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Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jcayce, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    jcayce

    jcayce [OP] Well-Known Member

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    $60.00 per tire to swap my tires with 1500 miles to new rims (FJ SE 6 spoke rims on the way). They said it was 20 dollars for the balancing and 40 dollars to 'rebuild' the TPMS sensor when they swap them. New 10 ply/Load E (all they sell) BFG All Terrains were 196 each, not installed.

    Do I have sucker plastered across my forehead? I can buy brand new sensors for less than 40 dollars on ebay. They already have the rim off, how difficult is it to pull the sensor and tranplant it?

    I'm in San Antonio if someone can recommend a decent/reputable tire shop.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    You might ask them what they mean by "rebuild"? :confused:
     
  3. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    Yeah, there is no "rebuilding" them.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    jcayce

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    I called and asked. The same person I spoke to in the store said that if it was the band type TPMS that it would be 80 dollars to transplant, if it was the valve type, they use a rebuild kit with o-rings,etc. Sounds like snake-oil to me. I just want a reputable shop that is not going to dick me around OR mar up the rims. Looking for suggestions.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    ruppmeister

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    I say hit up tirerack.com for some shops to do the install. I have yet to hear of anyone that has had a problem with this approach.

    Good luck.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    JJ Customs

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    Not enough to mention on this one. Give me time!
    Your wheels are not old enough to need rebuilding. I swapped mine out at 2 years old and that was a year ago. I still do not have problems. This is the same type of place that also charges you $15 to push the black button and reset the TPMS. All they have to do it take off the old ones and reinstall. I hate shops that try to F%$# people!
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i went to a local place and they charged me $120 to remove the TPMS from my stockers, take tires off the new rims, put the TPMS and new tires on the new rims, and balance the 4 new rims
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    Discounttire charged me $20 per wheel for all of that. They broke one of my sensors, which I made them replace. Other than that, no problems.
     
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