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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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TPMS?

Anyone here running wheels without the TPMS on the 09/10s? Any problems?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Not running that combo but the only problem I could foresee would be that annoying light being on all the time.

If you still carry the stock spare, maybe your tire shop could mount all the TPMS in that one rim...



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i have a set of wheels with no sensors and like the above post said the only pain in the ass is the annoying light in the dash but I have an idea to remedy that issue. I will be installing all the sensors in my spare tire then no matter what the light will never be on when I do my wheel swaps
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I am planning to put on new winters without TPMS. If that light gets annoying, I will be using black tape.

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Sorry to bust your bubble guys, but I don't think the spare tire idea will work.

The sensors go to "sleep" to save battery power and wake up when they detect rotational movement. I don't think being mounted in the spare tire will be sufficient motion.
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Sorry to bust your bubble guys, but I don't think the spare tire idea will work.

The sensors go to "sleep" to save battery power and wake up when they detect rotational movement. I don't think being mounted in the spare tire will be sufficient motion.

Makes sense, but does that also mean that they have batteries in them that will need replacing at some point?

It never occurred to me that they might have batteries in them but that's logical-I guess they need to get power somehow...

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I've got a set of 2010 F150 18" take-offs. that came with sensors and they mount to the inside of the valve stem.

so i guess it depends on the type you have.
why not price it out at ford how much to reprogram the new set?
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I was planning on using my OEM 17"s as winters and get a nice set for summer. Some of the aftermarkets I was looking at will not accept a valve mounted TPMS. IF I do get a set that will accept the TPMS I will get a set for the new rims but was wondering what are the implications if I can't mount a set
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Makes sense, but does that also mean that they have batteries in them that will need replacing at some point?

It never occurred to me that they might have batteries in them but that's logical-I guess they need to get power somehow...
They do have lithium batteries, but they are permanently molded and sealed into the sensor housing. They can't be replaced; the entire sensor needs to be swapped out and programmed. The good news is they should last for something like 10 years.

I think I preferred the $5 tire pressure gauge method.

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I had to buy a set of sensors when I kept my old rims on my '09 Ranger.

The bands that mount are about $25 apiece, and the sensors with tire mounting ran me about $400.00.
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