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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:16 pm

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Thinking seriously to buy a portable jump starter rather than jumper cables - lots of choices on Amazon.


If you are concerned about weight and/or space, all you need is a 7+ AH UPS battery, and a little set of alligator clips to plug into it. Wrap it up in bubble wrap, and you have a "jump starter" that weighs less than half as much.


I tried that and the alligator clips melted.

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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:59 pm

They were too small. I suggest the kind that come as a pigtail and plug into a battery maintainer lead (Battery Tender Jr. or Diehard). They are already designed for the job.
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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:01 pm

Yep! LOL

Added some more updates to my Mod website today: www.SALsLEAF.com


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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:53 pm

I finished up the spare tire setup yesterday evening, in preparation for an EV show this Saturday. I attached dark grey foam pipe wrap to all the sides of the false floor, then stapled it (the wrap) in place. I also added a support piece for the 'trap door' on the left, so it lays flat, and gave it a rope handle to make it easy to open. I'm told that my Leaf will be the only one at the show with a spare. I'll take pictures then.
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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:59 pm

What spare did you buy ? What car was it from ?

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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:31 pm

WyrTwister wrote:What spare did you buy ? What car was it from ?

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This post was couple of years old. I bought the spare on Ebay, and I don't recall the year/model. I will note that it turned to to be slightly too large (inflated) for the tire to clear the Bose sub-woofer, as installed. I didn't mention the details?

EDIT: The spare is for an Altima, but I don't remember what year.
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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:11 am

I think I may have found an Altama donut spare on ebay .

My leaf is a 2012 w/o Boise .

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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:04 am

djjazzy wrote:I wanted a way to carry a spare tire in the car, and have an easy way to take it all out if necessary. No way I was gonna put that fix a flat stuff into the flat tire. Got a spare on Ebay along with the jack, all for $110. I figure if I have to use it once, it's worth the 110 bucks. But having the spare in the cargo area made putting things in the trunk a bit unstable, due to the tire being in there. Had to come up with a nicer looking and workable plan. And here it is.... the False Floor Cargo Mod. Under the false floor, I now can store the spare tire, the jack, wrench, emergency tools, and of course the Nissan 120V EVSE, (which I use every day to charge at work)
Here are some pics of how it looks.

Plenty of room for the tire and a bunch of other stuff too!


I know this is an old post but I really like what you did here, I plan on the same thing. Is your spare a 16" and does it match your rims?
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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Sun May 28, 2017 4:52 am

Thanks!, I don't recall 100%, in one of the pages of this post I list the exact sizes of what spare you should buy based on which LEAF wheels you have. The Steel wheels / 2011 Aluminum wheel have a different diameter than the 2013 and up SL 17" wheels

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djjazzy wrote:I wanted a way to carry a spare tire in the car, and have an easy way to take it all out if necessary. No way I was gonna put that fix a flat stuff into the flat tire. Got a spare on Ebay along with the jack, all for $110. I figure if I have to use it once, it's worth the 110 bucks. But having the spare in the cargo area made putting things in the trunk a bit unstable, due to the tire being in there. Had to come up with a nicer looking and workable plan. And here it is.... the False Floor Cargo Mod. Under the false floor, I now can store the spare tire, the jack, wrench, emergency tools, and of course the Nissan 120V EVSE, (which I use every day to charge at work)
Here are some pics of how it looks.

Plenty of room for the tire and a bunch of other stuff too!


I know this is an old post but I really like what you did here, I plan on the same thing. Is your spare a 16" and does it match your rims?
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