I have been complaining about how spongy the brake pedal feels when driving my 08 Element. I took it to the dealer and had the system bleed and VSA modulator replaced no change. A buddy of mine recommended replacing the rubber lines with steal braded lines. I removed the lines and had a set made up. What a difference. Pedal came up and feels firm. Even my wife complimented how better the brakes feel. This is one of the best improvements we made. Contact Goodridge at http://www.goodridge.net/[email protected] They are working on a kit just for the Element.