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OrientExpress
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Location: San Jose, Ca

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:36 pm

No the mud flaps are separate screw on parts made of the same plastic as the bumper cover.
2018 LEAF SL
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Delivery April 10 2018

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2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

Solarninja
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Delivery Date: 08 Jul 2018
Leaf Number: 306817

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:12 am

My point is whatever the reason is no excuse for them to send out a half finished looking product, im very happy with the prefromance but i feel like im paying a LOT of money for something that is unfinished. And after talking to corporate and several dealers its something that wont be resolved by nissan...time to break out the spraypaint...

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mwalsh
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Leaf Number: 0213
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:21 am

OrientExpress wrote:The rear wheel wells in all LEAFs do not have liners, never have had them. Only the front wheel wells have plastic liners.


2011 has a 1/3 liner at the rear of the wheel arch.

I said when first noting it on my own car that I thought it was a recipe for early rust-out of the rear quarter panels, but we haven't yet heard about any major rust issues.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 76,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
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2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
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GT-R map lamp lenses.
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adebo
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Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:49 am

Call it the OCD in me but I could not stand seeing the rear wheel wells open and exposed. I ordered the liners online (Part numbers 76748 and 76749). They are the listed part numbers for the SL with ProPilot. I just picked them up today and they are a heavy fabric and not plastic. Will try to get them installed today to tomorrow.

Lars36
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Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:54 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 312740

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:53 pm

Wow you all peeked my curiosity, had to run out and check my '18 SL Leaf, I have wheel liners.

like2bike
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Delivery Date: 19 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 00581
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:16 pm

My 2013 S does not have the mounting holes shown in the ops pic. It does have a partial liner in the rear of the wheel well. The front of the wheel well does have some white glue like the ops but it is not as big a mess. I remember being concerned that the front of the wheel well looked like it would gather debris and lead to corrosion. It does gather debris but still no sign of corrosion :) .
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specialgreen
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Delivery Date: 26 Mar 2017
Location: Minnesota

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:28 am

My 2017 S has what I call "Cr@p pockets" in front of the rear wheels (looking downwards on the forward edge of the rear wheel):

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These definitely fill with ice and snow in winter, and you can see some summer detritus there now. There are a pair of holes on the inside vertical edge of this pocket, but no mounting holes on the outside body panel. So a cover needs to only mount on the left edge. I've been wondering how to cover them up, at least enough to reduce the amount of snow which lives there.

I've been thinking that I need something like perforated angle-iron (but made of plastic) to connect to the frame with cable ties, about 6 inches tall; plus two layers of coroplast. The coroplast would extend down over the bottom lip of the Cr@p Pocket, and above that, would tuck inside the outer body panel.

If there's a Nissan part for this, that could work too.

BTW, I get the biggest snow chunks in the LEAF wheel wells of any car I've owned. Even the front wheel wells, which don't have Cr@p Pockets, will build-up enough snow/ice that when you turn the steering wheel, you can hear the wheel grinding on the ice chunks.

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