After putting a new engine in my 2005 Honda Element, it was time to turn my attention to the suspension. I went all in and replaced the front strut assemblies, rear strut assemblies, outer tie rods, custom rear control arms, and the rear stabilizer bushings. I also replaced all 4 CV boots on the rear axles and put a set of brand new Nokian tires on all 4 wheels.I then had it aligned to help protect the new tires and make sure it tracked down the road straight and true. In my estimation, this is the closest you would get to a brand new Honda Element.
This information also applies to the Honda CRV of the same vintage.
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L Front Strut: 51602-SCV-A04
R Front Strut: 51601-SCV-A04
L Rear Strut: 52620-SCV-A03
R Rear Strut: 52610-SCV-A03
Rear Strut Bolt: 30181-S7A-000
Outer Tie Rods: 53541-S7A-003
Rotor Screws: 93600-06014-0H
Rotor plugs (rear rotors): 42511-SP0-000
Rear CV Boots: 42017-S0E-010
Rear Stabilizer Bushings: 52306-SCV-000
Honda Dual Pump Fluid: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ETCYYC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title
Aerogenics Rear Upper Cont. Arms (code EricTheCarGuy for 10% discount): https://aerogenicsusa.com/collections/2003-11-honda-element/products/2002-06-honda-crv-03-11-honda-element-rear-camber-kit
Aerogenics Rear Lower Cont’ Arms and brace (code EricTheCarGuy for 10% discount): https://aerogenicsusa.com/collections/2003-11-honda-element/products/2003-11-honda-element-billet-rear-tie-bar-control-arm-kit
Nokian One Tires 215 70 16: https://www.nokiantires.com/tires/suv-4×4-tyres/all-season-tires/
Eastwood Chassis Paint: https://www.eastwood.com/ew-chassis-black-satin-aerosol-14-oz.html
17mm 10pt Socket: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008TOHAL6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00
Thread Chaser Kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QHQEPE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title
Bolt Biter Sockets: https://www.gearwrench.com/gearwrench-84783-15-pc-1-4-3-8-drive-bolt-bitertm-impact-extraction-socket-set.html
GEARWRENCH Pry Bars: https://www.gearwrench.com/pry-bars/indexing/yes
Snap Ring Pliers: https://www.mactools.com/products/p22a
CV Boot Clamp Tool: https://www.jbtools.com/gearwrench-3191d-cv-joint-boot-clamp-wrench/
LOCTITE Sticks: https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-38725-5PK-Thread-Treatment-Assortment/dp/B00BV42V3S/ref=sr_1_7
Plastic Vice Protectors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019VOT6JG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01
Hand Pump: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BQW5LK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title
Element Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2i-lhxkIF8&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov1U3cVeQ3Sm1fXclclY1UZe
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3:55 Rear Suspension Disassembly
7:21 Rear Strut Removal
11:16 Rear Upper Control Arm Removal
12:46 CV Boot Replacement
25:33 Right Side Disassembly
30:39 Rear Stabilizer Bushings
32:43 Filling the Differential
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