dadazan
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Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 5:12 am
Delivery Date: 26 Apr 2012
Leaf Number: 9638

Here's my new Leaf

Sun May 13, 2012 5:49 am

I'm new in the forum. woohooo!
I live in Quebec!

Here's my new Leaf...

Mod :
- TEIN - H-Tech Springs SKK32-G1B00 (35mm drop)
- 18x7.5 Kia Optima wheel (46 offset) + 5mm spacer(for now)
- 215/45R18 Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Shot at 2012-05-13

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Shot at 2012-05-13

****EDIT 2013-04-23****

Now I've added some 35mm spacer in the back and 25mm in the front. It looks nicer when it's flusher to the car

Here's a comparison picture with another LEAF (winter tire with stock wheel)
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My Leaf is the snow (winter tires and -20c outside)
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and the latest picture
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Thint: 5 to 15% in the front (I don't remember)
35% in the back
50% in the rear windows

RANGE:
Surprise... I didn’t notice any difference.
Note:
- 18inch wheels are heavier
- The wheels are flush to the car (better aerodynamic coefficient for the highway)
- The car is 35mm lower (better aerodynamic coefficient for the highway)
- Tires are harder (41 psi in the tires instead of 36 recommended)
Last edited by dadazan on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

Herm
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Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 3:08 pm
Delivery Date: 29 Aug 2012
Location: Timbuktu, Mali

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Sun May 13, 2012 8:26 am

The wheels look very nice, not too ricey. No window tinting on the front windows?

SanDust
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Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:54 am

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Sun May 13, 2012 4:52 pm

Congratulations on your car. What do you pay for electricity, $.02/kWh? Lots of cheap driving in your future for sure!

Saw a Leaf with Mossy plates and an Obama 2012 sticker. Nice to see a new Leaf. Haven't seen one in a while. Hopefully a sign of higher numbers.

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TRONZ
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Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:01 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 202
Location: Denver, CO

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Sun May 13, 2012 5:38 pm

Are you rolling on 18s? Post up your efficiency, wheel specs, tires etc. Welcome to MNL.
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2011 LEAF SL VIN#202, Delivered 01.30.11. Now, by far, the oldest LEAF in Colorado.

DTB
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:15 pm
Delivery Date: 06 May 2011
Location: West Hills, CA

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Mon May 14, 2012 12:52 pm

Looks really good. I thought Kia uses 225's for their 18" rims, did you drop down 1 tire-size? Also you mention spacers "for now". Do have them front and back? Are they required for clearance? Did you happen to weigh the rims? I’d imagine those might be pretty heavy.

MrStian
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:42 am
Delivery Date: 29 Jun 2012
Location: Norway

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:41 am

This looked really nice! :) I am also interested in hearing about the efficiency with the 18" wheels! :)
Black 2012 nissan Leaf

pakerjon
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Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:15 am
Delivery Date: 04 Mar 1991

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:21 am

Awesome dude... cool model i like it so much...
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BEVeedom
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:23 am
Delivery Date: 16 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 021754

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:44 am

I like the way those 18's fill out the wheel wells. Nice looking ride! I would also like to know how the different wheel/tire combo affects range.

I also wonder if 225/55-18 tires would fit under the wheel wells at stock ride height to raise the top speed from 92 mph to 102.6 mph. I just don't like the fact that the Leaf gets a black mark for the lowest top speed car in America. Even if the tire/wheel combo fit, I would think that there might be issues with handling, ride, and the ECU's ability to manage the change.

SimonMTL
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Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:59 pm
Location: Montreal, Canada

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:07 pm

Herm wrote:The wheels look very nice, not too ricey. No window tinting on the front windows?


Front window tinting is illegal in Quebec... Safety for cops I guess.
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greengate
Posts: 544
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Feb 2013
Location: Wilmette, IL

Re: Here's my new Leaf

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:07 pm

What is your level of tint? Looks about 35, if I am correct.

Very nice.

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