bryanlee
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My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:06 pm

Thought I would post a couple pics of my mods.

It has been quite a transformation!

http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah1 ... lpvoe1.jpg

http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah1 ... 3q81bt.jpg

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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:11 pm

Wow that looks amazing. How much of a drop was it?
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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:15 pm

Looks great.
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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:18 pm

Each to his own---looks like an electric pimp-mobile to me. )<:)
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bryanlee
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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:35 pm

minispeed wrote:Wow that looks amazing. How much of a drop was it?


Thanks, it was about 3" from how the coilovers came, pretty much as low as they would go, lol!

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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:31 pm

How bad was the hit to your mi/kwh? I'd think pretty significant with the added wheel weight and stickier tires. The lowering may have made it a bit more aero though?
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bryanlee
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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:03 pm

tkdbrusco wrote:How bad was the hit to your mi/kwh? I'd think pretty significant with the added wheel weight and stickier tires. The lowering may have made it a bit more aero though?


Actually these wheels and tires are lighter than stock, the stock wheel and tire weighed in at 45lbs and the new wheels by them selves are 20lbs - so the new wheels and tires weigh much less. Same with the coil overs, stock suspension felt like tanks compared to the upgrade.

I havent driven enough to know what the new mi/kwh are, but I have not noticed any difference in the little I have driven. The car handles night and day from what it did prior to the upgrade, no understeer and on rails.

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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:31 am

bryanlee wrote:Thanks, it was about 3" from how the coilovers came, pretty much as low as they would go, lol!

Looks great! Which coilovers did you go with and how's the ride on bigger bumps?
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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:10 am

Looks great. And I am glad that you dropped it as much as you did. Most people leave the huge wheel gap and that just looks fugly.
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bryanlee
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Re: My 2015 Leaf with lowered with 19" wheels

Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:37 am

drees wrote:
bryanlee wrote:Thanks, it was about 3" from how the coilovers came, pretty much as low as they would go, lol!

Looks great! Which coilovers did you go with and how's the ride on bigger bumps?


Thanks, I used the Megan's Racing Coilovers. The ride is noticeably bumpier from stock and on big bumps you feel the impact, but nothing that would make me want to change it back. I haven't messed with the dampening yet so I may be able to adjust that some as well. Funny thing is my wife didn't mention anything about the ride and she drives her stock one every day, so the ride must not be that bad, LOL.

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