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Hyundai Elantra, Tires, Wheels, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 48 Hyundai Elantra: Tires & Wheels
Oct 22, 2006 (7:57 pm)
Let's discuss the tires and wheels for the Elantra--OEM tires/wheels and aftermarket.
#2 of 48 tires for 2005 elantra gt
Dec 01, 2006 (9:23 am)
it is getting to be that time when we will be getting replacement tires. the original tires are now at almost 44,000 miles which we were told were great for that tire. we need opinions on other tires or suggestions what to get. we do mostly highway driving Nc to NJ-PA.
#3 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 01, 2006 (9:24 am)
Kumhos are a lot cheaper than the OEM Michelins and I found they ride more smoothly and quietly on the highway also. I got Ecsta HP4 716s for my '01 GLS, but I don't think those are offered anymore.
#4 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 01, 2006 (10:28 am)
2 tires that I have had good luck with are:
Cooper Lifeliner SLE Touring - currently have those on our '02 Elantra, and they are quiet, and seem to ride well.
BF Goodrich Traction T/A - I have these on one of our other vehicles (but I think they also are available for the Elantra), and I LOVE these tires. They are fairly quiet (not as quiet as the Coopers), but I have driven through downpours on the highway at speed, and the vehicle has felt very stable (while others around me were running 10 mph under the speed limit). From various reviews I have read, others have also agreed that these tires seem th provide a lot of grip.
Like Backy mentioned, I have also heard good things about Kumhos, but have not personally owned a set. The 2 tires I mentioned above, are probably at the lower-middle price range.
P.S. - for what it is worth, I rotate my tires every 5,000 miles (I use synthetic oil, and do oil changes and rotations at the same time), and the Coopers seem to be wearing very well on teh Elantra (15,000 miles on them currently).
#5 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [1racefan]
Dec 01, 2006 (10:59 am)
Have you ever had your oil tested? 7,500 mile change intervals is conservative and 10,000 mile intervals are even conservative with many vehicles as demonstrated by oil test results.
#6 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [moparbad]
Dec 01, 2006 (11:24 am)
no, i have never had my oil analyzed. i agree with you that i could probably bo much longer between oil changes, but as it stands, we currently have 3 cars:
car #1 (the Elantra) is driven 15,000 miles a year, so i change the oil in it 3 times per year - use synthetic.
car #2 (Honda) is 10 months old, and only has 6,000 miles on it - looks like we will average 7,000-8,000 miles per year on it. i have the Honda dealer change the oil every 3,000 miles on it (regular oil), because they do it for $9.99, and for that price, it is cheap peace of mind.
car #3 (Mitsubishi) is being driven about 6,000 miles per year. I run synthetic in it, and do an annual oil change on it with synthetic.
So, to answer your question - no, i have never had the oil tested, and realize that i could probably go longer. but, i really don't spend that much on oil changes using my current schedule, and at least i KNOW i am not pushing my oil any further than i should.
#7 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [backy]
Dec 01, 2006 (11:34 am)
thanks for the quick reply. which kumho tire?
#8 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [1racefan]
Dec 01, 2006 (11:36 am)
thanks for your reply. we have the tires rotated and balanced every 6,000 miles. we also check the tire pressure often.
#9 of 48 tires on my 07 SE auto
Dec 01, 2006 (1:17 pm)
are Hankook Optimo H426. Don't know whether they're good or not. I only have 450 miles on them so far.
#10 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 01, 2006 (1:18 pm)
How much do you pay for rotation and balancing? Do you need balancing every 6000 miles?