Thinwing
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aftermarket wheels install

Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:26 pm

I really did not care for factory wheels on my leaf.So after some research ended up installing American Racing Casino wheels...and than reused the factory blue Nissan logo for the center cap.This was done by ordering the wheels with the flat center cap rather than the domed ones that come standard.Once the old factory wheels are off ,I removed the factory center caps and using a dremel tool routed the "melted" pegs off and was able to seperate the cool Nissan logo.Than take the old centercap upside down onto the new american wheel chrome flat centercap ...mark hole locations and driill.logos were glued onto new center caps using CA...looks factory...will post pics when I figure out how...kpc

coqui
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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:34 pm

Did you keep the factory tires?
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Thinwing
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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:41 pm

i did,there are better tires out there than the factory bridgestones,but not worth it to me.Have the old factory wheels for sale cheap if anybody wants a spare or suffers curb damage...kpc

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keydiver
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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:04 pm

Thinwing wrote:I will post pics when I figure out how...kpc
There are quite a few free photo hosting sites, or you can email the pix to keydiver@yahoo.com and I'll put them on my server.
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TomT
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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:11 pm

If anyone is looking for tires, I have a set of the EP422s for sale here: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=7619" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
coqui wrote:Did you keep the factory tires?
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TangoKilo
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Leaf Number: 2212
Location: Moorpark

Re: aftermarket wheels install

Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:26 pm

TomT has seen my wheels. They're lighter than the factory wheels. Here is a thread...

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 80#p123582" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

My Aug. 22nd entry shows a pic... 8-)

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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:15 pm

Thinwing wrote:i did,there are better tires out there than the factory bridgestones,but not worth it to me.Have the old factory wheels for sale cheap if anybody wants a spare or suffers curb damage...kpc
Where are you? Or, specifically, where are the wheels?
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Thinwing
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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:25 pm

I posted a couple of pics on keydivers server..thankyou keydiver...wheels are located south sacramento.,Ca...sinc kp couch

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keydiver
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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:07 pm

Thinwing wrote:I posted a couple of pics on keydivers server..thankyou keydiver...wheels are located south sacramento.,Ca...sinc kp couch
Really? Where? :?
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Re: aftermarket wheels install

Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:26 pm

hi...emailed per your suggestion keydiver@yahoo.com

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