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TPMS Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TXMarine, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jul 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    TXMarine

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    As far as the built in TPMS sensors go, will i need to take these off when I go with aftermarket tires. I know different tires run at different pressures so will I still be able to utilize this feature. I will be keeping the OEM TRD Off-Road wheels with different tires. Is there a certain PSI they will not work at? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    i think the only time u have to change or mess with tpms is when u get different wheels. as long as you keep the the wheels u have with the tpms sensors that came with the (im assuming toyota wheels) u should be fine with most any tire
     
  3. Jul 25, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    There is a reset button under the steering wheel . It only goes on when the psi is below the set point at some point. So, just reset it once you have the tires at the psi you want. iirc it goes off at 10% below set pressure ,but i might be wrong.

    Make sure the shop doesnt break a sensor on you too.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:09 AM
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    i went from the toyota steel wheel to an aftermarket aluminum and was able to swap my sensors with no issues thankfully. apparently there is a different angle on the steel ones versus the aluminum ones .
     
  5. Jul 26, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    i just swapped wheels from stock steels to aftermarket, and my sensors did not work.

    oem sensors from steel wheels have 40 degree heads, whereas oem sensors from alloy wheels have 20 degree heads.

    i wasn't going to buy $400 in sensors, so i made a pipe bomb out of pvc. cost me $10 at home depot. tested it out this weekend, problem resolved. now i can run any one of my 3 sets of wheels with no tpms light. yay! :D
     
  6. Jul 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Nice move. I went with mine taped to the spare, which works too...or, the TPMS sensors can be flipped 180 degrees.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    What do you mean you made a Pipe Bomb? May I assume you used a PVC Pipe and mounted one of your TPMS Sensors in it and pressured it up to memic a tire in order to fool the TPMS monitoring circuitry?:eek:
     
  8. Jul 31, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Mr. Friction,

    You mounted your TPMS to your spare with tape? Or you can turn your TPMS 180 degrees. I do not understand? :eek:
     
  9. Jul 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    40 degrees? 20 degrees? Help a guy out.

    I'm going from steel OEMs to American Racing alloys this week. I am not sure what you mean in the degree differences and why?

    Thanks
     
  10. Jul 31, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    I just replaced my 16" steelies today with 17" trd sport wheels. The sensors would not sit flush against the inner wall of the larger wheels, so I was told they would not work. I am assuming they make 2 different types of sensors for different size wheels.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    180 degrees = turning them in exactly the opposite direction inside the rim. Apparently they will break when a tire is removed, so you have to use caution and be certain to drop them in the tire before removing it from the rim.
     
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