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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Hunter.V.White, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Jan 4, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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    Hunter.V.White

    Hunter.V.White [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey TW,

    I'm about to install new Fuel D551's wheels with 285/70/R17 Duratracs and am looking for a tire pressure monitoring system to install with it. Specifically, I would like something with a digital readout of all four tires inside the cab. Up here in Alaska, the cold can dramatically reduce the tire pressure (pv=nRT) over night. It would be nice to be able to quickly see the tire pressures before I take off in the morning. I've found a few products:

    Orange Electronic P409S TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System G-Sensors
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    TPMS Tire Pressure Monitor System Retro Fit Add On DIY Display and Sensor Kit
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    Does anyone have any experience with these products or use something similar that they would recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 5, 2014 at 1:03 AM
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    Hunter.V.White

    Hunter.V.White [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Pelfreybilt Steel Armor, Famous Fabrication Sliders, OME 3" Lift, 886x coils, Dakar Leaf Packs, TC UCA's, Fuel D551 Wheels, 285/70/R17 Toyo Tech RTs, Warn Zeon 10s Winch, Rigid Industries 20" E2 Flood, RI 20" SR Spot/flood, RI Duallys, SwitchPro SP8100, Uniden Bearcat 680 CB Radio.
  3. Jan 8, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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    I was looking into tpms for my 05. Also found the same ones as you. If you use any of them post back a review, I am back and worth on adding this.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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    Hunter.V.White

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    I purchased the Koolertron TPMS system. I honestly have no idea if it will work as I want it to - definitely a $140 gamble. As far as I know, it is engineered and manufactured in China. That isn't necessarily the kiss of death that it used to be, but I would still prefer an American or Japanese product to put on my truck.

    I intend on writing a review. I am surprised that there weren't anymore products on the market to choose from; I figured that there would be a greater demand for this sort of thing. If it all works as advertised, it will be a big help when the temperatures dip below -30F overnight. It will also placate my paranoia when I feel rhythmic bumps going down the road.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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    chetweewax

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    Do you have a touch screen radio you will be using to view the tpms, or are you purchasing a separate monitor? That is one of my hang ups since I have a brand new non touch screen stereo. Don't know where I would mount a separate monitor.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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    Hunter.V.White

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    Pelfreybilt Steel Armor, Famous Fabrication Sliders, OME 3" Lift, 886x coils, Dakar Leaf Packs, TC UCA's, Fuel D551 Wheels, 285/70/R17 Toyo Tech RTs, Warn Zeon 10s Winch, Rigid Industries 20" E2 Flood, RI 20" SR Spot/flood, RI Duallys, SwitchPro SP8100, Uniden Bearcat 680 CB Radio.
    I do; I have previously installed a Pioneer AVIC-Z140BH in-dash navigation system. I'm not very competent with electronics, so I hope I can figure out how to hook the TPMS up to it correctly; I may have a friend that can help me out.

    One of the key features to this product that really sold me was that it hijacks the screen for the first 20 seconds to report the tire pressure and temperature. I want this system because when it gets cold up here in fairbanks (below -30F) I notice that I lose significant tire pressure (pv=nRT). So it would be really nice to jump in a know what all the tires are at before I take off. Also, and possibly more important, my navigation will turn off after about 10 seconds once it determines that the unit is colder that -10F. I believe it does this to protect the screen (liquid crystal display - which can freeze). But in that first 10 seconds, if the screen is hijacked by the TMPS, I will still be able to get a quick read on the tires.

    At least, this is what I am hoping will happen. If it doesn't, then I'm out $140. I knew it was a gamble to begin with, but I would really like to have this capability, so it is worth the risk.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2014

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