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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2018, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all, I've had my leaf since July 4th, starting playing with it a bit and looking forward to seeing what the rest of the community is up to.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2018, 11:42 AM
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Welcome to the forum Robbie and congrats on the Leaf. Love the aftermarket wheel setup. What is it if you don't mind me asking?
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Welcome to the forum Robbie and congrats on the Leaf. Love the aftermarket wheel setup. What is it if you don't mind me asking?
The wheels are 17x7.5 positive 40 offset, tires are 225/45r17 overall tire diameter is the same as stock, with a 1 inch larger diameter aluminum rim saves me 2.5 lbs per wheel and tire than the stock 16" steelies and provides a bit over an inch wider contact patch for better handling in the rain, accelerating, and cornering. I also got about 8 mile gain in overall range, so it's been a win all the way around. Next will be megan coilovers and we will drop er about an inch and a half
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Welcome to the forum Robbie, like what you've done with your Leaf so far. Have you had any issues regarding quick charging or do you mostly plug in overnight?
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The wheels are 17x7.5 positive 40 offset, tires are 225/45r17 overall tire diameter is the same as stock, with a 1 inch larger diameter aluminum rim saves me 2.5 lbs per wheel and tire than the stock 16" steelies and provides a bit over an inch wider contact patch for better handling in the rain, accelerating, and cornering. I also got about 8 mile gain in overall range, so it's been a win all the way around. Next will be megan coilovers and we will drop er about an inch and a half
I hope you plan on getting an alignment done because I realized its often missed when doing suspension modifications.
Also keep us posted on how the break in process of those coilovers go, pictures would be great
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Welcome to the forum Robbie, like what you've done with your Leaf so far. Have you had any issues regarding quick charging or do you mostly plug in overnight?
Wheels/tires, a phone holder, tint all around (eyebrow and little windows up front included) and that's really it. It doesn't need much, great little car...I'd like to do something about intieror lighting eventually..

I typically charge overnight but have used the quick charger several times, only issues I've had with quick charging is that it doesn't give the advertised charge (0-80% in 30 mins is more like 0-30%) and its started the charge then stopped itself and I just have to hit the start button again on the quick charger...annoying especially if you walk off for a lunch thinking your cars charging and it's not. Luckily it emailed me when it failed lol.

With my at home charger I've had little issue, if I was to do it again I would run #8 wire and a 40a breaker instead of 10ga wire and a 30 amp like factory reccomend. It may work in cold climate but in a texas summer it kept tripping. I stuck an amp meter on it and it was pulling 31.5a off the breaker so...yah...
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