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CanuckEVDriver
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Re: Winter Tires

Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:36 pm

I now have steelies installed on my Leaf 16" x 6.5" $69.00 each

TPMS sensors were $50.00 each

Michelin tires were $147.49 (at CTC) each

Install and balance $17.50 each

All amounts in Canadian Dollars, HST extra

https://www.sipantire.com Sipan Tires and Rims, 715 Industrial Ave, Ottawa

Shopped around, this was the best deal I could find, and with availability of steel rims.

Markings on the rims...

"DTD 651401 6.5JX16 TC 5-114.3 67.1 ET 42 35 13 MADE IN PRC"
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Winter Tires

Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:37 pm

Tire rack TPMS units seem to run $29. That's what they are costing me.
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whowutwutt
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Delivery Date: 17 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 313680
Location: NY

Re: Winter Tires

Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:38 pm

@Leftiebiker, How do you see $29 for TPMS on Tirerack, when I price out a wheel, the TPMS is $55 each. Plus, since i can't specify a 2018 LEAF, it would automatically get a 315Mhz unit when I'm shopping configured with a 2017.

I plan to call them next week and see if they can sell me a 433 Mhz unit installed with tires/wheels mounted...

Amazon has Autel TPMS for $119 for a pack of 4 so it would be similar to get them shipped to me separately and then going to a tire place to have them mounted and balanced.
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:28 pm

Why can't you specify a 2018 Leaf? I did, and got 433mhx units for $29 each.
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whowutwutt
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Location: NY

Re: Winter Tires

Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:42 pm

I was looking at winter tire packages and wheel and the 2018 LEAF is not a model that supports the configurator...

But yes, I can select the 2018 LEAF going into Parts and Accessories -> TPMS, but it's still $59.00 for me :-)

LeftieBiker
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:23 pm

It was either a package deal with the tires, or a sale that expired. Sorry.
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mackchiu
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Re: Winter Tires

Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:18 am

I ended up getting Michelin X-Ice 3's and one thing that has surprised me so far is how loud new winters are in EV's!

Quick question does anyone know the ideal PSI to fill to for optimal mileage?

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Re: Winter Tires

Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:17 pm

Generally the higher the psi the better range, but there are other factors. I'll try 40psi in mine, but let them get down to 38.

EDIT: now that I have them, I see that the X-ice tires are rated for up to 50psi. I'll probably keep them around 40-42, unless they seem slippery that high.
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Fitter
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Leaf Number: 304880
Location: Orleans Ont

Re: Winter Tires

Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:33 pm

OK Tire in Orleans (Ottawa) charged $40 ea for TPMS. Installed them plus my tires (balanced) for $25 each.
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Re: Winter Tires

Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:26 pm

Before I resort to YouTube, will anyone here who has installed TPMS units on Leaf/Juke wheels tell me how to do it? I'm trying to avoid spending another $60.
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