estomax
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Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:08 am

Hey Guys,

Haven't seen this here yet, but a colleague of mine pointed out these Leaf SV rim inserts:
https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d ... erts-76399

Has anyone else tried them? The creator seems pretty savvy and did a pretty thorough coast down test even.

Makes me want to try and creating some for the 17" SL wheels..

Marko
2013 Leaf SL Premium
27k, 93% SoH 2/17 32k, 96% SoH 6/17
46k, 94% SoH 2/18 52k, 88% SoH 6/18
62k, 87% SoH 2/19 68k, 84% SoH 6/19
75k, 83% SoH 2/20

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:59 am

I have been looking for Aero inserts on my 2019 SV.

From the pictures, do these fit on the 2019 17" rims? If so, and they are affordable, I would buy them. I would just use them for multistate travel.
2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

estomax
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:10 am

these particular ones are only for the first gen Leaf SV 16" wheels.
2013 Leaf SL Premium
27k, 93% SoH 2/17 32k, 96% SoH 6/17
46k, 94% SoH 2/18 52k, 88% SoH 6/18
62k, 87% SoH 2/19 68k, 84% SoH 6/19
75k, 83% SoH 2/20

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:08 pm

Too bad. I would certainly like to get a few extra miles on highway trips
2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

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Nubo
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:44 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:Too bad. I would certainly like to get a few extra miles on highway trips
There are always Moon discs. I have been tempted and Ithink it would look good on a LEAF, but I don't want to bother with the attachment issue and also I'd rather not compromise the safety margin of my braking system to dissipate heat.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

mitrals
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:44 am

Nubo wrote:
DougWantsALeaf wrote:Too bad. I would certainly like to get a few extra miles on highway trips
There are always Moon discs. I have been tempted and Ithink it would look good on a LEAF, but I don't want to bother with the attachment issue and also I'd rather not compromise the safety margin of my braking system to dissipate heat.

Moon discs are 62 a piece. How long would it take to recover the $250 cost :S
2012 Leaf SL. 9 Bars 50K miles - 06/15/2019 - Daily driver
2018 Honda Clarity Plug in Touring- Bought 04/26/19 - Daily driver

Previous electric cars:
2013 Leaf SV. Bought with 11 bars and 4K miles.
2013 Cmax Energi.
2013 Fusion Energi Titanium.

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Nubo
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:11 am

mitrals wrote:
Nubo wrote:
DougWantsALeaf wrote:Too bad. I would certainly like to get a few extra miles on highway trips
There are always Moon discs. I have been tempted and Ithink it would look good on a LEAF, but I don't want to bother with the attachment issue and also I'd rather not compromise the safety margin of my braking system to dissipate heat.

Moon discs are 62 a piece. How long would it take to recover the $250 cost :S
Wouldn't be my motivation.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 pm

do you think the would fit on the Leaf 17" rims?

I know the small domes are actually better then flat rim covers. I was thinking of trying painters tape over the openings for a quick test to see if that helped efficiency, though I think need to do 200 - 300 miles to get any real feel for a 3-6% improvement.

Any other aero mods think are worth trying? I was thinking it still might help to tape/block the front grill. In my 13 leaf, it was noticable for both Aero and reduced heater energy use.
2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:39 pm

For the new body style you mean? I swear I saw an insert for those on a 3D printer site recently.

Just finished a set in my printer but my island is too small to do any testing on. If somebody in Europe is willing to test it properly(with a Leaf spy) and publish the result then I'm willing to ship a set to you for only the shipping costs.

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:49 pm

So the inserts fit the 17” standard wheels?
2019 S Plus (98.6% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.6% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

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