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Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:23 pm
by Solarninja
Do you have pro pliot?

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:23 pm
by OrientExpress
EnigmaEV wrote:My 2018 SL has rear wheel well liners.
Things are always different in the Great White North.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:27 pm
by EnigmaEV
Solarninja wrote:Do you have pro pliot?
Yes, the SL has Pro Pilot.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 pm
by OrientExpress
EnigmaEV wrote:Yes, the SL has Pro Pilot.
It is a minimally priced option on the SL.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:22 pm
by Solarninja
Thats is the diffrence, from what the dealer tells me...pro pilot has them, non pro pilot does not. Seems very silly to send something out that looks so half finished...

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:35 pm
by OrientExpress
Each region specifies how the car will be trimmed down to things like this and the liners.

Other things that come to mind are:
no tow hooks
no spare
no rear foglight
no height adjustment on the passenger seat
no Alcantara on the dashboard on SLs
no one-touch window control other than driver
window controls not backlit
no light in glovebox
no back seat floor lighting
no rear seat heaters
JDM "city" horn
no headlight washers
no power lift gate
no full OLED drivers and center display
no sunroof

What am I missing?

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:22 pm
by vladm2018
OrientExpress wrote:Each region specifies how the car will be trimmed down to things like this and the liners.

Other things that come to mind are:
no tow hooks
no spare
no rear foglight
no height adjustment on the passenger seat
no Alcantara on the dashboard on SLs
no one-touch window control other than driver
window controls not backlit
no light in glovebox
no back seat floor lighting
no rear seat heaters
JDM "city" horn
no headlight washers
no power lift gate
no full OLED drivers and center display
no sunroof

What am I missing?
no ProPilot parking
no spare tire option

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:51 pm
by RonDawg
OrientExpress wrote:Each region specifies how the car will be trimmed down to things like this and the liners.
While this is true, it makes no sense as to why it's included with ProPilot but excluded if you don't. I can't think of anything about ProPilot that necessitates the need for fender well liners.

I can see them being included for the Canadian market (due to the harsh winters and "brine-tastic" winter roads), but then again parts of the US have similar winter conditions. At least make it part of a "winter" package, possibly a dealer-installed one, if they're not going to make it standard.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:18 pm
by OrientExpress
The reason that wheel liners would be included with ProPilot cars and the others not is pretty clear to me. In each rear corner of ProPilot cars are sensors that it uses to guide the car. The idea is to minimize the dirt debris etc that might could get on the sensor and blind it. If you look at pre-production photos of the car in camouflage there are two areas on each side of the rear bumper cover, that is where the sensors are, in the most outboard corners the car.

The other reason is for sound absorption. The rear fender liner is made out of a thick open cell felt material. This is a common way to make the cabin quieter.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 pm
by RonDawg
OrientExpress wrote:The reason that wheel liners would be included with ProPilot cars and the others not is pretty clear to me. In each rear corner of ProPilot cars are sensors that it uses to guide the car. The idea is to minimize the dirt debris etc that might could get on the sensor and blind it. If you look at pre-production photos of the car in camouflage there are two areas on each side of the rear bumper cover, that is where the sensors are, in the most outboard corners the car.
Are these wheel well liners integrated with mud flaps? Because wheel well liners by themselves do nothing to keep the area outside of the wheel well clean. They protect the inside of the wheel well, by preventing rock chips in the finish (which will cause rust) and also preventing salt accumulation in the crevices (which will also cause rust).