Almost 10 years ago, I started this thread about a “spare tire carrier” project. I had this installed on my very first 2011 Nissan LEAF, and maybe my second 2012 Nissan LEAF (don’t remember). My third LEAF was a 2017.
Now (October 2021), I’ve purchased a 4th LEAF, a used 2011 model that will used to drive the 10th anniversary of BC2BC electric vehicle rally from Mexico to Canada.
I just mounted the old spare tire carrier on the car, and made some minor improvements to the unit. The tire drops out of the bottom with a cable, and a small “winch” sucks it back up.
Is this a product anybody would have an interest in? It was hard to get people interested in it when the cars were brand new in 2012, so I can’t imagine that has changed much.
I have no idea what changes, if any, would be required for a 2013-2021 LEAF. The 2011-2012 were more complicated because there was an electric parking brake mounted in the same spot, so 2013-2021 should be easier!
Here are some Nissan parts (and their prices in 2012) that would be associated with this project:
SPARE WHEEL / TIRE:
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
LIFT / JACK:
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
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