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I am awaiting my new Tekna in April 2018. I MUST have a spare wheel. Can anyone advise if the 17" wheels on the outgoing Leaf will fit the Leaf 2 17"?
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16JUN2019 Sorry for not updating this. I am very grateful to those who responded.
To provide further information I can advise -
1. I did not have an "old" Leaf - I was contemplating the purchase of a second hand wheel with tyre and adding a jack and things. I was aware of the compulsory fitting of spare wheels in Australia.
2. I ended up paying my dealer a "ransom" to acquire a spare wheel kit.
3. It neatly pushes in between the Bose woofer box and the car body (but not fixed down :-(
4. I made a cardboard template of the dimensions for a new boot floor and cut a sheet of 6mm or so strong board to that shape. It simply lies on top of the wheel. There are several "tricks" to this from studying a similar removable boot floor from my previous ICE car.
(A) cut the board into 3 pieces, about 8 inches in from each side.
(B) fit piano hinges to allow these flaps to fold up so as NOT to have to lift the whole floor. to access the . .
(C) charging cables etc. stored under these flaps.
(the board is covered with a neat material normally used for large loudspeaker cabinets!
(D) a lifting strap tab arrangement is fitted to the board, nearest to the rear of the car.
(E) indentations are cut at the edge of the flaps to allow the hand to lift the flaps up separately for access to the cables etc.
(F) the sides of the flaps should have an long angle cut (or taper) toward the back seat, otherwise, raising either of the side flaps will not will not allow for the rearward slope of the rear seats.
(G) Judicial fixing of the felt cover can disguise some of these little "tricks".
(H) The Fitting of piano hinges can be replaced by some other wide, strong tape or fabric but I wanted it to be strong. The hinge screws need to be short, or shortened to fit to 6mm (or so) board.
I hope this helps. The cost of the floor was low but the cost of the new wheel kit was extortionate. Hence my original question - can I use a second hand wheel from, say, a scrapped car? Obviously, it would NOT have been a skinny version which I bought.
Thanks folks :)
 

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Where does it say that the OP knows that?
It doesn't. But since the OP is interested if the optional spare wheel from the outgoing Leaf will fit the Leaf2, I think it's clear that they have got one (later supplying photos of it in the current car) and want to know if they can carry it over to the new Leaf2 when they trade in their old Leaf rather than buying another one.
 

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The out going leaf never came with a spare wheel or an Option to have one.
what the op is asking does the outgoing wheels fit the new one.
Not sure if they fit. But as I said the new leaf there is an option to have a spare wheel it might be easier to get the option as you know it will fit.
 

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I was curious about this option, where on earth would a spare go on a Leaf.?


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I was curious about this option, where on earth would a spare go on a Leaf.?


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ccording to sketches in the manual it goes under the boot, accessed from under the car so can be stolen like all those Peugeots had theird taken s few years ago.
 

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I bought an extra set of 17" Tekna wheels and tyres with my 30 KW Accenta. I kept them when I got the new 40 KW 2.Zero and have recently fitted them with winter tyres. I've taken off the summer tyres and wheels and put the old Tekna ones on. They fit great....and actually look better than the new ones. I'll send you a photo when I was the car.
 

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Does this constitute a material change as far as insurance is required? Do you have to advise them that you have made your car safer?
 

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There is nothing different about it. I have replaced 17" wheels with 17" wheels and new radial tyres with new radial tyres. Therefore there's no significant change to the vehicle. If I'd changed the size or type of wheel and tyre then perhaps...
 

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Does this constitute a material change as far as insurance is required? Do you have to advise them that you have made your car safer?
I remember reading some stories, most likely apocryphal, about insurers actually charging more when being told winter tyres had been fitted. The theory being you're more likely to risk going out in bad weather, whereas otherwise you'd probably have left the car at home.

Always best to phone your insurer and ask, I think.
 

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I remember reading some stories, most likely apocryphal, about insurers actually charging more when being told winter tyres had been fitted. The theory being you're more likely to risk going out in bad weather, whereas otherwise you'd probably have left the car at home.

Always best to phone your insurer and ask, I think.
Thanks for reminding me. Will do no harm to let them know as it costs me nothing.
 

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If you had only fitted them on the front wheels, I'm sure they would have made this point in the event of a claim...
 

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I remember reading some stories, most likely apocryphal, about insurers actually charging more when being told winter tyres had been fitted. The theory being you're more likely to risk going out in bad weather, whereas otherwise you'd probably have left the car at home.

Always best to phone your insurer and ask, I think.
I think the insurers have cottoned on now that winter tyres are safer in the winter and most don’t charge extra. I’m sure there are some exceptions.

Yes, best to advise them.
 

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Mike, been away and so just picking up my messages. I rang the insurance company and there's no change in the premium, further to that, they said that I didn't need to inform them when I changed over. Just depends which company you're with I suppose.
 

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Insurers live in their own world. I was looking for insurance for my 4x4 and to a specialist 4x4 insurer. They would not quote me because I had modified it - I had removed the rear 2 folding seats.
 

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Insurers live in their own world. I was looking for insurance for my 4x4 and to a specialist 4x4 insurer. They would not quote me because I had modified it - I had removed the rear 2 folding seats.
There could be a genuine reason for that though. The spare wheel on the Land Rover Discovery actually forms part of the rear crash protection zone and if you remove it it reduces the crash protection.Likewise the rear seats in the Discovery could further reduce that protection when they are removed and not flush with the floor. Miniscule I agree but still pertinent.
 

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I was curious about this option, where on earth would a spare go on a Leaf.?


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Hi we have a 40Kw. leaf purchased nearly new 2700 miles fitted with a spare wheel and carrier under boot with a wind down bolt in the boot, not sure if old model spacesaver fits 40Kw. I have a new spacesaver to fit Gen1/2 models. I will have to compare the two wheels..
 
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