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T Mac
01-19-2005, 02:08 PM
If you're looking to buy some new rims or rubber, be sure to check out the selection at TireRack.com using the link below. If you make a purchase using the link below, you will be supporting the EOC community as we will earn a credit as a TireRack.com affiliate.

Shopping for tires and wheels?
Tires and Wheels (http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=37919709&siteid=41372086&bfpage=tires_and_wheels)

Questions about tires, rims, etc.? Check out the Tire Rack Tech Center:
The Tire Rack Tech Center (http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=37919709&siteid=41372086&bfpage=tiretech)

More tire and wheel info can be found in our EOC FAQ - linked from the navigation bar up top!

ShadowBox
02-18-2005, 09:04 PM
I will definitely give Tire Rack a crack @ the purchase. Right now I'm looking for info on the size that will fill my wheel wells without having to drop the standard height. I have played (just a little) with the tire choices they have, but not the rims. I was thinking it wouldn't give me the type of experience I can get from the members.

E MENTAL
03-29-2005, 11:43 AM
I purchased my rims and tires from TireRack.com and I have to say they are a top notch company! I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted when I first logged on to their site but they made it very easy. I entered my vehicle make, model, and drivetrain (EX 4WD). They actually showed a picture of my vehicle with stock rims and when you picked one of the many rims available, it showed you what they would look like on your vehicle. Too Cool! Once the rims were picked out and placed in a shopping cart, TireRack asked if you would like tires for these rims? They offered a very large selection of tires and you could choose multiples and compare them head to head. They also gave real consumer's opinions and reviews of each tire. Based on an average consumer rating of 9.5 (out of 10) I purchased my tires. They mounted and ballanced the tires at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! Shipping charges were very reasonable and I had them drop shipped to my local service garage. Once I saw how they were packaged and the insructions that came with them, I decided NOT to have my garage install them, I DID IT MYSELF! I do have to admit it was easy because I only had 35 miles on the "E". My Element drives like a dream even in rain and snow. I would recommend my wheels and tires for anyone looking to put 18" rims on there "E" without going too radical. They were the closest thing I could find to a "stock" element 5 spoke in 18". I don't know why but I always felt the 16" stock rims looked too small.

lae10851
03-29-2005, 11:52 AM
I personally recommend Tire Rack. We have several vehicles, and they get ALL their new shoes from the rack. Never have I ever had a problem, and they are lightning quick!

My E is currently sporting BfGoodrich GForce 245/55/18s!

SRLNCLT
03-29-2005, 12:38 PM
I think tire rack is rather spendy. I got my 18's for $500. Try finding some quality 18's from tire rack. And I got TSW.
L.

Nat
03-29-2005, 12:45 PM
L.
Can you recommend quality "unspendy" websites for rims?

Peace

ShadowBox
03-29-2005, 01:06 PM
Hey E Mental do you have a pic? Like to see your rims.

SRLNCLT
03-29-2005, 01:25 PM
L.
Can you recommend quality "unspendy" websites for rims?

Peace

U betcha!! Cheapwheels.com. Yeah, sounds kinda "cheap" but they were great to deal with. Excellent customer service, quick shipping, and cheap.
Good Luck!!
L.

E MENTAL
03-31-2005, 06:21 AM
Hey E Mental do you have a pic? Like to see your rims.
Here you go!!! Kazera KZ-A link here: http://www.kazera.com/wheels/detail/kza_silver.html

ChrisD
04-20-2005, 08:50 PM
Here you go!!! Kazera KZ-A link here: http://www.kazera.com/wheels/detail/kza_silver.html

I gather you have no problems with clearance with the tires you have on your E, but I did notice that 235-50's are 1/2 inch smaller and will turn 13 revolutions more than the stock tire/rim combo. Do you notice a speedo difference or gas mileage loss?

Gustavus
05-05-2005, 11:25 PM
Does anyone know if the AXIS reverb rims will fit the E :evil: Just wondering Im stuck in Iraq and have limited time to check on things. Thanks for anyones help It is appreciated.

hardguy
05-06-2005, 12:56 AM
Yeap the Reverb has a few sizes that will fit the E. Stay safe out there.

Size:
17x7.5
18x7.5
18x8.5
20x7.5

Here's the link:

http://axiswheels.com/reverb.html

wingdr
07-19-2005, 09:50 PM
We should have every new rim and tire pic on here for everyone to decide what they want on their "E", here's mine, Tim

joemama
07-19-2005, 10:23 PM
The rims above and the ones on E MENTAL's Element I heard got the most comments at the Big E Meet in Columbus. The photos don't really do them justice. Really nice looking sets of rims and tires. You can't go wrong either way.

Joe Mama

Cappucino
07-20-2005, 07:57 AM
this is one of the best sites i've run across to find out what fits:

http://www.bigwheels.net/index.php

a little pricey, but they let you know what fits and what doesn't when you put your vehicle info in.

LOCO
07-20-2005, 04:54 PM
We should have every new rim and tire pic on here for everyone to decide what they want on their "E", here's mine, Tim

VERY VERY NICE! looks very NICE!

would luv to see a full body pics showing rims/tires if possible.
by what way what are the sizes you have???

wingdr
07-20-2005, 09:14 PM
Thank you. :grin: The tires are 235/50-18 BFGoodrich G-force TA's- KDWS and the wheels are silver, Enkei EVO 5 's, 18 X 7.5 inch, 45 offset, Tim

DjZ0rKy
07-22-2005, 08:17 AM
whats the bolt pattern of the E?

399-875-2635HS 18 7.5 35 5 x 112/114.3 72.6
399-8750235HS 35 5 x 100/114.3 72.6
399-875-0145HS 45 4 x 100/114.3 72.6
399-875-1145HS 45 4 x 100/108 72.6
399-875-0245HS 45 5 x 100/114.3 72.6

I love the Above enkei wheel ;)

timehoc
07-22-2005, 09:49 AM
bolt pattern is 5x114.3

DjZ0rKy
07-22-2005, 11:37 AM
Merci - Thank you! ;)

Country Boy in the City
09-09-2005, 02:56 PM
new in the dallas area tring to find a good set of rubbers for the and I'm not talking about trojans. Any sugestions for the city just need good traction keep on hearing my tires lose tracktion when i'm pulling out of place and I'm not guning it

aEsop
09-20-2005, 07:54 PM
Keep in mind that if you call and get "Luke" hang up and call back until somebody else answers. He is rather patronising to women...just our experience...........

hiker chick
11-20-2005, 06:52 PM
I am on the hunt for new tires and while making the change want to either powder coat my wheels or find new ones. Really like the dark rims on the E. Found these via Google. Not sure either go with the E but they are intriguing.


Rancho Dominguez, CA- American Racing (http://www.off-road.com/chevy/news/2004_07/americanracing.html#) Equipment, the nation's leading manufacture of custom wheels (http://www.off-road.com/chevy/news/2004_07/americanracing.html#), today introduced the industry's first wheels featuring Teflon finishes. American Racing has been testing and refining applications for the Teflon technology on off-road (http://www.off-road.com/chevy/news/2004_07/americanracing.html#) vehicles for the past two years. During those tests they have found that coating wheels with the Teflon finish significantly enhances the wheel's (http://www.off-road.com/chevy/news/2004_07/americanracing.html#) resistance to brake dust, dirt, road film and UV degradation. This resistance to the elements means that you can spend less time cleaning your wheels and more time getting them dirty.
There are three wheel styles that will make up the ATXSeries with Teflon Coating; The Diamond Lock II (Series No. 118), The Victor (Series No. 367) and the Mojave (Series No. 3981). Each of these styles features a unique look and Teflon application providing Off-road enthusiasts with a wheel that will compliment the look of their vehicle. The Diamond Lock II has a high luster machined face with simulated bead lock flange treatment and is coated with a Teflon clear coat. The Victor features a center that is finished in black metallic anthracite contrasted by an ultra bright machined lip; the complete wheel is then coated with a Teflon clear coat. The Victor is available in 16x8, 17x8 and 18x9.5. The Mojave features a Black Anthracite metallic Teflon finish and is available in 16x8, 17x8, 18x9.5 and 20x10 sizes.

http://www.off-road.com/chevy/news/2004_07/367.jpg http://www.off-road.com/chevy/news/2004_07/3981.jpg
For more info call 800-959-

Dominox972
12-02-2005, 04:26 PM
i am selling my rims with tires for 1000 pick up
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b151/dominox972/DSC01085.jpg
18'' X 7.5 Tires Are Brand New Use For 2 Weeks 255/50/18

and tien spring for 140 use for a month

daz72
01-23-2006, 08:11 PM
hi

do you still have these wheels and tires, and springs available for sale as you mentioned?

and if I may ask, why are you selling? - looks good on your E. Have you had trouble with them - rubbing, bottoming out, bad ride??

cheers
Darren
Redwood City, CA

vegasbaby
02-16-2006, 11:20 PM
Does anyone know the lug pattern size on the E? I'm looking at a BBS set of 18's off of a 1999 BMW and wondered if they fit...

SRLNCLT
02-17-2006, 10:36 AM
5x114.3 or 5x4.5. I think beamers are like 5x120?
L.

vegasbaby
02-17-2006, 10:39 AM
Thanks.
I was wrong they were on a toyota, but I don't know what model. I gotta find out.

vegasbaby
09-07-2006, 07:10 PM
235/40/18 I think are a little too short for the E without lowering.

copeman
10-21-2007, 12:46 AM
Have new 07 SC, want to know if stock 16 from EX will fit:confused:Is there anyone in SoCal area willing to trade wheel 4 wheel. Great site... bought E due to all good things said about it on EOC. Was long time Toyota truck owner.

vegasbaby
10-21-2007, 12:49 AM
Wish I was in SoCal... I've got a set sitting in my garage...

copeman
10-22-2007, 07:28 AM
Still looking to trade sc wheels for ex 16's. Anyone interested? e-mail=jedijarjar@hotmail.com.

EXwSCnose
11-09-2007, 08:37 PM
Still looking to trade sc wheels for ex 16's. Anyone interested? e-mail=jedijarjar@hotmail.com.

Hey Copeman,

I just emailed you after being pointed your way by 'Chief', Trade straight across still interested? I am... I got under 8,ooo miles on the clock...

KevinGonad
04-07-2008, 09:52 PM
If you're looking to buy some new rims or rubber, be sure to check out the selection at TireRack.com using the link below. If you make a purchase using the link below, you will be supporting the EOC community as we will earn a credit as a TireRack.com affiliate.

Shopping for tires and wheels?
Tires and Wheels (http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=37919709&siteid=41372086&bfpage=tires_and_wheels)

Questions about tires, rims, etc.? Check out the Tire Rack Tech Center:
The Tire Rack Tech Center (http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=37919709&siteid=41372086&bfpage=tiretech)

More tire and wheel info can be found in our EOC FAQ - linked from the navigation bar up top!

These links don't work anymore I get this when I click on them "This merchant is no longer participating in the affiliate program. "

wenders
07-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Someone who knows the issues around sizes that will fit, etc.

wenders
08-07-2008, 11:02 PM
How about adding the NAME OF AN ELEMENT SPECIALIST

evolutionrevolution
08-30-2008, 03:31 PM
Just wondering If anyone can suggest the most cost affective, brutish winter tire that can withstand a good Canadian winter. I drive ALOT and do tend to try to take my E into some sticky situations so any thing you all can think of would be great.

King of Canada
09-12-2008, 08:05 PM
Just wondering If anyone can suggest the most cost affective, brutish winter tire that can withstand a good Canadian winter. I drive ALOT and do tend to try to take my E into some sticky situations so any thing you all can think of would be great.

I have some cheapo firestone Winterforce that I paid like $70 a piece for. They worked fine, with the exception of wet pavement when speeding up. For example, when I'd pull onto the Bedford Hwy off Bayview, I'd slide every time if the pavement was wet.

Vtec4Life
02-13-2009, 12:10 AM
I found some SSR 19*8 wheels when i began looking for mods for my not yet bought E, but im not quite sure about gunmetal wheels on a NBP E that im prolly going to buy next week. there SSR Type C RS 19's but still lighter than stock at 19.5 lbs

skoo74
05-26-2009, 01:11 PM
can someone update those links.. im getting The page does not exist...

wenders
06-15-2009, 10:34 AM
I think it's great that TireRack spends on advertising and supports this most helpful site.

What I DON'T like is the fact the neither they, nor this site, has identified someone who is an "Element Go-To Guy/Gal(s)"

This has been brought up in the past by others, but I still don't see any Element contacts there in all the ads.

Why?

And I don't buy that ever telesales person there knows every car they recommend tires for.

jginnane
09-16-2009, 08:13 PM
What I DON'T like is the fact the neither they, nor this site, has identified someone who is an "Element Go-To Guy/Gal(s)"

Reviving this thread a little, because every time it's "the night before new tires", I spend a lot of time crosschecking my work. :)

The E is basically a CR-V platform -- without the encumbrance of aerodynamics. So you're talking about a basic 4-cylinder Honda. Some have 2WD, some (most Es) have AWD.

There isn't anything particular to the suspension on the E that requires extra or specialized knowledge. On the previous generation Acura TL, the independent suspension caused the rear tires to severely toe-in when there were extra loads -- like bottoming at speed in a road trough, or having a lot of suitcases in the trunk even. (This was part of the reason the OEM Bridgestone Turanza EL42s were usually bald at 17K, and part of the reason Acura had BT change the rubber compound.)

The Wrangler HPs that come on Es are a good, average tire. But at 1300 miles I've had enough of them, so I'm spending mucho bucks tomorrow on Goodyear's premium light truck tire -- the Fortera Triple Tred. I see a number of people have issues with road noise from them, but I'd rather have that aggressive sipe pattern on the tread (and turn the radio a notch louder).

We've gotten tires online from tirerack.com before, and recommend it to everyone. But we sometimes take the knowledge gained from reading their reviews and use it to negotiate locally. If you're using one of the big tire companies that has its own stores, see if they'll match price. If they will, it's worth going that way because you'll have free lifetime balancing AND you'll have someone you can go right back to if anything goes wrong.

(Gee, today I started out looking through 17" rims at tirerack, because I was considering even bigger changes. Now I'm going to get OEM-sized replacements with the premium Goodyear tire, at their store.)

Chasboy
05-17-2010, 08:07 AM
I sure do hope I don't seem dumb or naive, but coming from a practical background, I'm always concerned about getting full use of everything I buy.
I was wondering how many E owners who have changed their tires waited until the originals were worn out. I have 43000 on mine now, but I've been wanting to get white letters and go a little oversize for a long time.
I'm also more from the off-road look so I like to have a good amount of rubber rather than a larger diameter wheel and low profile tire. (That's what my Acura TL-AWD is for) :-D
If you do replace the tires before they are worn out, what have you done with them?
Must seem strange for a 62 year old retiree to ask these questions, but the 'making good use of stuff" is strongly ingrained in me.
btw, those who have gone up a size or 2 without changing the stock rims, has the change been positive?
Thanks!!

desinia
05-17-2010, 10:05 AM
I sure do hope I don't seem dumb or naive, but coming from a practical background, I'm always concerned about getting full use of everything I buy.
I was wondering how many E owners who have changed their tires waited until the originals were worn out. I have 43000 on mine now, but I've been wanting to get white letters and go a little oversize for a long time.
I'm also more from the off-road look so I like to have a good amount of rubber rather than a larger diameter wheel and low profile tire. (That's what my Acura TL-AWD is for) :-D
If you do replace the tires before they are worn out, what have you done with them?
Must seem strange for a 62 year old retiree to ask these questions, but the 'making good use of stuff" is strongly ingrained in me.
btw, those who have gone up a size or 2 without changing the stock rims, has the change been positive?
Thanks!!

I dumped the Goodyear Wronglers at 3000 miles because it took that long to decide that they were what was making my E impossible to drive on the highway. We spent a lot of money checking alignments, balancing, etc, and then I caved to the pressure of -all- the negative information here and elsewhere and decided to cut my losses and try another brand of tire. Yes, it completely fixed the problem and I curse Honda under my breath for making me suffer and putting my life at risk every time I needed to go on the open road just so they could save a few dollars.

The rest of your question? I kept those tires, wondering what else I could do with them until finally giving them to a friend on a low budget and driving on bald tires who still tells me that they work fine on his different sized vehicle.

Chasboy
05-18-2010, 06:58 AM
I dumped the Goodyear Wronglers at 3000 miles because it took that long to decide that they were what was making my E impossible to drive on the highway. We spent a lot of money checking alignments, balancing, etc, and then I caved to the pressure of -all- the negative information here and elsewhere and decided to cut my losses and try another brand of tire. Yes, it completely fixed the problem and I curse Honda under my breath for making me suffer and putting my life at risk every time I needed to go on the open road just so they could save a few dollars.

The rest of your question? I kept those tires, wondering what else I could do with them until finally giving them to a friend on a low budget and driving on bald tires who still tells me that they work fine on his different sized vehicle.

What problems did you have on the highway with them?

desinia
05-18-2010, 02:18 PM
At 50-55, no big problem. The front end liked to wander like a bad wheel alignment job but that was checked out and well in specs. Dealer could've made some easy money by saying it wasn't.

60mph and it's hard to control but do-able. Wouldn't want to take any long trips though.

65 and can barely keep control. A sudden gust of wind from a passing truck would probably send me off the road before I could recover it.

70 = suicide, plain and simple.

Upping the tire pressure to 45psi did help a little but not very much.

Removing the Goodyears and mounting Geolander HT/S completely solved the problem. I bought them at Discount Tire and explained the problem. They examined the old tires and checked the balance before the switch and they couldn't find anything either. Their thoughts mirrored mine and most everyone else here that the Wronglers have too flexible of a sidewall for such a short wheelbase.

Dom.five
05-18-2010, 05:17 PM
I took off the stock tires with less than 7000 miles on them. They were Dangerous on wet roads. They would slide in a turn, and spin coming away from a light. They wondered around in a flat highway. They were just Junk.

It was not worth crashing a good car to save a few $ .. I changed them out on my e and the Wifes E.

I did her E first. I wanted to keep her safe.

This (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28321) was the thread from 06.

Another (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32577) from 07.

Dom

Chasboy
05-19-2010, 12:25 AM
Dom, can you tell me more about the ins and outs of the horn swap? Where did you find that horn, etc?

p3pp3r
05-20-2010, 08:49 PM
NVM...I did find posts regarding this size. Thanks

EXwSCnose
05-20-2010, 09:42 PM
Searched for this tire size but didn't find anybody running this tire size. It has the same height as the 235/70/16 but a little fatter at 65. My tire dealer is giving me a guarantee that it will fit or else he'll change them to 235/70/16.

Any thoughts?

The tire size difference is so minute, you would never know it unless you looked at the lettering...

arlen_ayala
07-03-2010, 09:48 AM
I'm brand new to this site! I enjoy reading the posts but some how I get lost in them.. I dont have much knowledge in cars :(.. I was wondering if anyone could advice me for a new set of tires for my 2004 E.. I foud some tires here at a local shop but they are quite expensive.. I've been looking online and apparently i can get them a lot lower than in the local shop.. now I'm pretty lost on the numbers for OEM and all the sizes that can fit my E .. the guy at the local shop said he didnt advice to put any other set of numbers in my E because it was not the original size.. so if anyone can help! I just need new tires and something that can fit my car at a very low cost! thanks in advance! :D

arlen ;)

Metallikov
07-03-2010, 10:38 AM
I'm brand new to this site! I enjoy reading the posts but some how I get lost in them.. I dont have much knowledge in cars :(.. I was wondering if anyone could advice me for a new set of tires for my 2004 E.. I foud some tires here at a local shop but they are quite expensive.. I've been looking online and apparently i can get them a lot lower than in the local shop.. now I'm pretty lost on the numbers for OEM and all the sizes that can fit my E .. the guy at the local shop said he didnt advice to put any other set of numbers in my E because it was not the original size.. so if anyone can help! I just need new tires and something that can fit my car at a very low cost! thanks in advance! :D

arlen ;)

Stock is 215/70/16 - a lot of people use larger tires and nobody has reported problems with 225/70/16, but that would probably cost more.

Your first choice is whether you want:
* All terrain or mud/snow tire (better traction, but more road noise),
* All-season tire (decent snow performance, quieter), or
* Road tire (would be quietest, but basically summer only, and they don't seem cheap).

Popular brands seem to be Michelin LTX, General Grabber, Nokian WR, Yokohama Geolanders, and Firestone Destination LE. I'm sure I'm leaving out some good tires from this list. Nobody has good things to say about the stock Wranglers. The particular flavor of the above tire that you might want will depend on your choice of tire type (for example, General Grabber AT is all terrain, General Grabber HT-S is all-seson, and General Grabber UHP is their summer/road/performance tire).

If I was looking to buy decent tires at a reasonable cost, I'd be focusing on the General Grabbers and Firestone Destination LE's (if Firestone had a good sale). But that's just me. The consumer reviews on tirerack.com were very helpful in making my decision.

LunchBoxDriver
07-08-2010, 07:33 PM
I just need new tires and something that can fit my car at a very low cost! thanks in advance! :D

arlen ;)

Hey Arlen,

Fill in the rest of your profile (location/at least the state or province!) so E-folks will know where you are hailing from... Also, do you have a custom color Element...? Lastly, "very low cost" is NOT something to consider when it comes to a key safety system of your E... You need good tires to brake in time and maybe swerve/dodge as well as stay on the road...

Plan on spending from $450-$700 for new tires...

Good luck and post pics in the "Greets & Intro" section so you can get a proper EOC welcome... Let us know your results...

LBD

its_elemental
07-09-2010, 04:48 PM
getting 18x8 matte black wheels with 42 offset.

thinking about going with 235/60/18 tires or maybe even 245/55/18. i feel that 235/55 tires will just look too small....

thoughts??

n.e.thing
08-20-2010, 06:43 PM
Hey everyone, I'm looking at putting black steelies and some 235/70R/16's on my 2005 Nighthawk Black EX. I have blacked out all the bumpers, grilles and emblems; this is the last step in my offroad blackout machine. Anyone know how much steelies weigh, or a link that can tell me. I want the tire and wheel weight to be about the same as it came with when I had the alloys on it. Also looking for a good stiffer shock and strut combo to put on it if anyone knows a good fit for the Element.

its_elemental
08-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Hey everyone, I'm looking at putting black steelies and some 235/70R/16's on my 2005 Nighthawk Black EX. I have blacked out all the bumpers, grilles and emblems; this is the last step in my offroad blackout machine. Anyone know how much steelies weigh, or a link that can tell me. I want the tire and wheel weight to be about the same as it came with when I had the alloys on it. Also looking for a good stiffer shock and strut combo to put on it if anyone knows a good fit for the Element.


according to this link 35lbs - http://www.uniquewheel.com/catalog_pg7.html

click on details and then there is a shipping weight column.

also...i guess you could talk to this guy since he has a similar set-up that you are describing - http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64128

E_T
11-21-2011, 10:16 AM
Hello all, its been awhile since I posted here. So its time for some new tires for my 2008 SC. Search has provided me with scattered info. Wondering what you all recommend or some links to other posts you know about concerning the options. Honda gave me over the phone like 5 options with the Stock Goodyear being the less expensive, all seem pricey! Have had the Goodyear tires for just over 36000 with some long drives on them and well, they were all cracked up just a year after I drove off the lot, but never failed on me. (knock on wood) Thinking about the next level up on some new shoes. What say you?
Thanks
-ET

Rick92040
11-21-2011, 10:47 AM
google tire rack put in your size and do a little reading. I'm thinking about a set of General G-MAX 235-55-18 for my EX (I have SC rims)
My speedometer is more accurate with 235 then with 225.
print out the page and take it to discount tire and they can order a set and match the price. It might take a week or two.

AztecRol
11-21-2011, 11:32 AM
Hello all, its been awhile since I posted here. So its time for some new tires for my 2008 SC. Search has provided me with scattered info. Wondering what you all recommend or some links to other posts you know about concerning the options. Honda gave me over the phone like 5 options with the Stock Goodyear being the less expensive, all seem pricey! Have had the Goodyear tires for just over 36000 with some long drives on them and well, they were all cracked up just a year after I drove off the lot, but never failed on me. (knock on wood) Thinking about the next level up on some new shoes. What say you?
Thanks
-ET

Check out this thread:

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69190

E_T
12-04-2011, 03:51 PM
Thanks folks, I'll check it all out. Let you know what I go with.
-ET

Langly
03-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Thanks for the recommendations. Replaced BFG Long Trails 225/70/16 with Michelin LTX M/S2 225/70/16. The BFGs were about $450 a couple of years ago and 40k miles. The BFG LTs were ok tires, they were a bit noisy, wore evenly, braking traction and wet driving was about a 7.5 out of 10.
I was shocked by how much better the Michelin LTX M/S2 is. These tires are amazing. They are very quiet, track well, handle well in the rain and the traction is much better than the stock Wranglers and the BFG LT. The Michelins are order of magnitude better. I hope these tires last for a long time. I love them and the way the 2008 E handles with them. The LTX M/S2 is the Cadillac of tires for the E. These tires are like buttery goodness.
I was frightened by Discount Tire's initial $996 quote. I did get them down to $712 OTD or $150/tire plus tax and mounting. In and out at Discount in less than an hour. Thanks Discount, Michelin and EOC.

Discount Tire
03-13-2012, 11:56 AM
Langly, thanks for taking the time to write a very good review on the Michelin tires. I like the Buttery smooth statement. It almost made my mouth water.:lol:

Thanks for your support as well.

christer
06-07-2013, 11:32 AM
Hi guys,

wondering if you could help me... I have an "X WAVE" 2WD LX. I want to put on 18" wheels w/ at least a 235 width. What offset do I get? Is it possible? It says the floor is lowered. I don't think that means the whole truck, right? - thanks, christian
Lowered Floor Width: 28" Lowered Floor Length: 55"Lowered Floor Depth: 10"Door Opening Height: 56" Interior Height: 59" Ramp Width: 42"(base) - 29 3/4" (tip) Ramp Angle: 10"

Discount Tire
06-07-2013, 03:01 PM
Hi guys,

wondering if you could help me... I have an "X WAVE" 2WD LX. I want to put on 18" wheels w/ at least a 235 width. What offset do I get? Is it possible? It says the floor is lowered. I don't think that means the whole truck, right? - thanks, christian
Lowered Floor Width: 28" Lowered Floor Length: 55"Lowered Floor Depth: 10"Door Opening Height: 56" Interior Height: 59" Ramp Width: 42"(base) - 29 3/4" (tip) Ramp Angle: 10"

I would look for a 7.5" to 8" wide wheel with around a +40mm offset. This will work well with 235/55-18 tires.

christer
06-11-2013, 12:05 PM
What about 245/50?55?/18's?

thanks!
chris

Discount Tire
06-11-2013, 12:41 PM
What about 245/50?55?/18's?

thanks!
chris

The 245/50-18 size will work too but the 255/50-18 is slighty to wide and may rub.

Here are the wheel and tire options we offer for your application.

Honda Element 18" wheel options (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/searchWheelsByVehicleAndSize.do?bp=&yr=2011&wd=18&rw=&vid=018542)

Honda Element 18" tire options (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireSection.do?vid=018542&yr=2011)

Give us a call at 1.888.459.4080 if you would like any assistance setting up a new combination. We mount, balance, and ship all wheel and tire packages for FREE!

christer
06-12-2013, 11:14 AM
The 245/50-18 size will work too but the 255/50-18 is slighty to wide and may rub.

Here are the wheel and tire options we offer for your application.

Honda Element 18" wheel options (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/searchWheelsByVehicleAndSize.do?bp=&yr=2011&wd=18&rw=&vid=018542)

Honda Element 18" tire options (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireSection.do?vid=018542&yr=2011)

Give us a call at 1.888.459.4080 if you would like any assistance setting up a new combination. We mount, balance, and ship all wheel and tire packages for FREE!

Ok, I think I'm going to try the 245/50-18 size. I don't know much about tires, which do you recommend that are better in snow? I live in Washington, DC and won't be changing them out (winter/summer), so I'd rather get a good set that will have good traction.

-thanks!
c.

Discount Tire
06-12-2013, 04:09 PM
My #1 recommendation in this size would be the Michelin Primacy MXM4. These are outstanding all season tires that ride great and have a 55,000 mile warranty.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 245/50R18 (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=filterTireProducts.do&tt=false&yr=2011&pc=35124&counter=0&ar=50&rd=18&vid=018542&sw=false&cs=245)

If you are looking for a little less expensive tire the Kumho Ecsta 4x KU22 may be a good option for you. These will give you solid year round traction and have a 40,000 mile warranty.

Kumho Ecsta 4X Ku22 245/50R18 (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=filterTireProducts.do&tt=false&yr=2011&pc=24039&counter=0&ar=50&rd=18&vid=018542&sw=false&cs=245)

Both of these tires qualify for up to $100.00 in rebates if you purchase before Sunday June 16th.

Please call us at 1.888.459.4080 if we can assist you more with your order.

christer
06-18-2013, 11:24 AM
Does anyone have these tires and if you do, thoughts, opinions?

thanks!
chris

Michelin Primacy MXM4 245/50R18 (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=filterTireProducts.do&tt=false&yr=2011&pc=35124&counter=0&ar=50&rd=18&vid=018542&sw=false&cs=245)

mr.bbs
08-31-2013, 01:30 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c219/han-solo/CPTelement_zps9edca21c.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/han-solo/media/CPTelement_zps9edca21c.jpg.html)


Anyone know this E, I'm trying to find out wheel/tyre offsets and sizes...

:oops:

CitizenShay
11-10-2013, 09:44 AM
Hey Everyone,

It's been a few months since anyone posted to this thread but can anyone recommend a set of tires for a 2005 AWD E that has to deal with Chicago weather (a mix of every type of wet/snow roads)? Also, it would be great if the tires gave me a softer ride. Right now, it when I hit bumps at speeds above 45 mph, it feels like my E just ran over a parking barrier and I get a big "bam!" sound. New passengers usually look at me with the look of "is your car all right?" after that happens. Had the suspension checked out and it's all good, so I'm blaming the tires (right now).

I see that many folks like Michelin LTX tires. Are there others you'd recommend for wet/snow/icey weather 6 mo. of the year?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Discount Tire
11-11-2013, 10:40 AM
Hey Everyone,

It's been a few months since anyone posted to this thread but can anyone recommend a set of tires for a 2005 AWD E that has to deal with Chicago weather (a mix of every type of wet/snow roads)? Also, it would be great if the tires gave me a softer ride. Right now, it when I hit bumps at speeds above 45 mph, it feels like my E just ran over a parking barrier and I get a big "bam!" sound. New passengers usually look at me with the look of "is your car all right?" after that happens. Had the suspension checked out and it's all good, so I'm blaming the tires (right now).

I see that many folks like Michelin LTX tires. Are there others you'd recommend for wet/snow/icey weather 6 mo. of the year?

Any advice would be appreciated.

I recommend taking a close look at the Yokohama Geolandar ATS. This model is comfortable to ride on and handles all-weather conditions well.

215/70-16 Yokohama Geolandar ATS (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/directReviews/ReadReviews?rbqs.rd=16&rbqs.counter=0&rbqs.cs=215&rbqs.pc=43419&rbqs.ra=filterTireProducts.do&drb.productCode=43419&rbqs.ar=70)

LeadFoot
12-11-2013, 05:39 AM
Hey Everyone,

It's been a few months since anyone posted to this thread but can anyone recommend a set of tires for a 2005 AWD E that has to deal with Chicago weather (a mix of every type of wet/snow roads)? Also, it would be great if the tires gave me a softer ride. Right now, it when I hit bumps at speeds above 45 mph, it feels like my E just ran over a parking barrier and I get a big "bam!" sound. New passengers usually look at me with the look of "is your car all right?" after that happens. Had the suspension checked out and it's all good, so I'm blaming the tires (right now).

I see that many folks like Michelin LTX tires. Are there others you'd recommend for wet/snow/icey weather 6 mo. of the year?

Any advice would be appreciated.

I would advise you get winter tires for the Chicago weather.

Once it gets back up and stays above 45 degrees - swap back out to your all-seasons. The cold weather is most likely making whatever tire you have on there hard as a rock - hence the harshness on the bump. What's your PSI and what tires do you currently have?

Blizzaks are good. Hakkapeliittas are good.

vinhhhh
02-17-2014, 11:51 PM
That would be fatfurious2's old set up. (I've been researching this too)

He's got info in this thread when he was selling it:

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70376&highlight=

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c219/han-solo/CPTelement_zps9edca21c.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/han-solo/media/CPTelement_zps9edca21c.jpg.html)


Anyone know this E, I'm trying to find out wheel/tyre offsets and sizes...

:oops: