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Old 07-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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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.


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Old 07-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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try tire rack. i got mine for about $45 each when i got the new wheels
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$42 each for me at Tire Rack.

315MHz Tire Pressure Sensor 4 $42.00 $168.00
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Fyi: 2010+ use valve stem type
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Can you use the factory ones for new wheels?
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Can you use the factory ones for new wheels?
No. 2 sets of wheels and tires. One for warm weather, one for snow.
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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.
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I dont have them but i think you can switch them over.....but your prob better off just doing this...
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no. 2 sets of wheels and tires. One for warm weather, one for snow.
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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
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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.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #10
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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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