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steel to alloy swap

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TheGloryFades, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    I tried searching but couldnt find a definite answer. I have an 09 PreRunner with steel wheels I have an opportunity to pick up trd alloy wheels in 17" size from a 2012 Trd sport dc. I know both trucks use tpms but if we just swapped wheels what is necessary to make the allloy wheels tpms function with my truck? Most post I've found mention swapping the steel tpms to the alloy wheel which we would not be doing
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    You would have to take your truck to the dealer and have those particular sensors programmed to your truck.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    Y knot?
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Awesome thanks for the answers, any idea what reprogramming cost?
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    Can't you just go to tire shop and switch monitors when switching rims? Or is that more expensive than reprogramming?
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    I dont think the sensors can swap do they? I know steel can go to alloy with a strap kit but can alloy go to steel?
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    Yep, with a strap kit.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    May check on that too then, I figured after unmounting, the strap kit, mounting and balancing that the prices would be damn near the same
     
  9. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    Yeah, never messed with that so just asking shit to find out hoping it may help find easier cheaper route. Anything to keep the dealership out of the loop, lol.............
     
  10. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    personally i wouldnt worry about the sensors. if u get a flat tire, you will know it. or u could always just look at it....
     
  11. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    If it wouldnt turn on a light on the dash I wouldn't mind but little things like that bug me
     
  12. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    in another post somewhere on here i read it cost like 85 bucks for the sensors to be programed by the dealer.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Yeah I remember reading that too.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    Just get them reprogrammed. Discount Tire did it for me for free after I swapped tires.

    The reprogrammer has to be plugged into your OBDII port though, so that it re-writes your ECU for the new sensors...you can't just do a reset, because the ECU will still be looking for the old sensors.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Going to find out what it will cost at discount since we will be swapping and discount really won't be needed for anything else
     
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