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Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:36 pm
by OrientExpress
No the mud flaps are separate screw on parts made of the same plastic as the bumper cover.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:12 am
by Solarninja
My point is whatever the reason is no excuse for them to send out a half finished looking product, im very happy with the prefromance but i feel like im paying a LOT of money for something that is unfinished. And after talking to corporate and several dealers its something that wont be resolved by nissan...time to break out the spraypaint...

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:21 am
by mwalsh
OrientExpress wrote:The rear wheel wells in all LEAFs do not have liners, never have had them. Only the front wheel wells have plastic liners.
2011 has a 1/3 liner at the rear of the wheel arch.

I said when first noting it on my own car that I thought it was a recipe for early rust-out of the rear quarter panels, but we haven't yet heard about any major rust issues.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:49 am
by adebo
Call it the OCD in me but I could not stand seeing the rear wheel wells open and exposed. I ordered the liners online (Part numbers 76748 and 76749). They are the listed part numbers for the SL with ProPilot. I just picked them up today and they are a heavy fabric and not plastic. Will try to get them installed today to tomorrow.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:53 pm
by Lars36
Wow you all peeked my curiosity, had to run out and check my '18 SL Leaf, I have wheel liners.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:16 pm
by like2bike
My 2013 S does not have the mounting holes shown in the ops pic. It does have a partial liner in the rear of the wheel well. The front of the wheel well does have some white glue like the ops but it is not as big a mess. I remember being concerned that the front of the wheel well looked like it would gather debris and lead to corrosion. It does gather debris but still no sign of corrosion :) .

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:28 am
by specialgreen
My 2017 S has what I call "Cr@p pockets" in front of the rear wheels (looking downwards on the forward edge of the rear wheel):

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These definitely fill with ice and snow in winter, and you can see some summer detritus there now. There are a pair of holes on the inside vertical edge of this pocket, but no mounting holes on the outside body panel. So a cover needs to only mount on the left edge. I've been wondering how to cover them up, at least enough to reduce the amount of snow which lives there.

I've been thinking that I need something like perforated angle-iron (but made of plastic) to connect to the frame with cable ties, about 6 inches tall; plus two layers of coroplast. The coroplast would extend down over the bottom lip of the Cr@p Pocket, and above that, would tuck inside the outer body panel.

If there's a Nissan part for this, that could work too.

BTW, I get the biggest snow chunks in the LEAF wheel wells of any car I've owned. Even the front wheel wells, which don't have Cr@p Pockets, will build-up enough snow/ice that when you turn the steering wheel, you can hear the wheel grinding on the ice chunks.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:12 am
by Solarninja
I took a 7$ can of truck bed liner and painted the wheel wells with it in the rear. It will now have a much longer life and elemental resistance. Not to mention it looks way friggin better

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:50 am
by adebo
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QhYVVML3iKEh4DH77

Finally got around to installing the Nissan OEM wheel well liners. Not very difficult, looks much better and no more anxiety with the upcoming winter.

Re: 2018 leaf s no wheel wells?

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:03 am
by henrydehoja
specialgreen wrote:My 2017 S has what I call "Cr@p pockets" in front of the rear wheels (looking downwards on the forward edge of the rear wheel):
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I have the same on my 2018 Leaf S rear wheels. I think I'll be using the truck bed liner spray on them, as mentioned by Solarninja.
My front wheels have the well liners, though.