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Leaf tires

Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:09 pm

Assume the Leaf will have low rolling resistance tires. Any idea who is making them? They said 17" rims right? Those are phat for a car that size. I see the Prius V has alloy 17's, maybe they are using the same tire. Anybody know who makes those?
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Re: Leaf tires

Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:41 pm

Nissan usually uses Bridgestone (Firestone) in the US. Not sure about the Japanese sourcing, most likely the same.
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Re: Leaf tires

Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:39 pm

I saw 16" wheels, where did you see 17"?
wheels and tires
? 16” alloy wheels
? P205/55R16 tires
? tire repair kit
from their spec sheet here: http://www.nissanusa.com/ev/media/pdf/s ... dSpecs.pdf

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Re: Leaf tires

Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:40 am

sjfotos wrote:Nissan usually uses Bridgestone (Firestone) in the US. Not sure about the Japanese sourcing, most likely the same.
You can even see the bridstone tires in the pictures:
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com ... hi_001.jpg

Note that the rims and tires are perfectly aligned for the picture talk about eye for detail.

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Re: Leaf tires

Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:25 am

Dav wrote:I saw 16" wheels, where did you see 17"?
wheels and tires
? 16” alloy wheels
? P205/55R16 tires
? tire repair kit
from their spec sheet here: http://www.nissanusa.com/ev/media/pdf/s ... dSpecs.pdf
You're right, 16's, my bad.

Still some nice looking rimz. I'm surprised they are putting those on the base model, that's typically a differentiator. One concern I have about ordering the base model is that there will be other differences not listed, like nicer upholstery on the SL or maybe the mirrors aren't body color on the SV.

So are those LRR's ? Also on another thread the question of spare tires has come up. Is there such a thing as LRR run flats?
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Re: Leaf tires

Sat May 01, 2010 2:29 pm

I know that the SL has over the SV is all Nissan non SL have plastic door panels and other trim items.
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