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Old 11-06-2011, 08:48 PM   #21
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^^untill u get pulled over and try to explain that its not a pipe bomb! They call in the bomb squad to detonate that thing still in ur car hahaha
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:42 AM   #22
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moral of the story don't get pulled over or if you do just don't make it so they will want to search your car.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:17 AM   #23
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Can you mount all of them in the spare tire?
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #24
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TPMS in the Vicinity

I will be purchasing new rims (no TPMS sensors) to put my winter tires on. Anyone know the range of the sensors? I plan on storing the Summer Tires and Rims (TPMS sensors still installed) in the garage next to the 2013 Focus.

I wonder if having them in the vicinity would fool the idiot lights.


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Old 11-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #25
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It will fool them for about 20 miles. Then the warning will go off. At least that is what happens with my Mustang.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:52 AM   #26
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205/60R-16 or suggested 225/55-R16

I was pricing wheels and winter tires on the tirerack site and found that there was quite a bit difference in price of the tires based on a slight size difference.

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205s $86 each
225s $115 each
total price difference of $116!

Also, when you use Tirerack's speedo conversion calculator the 205s are off by less then the 225s because of the additional sidewall height (60 compared to 55).

Also, I have read that a skinnier winter tire is preferred for the snow.

Anyone have any reasons to go with the 225s instead of the 205s?

Thanks for the input...
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #27
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I have the 18" PS3's on my Ti. I went with 195 60 16's for snow tires. I got the Blizzaks. Despite the size difference they are the same overall diameter and did not require a speedo adjustment.

Skinnier tires are better in the snow. I put 18,000 on my Blizzaks last year and love them.
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Flybigrc.......why not 215/55-16? Yes, they cost a little more than the 205's but are less than the 225's and they are, more or less, the perfect diameter (nearly identical to the stock 18's).
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EDIT^2: I've decided I'm going to save myself $245 and deal with it. (Assuming tire rack $42/sensor plus the $45 reset tool and for some reason extra shipping)
Yeah the national Highway Saftey Admistration makes us either install sensors in your new wheels or have you tell us you will be transfering your own. I don't know how we got by for 50 years without a computer telling us our tires were low, but that's the hand we were dealt.
You would probably have a hard time finding a dealership to disengage the sensors all together because it's a "safety issue" Just like they say not to fool you brake sensors with a piece of wire to complete the circuit. Because we can't tell when are brakes are going bad unless our computers tell us...

On the plus side, the Fordtrigger tool is only $35 now.
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Discount offered a TPMS rebuild for $32 and they reset them of course if you were having them swap your winter tires onto the OEM rims or steelies.

When I bought my new wheels I wanted new TPMS also since I wanted to sell the OEM 16"s with the original TPMS (a better deal for the buyer) and the in-store price was pretty crazy for new units but when I priced them on their website they were much cheaper and I got the store to match the on-line price which saved me over $300 on the whole package but alot of that savings was from the cheaper priced TPMS.

Also check around for places that might reset your TPMS cheaply but I do know the Discount Tire locally has done them for free for just drop-in customers just like they fix flats for free even if you didn't buy the tires from them.
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