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12-20-2014 10:20 AM
Lscman
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Originally Posted by Juicedz View Post
I recently picked up a set of 17" titanium wheels/tires without tpms. I read through the thread but it seems most purchase new ones. Can I swap my tpms from the 16" wheels onto the new ones? The 16" wheels would then be sold without tpms.
You can swap your TPMS sensors to other wheels if you want. But they will likely leak air unless you buy a new seal and nut kit for each one. The seals get pinched and crushed upon torqueing and should never be reused.

It doesn't cost much more to buy new self-learning sensors on amazon and come with new seals.
11-24-2014 12:56 PM
sailor It's a required feature now, so any defeat of the system would have to be done by an owner. (no-one else would want the liability)
11-24-2014 08:38 AM
wwe9112 Would like Tire Shops know to do that?
11-23-2014 05:50 PM
Juicedz I wish there was a way to tune out the chime notification all together. I would go back to normal valve stems. I recall reading that the tpms sensors are only good for 7-8 years.
11-23-2014 09:09 AM
morrjr
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Originally Posted by wwe9112 View Post
So when you get your tires changed you have to mess with the sensor? I'm a bit confused >_<
There is no problem with the sensors when you put new tires on the original rims. If you change wheels, and you only have one set of wheels, you have to move the tire sensors to the new wheels. If you have an extra set of wheels and tires (like for the winter) you have to add new sensors to those wheels.
11-23-2014 09:02 AM
wwe9112 So when you get your tires changed you have to mess with the sensor? I'm a bit confused >_<
11-22-2014 10:36 PM
herbz I want to chime in with my experience. I recently got a set of 15" steelies with winter tires mounted and balanced from tire rack. I also included the sensors in all 4 wheels, but did NOT purchase the reset tool that some people say you need. Thus far, after 100+ miles on the new wheels, I have not seen any warnings and have not reset anything. I have a 2012 5mt. If anything changes I will update.
11-22-2014 11:09 AM
Juicedz
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Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 View Post
Yes as long as the 17s have tpms valve stems.

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Valve stems were removed to powder coat. I guess I should've asked to keep them after they were removed, doh! Now that I think about it the 17's just had normal valve stems since the previous owner must have removed the tpms and placed them on his new wheels.
02-07-2014 07:03 PM
Red Jay 918
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I recently picked up a set of 17" titanium wheels/tires without tpms. I read through the thread but it seems most purchase new ones. Can I swap my tpms from the 16" wheels onto the new ones? The 16" wheels would then be sold without tpms.
Yes as long as the 17s have tpms valve stems.

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02-07-2014 05:41 PM
Juicedz I recently picked up a set of 17" titanium wheels/tires without tpms. I read through the thread but it seems most purchase new ones. Can I swap my tpms from the 16" wheels onto the new ones? The 16" wheels would then be sold without tpms.
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