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JayDeZ 07-10-2012 09:54 AM

TPMS Sensors for new wheels
 
I have a set of wheels off my 91 Thunderbird that I want to put snow tires on for this coming winter. I know the wheels fit. What I dont know is what sensors do I need for the stupid TPMS system. Can I use the tire valve ones or do they have to be the more expensive band types?

Also, anyone know where I can order some OEM or aftermarket one cheap? I checked Rock Auto and it looks like the senesors and the bands are 2 separate part numbers and end up being $80+ total per wheel.

elwood125 07-10-2012 10:08 AM

try tire rack. i got mine for about $45 each when i got the new wheels

copernicium112 07-10-2012 10:16 AM

$42 each for me at Tire Rack.

315MHz Tire Pressure Sensor 4 $42.00 $168.00

JDBug182 07-10-2012 10:18 AM

Fyi: 2010+ use valve stem type

NickCornell 07-10-2012 12:14 PM

Can you use the factory ones for new wheels?

JayDeZ 07-10-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by NickCornell (Post 4251801)
Can you use the factory ones for new wheels?

No. 2 sets of wheels and tires. One for warm weather, one for snow.

PratoN 07-10-2012 01:37 PM

Technically, you don't even have to get them, but your car will yell at you at every startup. I got my steelies/winter tires on ebay. But I never even sync'd my sensors... so I have no clue if they even work. I probably wasted the $90+ I paid for them.

EDIT: I'll buy one of those fancy reset tools when I'm good and ready.

JDBug182 07-10-2012 04:19 PM

I dont have them but i think you can switch them over.....but your prob better off just doing this...
Quote:

Originally Posted by jaydez (Post 4251811)
no. 2 sets of wheels and tires. One for warm weather, one for snow.

Quote:

Originally Posted by praton (Post 4251934)
technically, you don't even have to get them, but your car will yell at you at every startup. I got my steelies/winter tires on ebay. But i never even sync'd my sensors... So i have no clue if they even work. I probably wasted the $90+ i paid for them.

Edit: I'll buy one of those fancy reset tools when i'm good and ready.

i think i just read on another thread the other day that any ford dealer will reset your sensors for free[???:)]

PratoN 07-10-2012 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDBug182 (Post 4252305)
i think i just read on another thread the other day that any ford dealer will reset your sensors for free[???:)]

Actually, I think I've heard that as well.

mrpostman 07-24-2012 07:19 PM

I have a 2012 Focus Ti with the 18" rims. I am looking to buy a separate set of rims and tires for the winter but 17". What would happen if I do not have tire pressure monitoring sensors for my winter rims/tires? I prefer not to spend the extra money on 4 sensors.


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