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Seriously the ride sucks. i still have on the stock rims and tires (goodyear, which havent needed to be rotated in 36K mi o_O) as well as the shocks. everytime i drive it i wanna pull over and rip off the suspension cuz i feel every crack or bump in the road. also when driving on some highways the element rocks back and forth and the people in the back wanna throw up from the bouncing (prolly the wheel distance? idk). This is a serious issue and i wanna resolve it asap so if yall could comment or redirect me to another thread which can help me it'd be greatly appreciated.

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the E's G.Y. Wrangler tires are the worst tire you can have.... like above mentioned said...replace them ASAP.
And on a side note... when you DO get your new tires, rotate them every 6K miles(or every other oil change). 36K miles with no rotation is a recipe for quick uneven wear.
Good luck.
 

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the E's G.Y. Wrangler tires are the worst tire you can have.... like above mentioned said...replace them ASAP.
And on a side note... when you DO get your new tires, rotate them every 6K miles(or every other oil change). 36K miles with no rotation is a recipe for quick uneven wear.
Good luck.
Just to add to the above....
I have 33+k on mine (and I run studs in the winter) and my GY W's are on their last season (I'm talking wear bars). It's pretty sad when a tire lasts less than 25k miles :sad:
Hopefully that solves your problem. Do a search as well on tires, many members have had questions over the years.
 

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replace the tires
yes, there is a thread about replacing the tires.. i think he went with yokos. the gy suck.. i havent replaced them yet cause i dont have the cash, but hopefully will soon... you could also let out some air for the time being...

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yeah the ride does suck. springs & dampers are weak & the GY's don't help at all. I've been modifying all my cars since my 1st car and the one car I wanted to leave alone needs its suspension overhauled. go figure lol
 

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Is this problem only for the SC's or is it across all E's? I've never had a car with a particularly "smooth" ride, so I might just not have such a discerning taste. I bought my E used and certified pre-owned so the dealership had put brand new Continentals on it which seem to ride pretty well. Is the E's suspension just flawed from the get-go?
 

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^dude your sig is classic! haha :D

as for our suspensions being flawed. its not. subjective though. it would just be nice not to 'feel' every little thing on the road and get tossed around when going thru turns or over good sized bumps. then again, this is only my opinion ;-)
 

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I've owned a truck for 15 years. The Element drives and rides like a truck. It takes longer to stop, is buffetted in the wind (try a windstorm with gale-force winds and an empty bed sometime!), takes bumbs, er, ungracefully, and corners poorly. Like a truck.

In fact, it drives and rides beautifully, compared to most trucks.

Although based on the CRV/Civic chassis, it is tall, relatively heavy, and poorly (cheaply) soundproofed (i.e., like a truck). If you've never driven a tall, heavy truck, I can see how the E would seem harsh, and even uncomfortably so. It rides much better then any truck I've ever been in / driven (Ford, GM, Toyota and Dodge), even the new ones.

I kinda prefer it this way; I didn't want just a car, and I didn't get one! I like it, but it rides like a truck- a positive thing in my book!
 

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it also depends on what car you had before the E.
Yep...Compared to my old Accords, it's rough/firm. Compared to my wife's Pilot, it's sporty.

And in general, it is spot on for what I need right now.
 

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I think for a short wheelbase tall vehicle it does pretty well in the corners up to a point and that point is faster than I currently drive. Have to agree that it fits my purpose right now better than anything else I've seen.
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Just to add to the above....
I have 33+k on mine (and I run studs in the winter) and my GY W's are on their last season (I'm talking wear bars). It's pretty sad when a tire lasts less than 25k miles :sad:
Hopefully that solves your problem. Do a search as well on tires, many members have had questions over the years.
I already have 42k on my stock tires and still going. I'm shooting for 50k. This is amazing when I can push them to their uppermost limits and do every time I drive the box.
 

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It is also the SC line. A little lower than other trim lines and with the "sportiness" comes a stiffer suspension. It takes less turns to turn the wheel as well vs. other lines. If you want a plush ride, buy an Acura, Lexus, Mercedes, etc. If you want a sporty ride buy a corvette, lambo, Element SC. :rolleyes:
 

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i'm with the guy about it being a 'Truck'

In fact I tend to refer to it as the 'truck'.
A tad noisy.
A tad stiff.
Feels bump a tad more than other vehicles in size/weight range.

But it really is designed to carry stuff more than carry pasengers.

At least that's how I use it and seeing as how I've driven a 100K/year for over 40 years.

The E is pretty darn comfortable to me.
 

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i was going to tell the OP that he could either reduce the tire pressure from 45 or accept the Element as a truck, but he seems to have disappeared.
 
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