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      03-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by BK View Post
Another advantage of the old system -- FTM is not triggered because of a cold morning (all tire pressures a couple of pounds lower). With TPMS, the alert is triggered. Or maybe this is a disadvantage. At least, it's a difference.

EDIT - can anyone in the EU confirm -- I thought even the new cars in the EU had the "old" FTM system, rather than the sensors of the "new" TPMS system? I thought the air pressure sensors were used in the US only because of US regulations. I'll look for the old thread on this topic...
I read this too, but can't confirm. However my boss has the sensors on his A8 - so I can at least say Audis have the sensors (and he had to buy a second set for his winter tires). Even his spare has to have a have a spare and a place to put nice.
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