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      01-02-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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Heads up to US Military in Germany

Hey guys just want to pass along a little horror story... just in case anyone is dumb enough to make the mistake I just made concerning winter tires.

I opted not to go to Tire Rack (mistake 1)... due to the shipping time and an up and coming ski trip.

So I opted to go right to the dealership, which I never do, to avoid any annoying "bells and whistles" (mistake 2). They quoted a price for rims and tires about $400 more than tire rack. More importantly they could have them on the car in a week so I took the deal.

I had the tires put on this morning... what the SA didn't know and his handy dandy computer didn't tell him was that the European and US Specs TPM's are NOT compatible... so I am getting the annoying "bells and whistle" warning that I was trying to avoid at all cost.

Normally this mistake would have cost me another 400 Euro to fix... luckily it won't.

Just didn't want anyone falling into the same trap... then again this may be common knowledge and I'm just too stupid to know it.

Bottom line plan ahead and order from Tire Rack!

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      01-03-2007, 05:29 AM   #2
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Thx. Good info to know.
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      03-05-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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you can also get the tpm warning chime disabled at the dealer. the german guy did it for me in ten minutes. i am having my summer wheels and tires put back on this friday, and i'll have him re-enable the chime. my winter wheels didn't have the sensors in them in the first place, so there was no point of using the tpm system. i just check the tires every so often to make sure there are no nails, etc.
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      11-07-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
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what would've been the 400 euro fix? i'm taking my e92 to germany next year and this is good to know in advance that there are differences....and that something apparently needs to be changed or swapped out.
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I cant believe there is diffrent tpms sensors for the us and euro market. It isnt very cost efficient. Maybe theyre blowing smoke up your arse?
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What dealership were you dealing with? I can't believe they didn't catch that. It took me forever to convince one of the wheel distributors downtown that my car had TPMS monitors. I still don't think he believed me even after I left.
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yeah that ding...ding...ding... was starting to drive me crazy. thats the first thing im going to do is get it disabled. american specs have too much junk options as i would like to call them...
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