driven on both brands, I would still buy the BF G's over the GY's even if there is no price advantage. I hope this helps.