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Tire pressure sensor and changing wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TacomaTim, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Aug 29, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    TacomaTim

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    I'm sure this is redundant but I haven't found the answer yet...I have an '08 Tacoma and want to put new wheels and tires on. Can I easily remove my stock wheels and just put on new ones or is there going to be a problem with the pressure sensor? I don't know if the sensor is on the wheel or on the brake.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Aug 29, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Do you have alloy or steel rims?
    Are you keeping your stock set of rims and tires?

    The sensors are screwed into each wheel for 06+ tacomas.
    The alloy and steel wheel sensors are different.
    The alloy wheel sensors are reported to swap more easily to aftermarket applications than the steel.
    The steel wheel sensors are reported to swap to some aftermarket rim applications if turned a 180 degrees when having new tires mount.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Very helpful.
    My wheels are alloy and I plan to keep them so mabe it will be easy. Tomorrow I'm going to put some 275 x 17s on from a tundra and see how it works. Haven't lifted it yet, so I'm guessing they'll be too big.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    Make sure you let all the air out first, then unscrew the sensor so it falls in the tire before you try and break the bead seating
     
  5. Aug 31, 2009 at 6:18 AM
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    Thanks for the tip, I'll do that.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    How much do 4 sensors cost to replace? OEM and Aftermarket?
     
  7. Sep 3, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    I paid $85(each) online, stealership was $130 , oem sensors
     
  8. Sep 3, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    Ouch! I hate these darn sensors!
     
  9. Sep 4, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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  10. Sep 4, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    i forgot , i saw aftermarket for $57 when i bought oem @ $85
     
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