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Old 08-05-2011, 07:25 AM
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Take offs sensor swap... How to?

Just bought some 17 inch take offs to swap out with my 16s... 2011 JK sport, the 17s are off a 2011 JK as well. How difficult is it going to be to swap the tire pressure sensors from mine to the new wheels? This is my third jeep (first new one) and I have a good bit of experience with 4x4s from back in college rebuilding axles and what not... just not up on the new tech in modern vehicles

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The sensors on the new wheels should work just fine on your jeep. The dealer will have to do a simple reprogram. On a new ford they walk around with a handheld device and hold by each tire and the horn will honk once for each tire then the low tire light will go off. Otherwise you can buy new sensor bands and reuse your old sensors, and they are $45 dollars each for a ford and have to be reprogramed anyway. I am sure jeep uses a similar system so your will have to go to the dealer regardless. So no need to swap sensors, and if the tires are on the new 17 inch wheels there is no need to dismount the tire, just drive by dealer and they can reset them I am sure. Since both sets are off of a new 11 jeep it should be a simple task. Or they can get in your ECM and turn the tpm system off if you would want to. I think it is a good safety system as if you pick up a nail driving down the highway, it alerts you to a low tire before you migh notice otherwise. But if you offroad and air down a lot it might be easier just to turn the tire nanny off!

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The take offs have no sensor... so I need to put mine on the new wheels. How would one go about doing that?
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They sell what looks like a giant hose clamp and you must cut the bands off of your old wheels and take the sensor off of the band and replace the band with the hose clamp and clamp it to your new wheel. Just did this to a 10 sportrac and the tech had to reset the sensors and we only did one wheel. But the low tire light was on so he did all 4 wheels and everything was ok. Bands are $45 apiece. Ouch!
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They sell what looks like a giant hose clamp and you must cut the bands off of your old wheels and take the sensor off of the band and replace the band with the hose clamp and clamp it to your new wheel. Just did this to a 10 sportrac and the tech had to reset the sensors and we only did one wheel. But the low tire light was on so he did all 4 wheels and everything was ok. Bands are $45 apiece. Ouch!
If they are that much for the jk, I would just buy a Procal amd turn the TPMS way down!
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And the other option is to run with the "idiot" light on.... accepting the risk of the tires deflating without my knowledge?

Ignoring the "saftey" issues... is there any other problems with just leaving the light on? I really don't care
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The dealer won't "disable" or turn off your TPMS, but

You can with the AEV Procal Module (AEVPM) a wonderful little item, just chock full of options and $149 bucks--well worthit--

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Mechanical negatives to running without the sensors? If the saftey thing and the light are my only concerns I may just not bother with it for now.

Thanks in advance.
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I thought only Fords use the band around the middle method. I was, for some reason, thinking that these had the sensor on the inside of the valve stem? no?
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YUP, part of the METAL valve stem, then in 2010 (?) they changed to rubber vlv stem, but the sensor was still part of the stem !!


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I thought only Fords use the band around the middle method. I was, for some reason, thinking that these had the sensor on the inside of the valve stem? no?
Sys is a PITA, thats why I got the AEVPM !!

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They sell what looks like a giant hose clamp and you must cut the bands off of your old wheels and take the sensor off of the band and replace the band with the hose clamp and clamp it to your new wheel. Just did this to a 10 sportrac and the tech had to reset the sensors and we only did one wheel. But the low tire light was on so he did all 4 wheels and everything was ok. Bands are $45 apiece. Ouch!
This is not correct for Jeeps. The entire valve stem must be replaced which means the tire must be separated from the rim. The OEM price is closer to $75 each.
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Ford has gone to valve mounted as well. No more bands. I have some for a set of Winter Wheels/Tires for my Mustang. Got them as take off in a set of 4 on eBay for $125.00.
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Probably a stupid question, but do they have batteries (I assume they do, obviously) and do they die/need replacement or do you just replace the whole stem?
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YUP, they gottem and


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Probably a stupid question, but do they have batteries (I assume they do, obviously) and do they die/need replacement or do you just replace the whole stem?
Nope, you need new sensors, unless

You don't have them anymore !!!!

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forget that, a procal is way less than replacing the sensors. I said about 3 years ago, when these were mandated, that if I ever had a vehicle with them, they would be fully removed at the first sign of fault. My mom's honda element had them and they were f'd from day one. same on our dodge. Fortunately, I haven't had any problems with these.
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Made the swap last night and did nothing with the sensors... No light on in the dash after drivin all day... What gives? Not that im complainin haha dude def took the sensors out he said.
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These JK/JKU ECUs are, sometimes, kinda like President Bushs reaction to the attack on the twin towers--


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Made the swap last night and did nothing with the sensors... No light on in the dash after drivin all day... What gives? Not that im complainin haha dude def took the sensors out he said.
Sometimes it takes a while for the computer to realize, something is different-----then--BAM--lookout !

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I swapped out my tires a month or two ago -- the rims/tires I put on were off of an '07 and had no sensors. It took about 10 days or so for the idiot light to come on. Once on, I used a Procal to shut it off. I figured the cost of moving the sensors (removing from old wheels, installing in new, plus mount and balance) combined with the other features of the procal sort of made it a no brainer. I paid 150 w/free shipping, but I have since seen them on forums for $100 .. definitely recommend.

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