Rodriguez
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:00 pm

To be honest, hard to tell. When I google 17 inch Nissan Leaf I only come across 3th party rims. Apart from the larger size is the shape of the 17 inch the same as the 16?

estomax
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:57 am

these inserts will not fit the 17" wheels, the 16" wheel holes are different size. I have not seen someone scan/come up with the inserts for 17s yet.
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:57 am

Rodriguez wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:39 pm
For the new body style you mean? I swear I saw an insert for those on a 3D printer site recently.

Just finished a set in my printer but my island is too small to do any testing on. If somebody in Europe is willing to test it properly(with a Leaf spy) and publish the result then I'm willing to ship a set to you for only the shipping costs.
I'd be up for testing these. I have a 2016 Acenta with the 16" wheels. Based in Oxfordshire in the UK.

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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:33 am

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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:17 pm

Very cool that they have 17" wheel versions now! Giving myself a reason to buy a 3D printer here lol
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75k, 83% SoH 2/20

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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:36 am

For ages people were going crazy to get "mag" wheels that had gaps in the rim instead of solid steel rims.

Now people are looking to close up the gaps in their alloy rims?

This looks like a great case of someone making money on the gullibility of people thinking they will increase gas mileage?

So I imagine people will spend good amounts of money to save a few MPG of almost free electricity?

There's one every minute...

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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:02 am

Times change. The original reason for those "gaps" was to help cool hot brake drums and rotors on heavy muscle cars. EVs tend to use the brakes less, keeping them cooler, so it may make sense to sacrifice some cooling for some added range. Please don't attack people just for the sake of attacking. At least use a more neutral tone.
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:23 pm

powersurge wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:36 am
For ages people were going crazy to get "mag" wheels that had gaps in the rim instead of solid steel rims.

Now people are looking to close up the gaps in their alloy rims?

This looks like a great case of someone making money on the gullibility of people thinking they will increase gas mileage?

So I imagine people will spend good amounts of money to save a few MPG of almost free electricity?

There's one every minute...
Not sure how this qualifies as a PT Barnum "for suckers" thing - it's a free to use design for making stock LEAF wheels more aerodynamic. Cost is practically nothing, so if you happen to own a 3D printer then why not give it a try? Also, I doubt it's about the cost of electricity, people who do aeromods are far more likely to be trying to squeeze some extra range out of their aging 24 kWh equipped LEAFs.
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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:20 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:02 am
Times change. The original reason for those "gaps" was to help cool hot brake drums and rotors on heavy muscle cars. EVs tend to use the brakes less, keeping them cooler, so it may make sense to sacrifice some cooling for some added range. Please don't attack people just for the sake of attacking. At least use a more neutral tone.
Ok, is will be neutral. I apologize for putting down these products. What I was referring to is that fads make pendulum-like changes over the years. As an old guy I have seen many fads come and go... and am tired of crazy new products which will only just put $$$ in the seller's pocket. Think of how cool computers went from big to small to big, and then to small again.

I just want to discourage others that may be susceptible to current hype because everyone today want to sell you something that is better, faster, cheaper, and most is really snake oil... SO..

If you want to buy these inserts because you are ok spending some bling $$$ to "customize" or "accessorize" your car, then go for it. People have always wanted to buy toys for their cars...

BUT, In my opinion, do not buy these things because you think is will do anything to improve performance or mileage range.

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Re: Leaf SV Wheel Aero Inserts

Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:22 am

Fair enough, I agree that there are scam products out there that do nothing - or worse. I just don't think this is one of them.

I'm not there yet, but I would consider getting some of these made once my LEAF's winter range starts to become a problem. The consensus seems to be that aero wheels increase range somewhere between 3% to 5%. I would also add a grill block during winter (using pipe insulation), to extend range further, so my winter range could potentially increase by as much as 10% using both measures.

So, when I get desperate enough, I'll give both mods a try - not much downside and minimal cost to try...
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Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
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LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
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