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New wheels and TPMS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mastiff37, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Mar 5, 2021 at 7:01 PM
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    Mastiff37

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    If I get new aluminum wheels, do I really need to buy new TPMS sensors as it says on the tirerack website? And if so, do I really need to go to the dealer to get them set up?
     
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    I see your truck is a 2011. The batteries in TPMS units typically last 10 - 12 years. Mine got flaky at 11 years and finally died last year (14 years!). Discount Tire will put new sensors on with tires and program them to the truck for about $60 per wheel. If you like TPMS function then I'd put new sensors in with your new tires.
     
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    You can buy new sensors on Amazon for about $20 each. Discount Tire or almost any other tire store will install them at no extra charge when you buy new tires. They just did so on my 2007 Tacoma Wednesday.

    These are the ones I bought for my Ford, same brand, but different frequency for my Tacoma. They are model specific, so you need to check carefully before ordering to make sure they fit YOUR truck. Some models require a sensor in the spare, my 2007 did so I had to order a 5th one for it.

    Amazon.com: MORESENSOR Signature Series 315MHz TPMS Tire Pressure Sensor 4-Pack | Preprogrammed for Select 200+ American Brand Models | Replacement for 9L3Z-1A189-A | Clamp-in | NX-S025-4: Automotive

    Battery life varies. I'm told 7-10 years is typical, but many do last longer. The sensors were still working on my nearly 14 year old truck, but I knew that they would be going bad soon. Since I was buying tires anyway it made sense to have new sensors. I didn't ask at Discount Tire about replacing just the sensors on a tire, but have been quoted $10 each from 2 different sources. It just makes sense to replace them when buying new tires if the old ones are around 7-8 years old

    My 2014 F150 will be getting new tires soon and I've already ordered new sensors for it, will be in Sunday or Monday. The truck is 7 years old and the sensors are still working, but most likely will be bad before I wear out the next set of tires.

    New sensors work out to an average of about $10/year. Not much more than a Value Meal from McDonalds once a year. I figure I can afford that
     
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    Many reviews that those don’t work, including one on a 2015 Tacoma. Looking for a set myself and don’t feel like paying $100 each from dealer. Selling old wheels with them in
     
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    I decided just to eat the $60/ea for the standard ones.
     
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    Huf it’s in the link
     
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    I’ve decided to just swap over from old rims and put cheapies ack in old
     
  10. Mar 8, 2021 at 12:06 PM
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    I had the tire guy break the bead on my factory wheels and pull the sensors for my new ones. They had about 600 miles on them so they were good to go. I would use the factory ones and replace the batteries and seals. I put stems in my old set, aired them up and sold them. I told the buyer there were no sensors in them.
     
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    Get batteries from stealer ship?
    Truck is a 2015, all state batteries are good for 6 or 7 yrs. would be wise to do batteries
     
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    Forget that, just saw what that entails, lol
     
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    Walmart will install new sensors for just over $20 each. They work.
     
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    First off, the TPMS sensor batteries cannot be replaced. When they die it's time for new ones. If you want to have "Toyota" quality, the originals are actually Denso and Pacific Industries makes them for Denso. You can find them on Amazon in the $35 range, give or take.
    Keep in mind that there is a difference between steel and alloy wheel TPMS. The new TPMS will need to be "linked" to your truck. Any tire installer can do this or if you have a TPS scan tool you can do it yourself.
     
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    I didn't know that. Costco advertises a rebuild kit that includes batteries and seals they want you to purchase when they change out your tires.
     
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    You have to remove the silicone backing under the....... well, backing plate
     
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    A typical TPS service kit....no battery. Cost $2-$5 ea.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I was also thinking u couldn't change the batteries.
     
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    The sensors live in a rather hostile environment spinning, bouncing, vibration, heat & freeze cycles that it has to take a toll on the electronics. They might last 10 years and even if you could replace the battery, the smart money would be to replace the entire sensor and start fresh.
     

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