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Posted: 9/22/2022 8:01:24 PM EDT


















Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:04:14 PM EDT
[#1]
I love rpf1s.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:06:57 PM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:07:19 PM EDT
[#3]
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Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
I love rpf1s.
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Who doesn't?

Not many Elements rocking them, that's for sure.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:12:00 PM EDT
[#4]
Needs an LS1 swap.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:12:01 PM EDT
[#5]
The Element had hilarious commercials, and you don’t see many on the road today. Wonder why?

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:15:08 PM EDT
[#6]
I dont have one but, a friend does and I think they are great every day vehicles.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:15:40 PM EDT
[#7]
I don't mind Elements at all but those rims are ugly and would look bad on anything you put them on with that much sidewall
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:17:03 PM EDT
[#8]
I dig it, bravo sir!

My brother in law has one. Strut spacer lift and KO2 tires.

Over 300k miles with regular maintenance. All while being rode hard and put away wet.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:17:45 PM EDT
[#9]
Seriously, one of the best and most reliable vehicles Honda has put out in the past 30 years.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:18:15 PM EDT
[#10]
Should of put beefier tires on it? What are the specs on wheels and tires? I would of also went with the x9’s the narrower rpf1’s don’t look as good.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:18:36 PM EDT
[#11]
The Elements are alright,  but I'm more of a Swagger Wagon guy.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:18:56 PM EDT
[#12]
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Originally Posted By fxntime:
Seriously, one of the best and most reliable vehicles Honda has put out in the past 30 years.
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Its the same drivetrain as a crv.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:19:00 PM EDT
[#13]
Owned two elements.   Current one is a 2010 with 215k on the odometer.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:19:46 PM EDT
[#14]
My niece drives one and loves it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:22:04 PM EDT
[#15]
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Originally Posted By TheResurrector:

Needs an LS1 swap.
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LS1's are boring.
This calls for a GSXR swap or something fun like that.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:22:15 PM EDT
[#16]
I had one and it was a great buy and got me through those days.  I had a bag of those body panel clip/fasteners sitting on standby.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:24:43 PM EDT
[#17]
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Originally Posted By fxntime:
Seriously, one of the best and most reliable vehicles Honda has put out in the past 30 years.
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Amen brother.

The reason why it got new shoes is it's about to turn 200K.

Runs like a top, only have really had to put consumables on it.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:26:34 PM EDT
[#18]
I love the element. Though I don’t own one or driven one. But we had one as a delivery car at work. Seemed like a cheap practical car to carry crap in and not worry about it getting dirty on the inside. And if it did, use a leaf blower or hose to clean the inside
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:27:40 PM EDT
[#19]
Awd manual? I like elements because despite being ugly, they have a decent drivetrain
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:28:28 PM EDT
[#20]
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Originally Posted By Racer_X:


LS1's are boring.
This calls for a GSXR swap or something fun like that.
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Originally Posted By Racer_X:
Originally Posted By TheResurrector:

Needs an LS1 swap.


LS1's are boring.
This calls for a GSXR swap or something fun like that.

Or just slap a turbo kit on the stock k24
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:29:51 PM EDT
[#21]
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


Amen brother.

The reason why it got new shoes is it's about to turn 200K.

Runs like a top, only have really had to put consumables on it.

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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Seriously, one of the best and most reliable vehicles Honda has put out in the past 30 years.


Amen brother.

The reason why it got new shoes is it's about to turn 200K.

Runs like a top, only have really had to put consumables on it.



Does "consumables" include the starter? Because if that hasn't happened yet, it will.

Also be sure you're keeping up on valve adjustments. Most people don't have that as a maintenance item they think about, but it's still a line item on K24s for that generation.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:35:17 PM EDT
[#22]
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Originally Posted By Bassgasm:


Does "consumables" include the starter? Because if that hasn't happened yet, it will.

Also be sure you're keeping up on valve adjustments. Most people don't have that as a maintenance item they think about, but it's still a line item on K24s for that generation.
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Yeah, you got me.  Put a starter in around 170K.  



And to be completely transparent, since I work for a major auto dealership chain ($45 an hour labor, cost + 10 on part), I've dropped some coin on the Element for the 200K.

Valve adjust, brakes, ebrake, had the whole suspension gone through, etc.

Drives like a new car.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:40:08 PM EDT
[#23]
you need to up your game OP, guy in my neighborhood has his slammed on fat rimmed polished mags with drilled rotors on display behind... actually looks kinda cool.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:42:34 PM EDT
[#24]
Saw a clean one yesterday in traffic with a popup camper roof.

Whats the mpg?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:45:49 PM EDT
[#25]
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Originally Posted By akrado:
Saw a clean one yesterday in traffic with a popup camper roof.

Whats the mpg?
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Mid to high 20's.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:47:08 PM EDT
[#26]
Two guys at work LOVE those damn things.

I don’t get it, but whatever.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:47:58 PM EDT
[#27]
I am driving an Element. Underpowered, but stone reliable and practical.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:48:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Honeypot_DMZ] [#28]
Now lower it a few inches and you've got something to possibly work with.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:48:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Baddy] [#29]
Always thought Elements were neat in that quirky way.

I guess they still have quite the following - looked up for sale in FL and came across this low mileage specimen:

$21,973!!!
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:49:06 PM EDT
[#30]
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Originally Posted By mochaTX:
The Element had hilarious commercials, and you don’t see many on the road today. Wonder why?

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There is a metric shit ton of them around here, outdoorsy people love them. Traditional Honda reliability and build quality with some really clever features and great packaging.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:49:42 PM EDT
[#31]
It's a great old dog vehicle.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:49:42 PM EDT
[#32]
41lbs lol.  My rotating assemblies weight 90lbs each.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:50:37 PM EDT
[#33]
So what is the gauge and numbers?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:51:26 PM EDT
[#34]
This thread is unlovable



Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:52:39 PM EDT
[#35]
What’s up with the plastic fenders?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:03:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: networkguru] [#36]
OP, did you add the 6th gear to the tranny?
Or is it a 5th?  I forget.  Comes from a Acura tran.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5mr5BuuxNM

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:09:45 PM EDT
[#37]
The engine in those things are fantastic.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:10:09 PM EDT
[#38]
My FIL has an orange one. He seems to like it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:11:40 PM EDT
[#39]
If I could have found a AWD 5 speed I would have bought it over my YJ for a DD. The K24A2/4 is an amazing little motor.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:12:56 PM EDT
[#40]
I had an ‘03 AWD AT, in Galapagos Green. It was my favorite vehicle I’ve ever had.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:13:39 PM EDT
[#41]
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Originally Posted By Hulley:
I dont have one but, a friend does and I think they are great every day vehicles.
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Yep - One of Honda's very best.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:15:21 PM EDT
[#42]
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Originally Posted By mochaTX:
The Element had hilarious commercials, and you don’t see many on the road today. Wonder why?

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The fuck there aren't. I see many Elements on the road every day.

We also own two. They are great vehicles.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:44:12 PM EDT
[#43]
Where are your hamsters?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:02:31 PM EDT
[#44]
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Originally Posted By Dopple:
Where are your hamsters?
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That's the Kia Soul.

I'm offended.

Just did a longer road test, they ride very smooth.

I was worried I was losing about half my sidewall, but ride is not noticeably harsher.

You're going to get more impact energy (I hit a small pothole) but all in all, I'm gonna call it a win.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:06:29 PM EDT
[#45]
Nice!
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:11:56 PM EDT
[#46]
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:



Yeah, you got me.  Put a starter in around 170K.  



And to be completely transparent, since I work for a major auto dealership chain ($45 an hour labor, cost + 10 on part), I've dropped some coin on the Element for the 200K.

Valve adjust, brakes, ebrake, had the whole suspension gone through, etc.

Drives like a new car.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:


Does "consumables" include the starter? Because if that hasn't happened yet, it will.

Also be sure you're keeping up on valve adjustments. Most people don't have that as a maintenance item they think about, but it's still a line item on K24s for that generation.



Yeah, you got me.  Put a starter in around 170K.  



And to be completely transparent, since I work for a major auto dealership chain ($45 an hour labor, cost + 10 on part), I've dropped some coin on the Element for the 200K.

Valve adjust, brakes, ebrake, had the whole suspension gone through, etc.

Drives like a new car.


If you haven’t replaced or rebuilt the ignition, you should before it’s stuck somewhere.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:17:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fxntime:
Seriously, one of the best and most reliable vehicles Honda has put out in the past 30 years.
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I bought mine new in Aug '06 and it still runs great.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:43:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thormx538:
I don't mind Elements at all but those rims are ugly and would look bad on anything you put them on with that much sidewall
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Maybe if they were on knobby tires. I really like the RPT1.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:49:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mochaTX:
The Element had hilarious commercials, and you don’t see many on the road today. Wonder why?

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They won’t let you drive after your 3rd DUI.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:50:49 PM EDT
[#50]
I hate them so much my kid and I are putting a TSX headed Element K24 in this

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