Hyundai Elantra Tires and Wheels
Let's discuss the tires and wheels for the Elantra--OEM tires/wheels and aftermarket.
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Cooper Lifeliner SLE Touring - currently have those on our '02 Elantra, and they are quiet, and seem to ride well.
BF Goodrich Traction T/A - I have these on one of our other vehicles (but I think they also are available for the Elantra), and I LOVE these tires. They are fairly quiet (not as quiet as the Coopers), but I have driven through downpours on the highway at speed, and the vehicle has felt very stable (while others around me were running 10 mph under the speed limit). From various reviews I have read, others have also agreed that these tires seem th provide a lot of grip.
Like Backy mentioned, I have also heard good things about Kumhos, but have not personally owned a set. The 2 tires I mentioned above, are probably at the lower-middle price range.
P.S. - for what it is worth, I rotate my tires every 5,000 miles (I use synthetic oil, and do oil changes and rotations at the same time), and the Coopers seem to be wearing very well on teh Elantra (@15,000 miles on them currently).
car #1 (the Elantra) is driven 15,000 miles a year, so i change the oil in it 3 times per year - use synthetic.
car #2 (Honda) is 10 months old, and only has 6,000 miles on it - looks like we will average 7,000-8,000 miles per year on it. i have the Honda dealer change the oil every 3,000 miles on it (regular oil), because they do it for $9.99, and for that price, it is cheap peace of mind.
car #3 (Mitsubishi) is being driven about 6,000 miles per year. I run synthetic in it, and do an annual oil change on it with synthetic.
So, to answer your question - no, i have never had the oil tested, and realize that i could probably go longer. but, i really don't spend that much on oil changes using my current schedule, and at least i KNOW i am not pushing my oil any further than i should.
They did a decent job at it - atleast the vibration at high speeds is negligible now. Which is what I needed since I do a 90 mile commute every day at high speeds. Also did an oil change and the engine and tranny are MUCH smoother and responsive - wonder why? I am guessing the oil filters at Pepboys don't suit the Elantra well. And I'm never going to Sears for tires or anything again - they obviously did a lousy job at balancing the tires.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
I'm wondering if 205/55R16 winter tires with the relevant wheels will fits into Elantra'03.
That said, there's nothing inherently wrong with overinflating a few PSI. It will return marginally higher MPG at the expense of a firmer (some might say harsher) ride.
As I advised someone in a thread about another make, go down to 32 PSI (or the recommended..) and run with that for a tank or two of gas. If you find the ride too soft for your taste, bump the PSI up by 2 and try again. When you hit the point where you prefer the ride, stop; i.e. when the ride gets too firm, back off. Also stop if you get close to the max PSI of the tires themselves (listed on the tire sidewall).
If you do settle on something other than the recommended, remember to tell your shop about it when bringing the car in for an oil change or other service since most places check the air as part of their "free inspection".
BTW on my prior car I ran my 32-PSI-recommended tires at 37 for several years with no consequences. I liked the ride better. I haven't even looked at what my current car's tires are set to.
As noted, running them at 37 psi won't hurt them, but you will probably find the ride is much smoother at 32.
Someone likely over-torque the lug nuts and stretched the studs to a point near breakage. Removing the lug nuts was merely the straw that broke the camels back.
I intend to pursue this with Hyundai. At this point I am tempted to grind off a few thousandths from each bolt, but first want to see if Hyundai has a fix.