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: 18's


rob2k3
02-12-2004, 02:22 PM
I want to get 18's for my Element and I was wondering what size tire do I go with???

Anyone with 18's in here??? how do they look and how's the ride???

lae10851
02-12-2004, 02:36 PM
I have 18s and I went with Bridgestone Gforce 245/55/18. They look great and have improved handling on curves, but I do notice pull when im on a road with grooves. There are several threads with pics. Those can usually be found in the Image Gallery. Here's one of them:

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6420

lae10851
02-12-2004, 02:37 PM
And heres my baby:

http://www.norcalelements.com/images/submissions/YardbirdsWheels.jpg

ChumsGum
02-12-2004, 11:34 PM
[quote:5abae367cd=" "]I want to get 18's for my Element and I was wondering what size tire do I go with???

Anyone with 18's in here??? how do they look and how's the ride???[/quote:5abae367cd]

It really depends on what kind of look you want for your Element. Choose a smaller tire if you want a sportier look and/or plan on lowering your Element. If you are looking for the rugged SUV look, go for a bigger beefier tire like the popular BFG 245/55/18s.

rob2k3
02-14-2004, 10:03 PM
I want a sportier look for it........So I would go with a samller tire...does anyone know which size would be best?

nxtr
02-15-2004, 10:52 AM
lae10851,

What is the width on your 18's?

V/R,
Nick

rob2k3
02-15-2004, 02:10 PM
I don't have them yet........Im looking around

lae10851
02-15-2004, 02:45 PM
[quote:e98f2998f6=" "]lae10851,

What is the width on your 18's?

V/R,
Nick[/quote:e98f2998f6]

Sorry I dont know what dimension you are seeking, but this may help you out. Look for 245/55/R18 103W (last entry):

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=BFGoodrich&model=g-Force+T%2FA+KDWS

Pimpn E
02-17-2004, 11:44 AM
Well, winter is pretty much over here so I decided to pull the 18's out of the garage and bolt em up.

WOW. The wider, beefier stance really looks good on the E. The chrome is perfect on a black truck. The ride is still good, although a bit rougher, but the handling is far superior.

FYI, I got 245/55/18 BFG G Forces on 18x8 rims with 40 mm of offset. Perfect fit, does not extend beyond the wheel wells and the extra 3/4" of tire helps fill the wheel wells nicely. With the chrome H's, chrome cloud rider grills and chrome rims on a black E, it all ties in great now.

It's uhhh, well... "pimp" 8)

jeffvb9
02-17-2004, 04:17 PM
[quote:7a1ff97011=" "]Well, winter is pretty much over here so I decided to pull the 18's out of the garage and bolt em up.

WOW. The wider, beefier stance really looks good on the E. The chrome is perfect on a black truck. The ride is still good, although a bit rougher, but the handling is far superior.

FYI, I got 245/55/18 BFG G Forces on 18x8 rims with 40 mm of offset. Perfect fit, does not extend beyond the wheel wells and the extra 3/4" of tire helps fill the wheel wells nicely. With the chrome H's, chrome cloud rider grills and chrome rims on a black E, it all ties in great now.

It's uhhh, well... "pimp" 8)[/quote:7a1ff97011]

Can you post a picture of your E? I would like to see what you have done as it sounds like what I had planned to do.....

thanks.

Pimpn E
02-17-2004, 04:53 PM
[quote=" "][quote:ec3872aa5e=" "]

Can you post a picture of your E? I would like to see what you have done as it sounds like what I had planned to do.....

thanks.[/quote:ec3872aa5e]

As soon as I have a chance to clean it up and take pics I will.

dbpaddler
03-01-2004, 05:35 PM
I just stopped at Radio Shack today to pick up the superlock velcro for my EZ Pass unit, and parked head to head with my mirror image vehicle except it was sitting just barely higher than mine. So I take a look around the side and I see some BFG GForce 245/55ZR18's on 18" Alloy Technology chromed out wheels. I didn't care for the wheels, but the whole beefy stance really made a difference. And he had the factory Honda pin stripe which actually looked really good, probably for the same reason the matching color side molding looks really good. Breaks up the large panels. Anyway, turns out it's the radio shack manager's E. So we got to talking about it (and meanwhile about 4 people came up asking about our E's, can we look inside, blah blah blah), and he mentioned that the tires do rub in the back when under load, but he still has a nice full turning radius. So that was good news. Makes me definitely want to look into 17's at least when the funds allow. Save the stock 16's for winter tires or something if needed. He also had the factory armrest which looked really nice. as well and he said he definitely liked having it.

lae10851
03-02-2004, 12:37 AM
That makes me wonder what he was hauling, because I haul passengers, dogs, and trips from home depot with various heavy items including a very heavy work bench, and I have never had any problems rubbing at anytime.

dbpaddler
03-02-2004, 10:21 AM
The top outer edge of the tire rubbed at the bottom flat edge of the outer wheel well where the gray trim is. Have no clue what he was hauling though. Maybe his rims have a different offset. I didn't really ask. Next time I pop in, I'll let you know.

NellyNel
03-14-2004, 12:43 PM
heres my 18's on BFG's also 245/55-18
http://i.myspace.com/51/14/114115/5592030_l.JPG
http://i.myspace.com/51/14/114115/5591853_l.JPG