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      12-20-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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TPM question and aftermarket wheels (e92)

Those who have aftermarket wheels on their e92, are you driving w/out the sensors inside the rim? Are you having problems w/traction?

I'm just waiting on parts from the dealer and was wondering w/me driving around w/out the sensors could this effect my car in the future w/steering, thanks?
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      12-20-2006, 06:08 PM   #2
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The tire sensor simply monitors the tire pressure, which comes in handy with vehicles equipt with run flat tires.

If you remove the monitor, the outcome will be a light on the dash and an obnoxious series of chimes everytime you start your car.
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      12-20-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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Yup. I have not seen a system that integrates the sensors with any other operation of the vehicle except for the TPMS.
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      05-26-2007, 07:35 PM   #4
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Can we just pull a fuse out so the tps wont work?
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      05-26-2007, 10:29 PM   #5
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Can we just pull a fuse out so the tps wont work?
NO! Pulling the fuse will also deactivate other things that you really don't want to deactivate. You really have 2 choices. Put up with the warning light or buy new sensores for your wheels
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      05-27-2007, 12:07 AM   #6
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Just switch your sensors from OEM wheels to the aftermarket ones. Save some money!!
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      05-27-2007, 02:34 AM   #7
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Yep. I usually tell my customers, if they have a chance, just get their OEM/stock TPMS sensors switched over to their new wheels.

Although, for some people, they rather just buy new ones from us. In which case, we offer them for $250 with our wheel purchases, for a set of four.

Hope that answers your question.
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Just switch your sensors from OEM wheels to the aftermarket ones. Save some money!!
Can you do this yourself? How can you tell what kind of sensor it is? I have an 07 Canadian 328i, apparently some have the old sensor and some have the new one like mentioned above?
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Can you do this yourself? How can you tell what kind of sensor it is? I have an 07 Canadian 328i, apparently some have the old sensor and some have the new one like mentioned above?
Look at your valve stems. If they are metal you have sensors. If not metal, you don't hace sensors. Check out Tire Rack's website for a complete explanation on sensors.
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      06-11-2007, 07:56 PM   #10
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some people want the sensors and some don't, its pretty expensive so some people just let it be

you can install them on most wheels, I just wish they were black instead of silver though:

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some people want the sensors and some don't, its pretty expensive so some people just let it be

you can install them on most wheels, I just wish they were black instead of silver though:

Mine don't look like that at all, they look like the conventional valve stems and cap....

Thanks for the pic! :rocks:
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Mine don't look like that at all, they look like the conventional valve stems and cap....

Thanks for the pic! :rocks:
hmm, thats weird.

These came from a dealership..there must be different part #'s for them or something

These particular ones were sent to us by the customer.

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      06-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #13
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I guess that US cars come standard with TPMS. Euro/Asia cars may be different though...

I just changed my stock rims to iForged and found out that my car didn't come with TPMS, luckily...
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