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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:03 am

The LEAF comes with the lug wrench already. so you don't need that. The Nissan Jack usually comes with a Lug wrench as well.

Since you have the 16" alloy wheels you need to search for a Nissan 5 lug spare with this size: T125/90D16

Here's one, Around $90 shipped: http://www.ebay.com/itm/97-98-Jeep-Cher ... 0a&vxp=mtr

Here's the Jack, Exactly same one I have and same price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-2013-Nissa ... e6&vxp=mtr




LeftieBiker wrote:
What you need all depends on what tires you currently have. Do you have 16" wheels or 17"?


Good point. as I posted earlier, I have the 16" alloy wheels. So it has to be an Altima spare (2002-2006?), it can be a Versa or Altima Jack, and we don't know yet about the tools. If someone were to compile a small chart with what works with each wheel set (xx"steel, 16" alloy, 17" alloy) that would be very helpful.
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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:40 am

Nice job on the spare, Sal!

I'm thinking again about mounting ours. My only concern would be how to keep from getting grease all over the interior after changing the spare!
Lasareath wrote:And by the way that nissan leaf pump and flat fix got tossed into some cabinet in the garage this morning, it's not going back in the car. It's a total joke!
You know, I was at a friend's house yesterday and I needed an air pump, so I used the compressor that came in the LEAF for the first time. I have to say that is a very nice little compressor! I especially like the way it screws onto the valve stem. I have a similar one that we use when camping, but it is a bit bigger and louder. OTOH, as mentioned earlier, the LEAF compressor does not come with a light.
Lasareath wrote:I should be able to put that spare on the front with no problems.
It's good to be able to put the spare on the front to get you off the side of the road quickly. But given the torque in the LEAF, I think if I had to drive more than a mile or so, I would want to move the spare to the back if at all possible.
TonyWilliams wrote:Here is the jack installed in its proper location in the LEAF:
Thanks, Tony! I simply couldn't figure out how to put that in the car! Now I can keep it in there all the time!

It's too bad they removed even that in 2013. I guess it saved them a couple of dollars.
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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:44 am

Thanks!

I keep one of these in my trunk: http://www.staples.com/Clorox-Disinfect ... PID=457787



RegGuheert wrote:Nice job on the spare, Sal!

I'm thinking again about mounting ours. My only concern would be how to keep from getting grease all over the interior after changing the spare!
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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:42 am

RegGuheert wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:Here is the jack installed in its proper location in the LEAF:
Thanks, Tony! I simply couldn't figure out how to put that in the car! Now I can keep it in there all the time!
Well, I tried it and unfortunately it did not work. While the jack that I purchased looks substantially like the one in your picture, the brackets attached to the wheel well do not. The brackets in our LEAF have metal which is curled in so that they can cradle the jack. This would be fine except that the base of our jack is too wide to fit into the bracket.

Did you modify the brackets shown in your picture?
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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:06 am

Usually you place the jack in position and then with a free hand you crank the jack so that it expands and locks itself in between the clips.



RegGuheert wrote:
RegGuheert wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:Here is the jack installed in its proper location in the LEAF:
Thanks, Tony! I simply couldn't figure out how to put that in the car! Now I can keep it in there all the time!
Well, I tried it and unfortunately it did not work. While the jack that I purchased looks substantially like the one in your picture, the brackets attached to the wheel well do not. The brackets in our LEAF have metal which is curled in so that they can cradle the jack. This would be fine except that the base of our jack is too wide to fit into the bracket.

Did you modify the brackets shown in your picture?
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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:59 am

Lasareath wrote:Usually you place the jack in position and then with a free hand you crank the jack so that it expands and locks itself in between the clips.
Thanks! Yes, I understand.

I tried to explain what I see again in a post, but the words fail me. Here is what I am seeing:

Bracket without the jack:
2011LeafJackBracket.JPG


Bracket with the jack:
2011LeafJackBracketWithJack.JPG


Basically, the jack base is about 1 cm wider than the bracket that should accept it. The top of the jack nearly fits into the bracket provided for it. In fact, I think it would fit if the base were not so wide, causing the jack to go into the bracket crooked.

Perhaps I could modify the jack rather than the brackets. There's a certain amount of risk in doing that, though.

For reference, the part number of the jack I bought is 99550-8J010 and its description is "Jack Complete".
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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:20 pm

RegGuheert wrote:
RegGuheert wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:Here is the jack installed in its proper location in the LEAF:
Thanks, Tony! I simply couldn't figure out how to put that in the car! Now I can keep it in there all the time!
Well, I tried it and unfortunately it did not work. While the jack that I purchased looks substantially like the one in your picture, the brackets attached to the wheel well do not. The brackets in our LEAF have metal which is curled in so that they can cradle the jack. This would be fine except that the base of our jack is too wide to fit into the bracket.

Did you modify the brackets shown in your picture?


If I recall, I had to bend out the top metal bracket (just with a pair of pliers).

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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:27 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:If I recall, I had to bend out the top metal bracket (just with a pair of pliers).
Thanks, Tony! I could certainly do that! I wouldn't have to bend it far.

It's the bottom bracket that needs more mods. I could certainly flatten out the part that is bent up to make it a flat shelf for the base.

I just wanted to be sure I was not bending things unneccessarily.

So, should I assume that the jack that fits perfectly into the existing bracket is the super-expensive one that was discussed a couple of pages back?
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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:30 pm

RegGuheert wrote:So, should I assume that the jack that fits perfectly into the existing bracket is the super-expensive one that was discussed a couple of pages back?


The Altima jack is cheap... that's the one in the picture.

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Re: 2013 Nissan LEAF with a Spare tire and no Trunk space lo

Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:58 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:The Altima jack is cheap... that's the one in the picture.
Agreed that the Altima jack is cheap. iI is also shown in my picture. It does not fit perfectly into my brackets, as shown.
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