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Check out what I just found: http://www.ccmoffroad.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=18

You can see a better picture of the Element here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-ELEMENT-3-LIFT-KIT-2003-2009-4WD-2WD-EX-LX-- - SC_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem3ca5102b0bQQitemZ2604673- - 37995QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_987wt_939

I have been waiting for one of these for months. 3" is a little more than I wanted. I was looking for more of a 2" lift but this one looks pretty sweet. I am really considering buying this for my Element.

Has anyone else bought one of these or a kit like these? Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Check out what I just found: http://www.ccmoffroad.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=18

You can see a better picture of the Element here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-ELEMENT-3-LIFT-KIT-2003-2009-4WD-2WD-EX-LX-- - SC_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem3ca5102b0bQQitemZ2604673- - 37995QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_987wt_939

I have been waiting for one of these for months. 3" is a little more than I wanted. I was looking for more of a 2" lift but this one looks pretty sweet. I am really considering buying this for my Element.

Has anyone else bought one of these or a kit like these? Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
We're one step ahead of you!

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58120

Some of us are already thinking about this! I agree, I was thinking 2", but I might try this!
 

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CCM 3" Lift Kit

FYI here's a response I got from CCM to my email about installation:

Hello Robert, thanks for the interest on this kit. The kit will take a person at home probably 3-4 hrs, taking your time. We can install it here at the shop in about 1.5 hrs. It will require normal hand tool and access to a grinder to trim the inner fender where the tie rod contacts and to trim down the rear mounting studs. It may sound like a bit of work but it is very straight forward once you have the wheels off. Feel free to call me at the number below with any questions.

Thank You
Danny Cramer
CCM Offroad & Performance
(805) 464-0505
[email protected]
 

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CCm Offroad 3" suspension lift

For those of you that have already done the lift I have a couple questions:
1) Have you noticed any difference in the handling or ride? If yes, how?
2) Have you noticed a decrease in milage? If yes, how?
3) Does the lift make the element seem really top heavy?
4) Does lift cause any premature wear on any other parts? If so which?

I'm just trying to get some information that will reflect on my purchase or not next spring. A friend of mine (that doesn't have an Element) says that it will make my Element really top heavy and it will ride different. I want to find out from people that have the lift what problems they are having and how it actually is. I have a 2007 Element EX 4wd. Thanks!
 

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It's not going to make a diffrence in gas use or lose power. I think if you went with a wheel spacer or a little wider wheel tire combo it would look just fine. I'm sure the cv axles wouldn't like it to much or the use of bigger tires if your doing anyhing more then just street driving. I know I'm not one to take about going with a bigger tire but the diffrence it made when I put the 24's on I now get 220 to a tank on gas if i'm luckey "most all highway" and I feel like sometimes it's really hard on the tranny. I baby mine with them on it. Jus something to think about if your getting it to offroad in it. Also check to see if it voids anything from the dealer. I'm worried it will I just bought mine and I take my rims off when I go in for service
 

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CCM Offroad 3" suspension lift

I was thinking of keeping the original 16's for now and maybe getting 18's later for the wheels.

I was thinking of getting brakes like these or similar:
Front: http://www.customcarscentral.com/rtrrbk00102c-honda-element.html
Rear: http://www.customcarscentral.com/rtrrbk14005c-honda-element.html

The tire size I was thinking about getting was either 225/70/16 or 235/70/16 of the General AT2 ( http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Grabber+AT+2 )
Those are what I have on my Element now but of the stock size. I really like them.

Would those size I picked affect the CV axles badly?

I found out that if you make you mod your Element for basically anything offroad it will void your warranty. Mine expires in April 2010. So I was thinking of getting the lift that summer but I am going to wait till i need new tires first. And get them, the lift, and the 4 wheel alignment all at the same time.
 

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I think it would be just fine as long as you easy with it ya know. No 5grand dumps into gear in the mud or snow stuff like that lol. I really didn't notice that much as far as breaking due to us having 4wheel disc breaks
 

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I had a lift that was about he same on my jeep liberty and it would break cv's in the front from time to time under hard use. I mean I abused the hell out if it stock it was fine then came to find out after putting the lift on it that it was a pretty commen thing. I did order this lift for my element I will take plenty of pics and post them when it comes in and I make the time to do the install
 

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CCM Offroad Honda Element 3" Lift kit

Is there anyway to get aftermarket CV Joints/Axles that would be a bit more heavy duty? See my thing is, if i get the lift on my Element, I want to use it. I don't want to have to go slower or more cautious than I do now on gravel or rough roads. I don't do any serious offroading. I only do rough gravel roads and maybe drive through a couple fields to get to a lake to go fishing. If i drive the way I do now with the lift kit would that mess up the CV joints/axles? I don't drive my Element hard or drive it offroad like a jeep. I just want a little more ground clearance. If anyone could answer those for me that would be great.
 

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Tires to go with the CCM Offroad Honda Element 3" Lift

Looks like the General Grabber AT2's don't come in 235/70R16, so I think I'll probably get the 225/70R16. I just seen Generals new Tire on tire rack, the Altimax Artic. They look pretty nice. I would probably get them in about the same size.
Would getting tires in the 225 size vs the OEM 215 size effect the MPG bad?
 

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I argue the point of your gas mileage won't go down, I say it will for sure, probably a mile or two per gallon. When you lift a vehicle, you expose more tire to the air and more fenderwell area to hold the air. I did a 3in lift on my Jimmy and my mileage went down from 19 to 16, it sucked. Just my $.02.
 

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Ragets1591 said:
I found out that if you make you mod your Element for basically anything offroad it will void your warranty.


Where did you get this misinformation?



elementon24s said:
when I put the 24's on I now get 220 to a tank on gas if i'm luckey


How are you making your calculations? Using 24s it is NOT possible to maintain the stock wheel circumference which would mean your odometer is off and that means you can't accurately calculate miles per tank.

BTW using the plus system you would need to be running tires that were 295/-10/24 to maintain stock circumference. :D

P.S. I would love to see pictures of your Element. Post em up.

 
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