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“As all sports car and motorsport enthusiasts know, the tyres play a key role in determining a vehicle’s performance – and LaFerrari is no exception!“
This stage will be identical to the steps we followed in Stage 04.
The Front Left Tyre
Ensure the foam insert is completely inside the Front Left Tyre and gives the Tyre a fully inflated appearance.
This picture is of the Rear Left Tyre, but the idea is the same:
Retrieve your Front Left Wheel Rim from the previous stage. Push the Front Left Wheel Rim through the Tyre assembly, as shown.
As you complete this step, take care not to damage the small valve stem detail on the Wheel Rim. Note this serrated line in the tread of the Tyre (red arrow below). This is towards the outside edge of the Tyre. Therefore, the Rim should be inserted accordingly. I tend insert my Rims from the inside of the Tyre to prevent any ‘scrub’ marks from showing on the outside of the Tyre:
Seat both beads of the Tyre fully into the matching grooves around the edges of the Wheel Rim, as shown.
It may help to roll the tire on your work surface under the palm of your hand. The pressure will help seat the beads evenly. Note the tiny valve stem:
With our second Wheel now built, we are getting good at it! You may notice that the Front Wheels of our LaFerrari are narrower and smaller than the previous Rear Wheel. Keep this Wheel assembly safely stored until needed later on in the build.
Stage 13 – Seat Padding, Base, Backrest, Headrest