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My neighbor just bought a new Crosstour and went straight to the custom wheel shop. He's offering his take-offs for basically nothing. 8)

From what I can gather reading some info here, this wheel will work. Any advice or opinions? They would be going on our '09 LX E.

Here is the wheel:

 

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IMO I think those would look really good on the Element.
I second the test fit idea.
 

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I think those would look AWESOME on an E. I just checked the specs:

Wheels and Tires
The Accord Crosstour is offered with two wheel and tire combinations. The Accord Crosstour EX comes with 17x6.5-inch aluminum alloy wheels and 225/65R17 102T all-season tires. The Accord Crosstour EX-L comes with larger 18x7.0-inch aluminum alloy wheels and 225/60R18 100H all-season tires. Wheels feature a five-lug pattern with 55mm offsets. For maximum cargo capacity, a space-efficient compact spare is carried under the rear cargo floor.


It seems that the offset for the 18s is +55. The stock offset on the E is +45.
That will push the wheels 10mm closer to the inside of the wheel wells. That is
less than 1/2 an inch, so it may or may not rub. The E uses 225/55R18 size
tires, so the Crosstour tires will be a little taller. If you can test fit them and
turn your front tires max left and max right to see if they will rub, that would
be a good thing. Keep us posted on what you decide.
 

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Thanks guys.

I should have mentioned that these are wheels only, so I'm going to need to buy some tires. I went ahead and got them last night since it was hard to go wrong with this deal!

Aztec - They are indeed a +55 offset. Now the question is what tire size? :?

I'd love to be able to 'fill up' as much of the wheel well as possible, but certainly would like to avoid any rubbing issues. Any advice would be appreciated!

I think they're going to look awesome as well.
 

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Those look nice! All be it a little familiar...:grin:
 

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The 235/55R18 looks great, but with the extra 10mm offset might pose a problem, so measure carefully. It brings the inside of the tire in similar to running a 255 (so you'd have an extra 10mm more past the rim on each side) on an SC rim. Not sure if anyone is successfully running a 255 size on a SC rim, maybe someone can chime in. If you're Element is lowered, it reduces clearance even more.
 

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8 months later ... looks like I'm waiting on a tire deal or something. :lol:

We decided to get the remaining use out of the old set of tires. Now we're ready to do this thing.

To summarize:

'09 Element LX - stock, putting on 18" Crosstour wheels as shown previously in the thread.

Can anyone tell me if the 235/55r18 will do the trick? I'd hate to buy them only to find a rub, etc.

Thanks!
 

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Here is what is going to happen with that tire size:

When speedometer reads 60mph (96.6km/h) actual speed will be 60.9mph (98km/h): 1.5% faster.

Package is 15 mm (0.6'') closer to suspension/brakes components.

Will fill out the wheelwell by extra 5 mm.

If I had to guess, I would say you will probably be OK. But that is just
a guess. Its just over 1/2" closer to the inside of the wheel well. Go
check on your E with the tires you have now. You should be able to get
a good idea if that new set of tires will work.
 

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8 months later ... looks like I'm waiting on a tire deal or something. :lol:

We decided to get the remaining use out of the old set of tires. Now we're ready to do this thing.

To summarize:

'09 Element LX - stock, putting on 18" Crosstour wheels as shown previously in the thread.

Can anyone tell me if the 235/55r18 will do the trick? I'd hate to buy them only to find a rub, etc.

Thanks!
i would personally go 225/55/18.
 

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I've 'eyeballed' the current stock wheels (215/70/16) as best I can. It appears that the 235/55/18 should not be an issue. Seems to be plenty of additional clearance (well within the .6" difference) at every angle I can see.

Now to TPMS ... will the ones out of the stock wheels work? I honestly have no idea. If not, what is the best route for new ones?

Thanks guys, appreciate the advice!
 

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TPMS from steel wheels generally do not fit into alloy wheels.
i've assumed your LX has steelies.
and i'd be quite happy if you could disprove the conventional wisdom.

also, you could fit spacers to push the wheels out further to avoid rubbing by the inside of the tires.
personally, i'd find hub-centric 15mm spacers to restore the track back to something closer to OEM specs.
don't "cheap out" on the spacers, get good ones in you go that route.
i suggest 15mm spacers, because 10mm spacers generally do not come w/ their own studs and require you to install longer studs. 15mm spacers come w/ studs built-in and allow you to use the original studs. i've used various size spacers on my own vehicles for many years.
 

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TPMS from steel wheels generally do not fit into alloy wheels.
i've assumed your LX has steelies.
and i'd be quite happy if you could disprove the conventional wisdom.

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Now to TPMS ... will the ones out of the stock wheels work? I honestly have no idea. If not, what is the best route for new ones?

Thanks guys, appreciate the advice!

In most cases it is true.....Steel wheels and alloys use different sensors on Hondas.

In this case you will will have to change the sensors. The Crosstour sensors will not comunicate with the TPMS computer on the E.
 

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TPMS from steel wheels generally do not fit into alloy wheels.
i've assumed your LX has steelies.
and i'd be quite happy if you could disprove the conventional wisdom.

also, you could fit spacers to push the wheels out further to avoid rubbing by the inside of the tires.
personally, i'd find hub-centric 15mm spacers to restore the track back to something closer to OEM specs.
don't "cheap out" on the spacers, get good ones in you go that route.
i suggest 15mm spacers, because 10mm spacers generally do not come w/ their own studs and require you to install longer studs. 15mm spacers come w/ studs built-in and allow you to use the original studs. i've used various size spacers on my own vehicles for many years.
Just an FYI, I have 20mm spacers on my E. The stud on the E are longer than
20mm. Luckily the SC rims have an indentation on them that allow the extra
stud length to go into. There is just enough room for the extra length of the
stud. As a matter of fact, there a triangle symbol in one of the indentations
that I had to dremel down to make sure the stud had room and the rim
would sit flush on the hub. Im saying this because there is no way 15mm
spacers will work on the E even with the built in studs. I have the Ichiba
V2 Wheel Spacers, so they are not cheap evilbay craaap. If you are going
to install 10 or 15mm spacers, you will need longer studs. And unless you are
using SC rims, the 20mm spacers wont work either.

If you feel comfortable with the space from the stock wheels, go for it.
I want to be clear that the info I gave you is a general set of specs from
a website I use. I cant guarantee anything is for sure. Its up to you to
make your decision.
 

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Just an FYI, I have 20mm spacers on my E. The stud on the E are longer than
20mm. Luckily the SC rims have an indentation on them that allow the extra
stud length to go into. There is just enough room for the extra length of the
stud. As a matter of fact, there a triangle symbol in one of the indentations
that I had to dremel down to make sure the stud had room and the rim
would sit flush on the hub. Im saying this because there is no way 15mm
spacers will work on the E even with the built in studs. I have the Ichiba
V2 Wheel Spacers, so they are not cheap evilbay craaap. If you are going
to install 10 or 15mm spacers, you will need longer studs. And unless you are
using SC rims, the 20mm spacers wont work either.

If you feel comfortable with the space from the stock wheels, go for it.
I want to be clear that the info I gave you is a general set of specs from
a website I use. I cant guarantee anything is for sure. Its up to you to
make your decision.
i've used both the Ichiba 15mm and 20mm spacers w/ the stock studs, no problem. 15mm had part number WS-5511464A on the Ichiba website. [http://www.ichibausa.com/15albowhsp2.html]
this type of spacer uses the OEM studs to hold the spacer on and provides new studs for the wheels. they are hub-centric, so you don't have to stress out on getting them perfectly aligned. no broken OEM studs.
in the interest of full disclosure, i have to state that they are not on my vehicle at the moment, as i got new wheels w/ 38 offset to replace the combo of wheel offset of 55 and 15mm spacer. but it took me a while to decide on the wheels, so i ran the 55/15 combo for years. no problems, other than explaining to Discount Tire that my hub-centric spacers were not evil when i had the tires rotated. <grin>
not dumping on Discount Tire, i bought my new wheels & tires there.
 

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WOW, im surprised. I tried the 15mm spacers on and the studs hit the rim.
I used these these:


They have the hub centric ring and I have them on the E now. I dont have
any problems either. I will be rotating my tires soon. I'll take pix and measure
the studs and how much is sticking out.

Were you on the stock rims?
 
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