From what I've observed, the reduction in range is fairly low. I am getting probably getting ~4-5 miles less range (based on GOM at the end of the trip) in a 54 mile trip vs the OEM tires.dgpcolorado wrote:My concern with snow tires would be the possible decrease in range, since I am pushing the limits. Around here the roads get plowed and sanded before I head out most of the time. Otherwise I just take my Jeep, which is one of its functions. So far I am finding that the stock tires on the LEAF are handling snow quite well, although I expect that to decrease as the tread wears. I also bought some "Portable Tow Truck" mats for getting up my steep, curved, driveway if I don't have time to shovel it all or it gets icy.
If the range hit is small or non-existent and I can find some rims at a decent price I might go back to using snows. I did that for many years in Boulder when I had only one car. I agree with those who say that extra rims are the only way to go with snow tires.
Well, I can definitively say the late 90's Maxima rim DOES NOT FIT.ElectricTiger wrote:Does anyone know for sure if late 90's Maxima rims (16x6.5 5 spoke) have fitment issues on the Leaf with respect to brake calipers?
Found reeler's post.drees wrote:Offset/hub circle should be correct for just about any 5-bolt FWD Nissan that I've seen. However, I think reeler said he had brake caliper clearance issues with some Altima wheels, so make sure you are able to test fit before making a commitment.
I'd guess that the spokes rubbed the caliper same as the Maxima wheels ElectricTiger tried.reeler wrote:The 2008 Altima rims rubbed against the brake calipers so no luck there.
Just to confirm, did you test the 16"x6.5", 5-spoke aluminum wheel?ElectricTiger wrote:Well, I can definitively say the late 90's Maxima rim DOES NOT FIT.
The outer portion of the spokes rub the caliper.