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post #16 of 22 Old 04-07-2011, 12:07 AM
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post #17 of 22 Old 04-07-2011, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by kkuntz01 View Post
Are you swapping just the rims or rims and tires? Why not just spring to have the factory TPMS sensors swapped to the new wheels?

Sorry, don't see the logic in doing a way with a safety feature. Retaining the TPMS will allow you to monitor real time what the tire pressure on each wheel so you'll know when one specific one is a little low and in need of air.

Besides, you or the place you're getting wheels and tires should be able to program the TPMS yourself even if you bought new sensors.
I'd debate the utility of TPMS as a "safety feature" - more of a "creature feature."

An attentive driver will catch a low tyre, and a very attentive driver will not it before the TPMS threshhold is reached. The batteries in the TPMS sensors on my wife's 2005 Verona are running down, I'm not going to replace them. 1) They're $90 each. 2) She and I both catch a low tyre before TPMS does. 3) I can't feature spending as much on a replacement valve stem as I do on a new tyre. 4) If I can't replace just the battery for a couple of bucks, the system is designed badly and needs to be reworked.

Besides, how much of a "safety feature" can it be if it can be ignored and trouble caused thereby? TPMS doesn't do anything to enhance safety - all it does it allow people to not pay attention to what they're doing. "Build a car any idiot can drive, and every idiot will have one." Seems to me that more and more is being done to allow people to drive forward with their brains in neutral - and I've got a huge problem with that...

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Seems to me that more and more is being done to allow people to drive forward with their brains in neutral - and I've got a huge problem with that...

What a great statement.
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Originally Posted by tjkj2002

By law the dealerships can not alter the TPMS system in anyway,no lowering the thresh hold psi,no raising the thresh hold psi,and no disabling of the system in anyway.Good luck finding one that will.
Actually, we do it all the time. If someone orders an upgraded set of rims and tires, we have to change the computer settings to match them.
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Originally Posted by wj0313 View Post
Actually, we do it all the time. If someone orders an upgraded set of rims and tires, we have to change the computer settings to match them.

Sorry to really go off topic here..... BUT.....

I put some 32" tires on the WK2 and was at the dealer getting some TSBs done for the ESC and PCM (or ECU or whatever other letter combo you want to use) and I asked if they could readjust the computer for the correct tire diameter so my odo and speedo would read correctly. They were already plugged in with their computer or doing whatever it is they do.

Got my Jeep back and the service guy said they did not have the ability to set new tire diameter.
Is this true or is he blowing smoke?

It's not that big of a deal, but I'd like to get it done. I guess I may just have to wait for the new superchips programmer.
(Which, I also believe will be able to change the air pressure settings for the TPMS....... BACK ON TOPIC YES!)
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Purchased these same sensors last month and installed in my new Limited / Overland 20 in. Rims and tires and didn't have to take it to dealer to have them programmed in, work great!
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Thanks fourwheelin7 that's the answer i was looking for. I dont really mind dropping the 70 bucks on them but i was not going to do it if i had to pay the dealer to program them but if what your saying worked i'll just have the company set the tire on the rim and i'll squeeze them in myself and go to my buddy's tire shop to put the rest together. thanks again guys i really appreciate the help..and enjoyed all the tpms bashing threads
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