whowutwutt
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:01 pm

CanuckEVDriver wrote:
I have an SV (with 17" alloy rims), but I want use the 16" steel rims (with P205/55R16 tires) for the Winter.



If i search 2018 Nissan Leaf Steel Wheel, there's a bunch of results , even Walmart from 3rd party.. But not sure what the costs are shipping to Canada.

Are most people are running 205/55/16 when they downsize from 17" -> 16" rims?? The 2018 17" on my SL came with 215/50/17... so using the https://www.discounttiredirect.com/lear ... calculator At 65 mph you will be going 63.5 mph with the diameter difference...

But maybe it's not worth it to get 215/55/16 to more match the diameter of the wheel/tire to get a more accurate speed... since it is very close?? I think the 205/55/16 is more common tire and probably cheaper too...

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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:20 pm

@whowutwutt I purchased these steel wheels from Canadian Tire for my 2013 SV:

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/wheels/p ... 98949.html

They will fit your 2018 LEAF
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:11 pm

I've been putting off getting snows for my Leaf, so here's a quick question: which Nokian snow tires are reasonably priced and do well in snow, ice, and rain? I have 17" Juke wheels to put them on. I'll likely spring for TPMS sensors as well.
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:19 pm

I would go with the R3, a little better rolling resistance and a newer tire, but the R2's are great as well.

If you can use studded I would go with the Nordman's.

If you are looking to setup your own TPMS check out this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=24701
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:27 pm

Thanks. I don't plan on studs, but would prefer a softer compound - wear won't be an issue, as I have just over 1k miles on the car, which I leased the end of April, and rarely drive more than 60 miles. So whichever is cheaper (R2 or R3) is what I'll get. I may use the mobile tire service I have been using for tire swaps, as they contract with Tire Warehouse. Do they sell a reasonably priced TPMS that the installer can put on my wheels along with the tires?
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:57 pm

No idea on TPMS, you have to call around, but I would call the place that's doing the swap first, even if they are a bit more it might be worth it. The least expensive ones I saw installed were about $160 for all 4, dealer wanted $440...

Until now I just lived with the yellow triangle all winter, but since our Honda Odyssey chimes without TPMS I had to do something so I bought the programer and programmable TPMS sensors listed in the other thread. Between the Van and Leaf it is less expensive than even our local tire place and now I have the programer. If you were closer I would program them for you ;)
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:36 pm

I do have the rims here. I just bolt the units into the rims, and then either register them myself with LeafSpy or have the tire place do that? I'll have to get prices, as you suggest. Just lugging wheels back and forth from the basement is really all the work I want.
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:32 pm

ahhh, ok, I believe you can reset the TPMS via leaf Spy pro? But I have never done it myself. If you can reset via Leaf Spy then you could get any 315 mhz TPMS and install them yourself.
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:52 pm

BrockWI wrote:ahhh, ok, I believe you can reset the TPMS via leaf Spy pro? But I have never done it myself. If you can reset via Leaf Spy then you could get any 315 mhz TPMS and install them yourself.


I think that's how it works, but never having done it I'm not 100% sure.
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Re: Winter Tires

Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:19 pm

BrockWI wrote:I bought Brigstone Blizzacks, but prefer the Michelin's. I bought them through Tire Rack and had them mounted locally, $550 total on the car, no sensors, but now I thought someone said the sensors are on ebay for about $100 for all 4?



I just did some searching on tirerack.com, and can offer this: they have the X-ice tires for about $589 a set (2018 Leaf, 17" wheels) after a $70 gift card rebate. They have 2018 Leaf-specific TPMS units for $29 each (they are 433mhz for the 2018, apparently). They don't carry Nokians. I can get them installed by my local installer for $130 plus tax, with no charge for the TPMS install, so I'll probably drop about $850 <gulp> and go this route. Given how little I now drive, it's a big hit, but I don't want to be stuck at home in bad weather, or stuck using our PIP and burning gas.
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