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WHEEL SENSORS

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2012TacomaYNWA, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 at 4:52 AM
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    2012TacomaYNWA

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    Been looking to change my stock 2012 reg cab tacos wheels to some aftermarket ones. I found the wheels at a reasonable price but my tire place is telling me i have to change the sensors as well. I contacted the Toyota dealership and they told me 125 bucks per sensor!! I was wondering if anyone knows where i could get these for cheaper online...
     
  2. Mar 8, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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  3. Mar 8, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    do you have aliminum or steel wheels on the truck now?
     
  4. Mar 8, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    i just got new alloy wheels at 4wheel parts and they moved the sensors over from the stock steel wheels. installer said it's easy.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    i believe they are aluminum
     
  6. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    if you have alum wheels now, and are putting alum wheels on the truck, you will be ok. simple remove and replace the sensors.

    i replaced my oem steel wheels with alum wheels, and the sensors id not fit. oem sensors from steel wheels have 40 degree heads, whereas oem sensors from alloy wheels have 20 degree heads.

    so, i made a pressure vessel. problem solved.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    I just recently put new wheels on my 2011 and did not have to get new sensors. They just unscrew them and put them on the new wheels, should be no extra charge.

    But I'm sure what the others are saying about going from steel wheels to alloy is true..
     
  8. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    Just another sale gimmick to buy new sensors when not needed.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    Take the ones out of your existing rims and put them all in the spare. Pressure them up and problem solved. Put regular valve stems in new rim.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    the installer at 4wheel parts took my sensors from the stock 16 inch steel wheels and put them in my new 17 inch alloy wheels. he said they do it all the time no need to buy new sensors and spend more $$$ getting them initialized by dealer.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    I used the sensors from the steel wheels in the TRD 17" alloy wheels. I turned them 180 degrees. Of course, if I do have a flat, they will be broken.

    And, they have to be dropped into the tire to remove the tire. To mount the tire, I dropped them into the tire with a wire through the hole. I seated the beads with a blowgun on the air line. Then, pulled them up with the wire and the airpressure helped hold them while I fumbled with the nut. Working fine for a year+.
     
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    I went from steel wheels to aluminum raceline wheels and was able to use the same sensors. It all depends whether the new wheels need angled or straight sensors
     
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