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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 11:42 AM
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I'm thinking about installing a tpms into my truck.

Any experience with adding this feature?

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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 11:55 AM


My Toyota (and most other newer vehicles) have these already included in the vehicle's wheels. All it does is alerts you when the air pressure drops below a certain point, such as when a tire is going flat (gives you time to find a safe place to pull over to fix it.
I could live without it so not sure how big a deal it is to install it in an older car and all 4 tires?




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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 04:08 PM


I’ve got the EEZ TPMS on our Class A & TOAD; saved our bacon once when the brakes locked up & heated up....Would NOT be without it!!!!!!
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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 04:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
My Toyota (and most other newer vehicles) have these already included in the vehicle's wheels. All it does is alerts you when the air pressure drops below a certain point, such as when a tire is going flat (gives you time to find a safe place to pull over to fix it.
I could live without it so not sure how big a deal it is to install it in an older car and all 4 tires?


the newer TPMS tell your the PSI for each tire. very cool feature, and accurate too.
in past as car and tire nipples aged, the TPMS senders have failed, but usually new senders are 10 or 20 dollars per tire




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[*] posted on 1-5-2018 at 05:46 PM


As long as it doesn't keep alarming with a chime they are OK. Driving off road with a constant chime is a pain in the but.

If you have them make sure you let the tire guys know when replacing tires otherwise they may damage them when changing tires.
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I use the Tireminder and it's fine. There are several top brands people are pleased with. Mine will alarm when pressure drops below a number I've programed. It also gives a reading for tire temp. The monitor is the size of a smaller iPhone and toggling through the monitor for tire pressure saves some time, but not much. I could live without it but it's nice to have on my RV.

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Quote: Originally posted by Lee  
I use the Tireminder and it's fine. There are several top brands people are pleased with. Mine will alarm when pressure drops below a number I've programed. It also gives a reading for tire temp. The monitor is the size of a smaller iPhone and toggling through the monitor for tire pressure saves some time, but not much. I could live without it but it's nice to have on my RV.

http://www.minderresearch.com/tireminder/


I was going to install the external caps, but once I had someone steal my chrome stem caps in Tijuana... hence the I'm sure TPM caps would be gone in 60 seconds.
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[*] posted on 1-6-2018 at 09:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by aguachico  
I was going to install the external caps, but once I had someone steal my chrome stem caps in Tijuana... hence the I'm sure TPM caps would be gone in 60 seconds.


I just purchased four TPMSs for our toy hauler -- all four came with anti-theft "locks." That said, if you have the right tool, they wouldn't be hard to nab.




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[*] posted on 1-8-2018 at 01:32 PM


ordered the P451. Not a fan of making two network hops to my android phone with the P458 blutooth. Costco wants $60 to install and balance, though the balance is free. I don't think TJ will be much cheaper. Maybe $30, then I have to drag it back to costco for a balance.

I saw where if you install them without moving the by just popping the bead, balancing is not required.
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[*] posted on 1-13-2018 at 09:23 AM


That is ture the tire shop only needs mark the tire and rim no balance needed.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 02:22 PM


I went with a TPMS from Orange electronics P451. This unit comes from Taiwan, they have an office in Chicago.

I was a bit taken back buy the small size, but later found it to be perfect sized and out of the way. It has audible alarms for temp.pressure. These can be adjusted to your desired threshold.

I do like seeing how the pressure increases when the temp increases. It also gives you a good baseline for airdown and airing up while camping and hauling.

Unit was about $150 + $20 shipping plus + $30 install at Costco. I went with Costco because of the free balance.



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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 02:27 PM


I believe TPMS is legally required for all US vehicles manufactured post-2007. It only has to monitor and alert the driver for a low tire - don't believe it has to specify which tire.

My Jeep has TPMS monitoring with PSI display. It's kinda neat, but I wish there was a quick way to turn it off. I don't need four chimes every time I start the darn thing when aired down for rough roads or sand.

Similarly, if you run off-road, sand, or winter tires on a separate set of rims, you'll need to acquire four more TPMS sensors.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 02:31 PM


On the 2010 Tacoma, it alerts you when a tire is low, but not which tire. There is no chime, only a light. You can reset the TPMS at the reduced pressure when off roading. Mine does not light up unless it is below 20 psi (or thereabouts). So, my dirt road pressure of 22-25 psi doesn't light the symbol, but if I drop below 20 for sand, then it does.



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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 02:35 PM


Mine pitches a fit when a tire drops below 28 psi.

It was pretty interesting the other day to watch a tire drop from 30 psi to 0 psi in the span of about 30 seconds. Brake caliper dropped a mounting bolt. Caliper pivoted on the remaining bottom mounting bolt and wedged against the inside of the rim. Punctured the rim and deflated the tire super-fast!
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 04:21 PM
TPMS - bad experience


I had to have a tire dismounted and another put on the wheel at a tire shop in San Ignacio. It had Toyota factory TPMS. I wasn't paying attention as I should have and the tire guy either wasn't aware of it, or not quite careful enough and it broke. Had it replaced back at America's Tire but $65 I should have not had to spend.

So - try to be certain the tire guy knows.

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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 05:11 PM


How I can tell I'm having fun: my TPMS, ABS, and 4x4 lights are illuminated.



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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 06:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
How I can tell I'm having fun: my TPMS, ABS, and 4x4 lights are illuminated.


For me, the A-TRAC light is also on!



Here the rear is locked too! Oh my!!





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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 07:08 PM
Locked?


Yea - but you're in "PARK"! goin' nowhere

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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 07:53 PM


New 2017 Tacoma TRD shows individual tire air pressure for each tire on drivers screen. Have not heard alarm, yet.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 09:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Jack Swords  
New 2017 Tacoma TRD shows individual tire air pressure for each tire on drivers screen. Have not heard alarm, yet.


My f150 TPMS has individual tire pressure readings :coolup:
And my f150 has 10 cup holders :bounce:
The cup holders a more exciting than the TPMS :lol:




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