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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:02 pm

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


Thanks for the tip -- for this price it would be worth it to simply have these installed with the 17" Juke rims I plan to put on my '12 LEAF in the near future; no mess no fuss with the OEM rims, just need them to swap the center caps --- thanks!
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:42 pm

minispeed wrote:
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.

Thanks! I hasn't considered the possibility of getting used Nissan tpms sensors, that looks like a great option (assuming they aren't so old that the batteries are getting low). Could there be any issues with them not during in aftermarket wheels? Or so they all use the same size thread?

My main concern with buying wheels online is the possibility that they wouldn't clear the calipers, and also I'd need to pay to have the tires mounted, wheels balanced, which would eliminate most of the savings from buying online.
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:05 am

Well this puts a crimp in my plans - I just discovered that the OEM Leaf Sensors (which I just bought off of ebay) will apparently *NOT* fit the Anzio Turn wheels I was in the process of ordering. Ugh. Ok.... that changes things....
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:21 am

Here's a question - if I got some Nissan 17" Juke take-offs, how much could I sell my practically new Ecopias for? (the ones that came on the car, which have 1,000 miles on them)
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:31 pm

msbriggs wrote:Here's a question - if I got some Nissan 17" Juke take-offs, how much could I sell my practically new Ecopias for? (the ones that came on the car, which have 1,000 miles on them)

I recently sold a set of Goodyear tires that same size (with more miles on them - wheels not included) for $200 on Craigslist.
If you clean them up nice & take good pictures it helps. :-)
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:29 pm

Since you bought juke wheels it doesn't help much but you can fit TPMS to any wheel with adapters. There are 2 styles, one is just a big strap that goes around the wheel, the second (which I have on my 2 piece wheels) has a stem with a small O opening at the bottom and then the stock TPMS screws into that. In both cases the TMPS is 100% inside the wheel and you fill the air from another valve.

Battery life has been said 5 to 12 years and up to 100,000 miles. I think that a non OEM TPMS is likely to not last as long as an OEM one. That's one of the reasons I got the latest version, D I think. The link I sent you was C. I think they were using A or B back when the leaf first came out (would have to search to confirm this). So it's a safe guess that they shouldn't be more than 3 years old already.

I figure the cost of replacing 1 or 2 sensors that fail with used sensors again is still less than buying 4 new OEM ones.
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:38 am

Does anyone know if 2015 sentra wheels will fit the leaf?

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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:29 pm

garsh wrote:
msbriggs wrote:Here's a question - if I got some Nissan 17" Juke take-offs, how much could I sell my practically new Ecopias for? (the ones that came on the car, which have 1,000 miles on them)

I recently sold a set of Goodyear tires that same size (with more miles on them - wheels not included) for $200 on Craigslist.
If you clean them up nice & take good pictures it helps. :-)


I sold mine for $225 a few years ago, so $200 sounds like the most they'd go for. The trick is to market them for people with economy cars, by emphasizing the LRR aspect and how it's good for fuel economy. The woman who bought mine was driving a Corolla, or maybe a Civic - I for get which.
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:41 pm

garsh wrote: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.


Any threads where someone's actually installed the Altima alloys on a LEAF? I'd like to verify that NO adaptation was needed (given the large brake calipers on the LEAF)...

Also, I believe the Altima rims were only from 2002-2004, not 2006??

link: http://www.factorywheelwarehouse.com/20 ... 58QAvD_BwE
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Re: Finding wheels that will fit

Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:11 pm

RRLeafEV wrote:
Any threads where someone's actually installed the Altima alloys on a LEAF? I'd like to verify that NO adaptation was needed (given the large brake calipers on the LEAF)...
Yep. Click that link in my post that you quoted. You'll see a picture of my leaf with the Altima wheels mounted. Note that those wheels are the same size & offset as the Leaf's 16" wheels. No spacers or adapters were required.
Also, I believe the Altima rims were only from 2002-2004, not 2006??

Yes, I believe you are correct.

Anyhow, here are some images of my car with the Altima wheels:
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