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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:16 pm
by UBUYGAS
ttime4four wrote:I would probably use the void in the wheel to stow the jack (with some type of padding/organizer) to keep it from rattling, etc. I suspect there is already a pre-formed item out there that would fit (find in junk yards along with the wheel/jack).

Great Idea!


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Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:56 pm
by LeftieBiker
That unit isn't Leaf-compatible, according to the Ebay parts comparitor. I'm still wondering: is the rubber plug in the Leaf's floor robust enough to reinsert and still seal?

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:19 am
by UBUYGAS
Still seal what?
LeftieBiker wrote:I'm still wondering: is the rubber plug in the Leaf's floor robust enough to reinsert and still seal?

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:06 am
by LeftieBiker
Lasareath wrote:Still seal what?
LeftieBiker wrote:I'm still wondering: is the rubber plug in the Leaf's floor robust enough to reinsert and still seal?
Those plugs are supposed to keep rainwater from coming up. I suppose the rear diffuser obviates that function, but I don't want it falling to pieces when I try to replace it.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:31 am
by UBUYGAS
I'm pretty sure that large flat square washer will keep the rain water out.

The air diffuser does not keep the water out.

You could add some Silicone Caulk between those washers and the car.






LeftieBiker wrote:
Lasareath wrote:Still seal what?
LeftieBiker wrote:I'm still wondering: is the rubber plug in the Leaf's floor robust enough to reinsert and still seal?
Those plugs are supposed to keep rainwater from coming up. I suppose the rear diffuser obviates that function, but I don't want it falling to pieces when I try to replace it.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:42 am
by LeftieBiker
I'm pretty sure that large flat square washer will keep the rain water out.

The air diffuser does not keep the water out.

You could add some Silicone Caulk between those washers and the car.

So where do I acquire those large, square washers? (They are actually plates, not washers, IMO.)

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:08 pm
by UBUYGAS
No idea. ask the OP




LeftieBiker wrote:
I'm pretty sure that large flat square washer will keep the rain water out.

The air diffuser does not keep the water out.

You could add some Silicone Caulk between those washers and the car.

So where do I acquire those large, square washers? (They are actually plates, not washers, IMO.)

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:44 pm
by LeftieBiker
Lasareath wrote:No idea. ask the OP




LeftieBiker wrote:
I'm pretty sure that large flat square washer will keep the rain water out.

The air diffuser does not keep the water out.

You could add some Silicone Caulk between those washers and the car.

So where do I acquire those large, square washers? (They are actually plates, not washers, IMO.)
I had assumed they were home-made, so didn't plan on using them. I can really do without the passive-aggressive crap.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:40 pm
by UBUYGAS
Don't like the passive-aggressive crap?, then don't give me your own in the first place.

I didn't appreciate your tone in telling me that they are plates.


LeftieBiker wrote:
(They are actually plates, not washers, IMO.)

I can really do without the passive-aggressive crap.

Re: Spare Tire Mod

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:50 pm
by LeftieBiker
Let's just ignore each other, eh?

Can someone who has actually removed and replaced the rubber plug in the floor tell me how fragile it is?