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aftermarket wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 808hawaii, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    808hawaii

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    I have a 2009 toyota tacoma. Double cab prerunner. Came with steel wheels. I just purchased aftermarket alloy rims. Rims are from BLACK RHINO ALLOY WHEELS. Is there 4 sensors on my truck or is there 5 including my spare tire? If there is 5 then can i use 4 new sensors and keep the spare tire with the oe sensor on its own?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    The 2009's and up do not have sensor in the spare, so you only have 4.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    And just keeping one won't do it. The computer is tied to each sensor. Just missing one will cause the TPMS light to come on.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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    Oh OK. I was planning on buying a set of used OEM tpms from the Tacoma alloy rims. Others say that I can re-use my steel sensors and just turn them 180*. Does that for sure work? Has anyone done that?
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:27 AM
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    Yes, but if the tire is completely flat & driven on, the TPMS sensor will be damaged. With the correct TPMS sensor, it sits flush with the rim.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:40 AM
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    anybody have pics of how it looks like with the sensors installed 180*
     
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    use the search, there is a thread with pictures.
     
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    Did you ever get these mounted? Post some pics, as I can not find mounted pics anywhere.
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    How do I post pics up in here
     
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    Also, if they're turned and you need the tire dismounted from the rim you are at the mercy of the tire changer to not rip the tire over the sensor and break/damage it.

    After I bought my Tacoma, I was at a used wheel/tire place and was attempting to put a set of 4Runner rims on. The TPMS sensors wouldn't mount flat and they tried the turn-it thing and said it would be fine. I took one look at it and knew it was a PITA just waiting to happen and said "no".

    You can also buy a set of bands that mount to the inside of the rim and allow the TPMS sensors to be mounted to them. They are supposed to work fine, but are an additional cost.

    There is the "make/acquire an air tight canister and put the sensors in it"-mod.

    There is the "take 'em out and live with the light"-mod.

    Several options, pick your poison...
     
  12. May 11, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    These are the straps Lurkin is referring to. I have these on my wheels and have had zero problems.

    http://www.revolutionsupply.com/steelstrap.aspx
     
  13. May 11, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    so here it is guys. finially got them rims on with the sensors. before and after pics

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  14. May 24, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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    Has anybody tried a "stuff them in a small tubeless tractor tire and hide it in the storage compartment" mod? I would be really curious if this works. It sounds a little more clean and easy than building a PVC container or stuffing them in the spare.
     
  15. May 24, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    do you have any rightside up pics? haha
     
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