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Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:53 pm
by TangoKilo
Nice ideas. I replaced my factory wheels with Voxx Legras. I've got the OEM wheels for sale if anybody wants one. I'm not sure they'd be an ideal spare...

Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:54 am
by TickTock
Excellent post! Thanks for sharing - definitely something I am going to pursue on my own Leaf. Have you found a scissor jack that fits in the jack storage spot behind the rear left panel?

Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 am
by henrysunset
Has anyone considered a dual-purpose kit which adds a trailer hitch and the ability to carry a spare tire beneath the car? It should be possible to attach both with a single set of bolts.

Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:36 am
by TonyWilliams
TickTock wrote:Excellent post! Thanks for sharing - definitely something I am going to pursue on my own Leaf. Have you found a scissor jack that fits in the jack storage spot behind the rear left panel?
The Altima jack fits in there:


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Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:39 am
by TonyWilliams
henrysunset wrote:Has anyone considered a dual-purpose kit which adds a trailer hitch and the ability to carry a spare tire beneath the car? It should be possible to attach both with a single set of bolts.
Ultimately, it was easier to just use a purpose built hitch that allows room for the spare tire carrier.

Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:36 pm
by garsh
TickTock wrote:Excellent post! Thanks for sharing - definitely something I am going to pursue on my own Leaf. Have you found a scissor jack that fits in the jack storage spot behind the rear left panel?
I bought one of these, and it fits.
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Home Depot: Big Red 1.5-Ton Scissor Jack

Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:24 pm
by TonyWilliams
Wow, and electric jack! With an electric wrench to take off the lug nuts, it might be kind of easy to remove and replace.

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BLACK BULL 2000 lb. 12-Volt Electric Car Jack
Model # EJ212
Internet # 100637530


$68.00 / EA-Each

Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:27 am
by Duncan
TonyWilliams wrote:Wow, and electric jack! With an electric wrench to take off the lug nuts, it might be kind of easy to remove and replace.

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BLACK BULL 2000 lb. 12-Volt Electric Car Jack
Model # EJ212
Internet # 100637530


$68.00 / EA-Each
nissan made these too, they are a factory option on the C34 Stagea and probably other models as well. never actually seen one in the wild though

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Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:21 pm
by nerys
I want to mount a spare under there (I will be using a full size spare OEM alloy rim) but I ALSO want a hitch. the hitches I Have seen so far will clearly not permit a tire their at the same time.

suggestions?

Re: Spare Tire Carrier

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:24 am
by Electric4Me
nerys wrote:I want to mount a spare under there (I will be using a full size spare OEM alloy rim) but I ALSO want a hitch. the hitches I Have seen so far will clearly not permit a tire their at the same time.

suggestions?
My only suggestion is to fabricate your own set up. Others have tried and it's a tight squeeze. Good luck!