Fishkidz
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Add a spare tire!

Mon May 13, 2013 9:08 pm

Within 2 weeks of buying our leaf, I ran over some unknown danger on the freeway and had to learn about the tire system. Nissan provides, in the trunk where the jack should be, a mini air compressor and bottle of tire slime to fill and "fix" the flat. Great idea, but didn't work on the large hole in my tire. To get to the dealer for a new tire before they closed, we took the tire off, bought a new one at the dealer, went back to our abandoned car and replaced the tire.

Warranty covers towing, not tire repair or replacing.
New tire: $146

Warranty doesn't cover new bottle of slime (not defective, just used up), so I ordered one today to be prepared for our next emergency
New slime: $181 !!!!

I guess that covers the towing "benefit"

RonDawg
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Re: Add a spare tire!

Mon May 13, 2013 9:17 pm

Unfortunately many new cars today do not have a spare tire, even if there is a recessed well in the trunk for one. It's to save weight and money.

TonyWilliams came up with a spare tire solution that is modeled after the one used on the Australian-spec Leaf which does come with a factory spare:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=3972
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Lasareath
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Re: Add a spare tire!

Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:46 pm

$181 !!!!!? WTH!!!


For $235 I bought a spare, a Jack and all the tools to install it in my leaf without losing any trunk space!

Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/mhbds49

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Fishkidz wrote:Within 2 weeks of buying our leaf, I ran over some unknown danger on the freeway and had to learn about the tire system. Nissan provides, in the trunk where the jack should be, a mini air compressor and bottle of tire slime to fill and "fix" the flat. Great idea, but didn't work on the large hole in my tire. To get to the dealer for a new tire before they closed, we took the tire off, bought a new one at the dealer, went back to our abandoned car and replaced the tire.

Warranty covers towing, not tire repair or replacing.
New tire: $146

Warranty doesn't cover new bottle of slime (not defective, just used up), so I ordered one today to be prepared for our next emergency
New slime: $181 !!!!

I guess that covers the towing "benefit"
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Re: Add a spare tire!

Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:12 pm

I second the request for a spare! It sucks the Leaf and a small subset of other cars (which also don't have run-flats) don't come with them. I've had plenty of flats over the course of my car ownership.

For the benefit of others here, viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9768 was were I learned about the Aussie Leafs coming w/a spare. Great title too!

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CeeDub
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Re: Add a spare tire!

Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:10 am

I agree. The Leaf should have a spare. I don't care if the slime stuff is a "legal" solution. Slime is not as good as a real tire. The weight savings is not enough to justify not having a spare, I'm ok with 200 feet of less range. I will be implementing the solutions others have posted here, but it would be nice to not have to go thru the hassle.

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mwalsh
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Re: Add a spare tire!

Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:20 pm

Volt only comes with slime too, FYI.
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Lasareath
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Re: Add a spare tire!

Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:05 pm

If you have a 2013 with the 17" wheels I'm pretty sure these are the correct spares to get:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid= ... &_from=R40

135/90/16

I will be getting one in the next couple of days and I'll post back with my results.
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derkraut
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Location: San Diego vicinity

Re: Add a spare tire!

Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:19 pm

Fishkidz wrote:Within 2 weeks of buying our leaf, I ran over some unknown danger on the freeway and had to learn about the tire system. Nissan provides, in the trunk where the jack should be, a mini air compressor and bottle of tire slime to fill and "fix" the flat. Great idea, but didn't work on the large hole in my tire. To get to the dealer for a new tire before they closed, we took the tire off, bought a new one at the dealer, went back to our abandoned car and replaced the tire.

Warranty covers towing, not tire repair or replacing.
New tire: $146

Warranty doesn't cover new bottle of slime (not defective, just used up), so I ordered one today to be prepared for our next emergency
New slime: $181 !!!!

I guess that covers the towing "benefit"
Did you bend over when you paid for that "slime"? I have a really nice bridge I'd like to sell you.....real cheap too! :roll:
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Astolfo
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Re: Add a spare tire!

Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:12 pm

RonDawg wrote:Unfortunately many new cars today do not have a spare tire, even if there is a recessed well in the trunk for one. It's to save weight and money.

TonyWilliams came up with a spare tire solution that is modeled after the one used on the Australian-spec Leaf which does come with a factory spare:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=3972


really "many" can you please name 10 serious cars without a spare tire or RFT?

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Re: Add a spare tire!

Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:39 pm

Astolfo wrote:
RonDawg wrote:Unfortunately many new cars today do not have a spare tire, even if there is a recessed well in the trunk for one. It's to save weight and money.

TonyWilliams came up with a spare tire solution that is modeled after the one used on the Australian-spec Leaf which does come with a factory spare:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=3972


really "many" can you please name 10 serious cars without a spare tire or RFT?



BMW x-3

Other high end BMW's

Mini Cooper

The list goes on. These cars use heavy, crappy run-flat tires.

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