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  1. There's a nail in my tire! Is it a low-tech anti-theft device, or should I patch it?

    Problems & Issues
    Okay, this is a bit of a humorous post (I hope?), but for the past year or so I have had to pump my passenger-side rear tire up every time I drive my E (which was only once per week usually). At first I thought it was a leaky valve steam. I'd have to air it up every 2 weeks or so, and it would...
  2. Options for 2008 SC tire sizes

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I am the original owner of a 2008 Element SC. I have 175k miles and need to buy my 4th set of tires. I have always stuck with the standard 225/55R18 tires. But, As you may know, the SC rides like crap and I am wondering how to make it better. I like my SC but I've had skate boards which had a...
  3. 2008 LX Gravel Grinder

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hey folks, I just joined up, glad to be here. I am the happy owner of a 2008 LX Maroon (I know that isn't the right name for it, but...) E. I moved out of town a few months after getting my E, and now my commute is 4 miles of gravel logging roads and 8 miles of twisty hilly two lane pavement...
  4. Fit All Terrain tires on E

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hello, My vehicle needs new tires and after much searching, I can’t find out if it’s possible to fit knobby AT tires on an E? I have a 08’ Element SC (18” rims) that is modified to be wheelchair accessible. My ultimate goal is to achieve two things. 1) Add extra ride height clearance. The...
  5. Biggest tires for stock and lift kit

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Does anyone know the biggest tires I can put on stock without any rubbing? I also will be installing a 2 inch lift kit in a week and wondering what the biggest tires i could put on it then? (I have a 2007 EX MT)
  6. First own car, first element, stoked!

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi! Just bought my element, also my first I actually bought on my own (hurray post-grad life...) My plan for the car is to make it as safe (I've gotten in a lot of slide offs and sketchy road situation in Oregon/PNW backcountry, and become a little bit of a nervous driver and dont want to be)...
  7. 15" wheels on 2008 Element

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Long story short... I have 2 Firestone Winterforce UV tires in 225/75R15...never used... I want to purchase 2 more tires this size, and a set of 15" steel rims to put on my daughters 2008 Element AWD which takes 215/70R16... I could get 4 - 16" steel rims for the Element then buy 4 new snow...
  8. What would you pay extra for a element with new tires

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hi all, I wanted to ask, as I have been curious after talking with my insurance company. If you were to buy a 2003 Honda Element, 109K miles, and it had 4 brand new Michelin LTX M/S 2 Tires ALL SEASON P225/70R16 on it installed in March of 2015, with 8437 worth of miles driven on them, how...
  9. Goodyear DuraTrac's 225/75R/16

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    They fit, and they're incredible. I was running Cooper AT3's of the same size, but opted for the much more aggressive tread of the DuraTrac's. I live in Tahoe, and definitely appreciate not needing chains, nor slipping and sliding around on the roads. This pic was taking after romping through...
  10. Taking a Mean Stance

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    My E taking a mean stance with my new BFG's...couldn't ask for a better tire, oh and they look badass too!
  11. Some New Bad Ass Tires

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Just put on some new BAD ASS BFG's tires on my E... They fit! (barely) it rides nice, and even sits a little higher... Can't wait to take it out on the trails!
  12. Cooper Discoverer AT3 Tires

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Decided on the Cooper Discoverer AT3 Tires. Not unhappy, but will try the Michelin's next time. The Coopers are a bit noisy. It's okay once on freeway - the "hum" is a little louder than normal. Around town they are pretty bad. I can hear them wind up and down when braking and accelerating...
  13. Thoughts On BFG Long Trail Tour P215/70R16 99T Tires

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hi there. have to get new tires for my E. Anyone have Thoughts On BFG Long Trail Tour P215/70R16 99T Tires? Were recommended to me and just trying to se thoughts. Lots of LA city driving with every now and then rough off roads. Thanks, want to make a decision today 03 element EX
  14. Kuhmo Road Venture 225/75/16

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Howdy, Changed out the rims and tires that came on my Element when I purchased a few months ago. I drive in Baja a little and follow rough roads looking for surf spots, I also plan a trip to Oaxaca in winter and needed something that also does alright on the streets of LA. I'm also a world...
  15. Denver Area recommended service/maintenence?

    Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hi All! My baby is just about at 80k and her tires are getting pretty bald at 40k. Im new to the Denver area (I actually live in Leadville but am assuminging that Denver will have more options). Id like to bring my element to a trusted and not overpriced shop where they can give her a general...
  16. 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...
  17. Will the transfer case blow if all four wheels aren't matching treads?

    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...
  18. Cragar D Window

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Will the cragar d window 16x7 fit my stock element at stock height with my stock tires? Also, I realize there is 0 offset on these wheels. How far will they stick out? Will this cause any problems for me in the future?
  19. Back to stock wheels...

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    This week I put the stock wheels (with new Bridgestone Ecopia HL422 215/70R16) back on my Element. For the past few years I have had 18" wheels (18x8) with Toyo Proxes ST 255/50R18 tires. The Toyos were loud but I didn't realize how much so until putting these new tires on. The Bridgestones are...
  20. New Michelin LTX M/S2's on my E. Lovin' them.

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hey All, After much help from this forum, I finally replaced my E's shoes with some new Michelin LTX M/S2's at 225/70/16 from TireRack.com. They fit nicely and don't rub on turns. I live in Chicago and it has been snowing for 5 days straight. The Michelin's have been performing admirably...
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