15leafsv
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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:25 am

tattoogunman wrote:A guy just did the Mongol Rally in a lifted Nissan Leaf, you can find more about it here and Google Nissan Leaf Adventures to find his blog, Facebook, etc. http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... ally-entry
thank you

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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:58 pm

They say they used metal plates welded underneath the vehicle.
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Carinosa
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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:10 pm

https://m.spaccer.com/en_PR/makes-and-m ... /leaf.html

Can be expensive, depending on how much lift you want...

TheSmith
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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:12 pm

15leafsv wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:23 pm
estomax wrote: another easy route is installing oversize tires, that alone can get you an inch of ground clearance with minimal side effects. just have to keep in mind that the speedo will be off by the % you oversize.
Great idea. I wonder how big I can go without rubbing?
Does anyone have an answer to this for 2011-2017 models?

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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:37 pm

LOL, I guess if someone can lift an AMC Pacer, then a LEAF is fair game...

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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:00 pm

That is sweet
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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:19 pm

TheSmith wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Does anyone have an answer to this for 2011-2017 models?
I run 205/65R16 on a 2016 with no rubbing. It made the speedo pretty accurate.

Regarding the original amount of lift, 6" is a massive amount. In the OP's situation, I might combine 1" strut spacers with an aluminum strip fitted as a front valence.

:D That Pacer body was planted (and significantly trimmed) onto a 4wd chassis. That could be done to a LEAF as well, but it'd be a bit counter-objective. :roll:
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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:26 pm

PrairieLEAF wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:19 pm
:D That Pacer body was planted (and significantly trimmed) onto a 4wd chassis. That could be done to a LEAF as well, but it'd be a bit counter-objective. :roll:
For sure, that's what makes it so fun! :D
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TheSmith
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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 am

PrairieLEAF wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:19 pm
I run 205/65R16 on a 2016 with no rubbing. It made the speedo pretty accurate.
Thanks, that's what I was looking for. Compared to the stock 205/55R16, this will provide an extra 0.8" of ground clearance.

Can you elaborate on the speedo being more accurate? Do you mean it was overestimating the speed in the first case?

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Re: Lifting a Leaf

Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:51 am

TheSmith wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 am
Thanks, that's what I was looking for. Compared to the stock 205/55R16, this will provide an extra 0.8" of ground clearance.

Can you elaborate on the speedo being more accurate? Do you mean it was overestimating the speed in the first case?
Yes, the speedo reads quite accurately (according to municipal radar signs) with the oversized tires. Most factory setups tend to have high-reading speedometers (possibly to help keep us out of trouble :D), and the LEAF must not be an exception. It's had the oversized tires as long as it's been with me--the selling dealership must have had them in the back when this LEAF came in on trade. It feels pretty at-home on rough roads, and looks a bit beefy with the wheel covers removed.

I didn't realize the ground clearance gain was that great! Thanks for doing the math. That division by 2 makes it difficult to increase clearance by much with tire size increase.
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