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      04-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #10341
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Perhaps you need a 2nd opinion on your tire pressures and probably a better tool to measure tire pressure.

I have two tire pressure gauges just to make sure they are consistent.

The gas station tire pressure gauges are NEVER accurate. (if they are I'm surprised).

You should get your own gauge at any local auto store and double check consistency and accuracy.

I usually fill the front tires 2 PSI more then recommended. I usually fill the rear 2 less PSI for straight line traction.

BTW I had one cheap gauge back in the day, I was about 10 PSI off on my tires because of it. Stay away from the cheap stuff.
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      04-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #10342
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      04-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #10343
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I saw your ninja edit on Jeffs post lol
Trying not to be a dick, too often.
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need help with wheel sizes....I'm wanting to get the Miro 111's in a size as close as stock as possible, because I just bought tires, and don't want to have to buy new ones. they are available in 18x8.5 ET35, as well as 18x8.5 ET20, and 18x9.5 ET20. **********s has the 8.5 ET20's listed as front wheels, but that offset seems mighty low to me...will that work? Also, will the 9.5 ET20 work in the rear? I'm not looking to roll or modify my fenders at all. Is my only option to just go with the 18x8.5 all around, and will the front 225's fit with no issues on those front wheels?
you want as close as possible without any possible rolling or anything then go 18x8.5(+35)/9.5(+40)
If you want to go more flushed you can do 18x8.5(+20)/9.5(+20) but this will depend on what size tires you are going to use. These sizes will put the RIM (not tire) 1mm away from the fender. But if you use the 225/255 tire sizes you SHOULD be good
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      04-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #10345
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Perhaps you need a 2nd opinion on your tire pressures and probably a better tool to measure tire pressure.

I have two tire pressure gauges just to make sure they are consistent.

The gas station tire pressure gauges are NEVER accurate. (if they are I'm surprised).

You should get your own gauge at any local auto store and double check consistency and accuracy.

I usually fill the front tires 2 PSI more then recommended. I usually fill the rear 2 less PSI for straight line traction.

BTW I had one cheap gauge back in the day, I was about 10 PSI off on my tires because of it. Stay away from the cheap stuff.
That is so true, cheap gauges are cheap for a reason. I recommend longacre gauges, very nice stuff.
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Thats really odd that all 4 would do that at the same time. Change in weather temp can do that but usually not like drastic, just enough to trip the sensors. Just keep an eye on them.

Last time those tires were checked was problay in Cali lol. She doesn't check the tires like we do often.
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      04-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #10347
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That is so true, cheap gauges are cheap for a reason. I recommend longacre gauges, very nice stuff.
thats what I have glows in the dark too
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      04-26-2012, 10:31 AM   #10348
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Last time those tires were checked was problay in Cali lol. She doesn't check the tires like we do often.
I've had my car for two years and have never checked tire pressure or had a low pressure warning. Either Sara drives bat-out-of-hell crazy 24/7 or her car really is a lemon. Driving a Mazda 3 now while Vader is in the shop. Almost got killed jumping into traffic...pedal to the floor ...and nada. I almost actually stomped the accelerator through the floor trying to get the car to move!!! I just waved at the car that nearly rear-ended me and shouted..."Sorry, my other car is a BMW"
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      04-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #10349
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I've had my car for two years and have never checked tire pressure or had a low pressure warning. Either Sara drives bat-out-of-hell crazy 24/7 or her car really is a lemon. Driving a Mazda 3 now while Vader is in the shop. Almost got killed jumping into traffic...pedal to the floor ...and nada. I almost actually stomped the accelerator through the floor trying to get the car to move!!! I just waved at the car that nearly rear-ended me and shouted..."Sorry, my other car is a BMW"
My black BMW I had for 2.5 years I never checked the tires and never had any warnings pop up. Front left looked low again today, but no TPMS warning so who knows. I'll be at BMW anyways on Saturday for their event thing, so I just made an appointment for them to check all my tires.


Mike, I feel you on the loaner. I was stuck with a chevy impala that I couldnt figure out how to turn the courtesy light off and had to call Enterprise. We really do get spoiled with our nice cars.
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That is so true, cheap gauges are cheap for a reason. I recommend longacre gauges, very nice stuff.
Yep, thats a good one.

My buddy has one with water in the gauge. I forget what they are called but its more accurate.
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      04-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #10352
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Without looking in my manual.....at what psi is TPMS triggered?
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      04-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #10354
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Without looking in my manual.....at what psi is TPMS triggered?
I don't think its a certain pressure I think it when the pressure changes 3 (maybe 5) psi from what the pressure was when you reset the sytem. Could be wrong but I think thats what it is.
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I don't think its a certain pressure I think it when the pressure changes 3 (maybe 5) psi from what the pressure was when you reset the sytem. Could be wrong but I think thats what it is.
Here's a question then.....

Tuesday TPMS warnings went off.. So I drove to his house and we went to the gas station. He accidentally filled both fronts to 30 and both rears to 40.. Reset TPMS.

Tuesday evening, I didnt feel right with the way they looked. Had Phuoc meet me at the gas station where we realized the mistake and aired up both fronts to 38 and both rears to 45. But never reset TPMS..and TPMS did not go off when I drove off even though we changed the pressures a fairly good bit

Wouldnt that much of a change in the fronts, 8 psi increase over what is was set to trigger TPMS to go off or no?? Or is it soley when the pressure is BELOW average and not above?

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I guess my next question is, is there a way to look up in the iDrive what the TMPS measurements are set to? I went to Vehicle Check Status but all it gave me was vehicle check ok and the tires were lit up in green. No actual number.

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Mine goes off @29psi. Once over 29, it doesn't alarm anymore.
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Here's a question then.....

Tuesday TPMS warnings went off.. So I drove to his house and we went to the gas station. He accidentally filled both fronts to 30 and both rears to 40.. Reset TPMS.

Tuesday evening, I didnt feel right with the way they looked. Had Phuoc meet me at the gas station where we realized the mistake and aired up both fronts to 38 and both rears to 45. But never reset TPMS..and TPMS did not go off when I drove off even though we changed the pressures a fairly good bit

Wouldnt that much of a change in the fronts, 8 psi increase over what is was set to trigger TPMS to go off or no?? Or is it soley when the pressure is BELOW average and not above?

**Dont flame me, Im trying to learn**
My understanding in TPMS is a low-level alarm system. So as long as you get the tire pressure above the alarm point it won't do anything (and will show "green" in i-Drive).

I'd browse through the manual to see when its best to reset the TPMS. I thought it only needed to be reset whenever you change wheels but I haven't had to deal with that yet (knock on wood).
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Quick before and after shots. Wheels and aero lip are on the way
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My understanding in TPMS is a low-level alarm system. So as long as you get the tire pressure above the alarm point it won't do anything (and will show "green" in i-Drive).

I'd browse through the manual to see when its best to reset the TPMS. I thought it only needed to be reset whenever you change wheels but I haven't had to deal with that yet (knock on wood).
Hmm thats what I thought. Now Im afraid when they were aired up the first time the TPMS was reset to an incorrect low level setting. Shoot.

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My understanding in TPMS is a low-level alarm system. So as long as you get the tire pressure above the alarm point it won't do anything (and will show "green" in i-Drive).

I'd browse through the manual to see when its best to reset the TPMS. I thought it only needed to be reset whenever you change wheels but I haven't had to deal with that yet (knock on wood).
Hmm thats what I thought. Now Im afraid when they were aired up the first time the TPMS was reset set to an incorrect low level setting. Shoot.
It doesn't work that way. It alarms at a certain point. Like I said, mine alarms at 29psi
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It doesn't work that way. It alarms at a certain point. Like I said, mine alarms at 29psi
So then there's no way it was reset to an incorrect reading? Im in the clear?
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