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Anyone here have an idea what happens when you run without the TPMS? Is it just the annoying light that comes on? Any other stuff get affected?
 

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A light will come on showing that the TPMS aren't working properly. Its not really worth changing the TPMS over to your new wheels as you will still have to get them re-calibrated as it will cost money at the dealership. Aftermarket rim shops such as discount tire supposedly can install the TPMS in the wheels and calibrate them to work with your car's computer. However, these do not always work correctly and the light will still come on. I have found it best to just leave the light on and either put tape over it (ghetto, I know) or take the dash out and remove the light. Also, if you buy a new set of TPMS and put them in your new wheels, the computer can only recognize one set of calibrated TPMS at a time, so you still wouldn't be able to change the wheels without having the light come on.
 

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When I changed wheels, they took the TPMS sensors out of the stock rims - re-installed into the new aftermarkets and have had no issues at all...
 

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Yes, but then if you want to go back to your stock wheels for winter, you will not have TPMS sensors, and the light will come on.

I guess I'm coming from the standpoint that I only use my stock wheels for auto-x/road courses and then I just drive around on my RPF1's for DD. My car is in storage in the winter so I guess that doesn't really count :-\.
 

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Yes, but then if you want to go back to your stock wheels for winter, you will not have TPMS sensors, and the light will come on.

I guess I'm coming from the standpoint that I only use my stock wheels for auto-x/road courses and then I just drive around on my RPF1's for DD. My car is in storage in the winter so I guess that doesn't really count :-\.
Hence why I live south - no need to swap wheels when there isn't that muck all over the place... Just wash thoroughly just as you would in the summer...
 

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Well if its just a light you are lucky, in my Titan you get a horrible buzz, you want to fill that tire ASAP to stop the annoying buzz
 

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on my rims the tpms fit the hole
they didn't need to be strapped in
:yes:
 

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aftershock141 said:
A light will come on showing that the TPMS aren't working properly. Its not really worth changing the TPMS over to your new wheels as you will still have to get them re-calibrated as it will cost money at the dealership. Aftermarket rim shops such as discount tire supposedly can install the TPMS in the wheels and calibrate them to work with your car's computer. However, these do not always work correctly and the light will still come on. I have found it best to just leave the light on and either put tape over it (ghetto, I know) or take the dash out and remove the light. Also, if you buy a new set of TPMS and put them in your new wheels, the computer can only recognize one set of calibrated TPMS at a time, so you still wouldn't be able to change the wheels without having the light come on.
i had no problem's at all no light
moved tpms to new wheels
 

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agree!....i left them on the oem wheels so i am actually going to put them back on for the rest of the year since theres no more shows and also start to work on the volk wheels
 

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aftershock141 said:
A light will come on showing that the TPMS aren't working properly. Its not really worth changing the TPMS over to your new wheels as you will still have to get them re-calibrated as it will cost money at the dealership. Aftermarket rim shops such as discount tire supposedly can install the TPMS in the wheels and calibrate them to work with your car's computer. However, these do not always work correctly and the light will still come on. I have found it best to just leave the light on and either put tape over it (ghetto, I know) or take the dash out and remove the light. Also, if you buy a new set of TPMS and put them in your new wheels, the computer can only recognize one set of calibrated TPMS at a time, so you still wouldn't be able to change the wheels without having the light come on.
No recalibration is needed. Simply have the TPMS sensors moved from the stock rims to your new rims and you're done.

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Yes, but then if you want to go back to your stock wheels for winter, you will not have TPMS sensors, and the light will come on.

I guess I'm coming from the standpoint that I only use my stock wheels for auto-x/road courses and then I just drive around on my RPF1's for DD. My car is in storage in the winter so I guess that doesn't really count :-\.
My viewpoint is I use my "summer" tires and rims for the vast majority of the year and so they are the ones that should have the TPMS sensors. My psyche can handle the indicator light coming on during the few winter months, and so that's the price I pay :)! Given there is no "calibration" associated with moving the TPMS sensors, I see no reason not to do it.
 
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