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Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:46 pm
by LeftieBiker
That slightly smaller spare from Ebay should fit better in the cargo area. Mine was a squeeze.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:48 pm
by Oilpan4
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)

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:12 am
by greenbrg
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.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:42 pm
by Oilpan4
I put some tires on that were not low rolling resistance and it really messed up my range.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:29 am
by Oilpan4
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.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:31 am
by jusgetalong
Leftiebiker,

What was your final solution on the spare tire for your 2018 Leaf?

At present I am trying to secure a full size from some junkyard to keep in my garage for an emergency and help me rotate my tires.

Add a spare tire! Here’s one for sale!

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:17 am
by SalisburySam
I have a full spare, tire and wheel for 2012 SL, no mileage on tire, never mounted. I bought it as a spare but have never needed it. Now that my LEAF is limited to less than 40 miles, I doubt that I ever will. $150 seems fair. PM if interested.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:12 pm
by LeftieBiker
Leftiebiker,

What was your final solution on the spare tire for your 2018 Leaf?
I'm not using one. HOWEVER, I'm considering trying the spare and false floor I still have in the '18, for a different reason: I bought a folding electric-assist bicycle so I can ride on paths and trails elsewhere, and that split-level floor may be a problem. If the spare and false floor level the cargo area, I may install the spare and use the floor for that reason. I don't need the lost cargo space.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:22 am
by jusgetalong
Ordered this from ebay for $13 to lift the leaf and not destroy the pinched sheet metal underneath.:
USA Ship Universal Slotted Frame Rail Floor Jack Pad Auto Lift Rubber Block Disc

Discount Tire sold me a new tire (215/50 R17 95W 40Kmile) and new rim (Nissan factory requirement 5-114.3 bolt pattern on the rim (Atom)) and mounted the tire on the rim for $148.50 + tax $10.33= total $158.83

They offered to mount it on the front of the car to allay my worry about the fit and function of the rim. I decided not to have them mount the rim because their floor jack, IMHO, would probably have bent the pinch rail.

Pinch rail pad is supposed to arrive this Thursday. I will post my success or failure with mounting the tire and the drive ability.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:45 am
by Oilpan4
What I have always done is put a hydraulic jack with a piece of wood on the platform way up under the car then jack the car on the heaviest structural part I can reach with the jack, then use the screw jack as a jack stand and put it on the pinch panel.

Its tire rotation time on the leaf again while the wheel is off I have a few doughnuts from other vehicles to try.