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Old 06-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #81
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Or does anyone make a program, chip, or programer that you can turn the light off, fool the system or just cut it out as an option.
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Or does anyone make a program, chip, or programer that you can turn the light off, fool the system or just cut it out as an option.
Not certain if it is what you want but here are a few links to TPMS tools.

http://ateqtpm.com/products#comparison

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATEQ-TPMS-VT...-/261225975195

http://www.tooltopia.com/ATEQ-vt15.a...ricegrabber_r1

http://www.amazon.com/ATEQ-QuickSet-.../dp/B008SCWXN4

Just a little something for every wallet size!
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #83
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I get what those do, but it does not look like you can turn the function off on the truck so the light never comes on and system does not work.
Those are to reset the codes.
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The problem with disabling it is that in most states your car wouldn't be legal and you would set yourself up for liability issues, especially if you were to sell the vehicle in that condition.

And I'm not sure what kind of nails you have on the road in NC but I got one in my tire the other day and didn't notice it until the next morning when my tire was low in my driveway. Plus the systems aren't designed with people that pay attention to their cars in mind, they are for people that barely know how to put gas in htem.
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So I've been trying to figure-out why shops like Discount Tire are keeping it a secret that they can clone sensors. From the customer's perspective (at least those of us that drive Toyotas), it's the best solution for the TPMS problem.

Then in dawned on me. If the tire shop clones the sensors, then that's two times a year less that they'll be able to get the customer into the shop to poentially spend more money. Even though Discount Tire will do the sensor/ECU updates for free, when you come in to the shop, that's their chance to sell you something. If you don't come in, they can't sell. Therefore, they probably aren't going to push their clone-able sensors!

This is all just a theory, but I don't see why else they wouldn't be promoting the clone-able sensors over the non-cloneable.
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Just a thought, if you take one "summer wheel" with a tpms in it. Swap it with the spare. then use your four "winter tires" without a tpms. Would that work???
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^Nope. The truck would detect this as 3 out of 4 sensors have malfunctioned.
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I have a question regarding the factory sensors in the 16" 4x4 steel wheels,

Figured it's just best to ask it here then start a thread,

Can anyone confirm that the steel wheel sensors will work in a 16" steel wheel from ProComp,

I am looking at the series 52, because they are cheaper for a set of 4 versus finding and buying a set of Gen 1 16" spare wheels.

Thanks gang!
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And can anyone confirm they only read every 20 minutes or so, does anything trip the system into reading them faster, say a large decrease in pressure or something like that.

If this is the case I am better off just disabling it and going without,
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^What I wrote earlier:
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http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/ruli...le.6.html#IV_1
Hyundai's comments during the rulemaking process suggests TPMS sensor sampling takes 3 minutes, and multiple samples are needed to overcome data errors, so a 20 minute grace period is necessary.
Looks like the current polling rate is around 3 minutes, but the TPMS ECU needs multiple samples to get a reliable reading. I imagine more frequent sampling can also shorten the sensor's battery life.

The TPMS system was not intended to alert the driver of punctures; it was intended solely to make up for lax maintenance.
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The TPMS system was not intended to alert the driver of punctures; it was intended solely to make up for lax maintenance.
So so true,

So I AM better off just wiring around it and putting good ole'fashioned rubber valve stems in my Tunda 16" TRD wheels!

Thanks for the info,

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These sensors don't help me a bit because this is just more of the same old regulation that just cost us more money for our trucks, this TPMS thing came about because back in the 90's some people were too lazy to check there tire pressure On there explorers and coupled with some less than quality tires you get rollovers and deaths. Now we are stuck with these things that nobody wants. All you have to do is walk around your car every few times you drive and check your tire pressure once a month, in fact mine have never changed in the year I've had it. Well that's my rant for the day.
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So so true,

So I AM better off just wiring around it and putting good ole'fashioned rubber valve stems in my Tunda 16" TRD wheels!
Yes, there's a mod to disable power to the idiot light. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-disabled.html

I consider TPMS a convenience feature, so I paid for sensors when I got new wheels. Bi-weekly manual tire pressure checks sound trivial until the weather turns bad or you are running late.
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Yes, there's a mod to disable power to the idiot light. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-disabled.html

I consider TPMS a convenience feature, so I paid for sensors when I got new wheels. Bi-weekly manual tire pressure checks sound trivial until the weather turns bad or you are running late.
Thanks,

I am actually thinking about doing that this Monday on my day off,
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These sensors don't help me a bit because this is just more of the same old regulation that just cost us more money for our trucks, this TPMS thing came about because back in the 90's some people were too lazy to check there tire pressure On there explorers and coupled with some less than quality tires you get rollovers and deaths. Now we are stuck with these things that nobody wants. All you have to do is walk around your car every few times you drive and check your tire pressure once a month, in fact mine have never changed in the year I've had it. Well that's my rant for the day.
The 1999 Grand Am I had was my first car to have these sensors. I believe the tires had to be rotating though for the sensors to get a reading. 1999 was the only year the Grand Am had this system because it didn't work well. It was always throwing false alarms, especially if you were driving on bad roads.
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i was speaking with a buddy from who has an xterra and inquired as to weather or not he had the tps snsors on his rig cause i know he switches tires and rims..

he said he does but does not worry about it, he just deals with the light on the dash..

but anyway he said s few of the guys he knows found another way around it.. he said to take one of the sensors and put it in a piece of pipe and seal it then pressurize it and put it in the truck somewhere.

i figure to get a piece of black threaded pipe and put a shrader valve on one side so u can pump it up to 35psi and mount it to the frame rail or inside of the spare tire...
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i was speaking with a buddy from who has an xterra and inquired as to weather or not he had the tps snsors on his rig cause i know he switches tires and rims..

he said he does but does not worry about it, he just deals with the light on the dash..

but anyway he said s few of the guys he knows found another way around it.. he said to take one of the sensors and put it in a piece of pipe and seal it then pressurize it and put it in the truck somewhere.

i figure to get a piece of black threaded pipe and put a shrader valve on one side so u can pump it up to 35psi and mount it to the frame rail or inside of the spare tire...
If I am not mistaken all the sensors the system is programmed to "see" have to be in the "Pipe Bomb" lol... Someone else on here did that, PVC pipe with a valve on the end,

worked for him.
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