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Question About a Second Set of Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by idahowiseguy, Oct 9, 2018 at 4:24 PM.

  1. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    idahowiseguy

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    Still kind of new to the Tundra world so not sure how the TPMS system on our Tundras works; is the sensor part of the rim or part of the axle/wheel assembly? If the sensor is part of the rim, what is involved in putting a different wheel on the truck?

    Scanning the local CL postings one can pick up a nearly new set of TRD rims with Michelin OE tires for less than it would cost to replace the tires. So thinking maybe pick up a set of 4 as I have like the Michelin tires that came on my Tundra.

    Thanks in advance for any replies/advice. Not sure my profile lists my truck model year but it is a 2018.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    I actually have nothing but speculation here, but in the Tacoma the TPMS is part of the valve. It was generally transferable from one aluminum wheel to another, but not from steel to aluminum or v.v.

    Standing by for educated answers.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    Yes, it's attached to the valve stem. So if you want to transfer the TPMS from one wheel to the other, you need to break the bead by the valve stem, and pull them both through.
    [​IMG]
    If the new wheels have sensors in them, and you want the truck to recognize them so you don't have TPMS light on all the time, the truck will need to be re-programmed to look for the new sensor IDs.
    I have 2 sets of wheels for all my vehicles, mainly for summer/winter and I bought a set of re-programmable TPMS sensors and cloned the IDs from the original set to the new set, so I don't have reprogram the vehicle every time I switch wheels as the IDs are now the same between the wheels.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    I've got a total of three different sets of wheels/tires, each with their own sets of TPMS sensors. I also have cheap laptop setup with techstream software to reprogram the truck when I swap them around.
     
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    What did the techstream and cable run ya? Idk if I really need it but think it would be cool to have it
     
  6. Oct 12, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback. Have found a good set that seller says does have the sensors, any way to verify this just by visually looking at the wheel with tire already mounted?
     
  7. Oct 12, 2018 at 6:06 PM
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    The TPMS valve stems will look just like the pic in post #3
     
  8. Oct 12, 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    It was around $25 on Amazon.
     
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