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TPMS question on alloy OEM wheels - 2008 model

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by vinswitch, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    I went from 16in factory alloys to the 17in factory alloys. Kept my TPMS sensors. Went without using them for now and the dash throws the idiot light. Can I use the sensors from the 16in to the 17in? They fit flush on the inner portion of the 16in. The things don't lay flush on the 17in. I believe it is a 20 degree vs 40 degree TPMS. Will they still work if not fitting flush against the inner wall?Thank you!
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    All of the alloys should be 20 degrees I believe, with the steels being 40.

    I might have that backwards, but if you are going from alloy to alloy they should work fine.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Ended up going the "pipe bomb" route...was going to cut the blue wire and run it to a hot wire but decided against it. I had done the pipe bomb canister a few days ago, but the darn TPMS light was still on the dash. Come to find out that the spare on my 2008 also had a sensor installed. After lowering the spare to gain access to the valve stem I learned that it was only at 25psi. I filled it up and now the TPMS light is gone! I'm one happy camper...plus I have the canister to keep me company :)
     
  4. Sep 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    Here is my newborn...black as coal and hard as a rock. Quite big too; could be made smaller.

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  5. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Alloy to alloy works fine, I went from 16" baja alloys to 17" TRD Sport wheels and they swapped over no problem.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Next time around I will just install them when swapping wheels. I had the Duratracs mounted on the sport alloys before the sensors were removed from the Off Road alloys. Oh well, the light is gone!
     
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