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Hyundai Elantra, Tires, Wheels, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#9 of 48 tires on my 07 SE auto
Dec 01, 2006 (12:17 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 (12:18 pm)
How much do you pay for rotation and balancing? Do you need balancing every 6000 miles?
#11 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [acura03g]
Dec 01, 2006 (12:47 pm)
we found that if we did not get the tires balanced on the elantra when they were rotated the car would develop a shimmy at 60-65MPH. this only would occur with the elantra.the last time we had them rotated and balanced it cost $25.00. It used to cost $l7.00.
#12 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 01, 2006 (2:58 pm)
I told you which Kumho tires I bought, but it doesn't do you much good unless you can find some remnants because I don't think they are made anymore. Your Kumho tire dealer e.g. Sears or Discount Tire can tell you which tire replaced the Ecsta HP4 716.
#13 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 01, 2006 (3:00 pm)
At a place like Discount Tire you can get lifetime free balancing and rotation added for a nominal charge. They have (at least the one near me has) the Hunter balancing machine that Hyundai recommends in their TSB on the Elantra re wheel shimmy. There has been no shimmy on my Elantras when they use this machine correctly.
#14 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [backy]
Dec 02, 2006 (3:37 am)
sorry about that-must have been a senior moment for me. When we have the tires balanced at our hyundai dealer they must use the hunter machine correctly. no problems. when we used to take it to our local sears. we usually had to bring it back at least once to get them rebalanced.
#15 of 48 Re: tires for 2005 elantra gt [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 03, 2006 (9:33 am)
I just bought a used 04 Elantra GT yesterday. I went to Sears today to get new Kumho tires installed; Sears includes free tire rotation every 5000 miles or 2 times a year with the tire installation and computer alignment.
Dec 12, 2006 (4:10 pm)
if you drive in snow or very cold weather i would suggest running seperate summer and winter tires. Hankook and Kuhmo are the best tires on the market and the best value too. If you dont have the money to run seperate tires I would suggest either the Kumho Ecsta HP or the Hankook Optimo H426. The Hankook lineup has better choices and quality for pure summer tires and snow tires. The all season tires are about equal.
Dec 13, 2006 (7:43 am)
At Sears Kuhmo Ecsta HP4 716 has been replaced by Kuhmo Solus HP4 716. The Solus is selling for $59.98 at this time. I recently rotated my Kuhmo Ecsta 716 tires and am happy to say there is no vibration at all. Tires were not balanced on a special balance machine,just regular hi-speed balance. The Kuhmos are wearing better than the Michelins. Based on my experience I would buy Kuhmo again in a heartbeat. I will never go back to Sears for tires though. Their service is quite lacking (here in NY anyway).
#18 of 48 07 Elantra SE Tire Pressure
Jun 16, 2007 (9:53 am)
I am in Chicago area and just bought a SE in May. Wondering how many PSI do you guys' Elantra have for summer time. Any recommendations??? Thanks.