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Regarding rotating tmps sensors...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by N736RA, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    N736RA

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    So I'm going the steel-alloy route, and I see a bunch of posts here indicating that they "heard of some guys who've rotated em 180 degrees and they worked" but I can't seem to find the source. So I was hoping someone whos done it could chime in, and if not with pictures maybe just lend a bit of help on how to not break them while doing that? Thanks!
     
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    Our sensors are part of the valve stems, molded to taper inwards like most rims do. Yes you can install them 180 (at least, most stem sensors we could. Used to work at a tire shop.) but why would you want to?
     
  3. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    supposedly the steel rims are angled at 40 degrees and the alloys at 20, and I'd rather not drop a ton of money for new sensors and then pay to reprogram them
     
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    I haven't done it, but have heard the same thing when I was replacing the stock wheels. Also keep in mind that if you do rotate them, then they stick up and you are at risk for some tire changer along the line breaking them off since they will not expect them in that orientation.

    There's also the straps that you can buy, but that is additional cost, but less than new sensors.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    Unless you are having a problem with a sensor, it doesn't matter on orientation of a particular sensor.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Some shops now have a reprograming tool so if you change your rims or tires, they will re-code for free.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2012 at 2:30 AM
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    The steel rims use a 20 degree sensor. The stock alloy rims that are often offered for sale use a 40 degree sensor.
     

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