atang055
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After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Fri May 25, 2018 10:32 am

Hello! New owner here! Got the cars for 2 weeks. Just couldn't stand the stock 16 inch steel rims with hub caps.

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Wheels are 17x9 +42 with 235/45 17 tires. I like the concaveness of these wheels but you only get it on a 9 inch wide rim at the minimum, and I don't want to stretch a 205 tire on a 9in rim. So that's how I ended up with such a wide tire. The wheels and tires combo weight about 1.5 extra lbs than the stock combo. And I know I'll probably take a bigger hit on efficiency with the extra rolling resistance. Hopefully not too bad. I haven't driven it enough to see the real impact.

LeafMuranoDriver
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Fri May 25, 2018 10:50 am

Looks great!!
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LeftieBiker
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 pm

It should also be possible to put 17" Juke wheels on the 2018 Leaf.
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DuncanCunningham
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Fri May 25, 2018 12:17 pm

nice.. please tell me you live in Utah so I can buy your steelies and tires off you.
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atang055
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 am

DuncanCunningham wrote:nice.. please tell me you live in Utah so I can buy your steelies and tires off you.


Thanks, unfortunately I am in Cali and plan on keeping the stock wheels :)

Bitterspeak
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:22 am

Looks awesome! Are those Wedsports?

macgeng
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:47 pm

Anyone else put aftermarket wheels on their 2018 Leaf? Would love to see 18" or 19" wheels.

Solarninja
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:36 am

The problem with an 18 on this car is that your cant get it on there without major repercussions, they dont make an r18 tire that is thin enough to stay close to the same size as oem so it will throw off your speedo, also even the lightest 18's will be heavier than stock. A nice lightweight 17 however will give you the best of both worlds. Wont throw off your gauges. Can be lighter than oem still which improves range. And you can still get a bit more meat under there to improve performance without worrys of rubbing while turning in up hill or speedbumps potholes whatever.

I have pics up of my setup in the aftermarket section.

seanomad84
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:38 am

Nice rims!

LeftieBiker
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Re: After market wheels on 2018 Leaf

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:06 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:It should also be possible to put 17" Juke wheels on the 2018 Leaf.


Just to confirm this, I now have my snow tires on the car - mounted on 17" Juke wheels. They look good.
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