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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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[*] posted on 1-6-2018 at 12:03 AM


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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[*] posted on 1-6-2018 at 05:50 AM


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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