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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:17 am
by UBUYGAS
I removed mine and re-inserted it. It's not fragile at all. It's pretty sturdy. If you look at it you can't tell it was removed.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:31 am
by LeftieBiker
Thank you.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:40 am
by UBUYGAS
DJ Jazzy, This is why I had to mount my spare under the trunk floor:

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djjazzy wrote:@Lasareath

I saw your spare tire mod before I did mine. Thought about mounting the tire under there, but didn't want to cut into the air diffuser, and get nearly under the car to lower the hinged panel and tire when needed. For me, the false cargo floor was the easiest to build, and if ever the spare tire is needed, it's a quick and painless way to get to the spare tire. Just lift out the false cargo floor, and the tire is right there. But your mount is a great idea, especially since no trunk space is lost. Seldom do I have a lot of cargo where I'd need that lost trunk space. I'm easily able to lower the seats, and get my bike in the Leaf without issues, in fact it's now easier to get my bike in the car, since the cargo area is raised up about 6 inches. Now I never have to leave home without a spare.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:02 am
by UBUYGAS
And today:

I'm so happy that 6' ladder fit so I don't have to take my ICE!

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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:45 pm
by LeftieBiker
My 2/3 finished rear cargo area. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:17 am
by djjazzy
Nice job! Looks just like my cargo floor now. :lol: You got the spare tire under that floor?

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:04 pm
by LeftieBiker
djjazzy wrote:Nice job! Looks just like my cargo floor now. :lol: You got the spare tire under that floor?
Spare, Jack, folding lug wrench, a few odds and ends. I think I have what I need to anchor the Altima spare, but it's too cold for me to work outside at the moment.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:12 am
by joerivct
Received my Altima donut and did not have to remove the spoiler to mount the bolt; there is a tie-down bracket under the back right hand side with enough clearance in the bottom pan so that you can snake a wire through the opening, attach the bolt/washer to the snake and pull it through the hole. Once through, hold the bolt and secure it with a nut and washer. I siliconed through the hole to the washer (2") to make it waterproof - simple.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:35 am
by tszukow
FYI tire-go to any auto wrecking place and pick up spare tire for about 30$ there are plenty of them)and the jack I got it will fit inside original Leaf tool kit compartment.Thank you.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:42 am
by tszukow
Lasareath- for sure you can tell people around that your Leaf is "Fully loaded" model.