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    Full size spares are quite large, get a good roadside service and drive a bit slower to avoid those potholes!

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    I have lifetime towing from Nissan and a 5 year wheel and tire protection from http://www.autoknight.com/tire_wheel.html I was driving very slow, 25mph, the road was poorly lit and I never drove on it before, the main road adjacent to it I travel many times a week and it is smooth.

    Just one of those things that you think will never happen, this is the second time since I've been driving for 25 years.





    Quote Originally Posted by codyc1ark View Post
    Full size spares are quite large, get a good roadside service and drive a bit slower to avoid those potholes!
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    Sucks that they decided to offer the expensive repair kit over a spare...and it sucks to have to take up space for a spare...given there is no tub. Did you see that the Uk and Australia markets come with a spare under the car? Sucks for the US.

    Maybe really consider if you need to drive around with a full size spare for an hour drive to work given you have lifetime towing. Is it possible to leave the donut at work and keep the spare at home? Then get towed to the closes location that makes sense. The thing is....there are times that changing a tire on the road is pretty dangerous if you can't get the car in a good area. My car stopped once on the highway and I just made it to the shoulder...but the wheel was right on the line of the road. I was afraid to sit in the car...I got out in the middle of winter until help came. However, I have a full size car with a full size spare and another time I had to change a flat just as I was about to get on the freeway... only a few miles from home. So I understand wanting to have a spare on hand. And a false floor would be nice...will add even more weight however.
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    I'd need 35 spares since I have around 35 clients! LOL.

    The spare is pretty thin, I already bought a spare, it was $125 shipped and I bought a brand new nissan jack for $45 shipped.





    I'm going to put them in the trunk, I'm not waiting 3 hours for a tow truck again. I will most likely buy a full sized wheel and tire as well and keep it at home in the garage. If I have another blow-out I'll change to the spare and then go home and put on the full sized tire/wheel and take the blown-out tire back to nissan for replacement.

    That nissan leaf pump and flat fix got tossed into some cabinet in the garage this morning, it's not going back in the car. It's a total joke!

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    The trunk is pretty deep, there is no gas tank. I'm going to make one plywood base that the amps and spare get mounted to and I might make a top layer in plywood/lexan so you can see the amps below. Then I'll take the original Leaf trunk carpet and put it right on top. It'll look exactly the same but just not as deep.

    The spare should be here tomorrow, I'll play with it this weekend and see what it looks like, I don't want to lose too much space by using a top layer so maybe I won't and i'll just make an insert with a bolt pointing up that the spare will be mounted to.



    Quote Originally Posted by WLDock View Post
    Sucks that they decided to offer the expensive repair kit over a spare...and it sucks to have to take up space for a spare...given there is no tub. Did you see that the Uk and Australia markets come with a spare under the car? Sucks for the US.

    Maybe really consider if you need to drive around with a full size spare for an hour drive to work given you have lifetime towing. Is it possible to leave the donut at work and keep the spare at home? Then get towed to the closes location that makes sense. The thing is....there are times that changing a tire on the road is pretty dangerous if you can't get the car in a good area. My car stopped once on the highway and I just made it to the shoulder...but the wheel was right on the line of the road. I was afraid to sit in the car...I got out in the middle of winter until help came. However, I have a full size car with a full size spare and another time I had to change a flat just as I was about to get on the freeway... only a few miles from home. So I understand wanting to have a spare on hand. And a false floor would be nice...will add even more weight however.
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    Sounds like not only a stereo upgrade but you will take care of what Nissan USA decided not too do. I would let them know how you feel.
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    My Trunk will be open and showing off my spare tire and system when I go to the NJ & NY plug-in-America gathering in October.

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    Well the spare arrives today, I think it's 25.5" in diameter, not really sure, if that is true then I will need multiple layers. That JL Audio sub is pretty big as well!!

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    The spare is smaller than I thought, It's 24.5" in diameter and so will fit easier in the trunk.

    I will need to make two levels if I want a flat surface for my sub and work tools.

    Here's a pic of the stuff laid out:




    Tomorrow I will be buying some plywood and jig-saw bits and start cutting out the insert, then I'll figure out exactly where I will mount the amps, LC2i and Spare tire. Once I have that laid out I'll start running the wires and then I'll mount the Polk MM's in the doors.
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    I got up this morning to start the stereo install but I found something I couldn't believe. Under the trunk floor there is a cavity that is 10" deep. A spare could fit there very easily.

    Here a video of the void.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lenuj132Vlk

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    And here's what I did:





























    Two screws keep that flap in place and it looks great and now I have a spare with no loss of trunk space.

    Took me around 9 hours and $65 in screws, hinges, drill bits, etc...

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    They probably wanted to keep the car's weight as low as possible for efficiency purposes.
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    BAHH! That's such BS, it's unbelievable. That spare tire weighs like 15LBS. They wanted to make a deal with the tow companies and they did!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I got up this morning to start the stereo install but I found something I couldn't believe. Under the trunk floor there is a cavity that is 10" deep. A spare could fit there very easily.
    Wait, you did know that the cars in the UK and Australia come with a spare? That is why that space is there:

    See this post: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9768
    http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=7957



    Well, now that the spare is under the car.....it would have been cool if you could do one of the JL shallow subs in a shallow false floor.
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    Yes. I knew that but never saw a picture. I like mine better. Still has the cover. Just need a 10mm ratchet to remove two bolts to open it up.

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    Yes, very nice work there...now you can have your cake and eat it too. OK, so what are you thinking on the stereo layout now? As cool as that H.O. W6 system is, a custom sub floor would be so much more cool. This: http://www.jlaudio.com/12tw3-d4-car-...-drivers-92185 in a .8 cu ft enclosure. Could make it a show rear end with a stealth cover. Check out some of these stealth installs: http://www.simplicityinsound.com/index.php/galleries
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    Not gonna happen. I'm not returning a 60 pound box to florida. I'm keeping the H.O. and it'll sit in the trunk. I'm going back to my original design. one 8" by 28" piece of plywood with the gear mounted to it and screwed down in the trunk.





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    Yes, very nice work there...now you can have your cake and eat it too. OK, so what are you thinking on the stereo layout now? As cool as that H.O. W6 system is, a custom sub floor would be so much more cool. This: http://www.jlaudio.com/12tw3-d4-car-...-drivers-92185 in a .8 cu ft enclosure. Could make it a show rear end with a stealth cover. Check out some of these stealth installs: http://www.simplicityinsound.com/index.php/galleries
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    Started my Install today.

    Here's a bunch of pictures showing what I did so far:

    www.salsleaf.com/leaf_stereo/index.htm
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    You're off to a great start....and try to seal up the holes in the door and deaden as much as possible. Also, make sure the flange of the speaker is flush with the door panel...use a spacer if you have to or use weather striping around the driver. You don't want the front waves playing into the door cavity. You're on your way!
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    I used 3 SQ FT of Dynamat Extreme on each door.

    Here's some more pics, the system is playing, need to finish off the trunk, fabric covered mounting board, custom RCAs and Need Dynamat in the trunk.

    But the system sounds really good, Still need to tweak the sound a little, I installed the Bass Potentiometer in the armrest console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLDock View Post
    You're off to a great start....and try to seal up the holes in the door and deaden as much as possible. Also, make sure the flange of the speaker is flush with the door panel...use a spacer if you have to or use weather striping around the driver. You don't want the front waves playing into the door cavity. You're on your way!
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    i guess i could take my sub and amp out of my old car.
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