msbriggs
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Finding wheels that will fit

Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:01 am

I put snow tires on my OEM steel wheels, and want to find some 16" alloys to put the OEM tires on for spring/summer/fall. But, this is turning out to be a little more difficult than expected. The issue of brake caliper clearance is making it seem like I couldn't just pick some wheels online that seem like they should fit (5x114.3, center bore at least 66.1 mm or larger), since they might not clear the front brake calipers.

So, here's a question: if I got wheels that *don't* clear the calipers, couldn't I just put spacers on to push the wheels out a little further so they would fit?

It's also turning out to be surprisingly difficult to find inexpensive used wheels (or take-offs). Between the thriving aftermarket wheel industry, and wrecked cars being parted out, I figured it would be easy to find some slightly used 16" alloys from a recent year Nissan fairly cheaply - but there's almost nothing. I've called most of the salvage yards in this area, and they don't have any. Where are all the wheels going?
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garsh
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:23 pm

You need to add your location to your profile. It's easy to find wheels in some areas.

If you're interested in 16" wheels. I know of two options that have been tried & tested.These wheels have the same exact offsets as the OEM Leaf 16" aluminum wheels (so handling will not change), have the same hub bore diameter (so that the hub helps support the weight, instead of relying only on the lugs to do so), and they clear the brake calipers.

You could add spacers to other wheels, but that solution has issues. It puts more stress on the lugs. It changes the wheel offset, which in turn could affect the handling.
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:41 pm

www.tirerack.com has sever styles at under $100 each, plus shipping though. Tire rack does some pretty in detail measurements so if it is listed under the leaf I give you a 99.9% it will fit. You can probably find most of those rims at other places too.

If you're looking at used OEM wheels those are always designed to be cheap and strong and fit one model only. There's no incentive for them to make them fit larger brakes than the car offers. Aftermarket wheels on the other hand need to fit as many vehicles as possible so most of them will have plenty of space.


Any good rim shop will do a test fit for you.
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:45 am

I have used http://www.wheelfitment.eu/car/Nissan/L ... 20%29.html to find cars that have the same rims.

As long as you have offset between 35 and 45 mm you should be fine.

The list on the webpage list all cars with the same PCD and center bore, but you have to make sure you get the offset correct.

I use rims from a Nissan X-trail and it fits very well.

You should however try to find rims with Nissan TPMS or else the warning light will indicate low tire pressure...

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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:47 am

You probably already know this...

16x6.5 5x114.3 bore +40 offset and 66.5mm

and stock part number

Alloy 62564 or 104M - steel 62607

When I was looking I just searching Nissan 62564 gave me quite a few results.
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:40 am

TorC wrote:I have used http://www.wheelfitment.eu/car/Nissan/L ... 20%29.html to find cars that have the same rims.
That site doesn't list the 240SX as a match.

Every 5-lug Nissan & Infiniti vehicle uses the same pitch & bore. The one thing that you can't just look up is whether or not the wheel will interfere with the Leaf's rather large front brake caliper.
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msbriggs
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:09 am

Thanks for the replies everyone. I've updated my profile to include location - Dover, NH, where there seems to be very little available as far as used wheels on Craigslist or ebay. Actually, there are quite a few "mudder" wheels and tires available on Craigslist around here. :roll:

The only wheel dealers around here seem to be two chains - NTB and Sullivan Tire (a more local one). Sullivan Tire is more expensive (the cheapest wheel they have seems to be $544 for all 4), but I don't really trust NTB.

I was thinking that for the TPMS sensors I could get some of the ~$20 programmable ones and use Leaf Spy to program them myself, so I wouldn't have to worry about paying somebody else to do it. Is that reasonable?

Thanks again!
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msbriggs
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:44 am

From one of the local places I'm looking at Anzio Vision or Anzio Light 16" wheels, which would be ~$500 including mounting the original tires, balancing, and installing TPMS sensors that I provide (which I'd rather do, since they sell theirs for $60 each). Both of those Anzio wheels are in the 18-19 pound range (18.9 and 18.3 pounds, respectively), so a bit lighter than OEM.
This is the Vision:
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And the Light:
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I'm partial to the Vision. The ANzio Turn looks nice too:
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Tirerack shows all of them as fits for the Leaf, so I would think that means they do in fact fit.

Now I'm wondering what TPMS sensor to get. There are sooo many different ones - are there aftermarket ones that have been confirmed to work well with the Leaf (ideally programmable ones that can be given the same ID as the OEM ones to simplify winter/summer swaps)?

Thanks!
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:19 pm

msbriggs wrote:From one of the local places I'm looking at Anzio Vision or Anzio Light 16" wheels, which would be ~$500 including mounting the original tires, balancing, and installing TPMS sensors that I provide (which I'd rather do, since they sell theirs for $60 each). Both of those Anzio wheels are in the 18-19 pound range (18.9 and 18.3 pounds, respectively), so a bit lighter than OEM.
This is the Vision:
Image
And the Light:
Image

I'm partial to the Vision. The ANzio Turn looks nice too:
Image

Tirerack shows all of them as fits for the Leaf, so I would think that means they do in fact fit.

Now I'm wondering what TPMS sensor to get. There are sooo many different ones - are there aftermarket ones that have been confirmed to work well with the Leaf (ideally programmable ones that can be given the same ID as the OEM ones to simplify winter/summer swaps)?

Thanks!


I was told by a tire shop that had great deals on tires that they don't supply TPMS anymore since they have seen so many problems with aftermarket. They only recommend using original and with the prices the dealers want for them they know they are outrageous so they won't even offer buying them then installing and re selling them to me. They said my best bet is to find used ones so that's what I did.

here's the auction I used, http://www.ebay.com/itm/361197471983?item=361197471983&viewitem=&vxp=mtr

I'm pretty sure that these others will fit as they are the same part number with an end of C instead of the D I bought.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Infinity-Nissan-tire-air-pressure-sensors-TPMS-OEM-40700-1LA0C-SET-OF-4-OEM-/361256300215

If light weight and cheap is what you want look at these:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/wheels/mb_wheels/product/submitProductSize.do?pc=59985&tmn=Weapon&typ=Car%2FMinivan
Made in Japan, re brand of the final speed eraser. They're 15.8lbs each and are regarded as a very high quality wheel for the price. Free shipping puts them at $443 delivered with install kit.
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:28 pm

I bought a set of these sensors. They work fine.
DPAccessories DP-TPMS-4 Tire Pressure Monitoring System Sensor
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