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fj12ryder

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Posted: 01/11/20 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be glad your quality tires are also smart tires so they can avoid the road hazard stuff like nails, screws, chunks of glass, etc.

IMO advising people not to buy insurance because you've never needed it is irresponsible. And TPMS's are simply that: insurance.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I buy quality tires and don't worry about it.



I disagree Ron . You check your tires and temperature on each stop so something concerns you as it should for all of us. I do the same but enjoy seeing what our TST monitor shows. If others don't check that is up to them.

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We bought what I thought was the best rated TPMS on the market and it drove me crazy! First off it was a true pain in the ars to remove and add air and replace. And if it wasn't back on perfectly after 30 minutes or so it would give you a low pressure reading, which it wasn't!
Took them all off and bought a Viair compressor and valve stem extensions. Happy as a clam!!


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"Took them all off and bought a Viair compressor and valve stem extensions. Happy as a clam!!"

Just curious how you figure the compressor takes the place of a TPMS? How will the compressor warn you of an impending, or developing flat tire? Just curious.

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RoyF wrote:

Be sure to put metal valve stems on each wheel. The weight of the TST sensor will cause a rubber stem to bend while driving at highway speeds. This will develop into a slow leak (probably when you are out on the road) and the stem will require replacement, so you might as be proactive.


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I had the add-on TPMS that I moved from motorhome to my sedan with rubber steams.
The only issue was that centrifugal force would bend the steam to point where sensors were touching rims and rubbing the paint off.
A piece of duct tape solved that.
But if you plan to keep the wheels, I think putting TPMS inside the wheels is worth the initial cost.
I have 12 years old car with build-in TPMS and original batteries still work.

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How does me saying “I buy quality tires and don’t worry about it” translate to me telling anyone what to do???????????

Funny how it gets so many twisted by me simply saying what I do and don’t do. Not including you Larry.


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Kayteg1 wrote:

I had the add-on TPMS that I moved from motorhome to my sedan with rubber steams.
The only issue was that centrifugal force would bend the steam to point where sensors were touching rims and rubbing the paint off.
A piece of duct tape solved that.
But if you plan to keep the wheels, I think putting TPMS inside the wheels is worth the initial cost.
I have 12 years old car with build-in TPMS and original batteries still work.

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Many have found, myself included, that the weight of the sensor with eventually crack the stem resulting in a leak. I have run them both ways and strongly recommend the metal stems.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

How does me saying “I buy quality tires and don’t worry about it” translate to me telling anyone what to do???????????

Funny how it gets so many twisted by me simply saying what I do and don’t do. Not including you Larry.


Then what did your comment mean?


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

How does me saying “I buy quality tires and don’t worry about it” translate to me telling anyone what to do???????????

Funny how it gets so many twisted by me simply saying what I do and don’t do. Not including you Larry.
But you're being specious, what you left unsaid is "Do as I do and you'll be fine". Otherwise why would you post this on a TPMS thread?

“I buy quality tires and don’t worry about it” ergo, you buy quality tires and you won't have to worry about it either.

* This post was edited 01/11/20 05:46pm by fj12ryder *

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