GroundLoop
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Re: Spare Tire and Rim Accessory

Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:20 pm

I'm looking at a flat on the Leaf as one of two things:

A) Rubber plug, either an internal "mushroom" Plug&Go, or an old-school rubber rope and cement. That would be the nail or clean hole. Quicker to just plug and inflate than wait for a tow.

B) AAA tow to Discount Tire. Have an internal patch installed or a new tire if it's really damaged.

I'll never use the can of gunk. Tire shops hate those, and they ruin the valve/sensor.
The Leaf will never be more than 50 miles from home anyway.

smkettner
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Re: Spare Tire and Rim Accessory

Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:43 pm

LEAFer wrote:
smkettner wrote:Just call the included road side assistance and have them bring you a tire when needed.
Otherwise leave the space for luggage.
You mean ... bring you a spare tire+wheel ? Or how were you planning on mounting the tire onto the wheel ?
There are mobile tire machines in my area but the truck will probably just haul the Leaf to the closest tire store.
The included roadside service will know what is best and is good for three years... yes?
After the three years I will simply offer cash as needed. In the past 30 years my towing bill has been a grand total of $85.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

LEAFguy
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Re: Spare Tire and Rim Accessory

Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:29 pm

garygid wrote:1. No phone coverage
2. No assistance in the state
3. Only assistance is a flatbed 300 miles away
4. assistance wants to know what a "leaf" is
5. assistance will take 18 hours
You're driving the wrong car for the job. Flatbed is 300 miles away? Definitely, you are driving the wrong car for the job. You don't hit a nail with a screwdriver. Well I guess you could, probably to the same effect of using a LEAF for your trip described above.

smkettner
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Re: Spare Tire and Rim Accessory

Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:57 pm

I did search some wheel websites and found nothing available for Leaf.
I could see having an optional donut spare and mounting bracket if that really set your mind at ease.
And I think there is a couple years to get that done.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

AndyH
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Re: Spare Tire and Rim Accessory

Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:42 pm

mwalsh wrote:Not considered that. But I am going to start carrying a tire plug kit in my trunk, over using the "spare in a can". Assuming, that is, it's an object through the tread area that can be repaired temporarily with a plug. I've used them before (even more or less, ahem, permanently) with great success. :D The it's just a matter of getting AAA to come and supply some air, although I suppose I could also buy a 12v tire inflator.
+6 for permanent plugs!

There's nothing on the planet that cannot be destroyed by overthinking. :D

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Kataphn
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Re: Spare Tire and Rim Accessory

Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:29 pm

It looks like there will be LEAF owners who switch out their original tires and wheels for something more custom. If you are in California and looking to sell, I would be interested in purchasing a tire/wheel. PM me!

So post here anyone who has tires/wheels to sell and those who would want to buy one.
Delivered: May 3, 2011
VIN: 1467 made 3-7-11
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[purchased] as of 11-1-13: 25,000: 11 bars
Also have a PiP

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garygid
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Location: Laguna Hills, Orange Co, CA

Re: Spare Tire and Rim Accessory

Mon May 02, 2011 6:21 am

Also, are there any suggestions for a jack that will work well with the LEAF?
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2010 Prius, now for sale
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2018 Tesla Model 3
2014 Tesla S, Model 3 in 2019
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