Last post on Jan 07, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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Honda Element, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#35 of 54 Re: Element and BFG Long Trails [venona7]
Jun 24, 2007 (6:13 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 (6:34 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 (9:00 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 (5:27 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 (4:36 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?
#40 of 54 Re: New E - wheels/tires [vetter1]
May 03, 2008 (8:04 am)
I am also about to buy an EX and I want to put the 18" wheels on it. Any problems with this idea?
Sep 13, 2008 (7:43 am)
I'm at a 70K mark at my 04 Element. Just about to replace my OEM tires. Yes, 70K. I can't believe reading posts people are replacing tires at 30K. OK, I exceeded my expectations too, I planned 60K. What do you guys do with those OEM's? Drive deflated? I rotate every 15,ooo and keep them at recommended PSI +5%. That's all. Now - any advise on the tires?
#42 of 54 Re: Tires [sbaranek]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 13, 2008 (9:33 am)
Why not another set of the OEM tires? You had great luck with the first set.
#43 of 54 Re: Honda Element EX Tire Suggestions [rtremont]
May 06, 2010 (1:44 pm)
Can you use 225 70 16 tires on the Element?
May 06, 2010 (1:46 pm)
I,m new to this, my question is, can you use 225 70 16 tires on a Element?