LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Add a spare tire!

Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:46 pm

That slightly smaller spare from Ebay should fit better in the cargo area. Mine was a squeeze.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

Oilpan4
Posts: 206
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2018
Leaf Number: 004270

Re: Add a spare tire!

Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:48 pm

I got the spare tire on its rim.
Only problem is the local tire shop wouldn't put it on. They were being chicken chits about it.
But the shop that quoted me $180, plus tax in the next town over put it on for me, for $6.
So total price for a new spare was just under $90.
The date code on the tire was 2016 and that's good enough for me to call it new.
The date code on the ruined spare was 2004.
Yeah I would expect a 14 year old spare tire to shred on contact with the road under the weight of a car.
(Assuming that the spare got put on the car in 2018 and I found it in 2019)
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO
Location: 88103

greenbrg
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:33 am
Delivery Date: 06 Jan 2018
Leaf Number: 408851

Re: Add a spare tire!

Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:12 am

Has any body purchased the Pirelli P4 Four Season Plus - 205/55R16 91H Tires for new tires. SAMS club has 4 including mounting for $370.00 and they are 70,000 mileage warranty.

Just wondering.

Oilpan4
Posts: 206
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2018
Leaf Number: 004270

Re: Add a spare tire!

Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:42 pm

I put some tires on that were not low rolling resistance and it really messed up my range.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO
Location: 88103

Oilpan4
Posts: 206
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2018
Leaf Number: 004270

Re: Add a spare tire!

Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:29 am

I got a pretty nice extendable tire iron from Walmart for $16. They have a screw jack for $25, but for $25 it looks pretty cheap, I like most of the OE ones better.
I have a screw jack out of a nissan sentra I found in the garage when I moved in. I stuck that in the leaf for now.
I will try to go to the junk yard and find some screw jacks out of different vehicles to see if I can find a better one.
Because the leaf is heavier than a sentra s-box.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO
Location: 88103

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