I'm replacing tires on a 2008 Honda Element EX. Must I use the same size tire as original, or can I use a larger size without risking drivetrain problems?

Asked by Sep 04, 2013 at 04:43 PM about the 2008 Honda Element EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 Element: Standard tire size 215 70R 16: considering 235 70R 16.  I get differing
views on maintaining integrity of drive train.

2 Answers

246,295

Why are you considering a different size than stock? The 235's will be approx. 4% larger, so the speedometer will be off slightly showing 2mph faster. I don't see the benefit unless you are getting these tires at a discount cost. If you do make sure you replace all 4, not just 2.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

The first several model years came with faulty (overcounting) speedometers, so these actually would help offset that discrepancy, depending on the vehicle/repair status.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Element Questions

Honda Element Experts

#1 Kakit Fan
Kakit Fan
Reputation 170
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 150
#3 Ankhorite
Ankhorite
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
980 Great Deals out of 57,313 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Pilot
394 Great Deals out of 23,467 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4
900 Great Deals out of 64,318 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda Civic
868 Great Deals out of 85,333 listings starting at $500
Used Honda Accord
1,046 Great Deals out of 68,867 listings starting at $1,000
Used Subaru Forester
413 Great Deals out of 32,510 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Ridgeline
90 Great Deals out of 4,896 listings starting at $4,000
Used Honda Fit
86 Great Deals out of 15,022 listings starting at $1,950
Used Scion xB
72 Great Deals out of 2,194 listings starting at $2,400
Used Toyota Tacoma
516 Great Deals out of 43,168 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
225 Great Deals out of 19,106 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Odyssey
239 Great Deals out of 19,721 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
88 Great Deals out of 2,195 listings starting at $6,995
Used Subaru Outback
396 Great Deals out of 40,752 listings starting at $1,395

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Honda Element EX For Sale
13 listings starting at $10,900
2010 Honda Element EX For Sale
20 listings starting at $7,900
2009 Honda Element EX For Sale
5 listings starting at $9,990
2008 Honda Element EX For Sale
27 listings starting at $4,995
2007 Honda Element EX For Sale
21 listings starting at $5,577

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.