Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

has anyone used TPMS bands?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
builthatch [OP] builthatch is offline
MiG-21 superfan
builthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
builthatch's Avatar
Name: Tony Mandarich
Joined: Nov 2010, #46713
Location: near the ocean, NJ
Gender: Male
Posts: 548
builthatch's Tacoma Gallery
has anyone used TPMS bands?

i've found some posts of people talking about them, but i'm not sure if anyone actually uses them.

http://www.tpmssource.com/strapkit.aspx

goal: run '11 16" steel wheel TPMS in a particular non-toyota OE wheel.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
I sell fishing and fishing accessories
wildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
wildjerseyfirefighter's Avatar
Firefighter:
Name: Joe
Joined: Dec 2008, #11677
Location: NJ
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,980
wildjerseyfirefighter's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to wildjerseyfirefighter
fords use them...Not bad, but if anyone has to take your tire off the rim, tell them upfront there are bands in there, cuz they snap easy. If your changing wheels and tires, just take the sensors out and save yourself alot of headaches.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #3
builthatch [OP] builthatch is offline
MiG-21 superfan
builthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
builthatch's Avatar
Name: Tony Mandarich
Joined: Nov 2010, #46713
Location: near the ocean, NJ
Gender: Male
Posts: 548
builthatch's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildjerseyfirefighter View Post
fords use them...Not bad, but if anyone has to take your tire off the rim, tell them upfront there are bands in there, cuz they snap easy. If your changing wheels and tires, just take the sensors out and save yourself alot of headaches.
i did find one write-up somewhere about how to keep the light off with what looks like a simple reverseable wiring trick behind the glove box.

i don't mind the idea of TPMS, but i also would feel much better about having them stem mounted vs. via band.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 10:13 PM   #4
I sell fishing and fishing accessories
wildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shedwildjerseyfirefighter is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
wildjerseyfirefighter's Avatar
Firefighter:
Name: Joe
Joined: Dec 2008, #11677
Location: NJ
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,980
wildjerseyfirefighter's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to wildjerseyfirefighter
theres also a way to do it using PVC(kinda looks like a pipe bomb). Put sensors inside, close it then put a regular valve stem in the top and pressurize the pvc. Bingo light goes out.

where in jersey are ya?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #5
builthatch [OP] builthatch is offline
MiG-21 superfan
builthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shedbuilthatch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
builthatch's Avatar
Name: Tony Mandarich
Joined: Nov 2010, #46713
Location: near the ocean, NJ
Gender: Male
Posts: 548
builthatch's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildjerseyfirefighter View Post
theres also a way to do it using PVC(kinda looks like a pipe bomb). Put sensors inside, close it then put a regular valve stem in the top and pressurize the pvc. Bingo light goes out.

where in jersey are ya?
i live in cape may county, near OC.

i am liking that idea the most, actually.

i wonder if screw-on ends and cement would work as opposed to JUST cementing caps onto the pipe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 06TacomaDouble

As many of you know, my truck came with steel wheels, so I was anxiously awaiting the day to have my alloys put on. I new the '06 Tacoma came with TPMS sensors, but I had no idea there were two models; one for steel wheels (40*) and one for alloy (20*).

Well, the alloy wheels are on, so now I have the TPMS sensor light shining on my dash......but not any more. I created a PVC pipe small enough to put behind the seat, under the truck inside the frame, or pretty much anywhere. Pictures at bottom of post.

Total expense: $12.00.

Here's what I did:

Grocery List:
  • 3" PVC SCH.40 Pipe (about 4 to 4 1/2" in length)
  • Two (2) 3" PVC SCH.40 End Caps
  • One (1) Can Heavy Duty PVC Cement (glue) (green label - to contain pressure in tube)
  • One (1) Small Valve Stem (yes, like for a tire)
  • Optional: Bubble Wrap (to keep the sensors for clanging together)
Tools Needed:
  • Fine Sand Paper
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit (size can vary depending on Valve Stem width)
  • Jigsaw
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Steps:
  1. Take the jigsaw and cut the 3" pipe down to about 4 to 4 1/2" in length. It can be longer if you would like.
  2. Sand down the ends where you cut the pipe so they are smooth to allow for a good bond to the end caps.
  3. Take the cement (glue) applicator and rub it around one end of the pipe and the inside wall of the end cap.
  4. Quickly put the end cap on, pushing it as far as you can onto the pipe. The cement sets quickly, so work fast.
While the cement sets, get the sensors ready to be inserted into the pipe.
  1. Cut the bubble wrap into strips long enough and wide enough to wrap around each sensor like a diaper. (around the plastic part)
  2. Wrap the bubble wrap around the plastic part, then tape it so that it stays around the sensor.
  3. Repeat this for each sensor. Set them to the side.
Now let's do some drillin'!
  1. Take the valve stem, and hold it up to a drill bit to find the right size. What you want is a bit that will allow the valve stem to be pushed through the end cap from the inside out, but small enough to stop it from passing all the way through. (You may want it a little snug when passing through so it will be a little tight on the valve stem.)
  2. Drill the hole in the end cap.
  3. Take the sand paper and smooth down the inside and outside of the end cap where you drilled the hole. On my end caps, there was writing. I sanded that down also to give a smooth surface. (see picture)
  4. Push the valve stem through from the inside out with the smaller end facing up, away from the end cap.
  5. Once in, make sure you are unable to pull it through with a reasonable amount of force.
Now back to the pipe.
  1. Slide each sensor into the pipe with the stem pointing up. Once all four are in, you may have to jiggle it to get them to settle better.
  2. Optional: If you would like, you may put extra bubble wrap at the end to make them fit snug.
  3. Take the cement (glue) applicator and rub it around the end of the pipe and the inside wall of the last end cap.
  4. Quickly put the end cap on, pushing it as far as you can onto the pipe. The cement sets quickly, so work fast.
Your TPMS Sensor pressure pipe is now complete.
  1. ATTENTION!!! Allow the cement (glue) to set and dry over night before filling with air. ATTENTION!!!
  2. Fill the pipe with air. It should take one to three seconds to reach +-30 psi.
  3. Check the pressure with a tire gage. You should be able to "trick" the system with anywhere from 25 to 30 psi.
Congratulations, you're finished!!!

Warning: I am not responsible for any damage done to the sensors, your tools, your hands, or your brain (glue smell). I performed this modification for my own enjoyment and sanity.

Here are some pictures of the completed pipe. Enjoy!














  Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 02:35 PM   #6
KPT KPT is offline
sees what you did there.
KPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
KPT's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2009, #22227
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,404
KPT's Tacoma Gallery
I'm running TPMS straps with zero issues after 20,000 miles. got them from discount tire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 02:40 PM   #7
Senior Member
jeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeremiekc is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jeremiekc's Avatar
Army: Active Duty
Name: Jeremie
Joined: Apr 2009, #16031
Location: Vilseck, Germany
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Posts: 802
jeremiekc's Tacoma Gallery
I have done a ton of research on this and have found the best option is to run the TPMS straps. I have been running them now for a year and daily at over 110mph and have had no problems. It is very important that you get them on tight and that you get your tires balanced as soon as you install them.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #8
Junior Member
gwatk is on a distinguished road
Joined: Feb 2011, #50842
Location: MA
Gender: Male
Posts: 23
gwatk's Tacoma Gallery
how much do the straps cost
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #10
DAMN GOOD DEAL!!
TRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shedTRDKenE is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Kenny
Joined: Jul 2009, #19348
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Gender: Male
Posts: 703
TRDKenE's Tacoma Gallery
not a fan of the straps they are a pain in the ass! I mounted some wheels and tires on a ford edge and it sucked!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your Top 10 Bands rpoint16 Music 85 10-01-2014 05:05 AM
Fav metal bands!!! EmoSlayer Music 94 05-08-2013 02:53 AM
What bands/groups have you seen live? PerfectTekniq Music 120 03-12-2013 12:13 PM
TPMS Sensor Mounting Bands 135boomer 2nd Gen. Tacomas 4 06-29-2011 08:12 AM
Power Balance bands Lentsnh Technology 1 03-31-2010 11:51 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.