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Old 08-27-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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TPMS or no TPMS, that is the question.

I am upgrading the wheels / tires in my 2013 sport. I wasn't really planning on taking off the sensors off my old wheels and the TPMS sensors aren't cheap. I am getting a procal to reset the speedo for the new 33" tires and from what I understand it can manage the computer for TPMS as well.

What is the real advantage for having TPMS? Can I get by without having it in my new wheels? Will the procal override the computer and tell it to ignore TMS warnings?

Does TPMS really make the world a better place, or am I just being a cheapskate....

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Old 08-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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With your procal you can set it to zero which turns the system off, so you'll never have the tire light come on... When I upgraded I ordered new sensors from discount tire for ($40 each I think?) I personally like having the system especially when off road as it can potentially save ruining a tire by driving on it if it gets a leak on a trail you may not notice it right away and possibly damage the tire... It's an early warning system in any case and I believe it's worth the money to keep it, I know many will Disagree and say it's useless...

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Old 08-27-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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I had mine moved over when I bought tires and wheels, but that was because the tire place did it as part of the mounting service.

In my opinion, these devices are made for someone oblivious to vehicle handling and maintenance. Probably anyone on this forum would be able to notice the feeling of a low tire within a couple hundred feet, even less if it was in the front.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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I didn't bother with my new wheels and tires, I just set it to zero with the ProCal. It takes me two minutes to check the pressures every couple of weeks, or whenever I'm tinkering with other stuff on the Jeep. If you have a cheap digital pressure gauge, a compressor and a functional pair of eyes there's no need to spend $200 on new sensors.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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I was hunting and wheeling in Colorado 2 weeks ago when I must have picked up a cactus thorn on a rear BFG MT. Sitting at 26 psi in the morning, I knew I had a leak (TPMS light), but couldn't find a nail/screw etc. Since I carry a plug kit, compressor, and FixAFlat (that worked), the warning light was nice before hitting the rocky trails. 26 psi looks like 32, so the system works for me.

I also have 3 procals, so it's not like it's one or the other.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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I have a 13 with the psi on the dash & its so easy to air up or down with an instant reading - I love my TPMS for that reason alone.

If I didn't have it on the dash I wouldn't bother.
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Agreed when on road... However when on trails and mud it can be very hard to tell a low or even nearly flat tire... As I say it's just an early warning, personally id rather know as soon as a tire is down to 10 or 15 psi rather than wait to feel something wrong
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:37 AM   #8
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Well that is certainly some good points to think about. I was planning on ordering the wheels and tires from an ebay seller because of the better price. I might check with discount tire on thier prices and swap the sensors out. It's not like I will be running on the stock steelies anymore.

Do the TPMS sensors get messed up from Fix A Flat? I always stayed away from that stuff in the past.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:47 AM   #9
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I disabled my TPMS and my Jeep hasn't burst into a ball of flames yet. I think I'll survive without it.
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I removed the TPMS from my '10 and a week after I did it Obama stopped by and told me that I had to replace them and gave me 10 days to do so. I ignored him since he ignores the general public and on the 11th day Joe Biden stopped by and took my Wrangler.

Because of their visit, property values in my area have dropped, my wife left me, people have quit patronizing my business, and I've been diagnosed with erectile disfunction.

My advice is to keep the TPMS system active in your Wrangler.
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I removed the TPMS from my '10 and a week after I did it Obama stopped by and told me that I had to replace them and gave me 10 days to do so. I ignored him since he ignores the general public and on the 11th day Joe Biden stopped by and took my Wrangler.

Because of their visit, property values in my area have dropped, my wife left me, people have quit patronizing my business, and I've been diagnosed with erectile disfunction.

My advice is to keep the TPMS system active in your Wrangler.

Did Biden return the wrangler with love stains in the back seat?

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