“This Element is built for everything from quick trips to the local Costco and National Parks."
JR was one of the first people that we met with the Element. He’s the brains behind Element Society on Instagram and one of the hosts of the Element Society meet that occurs every few months back when COVID-19 wasn’t around.
Surprisingly (or not) this is his second Element.
JR: "I built this Element for adventure, road trips, and off-the-grid camping to a certain extent. I have been a Honda fan since the late 90s so I’ve always been familiar with working on them. I wanted to stick with something that I could work on in the home garage with the help of friends."
After living the low-life, avoiding pot-holes, scraping bumpers, JR saw lifted E’s pop-up all over social media. This made him reconsider missing those cool weekend camping trips that his Toyota buddies would go on. After searching far and wide, he finally found the perfect candidate for his “budget” camping build. We’re glad JR got to keep both his lowered SC and his lifted Element (shoutout to his wife Carina!)
We hope you enjoy these pictures of JR’s 2003 Honda Element.
Aerogenics 1.5" front and 2.0" rear lift to compensate for the full size spacer and swing out.
Aerogenics Lift Kit for the Honda Element (link to the item)
The famous Element Society sticker. (Hit up Element_Society on IG to cop one!)
JR standing on his custom built Silo Garage roof rack. No problems with extra weight!
JR: "The lift was added for needed ground clearance with that came the new struts, to make it more capable I added the all terrain tires. With adding the bigger tires the stock spare was not going to cut it so adding the full size spare tire carrier was an issue. Lucky there was a local fab shop willing to work with me to bring the rear bumper swing out to life. We decided to go with a tube design to keep it as light as possible without sacrificing strength. That also gave me some more room to add the 2 Jerry cans (1 water and 1 gas) with the added weight from the gear came the Bilsteins and 2.0” rear lift spacer."
JR: "The roof rack came along when we went on a trip and decided to bring the dog and needed added space for gear."
AEM short ram intake
Semi-hidden switch panel to control all the lights!
Left side spot lights, light bar, ditch lights, rear chasing lights (and side-to-side?)
Mounted CB antennae
Military jerry cans
Water spigot, perfect for watching your hands
DIY mollie panels, shout out to Fred for using these dog crate separator
First aid, flash light, tire deflater, gloves, tie downs, etc
Fire extinguisher and fan for sleeping in the Element
Aerogenics ditch light mounts (link to the item)+ Auxbeam lights
Perfect for sleeping eh?
Notice how the rear wheel is centered AFTER the lift.
Aerogenics has the solution: 2003-11 Honda Element 1.0" Rear Arm Spacer
JR: "We never seemed to arrive at the campsite during the day or have enough sunlight to set up so adding some lights came in handy."
Side spot lights
Our very first prototype Aerogenics Rear Lower Control Arms and Bilsteins
The rear lower control arms are designed with 1" of extra clearance under the arm. Click here to go to the item.
Photos taken by JR of Element Society
Words written by Jason
Bilsteins 4600 series rear shocks
Falken Wildpeak A/T 3 235/70/16
2.0” wheel spacers all around
Silo Garage full size rear spare tire swing out with two five gallon jerry can
5 gallon water jerry can with water spigot
Vans waffle grip handle
Amazon motorcycle license plate lights
Silo Garage full roof rack
ARB 2000x25000 awning
MICTUNING MIC-B1002 LED light wiring harness X5
Ebay spot spot lights left and right side
Ebay rear chase light
Ebay light bar
Ebay ditch lights
Aerogenics ditch light mounts
Ebay cargo case
OEM bug deflector
OEM fog lights
K&N short ram intake and filter
Uniden PRO520XL 40 channel CB radio
Firestik three foot firefly CB antenna
Firestik SS-204A adjustable stainless steel vertical door jamb mount
18’ RG-58A/U coaxial cable
Pioneer double din radio/bluetooth/backup camera
Custom made (dog crate separator) mole panel with first aid kit and hand curated trail goodies