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Honda Element, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#5 of 54 Re: Honda Element EX Tire Suggestions [rquinn45]
Feb 25, 2006 (8:34 pm)
michelin M&S 225 x 70 x 16
sam's club on-online ($137) each.
just did it and like em.
nice tread pattern
#6 of 54 Re: Honda Element EX Tire Suggestions [rquinn45]
Feb 28, 2006 (8:18 am)
I recently replaced the tires on the element with Goodyear Forteras. Great tire. I bought them thru www.914wheels.com.
They are great in the snow/wet/dry. I used to buy snow tires but no more, I'm tired of paying for storage.
Apr 20, 2006 (4:44 pm)
I am ready to buy the new Fit but I need to know if it can be towed. Honda says no but they say that about many models that do get towed. Help please
#10 of 54 Re: Towing [gsrider]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 20, 2006 (5:35 pm)
Try the Honda Fit discussion; this one is for the Element.
Jun 23, 2006 (8:11 pm)
I got an 05 .. well same tires on all.. aaah as almost like all at 30K i'm shopping for new tiers... what side is good to get.. I was looking at 225/70 or 235/65..
#12 of 54 Goodyear Tires on Element
Jun 28, 2006 (12:30 am)
Has anyone else had problems with the original (Goodyear) tires on their Element? I bought my '05 Element in September. I obviously haven't hit a year yet, and have only 10,100 miles on it. Almost half of those miles are cross-country miles, which according to my mechanic, is better for tire wear than city driving. But they apparently need replacing now. He's seen the same tire on other SUV's that needed replacing at 20,000 - but not at just 10,000. As much as I can't stand the thought of dealing with the scums at the dealership, I am planning to complain to them, but don't know if I'll get anywhere since it's technically a maintenance issue. Has anyone had this problem at such low mileage? Were you able to do anything about it - or did you just have to suck it up and get new tires on your own?
#13 of 54 Re: Goodyear Tires on Element [artnsoul3]
Jun 28, 2006 (7:45 am)
My in-laws had tire wear issues on their CR-V. They didn't get anywhere with their dealer, so they wrote a letter to Honda's corporate office, and ended up getting reimbursed for the cost of the new tires.
#14 of 54 Re: Goodyear Tires on Element [artnsoul3]
Jul 07, 2006 (1:18 am)
We need some more information about your "tire wear problem"! It is normal wear, or is the vehicle "out of alignment"? If the vehicle is "out of alignment", with only 10,000 miles on the vehicle, I think you have an issue with Honda Corp., and the dealer. I would think that the "alignment" should be one of the things that would be checked as part of the "dealer get ready process" prior to delivery.
One of the vehicles that I am looking at for 2007 is the Honda Element. Should I decide to purchase the new "up-scale Element" that is going to be available for 2007, I will make an "alignment check" part of the sales contract!
The problem might also be the quality of the original tires. I would complain, in a professional manner, to both the selling dealer, and Honda Corp..
Best regards. ----- Dwayne