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Old 02-13-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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TPMS Help!! (steel to alloy)

I need to know what to do about upgrading my wheels. I have stock 16" steel wheels on my 08 4x4. I have bought the 2006 silver tundra alloy wheels 17" shown below. I called to get a price on mounting and they said that the steel wheels TPMS are at a different angle and would not work. I suggested the strap method and he said the straps are $30 a piece and not a very good solution. I think I need some alloy TPMS but I am not sure which ones to get. Do I get tundra ones or tacoma ones? I still will have a steel wheel spare and want that to be compatible. Any suggestions and if so where to get some TPMS?

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I have 4 for 100.00 in the for sale thread (2nd generation) I have the part number listed; if they will work let me know.
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Some have had luck turning the sensor 180 degrees and they worked fine in alloy wheels. Your other options would be to find new sensors, use wheel straps or ditching the TMPS system altogether. Keep in mind, finding new sensors means calibrating them to the truck which also costs some $$.
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I did the steel to alloy wheel swap Today actually. i brought my wheels to my local (trusted) tire shop and told them to do whatever was best.. rotate the sensors or use the straps. They ended up rotating the sensors with no problems. They said to just make sure and tell them that the sensors are rotated if I ever have to fix or change a tire b/c the sensors are more vulnerable to breaking if they don't know they are rotated when they break down the rim/tire.

I would go with that method if I were you. Changing TPMS sensors and keeping your original one in the spare sounds like a nightmare. Keep your original sensors if at all possible.
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I'm just going through this myself. I want to keep my stock wheels for now so I did not want to take them apart and use those sensors. I found two options on eBay that would work.

This one is supposedly made by the same company that makes them for toyota and they are less than half the price of what the dealer wanted to charge me for new ones.

These are compatible and less money.

Both sets are listed as direct replacements for the OEM part number, 42607-06011
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I would definitely like to go the rotate the sensor method but the shop made it sound like it would not work. Is there anyone that has personal experience with this? I don't want to come off sounding like a know it all but I also would rather save the money...
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Also does it matter the car more or the wheel more when it comes to the tpms?
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Will part number pmv-107j work for alloy on an 08? It looks like this is the oem number I just want to confirm.
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I would definitely like to go the rotate the sensor method but the shop made it sound like it would not work. Is there anyone that has personal experience with this? I don't want to come off sounding like a know it all but I also would rather save the money...
go to another shop if possible. many people have done the rotate method with good results.
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Will part number pmv-107j work for alloy on an 08? It looks like this is the oem number I just want to confirm.
Yes.

Here's a complete strap kit for $65

http://www.goldenstatewheels.com/tpm...kit#googlebase
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