Dala
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:44 pm

For anyone wanting a stealthy grille blocker:
https://dalasevrepair.fi/#block-off-plates

Free, 3d-printable and modular.
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whereswally606
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:31 am

@BrentHasty I realise the leaf and it now resides in Finland but did you have plans/templates for the transparent kamm back parts? Id like to make one/two for my leafs

@Dala thanks for all the mods you are making, a great contribution.

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:44 pm

I was also thinking of moving to a steel 15” rim with narrower Michelin energy saver tires. Reduce unsprung weight.

I like the skirt idea. Wonder if it could be done safely with something that didn’t require drilling into the body.
2019 SV Plus Silver 6/19 purchase 6,800 M
2013 Leaf SV
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Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

Oilpan4
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:17 am

Will a 15 inch wheel fit over the front brakes?
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO
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Lothsahn
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:49 am

Dala wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:44 pm
For anyone wanting a stealthy grille blocker:
https://dalasevrepair.fi/#block-off-plates

Free, 3d-printable and modular.
Dala,

Do you know what temperature we could reasonably get up to with this kit installed? We regularly hit 38C where I live, but I also never QC. I have a 2011. Would a 24 kWh that only drives up to 60 miles at a time ever run into a problem?

What components might overheat as a result of the reduced airflow?
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:03 am

I've absent-mindedly left a grille block on in 80F temps with no problems. The first components to get unhappy would likely be the A/C system and the onboard charger.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:43 pm

Same here. With my 2013 Leaf, I would leave my painters tape fashioned grill block up for most of the year. Can't say I ever saw the battery having a warmth issue. It's wonderful in cold temps as you reduce the cold air into the cabin, and retain a bit more residual heat on the battery during hard driving.

Has anyone considered a small block on the bottom of the 2018-2019 grill. Think it would help much?

Do the reverse mud flaps really help much?
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2013 Leaf SV
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Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

webeleafowners
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Location: Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:26 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Same here. With my 2013 Leaf, I would leave my painters tape fashioned grill block up for most of the year. Can't say I ever saw the battery having a warmth issue. It's wonderful in cold temps as you reduce the cold air into the cabin, and retain a bit more residual heat on the battery during hard driving.

Has anyone considered a small block on the bottom of the 2018-2019 grill. Think it would help much?

Do the reverse mud flaps really help much?
Hey Doug. What are reverse mud flaps.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:08 pm

Where you put the mudflaps on the front of the wheel well instead of the back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5OVB4peSIA
2019 SV Plus Silver 6/19 purchase 6,800 M
2013 Leaf SV
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Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
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Oilpan4
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Re: Aeromod nissan leaf improved aerodynamics increased range

Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:07 pm

An increase of 0.2 miles per kwh only means a boost of around 3 miles per charge.
But if it saves you from going into brick mode on the side of a busy dangerous road or gets you to a charger in turtle mode 1 time, it's totally worth it.

If you don't have mud flaps adding reverse mud flaps won't help much.
Just a mud flap deletion, if you have then will give a very slight range boost.
OEM mud flaps act like little air scoops that add drag. Turning that mud flap backwards, moving it to the forward side of the wheel thus using it to block air turns that aerodynamic liability into an asset.

The most economical thing you can do is take the mud flaps off if you have them and sell them on ebay. A new set of mud flaps is $125 and you have to buy the whole set.
So I bet there are people out there who have lost a mud flap and don't want to buy a whole set of 4 and would buy a used one.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO
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