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adding TPMS

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MadeInMaine, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:41 AM
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    MadeInMaine

    MadeInMaine [OP] MadeInMaine

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    Hey Fellas,

    do you know if it is possible to add the TPMS system to an 2005 Tacoma, that doesn't have it?
    I have 05, TRD, V6...

    Wasn't sure if I just got rims with it, the TPMS would work,

    or is there more software / hardware that needs to be added, and isn't really worth it.

    Anybody?


    Cheers
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    You need more than just the sensors. It isn't the best system around to be sure. Personally, I wouldn't bother. In fact, I disabled mine using a wheel barrow tire.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    oh...

    ok, i guess that fixes a lot
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I would give anything to NOT have TPMS. I will trade you...somehow.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    MadeInMaine [OP] MadeInMaine

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    dang... why do you fellas hate it so much?

    I figured it would be useful to let you know if you are running a little low on pressure
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    They aren't compatible with some aftermarket rims, which leads to headaches. I'm also not looking forward to dismounting my tires anytime one of the sensors goes bad or runs out of batteries.

    It's just one more thing to break.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    In theory its a good idea, however you can run into problems if you change to aftermarket wheels. The sensors from Toyota steel wheels don't always work with the replacement mag wheels. In general just alot of confusion because of design. Just do a search of TPSM and you will see what we are talking about.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    KPT, You beat me to it.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    I'd prefer not to have it just because it's more crap to break. I drove cars for 30 years before getting it and never had a problem with my tires going down without me knowing about it.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    I agree with RLDTaco - They are great in theory, but if you do any changing out..it becomes a problem. My story.....

    I changed out to winter tires and the rear right senor showed a problem...would not go off. The tire shop told me I had a slow leak in the tire and I should have it replaced. They couldn't find the leak.

    So, I went to another tire shop and bought two new tires (Better price than the other shop) ....The sensor was still on. Come to find out that the original tire shop broke the O-Ring on the sensor when they changed out the tire. I didn't need new tires.

    Sorta pissed me off....I would never go back to that tire shop again!

    Now that its fixed....I am happy that I have the sensors working.
     
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