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  1. 2nd Generation CR-V Suspension Compatibility Consensus?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    So I have done as much digging as I possibly can, short of physically comparing in person. I've checked here, CR-V forums, facebook groups, honda-tech....as much as I could. Has there ever been any consensus as to what suspension components from the 2nd gen CR-V swaps over with the Element? It...
  2. Suspension Upgrade Questions

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I've been a long-time lurker, but over the years I have gotten a lot of great information from these forums (tires, platform, batteries, various add-ons). My E is a 2008 EX which has been a near perfect vehicle. Its primarily a city vehicle used for errands and bi-monthly hauling (~2 miles...
  3. Soften the ride?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I have a long road trip in a few weeks and would like to soften the ride on highways. Are there shocks, etc., that will do that?
  4. Struts at all 4 wheels?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Just went over the 100,000 mile mark. The ride is relatively loose and jolting. My mechanic says both front and rear "struts" have to be replaced (approx $1600). I'm not that familiar with the E's underbody, but I thought struts were confined to the front wheels and simple shocks used in back...
  5. Rear Struts Installation

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I know this has been covered on other threads, but I couldn't find it. I'm looking to replace my rear struts, but the thought of handling the spring compressor is kind of scary. Can anyone provide a link to where I can purchase a pre-assembled kit of the struts/shocks, so all I have to do is...
  6. 03 more noise after strut/shock replaced

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I took my 03, 94k miles to a mechanic because it was squeaking like crazy. They said i needed new front and rear struts and shocks and an alignment. Quoted $2300.00. I opted for the front only, they also said it needed new lower control arm both sides. 1385.00 total for front. Got the car back...
  7. Okay to buy aftermarket front struts?

    Problems & Issues
    Better to buy struts & bring to my own mechanic? Hi, I recently bought a 2005 EX with 114k miles. I've been noticing lately a squeak from the left front wheel area ONLY when the car is cold. It goes away after a while and in midday temps (I live in Santa Monica, CA). The squeak is not loud...
  8. What suspension parts should I replace?

    Maintenance and Service
    My E has hit over 100,000 miles. I am planning on doing a full overhaul of my stock E suspension parts. For those with Es around this mileage mark, outside of the strut assemblies, tie rods and stabilizer links, what else should I have replaced while I've got it taken apart? I've been...
  9. shocks for trails

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    time for new shocks. 2003 ex with 188,000 miles and still strong. any suggestions on what to buy? I do drive trails and desert roads so i want something more robust than the stock ones.
  10. Smoother ride for E?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    My wife has complained about the rough ride in my Element ever since I got it a year ago. Is there anything that can be done to make it ride smoother? I've got a stock EX 4WD with manual transmission. Thanks, Mark
  11. Is a Softer Ride Possible?

    Problems & Issues
    I love the Element, this is my third, but the ride is so stiff and the back country roads in the Northeast are so bumpy that it sounds like the dashboard is going to fall out a half dozen times every day. Has anyone ever installed after market shocks that soften the ride?
  12. Swapping Rear EX struts with SC struts. Hey Parts Counter Guys!

    Maintenance and Service
    Can anybody post pics of the 52611-SCV-A02 strut and the SC's 52611-SCV-A91 rear strut for comparison? In a side-by-side manner, or with 2 different pics that have a ruler or something for scale. I'm hoping that the lower-eyelet to spring-perch distance is the same, and that the difference is...
  13. need advice on rusted shock bolt

    Maintenance and Service
    I replaced one of the rear shocks today, but still need to do the other. Problem is that the lower bolts are rusted to the shock bushings. I don't want to have to go through the same ordeal on the left side as I did on the right (see below), so I'm going to stop and solicit the group's wisdom on...
  14. Suspension Motherload!!!! lots of info here..........

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    SUSPENSION MOTHERLOAD!:evil: here is a compilation of suspension related threads that i gathered now that we have "suspension" added to the tire and wheel section. (Thanks again Tmac!):cool: if anyone knows of any threads i've missed (i'm sure i have) please feel free to reply to this thread...
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