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      03-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Do I need TPMS Adapters?

I bought wheels from Dan@TheModCity, he told me I didn't need them (I have 2 piece forged wheels) but I have no clue how the TPMS would mount to the wheel. Here are pics of the vavle on the wheel. The air inlet comes into the face of the wheel.

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      03-25-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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Looks like you do need them. If your TPMS mounting hole was on the bevel of the barrel, you wouldn't, but it seems that you need the straight adaptor.
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Send Dan those pictures, and see what he says.

Here's where my TPMS hole was:


The second pic is how I ended up mounting it (pic doesn't show TPMS valve stem):
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Thanks for the pics, yeah I IMed them to Dan last week, but never heard back from him. Not sure why he and iForged said I wouldn't need them...
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i ordered iforged from dan also, what kind of tpms adapters do i need to get? and also do i need to get new sensors?
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i ordered iforged from dan also, what kind of tpms adapters do i need to get? and also do i need to get new sensors?
If you are getting rid of your OEM wheels, you can get move the sensors over. As far as if you need adapters, that depends on what type of wheel you got. Look at your wheel and compare to the pics and you should be able to tell.
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Thanks for the pics, yeah I IMed them to Dan last week, but never heard back from him. Not sure why he and iForged said I wouldn't need them...
ROFL, iForged said I would need them, and they tell you that you wouldn't.
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I kinda have the same problem!!
I have 2pc modular Iforged Wheel are they told me that i don't need them, but when i went to install them....2 shops told me that i need an adapter to put the sensors on the wheels!!
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If the hole for your valve stems is on the flat part, you will need TPMS adapters. Otherwise, your TPMS unit would mount like this and flop around / break off.
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You do need TPMS sensors and the 90 degree adapters to make it fit.
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Well you definitely need to get TPMS's on there. As to the design didn't iforged come out with some special mount or something - I am not really sure, at least thats what I heard on here. Should contact your vendor as there should be something available from them.
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You definitely need the adapters and almost every 3 piece company has them or has access to them. I know Asanti always carries them or you could have the tire pressure monitoring system strapped to the inner part of the wheels. That's what most companies do. Hope this helps.
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I kinda have the same problem!!
I have 2pc modular Iforged Wheel are they told me that i don't need them, but when i went to install them....2 shops told me that i need an adapter to put the sensors on the wheels!!
Send me a pic of your wheels. Do they look like mine (the ones I emailed you)?
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Send me a pic of your wheels. Do they look like mine (the ones I emailed you)?
No they don't look like ur wheels , i even showed the shop ur pics and he told me urs are different.
Look at Kalin's wheels, they look like his.........the only way to install the TMPS is standing up but it will break forsure.
I will post pics asap today.
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If they look like mine, you will need TPMS adapters.
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I guess I never updated this post. I posted this thread about a month ago... Anyways, I did need adapters, got them, installed them, work like a charm!
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hey jlevi, do the 90 degree sensors go on the oem tpms or the iforged custom tpms sensors only?
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If they look like mine, you will need TPMS adapters.
i already ordered the adapters, hopefully i will recieve them Wednesday (scheduled delivery)
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hey jlevi, do the 90 degree sensors go on the oem tpms or the iforged custom tpms sensors only?
You use the OEM sensors with the TPMS Solutions adapters. See here.
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