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  1. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I may just not be very good at searching out the answers on this forum, and if so, then please point me in the right direction. I have a few questions. First, I have to drive down rough dirt roads daily for my job, and am wanting to increase my offroad performance. By this I mean making the...
  2. Problems & Issues
    I went to get an alignment the other day and the shop realized I have a broken lower ball joint. So I have decided to replace several items while fixing the main issue. I will be replacing the following: -Front and Rear Struts/Spring Assembly -Front and Rear Sway Bar Links -Front Lower Ball...
  3. Maintenance and Service
    Hey Everyone! So on Wednesday I will be replacing the following: -Front and Rear Struts/Spring Assembly -Front and Rear Sway Bar Links -Front Lower Ball Joints -Front Outer Tie Rods -Rear Upper Adjustable Control Arms -Adding Front Camber Bolt -Front and Rear Brakes and Rotors I am adding the...
  4. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    What aftermarket parts should I buy for my 2003 Honda Element (FWD) to help my wheel alignment shop get the rear end back into spec? I would appreciate links to specific products. Even after an alignment with the stock parts, it's showing for the left rear as out of spec: Toe: 0.46 degrees...
  5. Trading Post
    As the title mentions I have a new in box KYB front passenger side strut I’m looking to trade. I know it fits my 2004 and I believe there was a suspension change around 2007 or 08 so just check to ensure fitment on KYB’s website. Looking to trade for other element parts or possibly sell if the...
  6. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I am thinking about getting 15x8 rims for the element and they are steel of course. Now, how much exactly would they slow me down? would it be extremely noticeable?
  7. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Could someone give me a quick list of the bushings (both rear and front) that can cause clunking when they are worn? I am not sure if it is the struts or the bushings, but I might as well go the cheap route first.
  8. Problems & Issues
    I've been having an issue with my 2007 Honda Element EX 4wd Over the Past 2 1/2 - 3 months I've had a clunking noise coming from what I believe to be somewhere in the front end of my suspension. It started after some pretty regular driving on dirt roads that were washboarded pretty bad. I say...
  9. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    does anyone know how much i can lower an 05 awd element without having to lengthen/shorten the driveshaft and if there is a good lowering kit offered to do so. my wife would like to loose the wheel gap and go to a diff wheel and tire combo, as of now had the car 6 months and has mwm wheels by oz...
  10. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Naysayer pre-emption: I know the Element is not an extremely capable 4wd offroad vehicle and I'm not attempting to make it so. That said, I'm prepping my 2005 EX for a trip to South America (and perhaps beyond), and want to give it a fighting chance. I've got an Ecamper already added, and...
  11. 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...
  12. Maintenance and Service
    I've just finished replacing the front struts on my 2003 Element 2WD. I had to use a pickling fork to get the tie rod ends out of the strut. The boots were pretty torn and ragged so I knew I had to replace them anyway. I am having a hell of a time getting the locking nut loose. People are...
  13. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Will the transfer case blow if all four wheels aren't matching treads? On an all wheel drive element, do all the tires need matching tread? I hear you blow the transfer case of the transmission. I guess this is a suspension question of sorts. I don't know what tires I have on now, but I...
  14. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I have e 2003 dx awd and I want to make the ride smooth because my wife is pregnant and she doesn't like hitting a pot hole like we are in an African safari. Without going the air bag route I dont know what to get if its shocks, struts, springs. A little help would be great. Is ebay the best...
  15. 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?
  16. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hello E club. I was thinking about adding the Eibach lowering springs. What are your thoughts? Are they worth it? What all do I need to purchase with the springs? Is it something that I can do myself or should I take them to a shop? Do they fit better with stock struts? Is there something...
  17. 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...
  18. Maintenance and Service
    My sway bars need to be replaced on my rear end(90 percent sure this is the correct part I am describing) . While looking at these my mechanic said I shoul also replace the much more expensive ELEMENT REAR DIFFERENTIAL DYNAMIC VIBRATION DAMPER. However in studying a friends 2004 E I found that...
  19. 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...
  20. Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hi all, I just picked up an 04 sop Ex today after looking at elements for the last 6 months or so. I've read a good portion of the board and it seemed like there were people interested in a professional lift solution in the 1.5"-2" range instead of going with the higher ccm lift due to...
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