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: New Wheels - Moda R3's


Mr. Box
06-16-2005, 10:54 AM
Just got a set of 18 inch Moda R3's from the Tire Rack fitted with 245/55-18 BFG G-Force T/A KDWS. I have to say the Box seems to ride smoother than stock now and certainly handles better! The tires fill the wheel wells just enough without any rubbing issues. Also, the tires are quieter than the stock tires. Overall, very pleased with the upgrade. Discount Tire's tire calculater says that the if the speedometer reads 65 MPH, then I am actually going 66.77 MPH. Not too bad. I have not used a full-tank of gas on these wheels alone, so I am not sure how the MPGs are going to be impacted. I hope that the fuel mileage does not suffer too much! I was getting 25 MPG in mixed driving for the last 3 months, so I was pleased with the fuel mileage for an AWD Element with a 5-speed. Time will tell!

Anyone else with a similiar setup have any comments on mileage, performance, etc?

See more pictures further down the thread.

Mr. Box
06-16-2005, 11:00 AM
Here are the wheels.

http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/moda/swap/moda_r3_ci3_l.jpg

M1 1I 1K 1E
06-16-2005, 11:29 AM
wow! i really like those wheels, interesting to see what the element will look like, can't wait to see pics!

prior8t2000
06-16-2005, 11:38 AM
I like the wheels.
Will they take long to clean?
What cleaner are you going to use on them?

Mr. Box
06-16-2005, 02:15 PM
I hope they aren't too bad to clean. I think they should be ok with the right brush. I have to look into some wheel cleaner, I have been using Simple Green on the stock wheels and tires and that seems to work pretty well.

Mr. Box
06-20-2005, 06:34 AM
Here are a couple of quick pictures I got over the weekend. Hope it works!

lwclancers
06-20-2005, 08:34 AM
Those wheels really do make the element look like a "wagon" ;-)

prior8t2000
06-20-2005, 02:09 PM
They look great, looks fast.