Roger Lee Posted April 20, 2011 Report Share Posted April 20, 2011 Hi All, Ever wonder what you might do if you damage that front wheel from a flat or you just want to toss the Italian one over a cliff and your dog won't go get it. (If he does he isn't coming back home with me ) I know wishful thinking, but there is an alternative at least for the guys that have the larger front wheel, the 4.00-6. This went with the tundra option and is on all the newer LS's and has been for a while. Well Matco has been supplying FD with Matco front wheels for quite a while. These should have no problem as a retro fit to the CT's that use the 4.00-6 front wheel. The axle is 15mm. The wheel from Matco has a couple of advantages. One it is far more sturdy and thicker, it has a wider bead area for the tire to seat and a raised rough surface for better grip, it has a 90 degree stem hole. The wider bead area and raised rough surface translates into fewer low pressure tires from turning on the wheel and ripping out stems. I just did one the other day out on the tarmac. The stem was completely gone. The part numbers from Matco are WHLNW60cc15mm for the wheel at about $84.14 and the new little sleeve spacers are A23SL and are about $40 each. I have not installed one of these yet and I have not filed an LOA, but since they are supplied on all LS's then I would think that would be a walk in the park. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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