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TPMS

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by taintedtattoo, May 30, 2021.

  1. May 30, 2021 at 4:47 AM
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    taintedtattoo

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    Hi guys, I'm not new to Tacoma's, but I am new to tire sensors. I am shopping for aftermarket wheels, is it best to dismantle the stock tires and use the old sensors, or get new ones? Will the stock sensors work with aftermarket wheels? Where do people purchase new sensors?
     
  2. May 30, 2021 at 4:53 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    We need to know the age of the current sensors, type of OE wheel and type of replacement wheel to give reasonable advice.
     
  3. May 31, 2021 at 4:04 AM
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    It's a brand new '21 Off road with16" wheels. I am still shopping for what I want, I am thinking Fuel wheels, but not sure which ones yet.
     
  4. May 31, 2021 at 4:58 AM
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    I had mines switched from the stock wheels into my Icon wheels. Brought it to my usual tire shop, they said they couldn't do it. Discount Tires mount and balance new wheels and tires with the oem sensors no issues. $82+tax.
     
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  5. May 31, 2021 at 5:12 AM
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    The old sensors will "PROBABLY" work with new wheels. It is my understanding that factory sensors for steel wheels are different than those for aluminum wheels so that might be an issue. And I might be wrong.

    But if I were buying new wheels I'd probably just buy new sensors at the same time unless the truck is less than 2 years old. Maybe even then. The typical life of sensors is 7-8 years, although I've seen some die sooner. The factory sensors in my 2007 were still working after nearly 14 years when I finally replaced them proactively.

    You can buy new sensors on Amazon for about $20 each. Any tire store will install and program them at no extra cost when you're having tires mounted. I was buying new tires a couple of months ago and ordered new sensors before buying tires. Even though my sensors were still working I knew they would die before I wore out the new tires. If I had waited until they died tire stores typically charge $10-$20 per tire to break down the tire and install new sensors. It was just a lot cheaper and made sense to replace them at the same time I was getting tires.

    These are the ones I bought for my 2007. They may, or may not fit your truck depending on when it was made.

    Amazon.com: MOBILETRON Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor (TPMS) for Lexus, Toyota (TX-S008), 315MHz, Set of 4: Automotive
     
  6. Jun 7, 2021 at 6:56 AM
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    Knute

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    The sensors have a different physical configuration for alloy and steel wheels.

    If you stay with the same type of wheel, the sensor should swap over.

    If you are jumping from steel to alloy or vice versa, then you should replace the sensors.
     

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