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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-25-2018, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Just put some new stilettos on my leaf today, and I gotta say wow it's an improvement from oem hubcaps. The aluminum wheels I got come out overall with tires 2.5 lbs lighter per wheel with a 1 inch bigger and wider wheel.

It's now sitting on 225/45r17's with a 17x7.5 positive 40 offset.

The outside diameter is almost identical to the stock and does not throw off the speedo at all, it does not rub at all even under full turns, also the wider tire gives me more grip in the rain and hard acceleration,and I noticed the dash displayed an extra 8 miles range @99% charge while driving down the highway than it did before the switch, so win win win
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 03:39 PM
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Great look. Since seeing the Model 3 in person with aero wheels I always wanted to see them on another EV; Bolt, Leaf, or even some very green looking hybrids like the Prius.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 10:24 AM
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Just put some new stilettos on my leaf today, and I gotta say wow it's an improvement from oem hubcaps. The aluminum wheels I got come out overall with tires 2.5 lbs lighter per wheel with a 1 inch bigger and wider wheel.

It's now sitting on 225/45r17's with a 17x7.5 positive 40 offset.

The outside diameter is almost identical to the stock and does not throw off the speedo at all, it does not rub at all even under full turns, also the wider tire gives me more grip in the rain and hard acceleration,and I noticed the dash displayed an extra 8 miles range @99% charge while driving down the highway than it did before the switch, so win win win
Your setup really suits the car imo, solid choice. Weight reduction is a great way to go about maximizing the Leaf's capability. A lot of people are initially surprised at just how quick the new Leaf can be off the line.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 05:01 PM
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Your setup really suits the car imo, solid choice. Weight reduction is a great way to go about maximizing the Leaf's capability. A lot of people are initially surprised at just how quick the new Leaf can be off the line.
what i like most about it is the extra amount of JDM character those wheels give the Leaf, but at the same time it looks a bit dated, a different era of the automotive world.
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Your setup really suits the car imo, solid choice. Weight reduction is a great way to go about maximizing the Leaf's capability. A lot of people are initially surprised at just how quick the new Leaf can be off the line.
what i like most about it is the extra amount of JDM character those wheels give the Leaf, but at the same time it looks a bit dated, a different era of the automotive world.
I'm an 80s baby man I cant help it lol at least I didnt do a v8 swap....yet...
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 10:23 AM
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The new wheels look great, and happy to hear that they are yielding such noticeable improvements to your range. The blue lugnuts are a nice touch.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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The new wheels look great, and happy to hear that they are yielding such noticeable improvements to your range. The blue lugnuts are a nice touch.
Thanks bud 👍
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Just out of curiosity, I wanted to know the limits on tires and wheels that could be placed on the leaf. So I decided to take my 05 G35 wheels since they have the same bore and lug nut pattern and put them on to see if they would fit. The clearance was not an issue as I turned the front wheels from left to right but that is with stock height. Lowering would definetly cause issues of rubbing. These wheels will not be staying on the car but will be getting similar ones in the future. Just wanted to share this info with everyone looking for a wheel upgrade.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 06:10 PM
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Just out of curiosity, I wanted to know the limits on tires and wheels that could be placed on the leaf. So I decided to take my 05 G35 wheels since they have the same bore and lug nut pattern and put them on to see if they would fit. The clearance was not an issue as I turned the front wheels from left to right but that is with stock height. Lowering would definetly cause issues of rubbing. These wheels will not be staying on the car but will be getting similar ones in the future. Just wanted to share this info with everyone looking for a wheel upgrade.
Those G35 wheels are classic. Seen them on everything from a BMW 3-Series to Lexus GS300's. Aren't they made by Volk?
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I believe so
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