I just joined, just got my Leaf and have been reading the forum. I especially liked this thread and happened across a set of the 18" Mazdaspeed Rays wheels like Skywagon's. I've been driving on them for a couple weeks now. I had to run a 5mm spacer to safely clear the front calipers. The tires that came with the wheels are 225/45/18 so they are a bit tall and do slightly rub when I turn the wheel.
Yeah yeah, I know this thread has been inactive for three years but thought some folks may want to see these wheels and hear about 18" wheels on the car. I have noticed that it is a little more sluggish to accelerate due to the mass be concentrated further out. The weight is actually down 2 lbs over the stock setup.
Can you tell it's still at stock ride height, ha! I just got a set of Megan racing coilovers that I'm looking forward to installing. I think I want to go with 17" wheels, prob RPF1s, unless there's 17" forged wheel out there for not too much money in a 17x7 size.
I'm hoping to get the car looking more like the following image from the Tein coilover pics. This wheel looks like the O.Z. I'm not sure the size? I'm guessing 17" or 18"