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tpms from 16" steel to 17" trd alloy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kaitac, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Apr 12, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    kaitac

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    hi,

    i'm a new member and gettin use to the forum so sorry if this has been answered (i did look at the forum for about an hour and found similar but not exactly the same post). i have 16" steel wheels on my 2012 prerunner sr5 and am lookin to upgrade to a trd sport package 17" alloys. will the tpms on my steelies work with the trd 17" alloys. if not, would they work on the trd off-road package 16" alloys. if you've done or know of someone who did the exact upgrade for either the 16" or 17" alloys would love to hear from you. many thanks!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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    Rick G is spot on. I went from the steel wheels to the alloy. Any tire shop can take your old sensors and install them backwards. As stated, care needs to be taken when changing tires later on down the road. Whoever is performing the tire change needs to take care to drop the TPMS sensors prior to dismount or else it will be broken.

    Also, know that if you ever get a flat tire, odds are that the TPMS sensor will snap off, as it will sit above the lip of the wheel. These are odds I was willing to take, or else I would have been forking over about $400 bucks for new sensors.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    thanks fellas! really appreciate your response. i take it that the modification to and care in dismounting of the tpms applies to the 17" alloys. does the same mod and care apply to the 16" alloys?
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    Definitely with the 16's, as that is what I did. I would guess that yes, the same would apply for the 17's.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    alright, i will be sure to tell the tire installer about it. thanks again.
     
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