Nubo wrote:As a data point, the "spare tire kit" on my RX-8 was about a $400 option. This included the mounting hardware and the rim/tire itself. I wish I'd have known that wheel would fit the LEAF. I would have kept it since the dealer who took it as trade would have neither known nor cared.
Yep, that Mazda spare would be perfect. The 94-95 model years used an aluminum wheel for the spare. The last one I found on eBay was $200.
I guess I wasn't too clear in my initial post as to "value" that a spare tire carrier might be to somebody. Here are the prices for the equipment purchased new from Nissan. Obviously, you could buy this stuff for way less than $100 from an auto wrecking yard or Craiglist, et al., in addition to the cost and installation of the spare tire carrier.
Tire - T125/90D16 98M
LEAF spare wheel (rim)
Part number 403001ya7a
66.1mm center hub diameter
Bolt pattern 5 x 114.3 or 5 x 4.5 inches
Can be ordered from a Nissan dealership outside the USA or Canada
Nissan Altima 2002-2006 spare wheel (rim) part number from any USA Nissan dealership
Part number 40300-L31010, 66.1mm center hub diameter
LEAF jack part number is 99550-3ND0B and sells for UK £233.00 ($357 plus VAT and shipping and import duties)
2002-2006 Nissan Altima Jack: 99550-L31001
The tool kit 99501-4J800 sells for UK £113.00 ($173 plus shipping and government fees/taxes). You already have a lug wrench in a USA spec'd LEAF, so you shouldn't need this.
Nissan Altima 2002-2006 Lug wrench: 99545