garygid wrote:With the under-pan fully installed, the LEAF's minimum ground clearance is apparently 6.4 inches.
What is the ground clearance on a flat surface under the rear pan?
The stock tire (and rim), inflated, is about ?? inches wide?
How wide is the Altina tire and rim (probably an inch less wide)?
Altima spare wheel / tire is about 26 inches in diameter, on a 16"x4" rim, with a max width (inflated) under 6 inches. My mount assembly is 27 inches in diameter.
The rear of the car, where the tire assembly exits, is far greater than 6.4 inches, but I don't have a measurement. From the top of the spare tire mount assembly to the bottom of the rear axle is about 6 inches (in other words, it's flush, just like the plastic rear pan is).
The stock wheel is 6.5 inches in width, for about 8 inches in overall width (guess here; I didn't measure). Stock wheel / tire diameter is about 25 inches. The stock wheel assembly would hang about 2 inches below the rear axle when mounted. Should there be a clearance issue mounting it, it could simply be overcome by driving the rear two tires on simple 2 x 4 x 5 or 10 inch long wood pieces. Instant more ground clearance.