LooseWindscreen
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

I have a Leaf with 17" wheels and want to buy a space saver (temporary) spare. I'll try junkyards first.
Anybody have any idea which Temp wheels from other Nissans will fit a 2015 Leaf with 17" Wheels?
Thanks
goldbrick
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

Can't help with the 17" but I got a 16" donut spare from a Nissan Altima. I think any recent Nissan will use the same bolt pattern, center bore, etc. The key is the offset and to make sure it fits over the brake calipers. Steel wheels usually don't have issues hitting the caliper and the offsets for various models can be found on the websites of various wheels sellers.
JTidaho
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

Did quick search on EBay for a spare to fit my 2020 Leaf.
Program there led me to a (corporate?) seller offering one they said would fit,
but it is a "135/70R16" and my Leaf uses 17" (215/50 R17).

Are they mistaken, or can such a 16" one work (at least for short distance)?

(Local salvage yard near me found a 17x4 spare from A Toyota Camry: close, but does not seem to go on completely.)
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

It would probably fit an S or S+ - they come with the old 16" wheels. (AFAIK the newest Leafs also still use the old 17" wheels.) As for whether or not the 16" wheel would work for short distances: maybe, but what if you have to drive much farther than expected with it? What you'd need to do is determine the actual height of that spare, and if it's close to that of the 17" tires, decide if you want to do this experiment...
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nlspace
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

17" spare out of a Rogue might work; i got a 16" from an Altima for $35 at the salvage yard, works great on a 2012 laef.

4.5" bolt circle.

The rear brakes probably won't be as large as the front.
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

17" spare out of a Rogue might work
Good idea. I'm running 17" Rogue wheels with my snows on them. A Rogue spare should work.
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OldManCan
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

A related question, which jack are you using that is light and compact to carry yet strong enough to lift the heavier LEAF?

I have a scissor jack leftover from my totaled 2015 Subaru Outback. It says 1000 lbs max on it. Checked Outback specs vs LEAF specs and I'm seeing total weight shown as 3593 lbs vs 3934 lbs (LEAF). Assuming the scissor jack needs to be rated only about 1/4 of the total car weight I think my 1000 lbs jack should be ok but wanted to seek input from the more experienced on this matter.

Apologies if this is off topic for this thread. Happy to take it to a new one but thought its related. Thanks for any inputs you might have.
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nlspace
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Small jack Solution?

It will work fine to lift one wheel to put on the spare. Good support and alignment is important for scissor jacks--don't use it in mud/soft dirt, or on an incline as a weight shift could kick it out from under. Carry a short piece of wide lumber to give you a flat surface for alignment and support.
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

Several of us carry Harbor Freight scissor jacks. I've never had to use mine.
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OldManCan
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Re: Spare Tire Solution?

Thanks for the above posts for the scissor jacks question. Appreciated
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