GerryAZ
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:45 pm

For acceleration, the weight transfer is away from the front wheels so it is easy to spin the Ecopias on wet pavement, but it is even easier to spin the Michelins. If the Ecopias are inflated to about 44 psi, wet braking is much improved compared to Nissan-recommended 36 psi. The OEM Michelin braking distance is terrible wet or dry regardless of inflation pressure.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:42 am

Has anyone looked at these rims?

https://www.canadawheels.ca/fast-wheels ... 62162.html

At 16 Lbs, they are maybe 15-20Lbs less than the OEM rims.

I am thinking of putting them on the S+ and move 16" rims to the SV+.

Anyone else heard of anyone using these?
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:14 pm

Feb is in the books

SV+ 350 miles and 3.1 miles/kWh

S+ 330 miles and 4.0 miles/kWh

Cold than snowy Feb, saw the month finish with a bit nicer weather. Driving has been more local/close hwy except for a trip to WI in the S+, which I ran heat for given the low temps at the time and daughter in the car.
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dmacarthur
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:38 am

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:14 pm
Feb is in the books

SV+ 350 miles and 3.1 miles/kWh

S+ 330 miles and 4.0 miles/kWh

Cold than snowy Feb, saw the month finish with a bit nicer weather. Driving has been more local/close hwy except for a trip to WI in the S+, which I ran heat for given the low temps at the time and daughter in the car.
S+ 2.9 this Feb- cold, snowy, back-road, no highway at all, studded tires..... looking forward to warmer weather.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:54 pm

I am seriously considering buying these wheels for my SV+. Has anyone purchased them for their Tesla? (Make them my summer tires)

They appear to perform on par with the Tesla Aero wheels.

https://youtu.be/kDmqNVpqgMc
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frontrangeleaf
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:54 pm

They look good. Seem to work well. Test wasn't completely clean from the sound of it, but they came close enough.

Wish these wheels had been available when I bought our summer wheels for the Leaf SL+. We went with 17x7, just slightly wider, a bit lighter, very affordable wheel from Discount Tire. Then we swapped the stock all-seasons on them, and put snows on the stock 17x6.5 wheels, since they're narrower and have an aero component to their shape. I figured that was the better option at the time.

Car has plenty of range for our purposes around time in the summer time, up and down the front range urban corridor. The summer wheels didn't noticeably impact range or efficiency after we put them on. I did that before the weather changed, but it was only for a bit. Need more data.

I might look at these for a future Tesla if we go that route as a snow tire. No way no how am I spending what Tesla wants for a snow tire/wheel package. 18x8.5s for a snow tire? You gotta be kidding me. The Tesla world is it's own thing, that much is clear to me already, lol.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:48 pm

I am hoping the weight difference on each corner brings the SV+ in line efficiency wise with the S+. The stock 17" rims are 37 lbs. Compared to 16-20 for the EV01+ rims.

https://www.google.com/search?q=403005S ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Triggerhappy007
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:58 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:48 pm
I am hoping the weight difference on each corner brings the SV+ in line efficiency wise with the S+. The stock 17" rims are 37 lbs. Compared to 16-20 for the EV01+ rims.

https://www.google.com/search?q=403005S ... e&ie=UTF-8
37 lbs for a 17" wheel is really heavy. I'm thinking that's for the shipping weight. My guess is around 20-25 lbs.
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:32 pm

I've seen the OEM shipping boxes with foam liner, and doubt that they weight more than 5-8lbs.
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:50 pm

Ok, order for the EV01+ wheels was made. While I am waiting for delivery, any thoughts on tires. I am leaning towards more ecopias, but very open to suggestions. Wheel will be going on the S+. I will move the old 16" rims to the SV+ once it's tires are spent.
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