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Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:23 pm
by OilFreedom
Did you discover where the "Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians" sound is coming from? Based on the recordings I've heard (still waiting for my Leaf), I would not expect those sounds to come out of the regular horn.

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 5:23 pm
by OilFreedom
Herm wrote:There is a thread on the forum about a replacement, do a search. A loud horn is an important safety device.. I dont care if it bothers people, I seldom use it.

Thanks for the lead, Herm. I found it.

Here it is for anyone else interested: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1602. I picked out the replacement horn I want, plus posted a few more options in the other thread. ;)

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 5:26 pm
by evnow
Sticky.

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:46 pm
by downeykp
Tony, please post when you have figured out a good way to mount a tire in the unused tire well. Mahalo.

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:15 pm
by Randy
OilFreedom wrote:Did you discover where the "Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians" sound is coming from? Based on the recordings I've heard (still waiting for my Leaf), I would not expect those sounds to come out of the regular horn.


There is a speaker under the hood down low on the driver's side that plays the VSP sound, as well as the backup sound and some of the charging beeps....

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 12:52 am
by OilFreedom
Randy wrote:There is a speaker under the hood down low on the driver's side that plays the VSP sound, as well as the backup sound and some of the charging beeps....

Thanks, Randy. I'll check that out the next time I get to peek under the hood of a Leaf.

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 1:00 am
by TonyWilliams
downeykp wrote:Tony, please post when you have figured out a good way to mount a tire in the unused tire well. Mahalo.



Just bought a new Altima spare (space saver) tire/wheel.

Tire is 135/90/16

Wheel is HEAVY steel, 16x4, 5 lug holes, 4.5 inch / 114.3mm bolt pattern. Not sure of the offset.

Also, got the Altima jack and lug wrench.

I'd sure like to find a lightweight aluminum wheel in that size.

I'll start a new thread when I get this further along.

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 1:14 am
by RuneW
TonyWilliams wrote:A 12 volt horn, within the limits of circuit loading (wire size, fuse size) will work. I'll guess just about any horn you'd want to mount.


I guess - as long you don't use something like this...:

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I'm not convinced that these can be made to chirp ;)

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 7:30 am
by edatoakrun
TonyWilliams wrote:
downeykp wrote:Tony, please post when you have figured out a good way to mount a tire in the unused tire well. Mahalo.



Just bought a new Altima spare (space saver) tire/wheel.

Tire is 135/90/16

Wheel is HEAVY steel, 16x4, 5 lug holes, 4.5 inch / 114.3mm bolt pattern. Not sure of the offset.

Also, got the Altima jack and lug wrench.

I'd sure like to find a lightweight aluminum wheel in that size.

I'll start a new thread when I get this further along.


Please do.

A real design flaw, IMO, for Nissan not to offer an (optional) spare location.

Are you are talking about accessing the spare from the underside?

So, would you need to jack up the car, to access the spare?

Re: Underneath the Beast; a Tour of the Dark Side

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 7:35 am
by EVDRIVER
I would not call it a design flaw but smart weight reduction, since the car is likely to alway be near some services and only has a sub 100 mile range having a spare only adds much weight and additional cost. I have never owned and EV with a spare.