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Unread 04-11-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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TPMS Sensors.

So I just picked up a set of JK Moabs and placed a order for (4) 1.5" Spidertrax spacers since I really want to get rid of this cheap plastic chrome fitted rims and get a better look. My only question is will a tire shop such as Firestone or even BJ's for that matter (membership) be able to transfer the TPMS sensors from the old rims onto the new ones? If so how much would that typical run? I know it takes about 15 minutes to do so personally but I only have one set of tires which are brand new and I will have to have everything done at the shop. Appreciate any help.

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Unread 04-11-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Moving the TPMS sensors should not be a problem... I moved 08 JK sensors backward to some second hand 08 WK wheels, while also migrating away from the chrome "clad." They worked out great...

But check it out first, some shops will will not work with spacers, even if you have already put the spacers on for them... same thread as "your tires only have 6/32 tread left and we won't rotate them..." Huh? Fine, I'm OK doing it myself AND buying tires elsewhere...
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Unread 04-11-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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I'll give a few shops some calls then sounds like its not a big deal. As for the spacers and doing it myself I'm kind of in a situation, since this is my only set of tires (I avoided getting half tread ones with the JK Moabs) I don't want the shop to put the wheels on and drive it home having my calipers rubbed on then install the spacers/wheels all over again.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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Remember that the expected battery life of the TMPS sensors are 7-10 years. Unfortunately the sensor has to be replaced as the batteries are not removable in the stock units.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 04:55 PM   #5
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Would a Flashpaq be able to cancel the error code on the dash if I just skip the TPMS sensors all together? It really isn't that big of a deal to check them myself.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 10:08 PM   #6
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I think there is a Flashpaq "Off Road" setting that disables the TPMS system. If you have one might check there.

Found one odd solution was to mount the sensors in a small piece of PVC pipe with caps at both ends and a valve so you can pressurize the tube. Of course would not solve the battery problem.

I'm sure a dealer could turn off the system but being a Federally regulated feature probably not allowed to do so. Brought to you by the folks that thought that motorized shoulder belts where a good idea.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 02:51 PM   #7
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Do I even need these?

I learned from this thread that the sensor batteries in my (new) 08 are almost dead. Online sources list them at $80 pop. I'd like to get new rims and rubber, and use plain old valve stems. What happens if I do that? Do I even need those stoopid TPMS stems?

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Unread 06-05-2014, 04:54 PM   #8
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You still probably have years left in the batteries. I have yet to replace one on my early '05.
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