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Honda Element, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#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.
#35 of 54 Re: Element and BFG Long Trails [venona7]
Jun 24, 2007 (7:13 am)
Sorry for the post above..wrong key pushed. I purchased Long Trails from Costco for less than 350 bucks installed including tax. This is a much better tire that the Wrangler HP that is stock on the 2005 EX. HP was pretty well shot by 18,000 miles and yes I do rotate tires. Much better ride and durability from the BFG..handles better too.
#36 of 54 New E - wheels/tires
Aug 11, 2007 (7:34 am)
I'm about to purchase an '08 Element EX for my wife. I generally lean toward larger wheels when available. The EX comes with 16" alloy wheels - the SC comes with 18". I don't want the SC (carpet in the back and small styling points) but am thinking of getting the dealer to add the 18" SC wheels and tires. Also everybody here seems to think the OEM tires on the 16" stink. Anybody got experience with the 18" wheels and tires? Any reason these won't work on the EX?
#37 of 54 Re: New E - wheels/tires [vetter1]
Aug 21, 2007 (10:00 am)
I actually just bought an EX and put the SC wheels on. I love them. Yeah, they ride a little rougher, but no rougher than a mid-level car with 55 series 18s. Go for it!
#38 of 54 My ' 07 Element EX
Sep 30, 2007 (6:27 am)
Came with 16X6.5" Alloy Wheels. AWD, it has the wrangler tires and I can't wait to replace them. I've got 10,000 mi on them, soon to be rotated and I think they will never make it to the expected wear. I thought the noise went along with the car. I do love the car. I want the SC 18" tires because it looks real nice. I have read a lot of useful information here and found there is much to consider when purchasing a new set of tires. Do I have to change the rims to accommodate a larger tire? I would rather not deal with the Dealer in this matter.
#39 of 54 New Wheels and Tires
Apr 22, 2008 (5:36 pm)
I own a 2007 Element EX. I've been wanting to replace my OEM wheels with 18's. What have you notice for difference in ride quality when going from 16's to 18's on Elements?