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Hyundai Elantra Tires and Wheels

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  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    +1 on the bad Sears experience. I bought Falken Ziex ZE512s for my wife's Taurus and they never did get them balanced right. We got them replaced under warranty at only 15,000 because they were very visibly out of round, and the "warranty" was only about $150 toward a new set of tires. And the new tires suck too (Goodyear Weatherhandlers, which I later learned were Consumer Reports worst-rated touring tire).
  • peivpeiv Posts: 1
    hi all,
    i have 2007 hyundai elantra se with hankook optimo h426 tires.I like the car ,everything is very nice exept ,I THINK,the tires.I'm driving a lot in the streets and when i hit a bump or pothole ,the car making a lot of noises(ratling noise) coming from the suspension(all 4 weels).The dealer check suspension and said that evrerything is good.I also think that suspension working properly,because a can not belive that all four shocks not gonna work properly at the same time.Can be this from the low quality of the tires and if i change the tires ,this gonna solve the problem?
    If somebody have the same tires on the car ,tell me what you think for them
    thank you
  • i have a 2002 elantra gt with koeing 17 in wheels and kuhmo s, after i had a front tie rod end replaced, i keep having a shimmy at 60 mph, the bad tie rod end caused tires to ware a little bad, i cured this by getting a ROAD FORCE balance. after Discount tire Balanced the tires 3 times, they zeroed out but i still had a shimmy, the ROAD FORCE balance, fixed the problem.

    this type of balance is a must for older and some times new tires on alloy rims, the computer on the balancing machine, tells you where to turn the tire on the rim before balancing it. IT TOTALY FIXED THE SHIMMY . SOMETIMES CONVENTIONAL BALANCING DOESNT DO THE JOB, Discount tire has a road force machine but some tire stores dont

    now its 70 mph and NO shimmy
  • discount tire, did a Road Force balance on my elantra with 17 in koenig wheels and kuhmo and nooooooooooo more shimmy , my nephew who is a head service mgr for a major dealer chain says even some new cars have to be rebalanced from the factory, his dealers have this type of balancng machine to cure shimmy on brand new cars with alloy wheels
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,630
    Yep, Discount Tire was able to eliminate some shimmy from two Elantras, in both cases when they had put new tires on the cars. It took two tries on one car, but they did get rid of the shimmy. One car had steel wheels ('01 GLS), another has factory alloys ('04 GT).
  • I also have an 2007 Elantra SE. Since new there was a "rattle' coming from the left front end. Only noticeable over very sharp bump,cracksm in pavement, button lane dividers etc. Only noticeable going very slow, under 5 mph. Diagnosis by dealer was exhaust components bumping i think the steering assembly. Anyway, 90% fixed by adjusting the exhaust. But, occassional minor "clunking" from steering column going over same sharp pavement etc. But the ratttle is gone. Anybody else?? (reply was to: "PEIV"
  • bjc2bjc2 Posts: 28
    i;ve have a 2001 elantra and i have a humming noise which seems to be coming
    from the front wheels.kind of like the old snow tires used to make.the tires are
    two years old and still in good shape.bf goodrich.could this be tire or road noise
    or shoud i have the front end checked.thanks for any help.
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    wouldn't hurt taking off the wheel and looking at it. could it possibly be debris caught in the tread? i once had a small stick caught in there and it made a horrible noise. worth a shot. also, you could always ask someone to look at it during the next oil change or service; unless you think it is a safety issue or something that can get worse.
  • dkaps25dkaps25 Posts: 1
    Hello, can some one help me out with this question? If I unscrew the lugnuts will the wheel itself come off or just the hubcap? Thanks.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,630
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Correct. So if you want to change out just the hubcaps, you have to jack up each wheel to take the weight off while you're doing it. It seems like a pain, but when they're held on by the lug nuts, your hubcaps will NEVER fall off!
  • I have a 2005 Elantra. The paint is coming off my hubcaps and looks horrible. I can’t find a reasonable place to get new ones or a reasonable website. And you have to get the ones without fake lug nuts. Although it’s nice to never loose your hubcaps, it’s also hard to find cheap replacements. Any ideas where to get cheap replacements?
  • My wife's '01 has the flaking hubcap paint also. I figured the next time I rotated the wheels I would scuff up the hubcap and paint it with a high quality silver paint made for adhering to plastics...
  • I know there is a school of thought to pump tires to its recommended top PSI. That's a maximum, not a recommendation. My 08 Elantra SE's recommended pressure for the Hankook tires are 32psi.

    Oddly, I've occasionally come away from inspection or oil/filter services with the tires pumped way high. I even came away from my Hyundai dealer on the purchase date with the tires in the 40s. But I can tell this right away because it feels like the tires are too hard. It may increase MGP but at a sacrifice in ride comfort.

    So I'm experimenting with my new Elantra. I've come down in steps gradually from 44psi to find my best compromise. I'm around 34psi now. I find the ride a little firm on this car so I may end up right at 32psi. To each his own.
  • I hope someon could help me, I have an 02 Elantra and would like to know if i could put 195/65/15 snows on my car. can any one help me?
  • bill273bill273 Posts: 2
    WE JUST LEASED A 2010 ELANTRA AND HAVE LESS THAN 600 MI ON IT. WE LOVE THE RIDE AND REALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR. WE SWICTHED FROM COROLLAS WHICH I HAD DRIVEN OVER A SERIES OF 3 THREE YEAR LEASES. HOWEVER, AS I DROVE THE ELANTRA ON OUR FIRST WET WEATHER DAY ON THE INTERSTATE, I NOTICED THAT DESPITE THE FACT THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF WATER ON THE ROAD THE TIRES SEEMED TO NOT GRIP THE PAVEMENT AS WELL AND THE SPLASH OF WATER UP AGAINST THE UNDERCARRIAGE CREATED MUCH MORE NOISE THAN I AM USED TO HEARING WITH THE COROLLA. THE TIRES ARE THE STANDARD ISSUE DUNLOP P195/65R15'S
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,630
    Have you checked the tire pressure? Sometimes they are overfilled and dealers fail to adjust them before delivery.
  • bill273bill273 Posts: 2
    Thanks!
    Already scheduled to have it into dealer tomorrow for check of alignment and tires.
    Looking for feedback from others in case there have been other experiences.
  • trainerusatrainerusa Posts: 3
    Hello guys,
    I'm wondering if 205/55R16 winter tires with the relevant wheels will fits into Elantra'03.
    Please advise
  • blebnevusblebnevus Posts: 13
    I just bought a 2010 Elantra and noticed it was riding rather roughly. Eventually I checked the tires and discovered that all four had been inflated to 37 psi. I see that one or two other posters have noticed this as well. Is there any good reason for this, or is it like TVs that are set too bright at the factory? Presumably I should bring them down to 32, yes?
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