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Old 10-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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New tires and TPMS

So i never knew that i had tpms on the jeep. thought it was an option until this morning when i saw the light come on saying my two front tires where low. It probably came on because this is the first time the jeep has sat outside the garage and it was coooold last night. either way, thats how i figured out that i have this.

Today im going to be putting on some 35"s and wanted to know if there is any value in putting the sensors in the new wheels.

What do you guys/girls do?

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Old 10-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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You don't need them, my daddy could check his wheels for 50 years without that new gizmo.

Buy a procal and fugggetaboutit.

It's all fun and games until you lose an eye.


In the end, if money isn't a concern install the sensors, buy a procal and set the trigger psi to your normal running psi - cold weather drop -a few pounds for faulty gauges or around 28psi.

hopefully you'll get the benefit/warning of picking up a nail and being able to fix it not on the side of the freeway.

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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So i never knew that i had tpms on the jeep. thought it was an option until this morning when i saw the light come on saying my two front tires where low.


Since September 1st 2007, all vehicles sold in the US must have tire pressure monitoring systems.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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I'm personally a fan of swapping the sensors over to the new wheels/tires. Already saved our bacon on my wife's car, so I'm good with having it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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35 psi

Keep your TPMS. When it gets cold, the EVIC will say too low. You'll have to inflate each tire above 35 psi to get the EVIC to stop saying it. Then you can lower it again to like 32 PSI. That get's to be a pain. Then when you deflate them to do some 4x4ing, again you have the same problem.

Just get yourself a FlashCal from Superchips or a ProCal from AEV. The Procal has dip switches whereas the FlashCal has a screen. I prefer the FlashCal.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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I just used my procal today to set my psi to 22psi for my 35" Km2s that I'm running at 28-30psi. The way I figure it, the TPMS will alert me if one is losing enough air that I don't visually notice it.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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Especially, since you already have the sensors you would probably be foolish not using them. Usually tire places mounting new tires for you do not charge additional to pull the sensors from old wheels they are taking off your vehicle and their placing the sensors on the new rims/tires they are mounting for you. Oh, for the record your spare has a sensor also.
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I have a 2013 Rubicon 6MT which one should I get FlashCal from Superchips or AEV Procal? FlashCal looks like it's easier cuz it has the screen. Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #9
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I have a 2013 Rubicon 6MT which one should I get FlashCal from Superchips or AEV Procal? FlashCal looks like it's easier cuz it has the screen. Thanks!

Don't be concerned that the ProCal has dip switches and no screen. The Procal ... setting its dip switches is so so easy.... and I mean easy for most anyone.
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Procal - two thumbs up
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Procal - two thumbs up
X2 same here, very easy to use and quick

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