Spacep0d
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Re: Aftermarket Wheels; Will These Be Okay?

Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:00 pm

BoloLeaf wrote:OP- did you end up getting a set of wheels yet? I'm interested in getting some lightweight wheels as well- I'm thinking about going for either the konig hypergram (mentioned above), or the motegi traklites. Would like to keep my ecopias so I'm leaning towards the motegi traklites for now.

Yeah I got the Motegi 16x7" with the machined stripe. They're stock replacement size (slightly wider than stock) and I put the same tires on 'em. They look better than the stamped steel wheels and are noticeably lighter (also lighter by spec, 10 lbs. per wheel from what I see). Stock steel wheel for the S weighs 28 lbs. from what I found, and mine at 18 lbs. per wheel (aluminum).

However, the car needs to be lowered about an inch due to the cavernous wheel well space over the wheel...or I could have gone +1 but I'm selling my car soon (for a lot of reasons, not because there's anything wrong with the car).

Pics coming soon!
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BoloLeaf
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Re: Aftermarket Wheels; Will These Be Okay?

Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:18 pm

Thanks for the response! I just installed my new wheels so I'll be posting soon. Went with 17x7.5 konig backbones (~19lbs) with -35mm offset. Kept the stock tires for now. So far, so good!
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Re: Aftermarket Wheels; Will These Be Okay?

Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:06 pm

I have a 2018 Leaf s. I lowered the car 1.2 inches on H&R springs and have 18x8 wheels 40mm offset with 235/40r18 Falken g5 tires. The car looks better and handles better. I haven't noticed any milage loss.

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Re: Aftermarket Wheels; Will These Be Okay?

Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:43 am

I bought a steel aftermarket wheel for $70 off ebay to put a full size spare on.
It weighs 20 or 21lb.
I'm really glad I didn't get a used OEM wheel.
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