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Steel TPMS work in Factory Alum Wheels or not?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by m0brando, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    m0brando

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    Sorry, I'm sure this has been covered but I kept finding conflicting answers. I have 2007 factory 16" steel wheels with TPMS. I have found 2007 factory aluminum 16" wheels to upgrade to but the seller wants to keep the TPMS from them for future wheels. Will my steel TPMS work in the aluminum wheels? I've seen a lot of no's but also some yes you can make it work threads. Which is correct and what is involved in making it work?

    thanks!
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    billyjoe

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    I've read several posts where owners claim they just flipped their "Steel Rim" TPMS sensors 180 degrees and they worked just fine for the "TRD Alloys"...
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    I have to be in So. MO in a couple weeks. Want to sell your steel wheels, and if so how much?
     
  5. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    on my 09, the steel sensors woud not fit in the TRD alloy wheels. They said they could flip them around. I said no....I put them inside of a wheelbarrow tire and bolted it to the bottom of my truck. No problem with a light on the dash now.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Any reason you didn't want them flipped around? Where did you mount the wheelbarrow tire to? Cool idea! Might use it in my Jeep too!
     
  7. Mar 16, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    some folks on here said they might break when mounting or later. I found out what they wanted for replacements if broken and decided against it. I mounted the weel beteeen my back bumper and spire tire. Do a search on wheel sensors and you will see quite a few threads on different fixes. One of them has pictures of where to mount the wheelbarrow tire.:D
     
  8. Mar 16, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    I had mine removed from my stock steel wheels and put in my XD Addicts. Yes they will work but you do have to flip them over. If you ever have to get the tire removed from the wheel you just need to remember to tell them that they are upside down, otherwise they will break them off. Basically they just push the stem inside the tire prior to removing. Also if you ever get a flat while driving, chances are you will break it. For what they cost, I'll take my chances for now. Why spend the money when they might never break.
     
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