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Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:03 pm
by Oilpan4
Looks like a 125/80 on a 16 inch rim out of a late 2000s hyundai sonata works well too.

Its almost like all these foreign car manufacturers got their original hub and wheel manufacturing equipment from the same place lol.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:49 pm
by LeftieBiker
Oilpan4 wrote:Looks like a 125/80 on a 16 inch rim out of a late 2000s hyundai sonata works well too.

Its almost like all these foreign car manufacturers got their original hub and wheel manufacturing equipment from the same place lol.
Did you try it on a front wheel? That's the real test for Leaf fitment.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:32 pm
by Oilpan4
Yes I tried it on the front.
Looks the front is where that 40mm off set is really needed.

Even my 12 inch trailer tires will fit on the back, heck almost anything 5 on 4.5 inch will fit on the back that isn't a tiny 8 inch trailer wheel.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:36 pm
by LeftieBiker
Great. Thanks.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:16 pm
by jusgetalong
I have been reading post about how important it is to torque the lug nuts to Nissan's specs. Problem is I don't know what they are. I am pretty sure you guys do and hope you will share. Thanks

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:30 pm
by LeftieBiker
I know that I looked it up... no: wait. That was the TPMS torque spec for the extra sensors I bought for the Winter wheels. I use a tire service that comes to my house, so I didn't look up lug torque. Sorry. Here, I looked it up. 108NM, which is 79.657lb/ft.

https://www.wheel-size.com/size/nissan/leaf/2018/

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:37 am
by jusgetalong
Awesome! Thanks Leftie.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:22 am
by Oilpan4
For most accurate torquing you are supposed to put the torque wrench on the highest setting and pop it 6 times.
(I only do this when torquing stuff like ring gear bolts, cylinder head bolts, main bolts, connecting rod bolts, ect)

I have always put a dot of grease or antiseize on the stud then torqued to 80 ft•lb, drive the car a short distance then torqued them to 90ft•lb.

When the tire shop puts them on I can put my torque wrench on the highest setting of 150 ft•lb, flip the lever to "L" and usually pop the torque wrench with out loosening the lugs at all.
Between that and always crushing the pinch panel with their floor jack, I only take the wheels by them selves to the tire shop if possible.

Been putting a dot of grease or anti seize on the studs and torque lugs all cars with 12 mm and 7/16 lugs to 90 ft•lb since about 2002.

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:39 pm
by jusgetalong
Hope I copied this correctly into the forum. My wife brought this pdf up on the pc. I tried to do a direct copy but was unsuccessful. I deleted the extraneous data and put reformatted copy below. I torqued to lefties spec and tried the new spare on the front. No problems other than no TPMS on that tire. We hit 6500 miles and the wear diff btwn front and rear is very apparent. I rotated cross pattern and not LF to LR as the manual adv. Oh well its done. I think I will be raising pressure from 36lb to 40 lb based on wear I am seeing.
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to the specification at all times. It is recommended that
wheel nuts be tightened to the specification at each tire rotation interval.
WARNING
• After rotating the tires, check and adjust the tire pressure.
• Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (also in cases of a flat tire, etc.).

CHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES: Tire rotation-NISSAN recommends rotating the tires every 5,000 miles.
As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque using a torque wrench.
Wheel nut tightening torque: 83 ft-lb (112 N·m) Maintenance and do-it yourself 8-37

Re: Add a spare tire!

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:04 pm
by jusgetalong
Oh and I forgot to say the Pinch rail pad for the jack performed well and no damage to rail.
I want to put out a thanks to everyone for the feedback.
- Oh, one other thing. When I had the front tire up I could rotate it a tad forward and back and could hear a clunk which I think came from the gearbox, though my wife insist it was coming from the back of the wheel. I really don't know and both L and R wheels exhibited the same sound. Should I be worried?