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llaumann
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Leaf Number: 4130
Location: San Diego

Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, antenna

Tue May 15, 2012 5:58 pm

Many thanks to Nader and all you guys in the Tein coilover thread and the wheels thread for helping me get my LEAF to this point. It is a tradeoff between weight and efficiency. I have had many compliments on the LEAF. My choices were :

Enkei RP03 18"x7.5 wheels from Discount Tire (19.2 lbs)
General G-MAX AS-03 225/45/18 tires from Discount Tire (23 lbs) - $2165 for wheels and tires
1" SPACERS in the REAR + 10 wheel studs + lug nuts
1/2" SPACERS in the FRONT + 10 wheel studs + lug nuts

Tein "Street Basis" dampers bought on Nengun.com - $1522
Damper installation and alignment - $384
Window tint - $450
Removed front license plate, paint and other touch ups - $775
JL Audio amp and MicroSub subwoofer - $796
Teflon sealant and interior detail - $250
Sharkfin antenna (not shown) - $81
Total $6423

I appear to have taken about a 5% hit on efficiency (4.2 to 4.0 m/kwh) so far but we will see what happens when I stop racing it around...

--Lynn

Photos at
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsJUCP7Og5uhgoskcPE8yPwyDK29Og
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Tue May 15, 2012 6:04 pm

What's the offset on those wheels?

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llaumann
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Tue May 15, 2012 6:21 pm

In Mexico. My license plate reads, "Grounded".

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed May 16, 2012 4:46 am

Looks sharp. Tastefully done... although I'm still anxiously awaiting the Leaf that bounces up and down on its wheels, or stands up on three wheels. :)
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed May 16, 2012 5:15 am

Looks very nice.. efficiency is not that important as long as you can get to where you are going

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed May 16, 2012 10:31 am

Looks good. I assume the front and back wheels are the same but they seem to be staggered. Maybe there are spacers back there?

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed May 16, 2012 10:47 am

Nicely done!

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed May 16, 2012 10:49 am

Can you give the details on the Amp and Sub that you purchased? Car looks great!!

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llaumann
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed May 16, 2012 12:46 pm

Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate that. Here are the audio specs:

JL AUDIO XD300/1: Monoblock Class D Subwoofer Amplifier, 300 W - $279

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JL AUDIO CP108LG-W3v3: Single 8W3v3 MicroSub, Ported - $249

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Wed May 16, 2012 4:13 pm

The offset is 48mm on those wheels Tony. The info is here -> https://www.1010tires.com/wheel.asp?wheelmodel=RPO3&wheelbrand=Enkei
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