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Hyundai Elantra, Tires, Wheels, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#29 of 48 Re: bjc2 [bjc2]
Jul 21, 2008 (9:23 pm)
wouldn't hurt taking off the wheel and looking at it. could it possibly be debris caught in the tread? i once had a small stick caught in there and it made a horrible noise. worth a shot. also, you could always ask someone to look at it during the next oil change or service; unless you think it is a safety issue or something that can get worse.
#30 of 48 how to change hubcaps on 2001 elantra?
Aug 12, 2008 (5:08 pm)
Hello, can some one help me out with this question? If I unscrew the lugnuts will the wheel itself come off or just the hubcap? Thanks.
#31 of 48 Re: how to change hubcaps on 2001 elantra? [dkaps25]
Aug 12, 2008 (5:13 pm)
#32 of 48 Re: how to change hubcaps on 2001 elantra? [backy]
Aug 25, 2008 (3:07 pm)
Correct. So if you want to change out just the hubcaps, you have to jack up each wheel to take the weight off while you're doing it. It seems like a pain, but when they're held on by the lug nuts, your hubcaps will NEVER fall off!
Sep 04, 2008 (5:42 am)
I have a 2005 Elantra. The paint is coming off my hubcaps and looks horrible. I canít find a reasonable place to get new ones or a reasonable website. And you have to get the ones without fake lug nuts. Although itís nice to never loose your hubcaps, itís also hard to find cheap replacements. Any ideas where to get cheap replacements?
#34 of 48 Re: Hubcaps [jessie14]
Sep 08, 2008 (9:33 am)
My wife's '01 has the flaking hubcap paint also. I figured the next time I rotated the wheels I would scuff up the hubcap and paint it with a high quality silver paint made for adhering to plastics...
#35 of 48 Re: 07 Elantra SE Tire Pressure [jim162]
Dec 17, 2008 (7:29 am)
I know there is a school of thought to pump tires to its recommended top PSI. That's a maximum, not a recommendation. My 08 Elantra SE's recommended pressure for the Hankook tires are 32psi.
Oddly, I've occasionally come away from inspection or oil/filter services with the tires pumped way high. I even came away from my Hyundai dealer on the purchase date with the tires in the 40s. But I can tell this right away because it feels like the tires are too hard. It may increase MGP but at a sacrifice in ride comfort.
So I'm experimenting with my new Elantra. I've come down in steps gradually from 44psi to find my best compromise. I'm around 34psi now. I find the ride a little firm on this car so I may end up right at 32psi. To each his own.
Nov 16, 2009 (4:51 pm)
I hope someon could help me, I have an 02 Elantra and would like to know if i could put 195/65/15 snows on my car. can any one help me?
#37 of 48 Hyundai Elantra Tire Hydroplaning
Mar 04, 2010 (2:04 pm)
WE JUST LEASED A 2010 ELANTRA AND HAVE LESS THAN 600 MI ON IT. WE LOVE THE RIDE AND REALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR. WE SWICTHED FROM COROLLAS WHICH I HAD DRIVEN OVER A SERIES OF 3 THREE YEAR LEASES. HOWEVER, AS I DROVE THE ELANTRA ON OUR FIRST WET WEATHER DAY ON THE INTERSTATE, I NOTICED THAT DESPITE THE FACT THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF WATER ON THE ROAD THE TIRES SEEMED TO NOT GRIP THE PAVEMENT AS WELL AND THE SPLASH OF WATER UP AGAINST THE UNDERCARRIAGE CREATED MUCH MORE NOISE THAN I AM USED TO HEARING WITH THE COROLLA. THE TIRES ARE THE STANDARD ISSUE DUNLOP P195/65R15'S
#38 of 48 Re: Hyundai Elantra Tire Hydroplaning [bill273]
Mar 04, 2010 (5:01 pm)
Have you checked the tire pressure? Sometimes they are overfilled and dealers fail to adjust them before delivery.