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Old 03-29-2016, 01:03 PM   #61
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This is the system one of my trucker friends let me try.
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They have internal or external and price is good.

Drove me nuts, so took it off, but when we start traversing the country in retirement will probably put one back on.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:14 PM   #62
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This is the system one of my trucker friends let me try.
507 Starter System Kit - Starter Systems, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems - Truck System Technologies
They have internal or external and price is good.

Drove me nuts, so took it off, but when we start traversing the country in retirement will probably put one back on.
Gregg what part drove you nuts ? I am being serious . What do you have external or internal system ? Pat
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:31 PM   #63
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Pat,
The set my bud gave me to try was an external. Reception was great and everything worked flawlessly, but I just personally found the monitor was too distracting for me. Maybe that would wear off, but seems like modern cars already have a lot of distracting items and adding another wasn't working for me.
I think now being familiar with it, I would get it all set up and put it somewhere in the back seat where I don't see it. The audible alarm would let me know if there were any issues and that would be all one needs.
Like you, I check hub and tire temps at every stop so really only need failure alarm from this type of system.
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The set my bud gave me to try was an external. Reception was great and everything worked flawlessly, but I just personally found the monitor was too distracting for me. Maybe that would wear off, but seems like modern cars already have a lot of distracting items and adding another wasn't working for me.
I think now being familiar with it, I would get it all set up and put it somewhere in the back seat where I don't see it. The audible alarm would let me know if there were any issues and that would be all one needs.
Like you, I check hub and tire temps at every stop so really only need failure alarm from this type of system.
Thanks Gregg . Good information .Know what you mean with all the stuff on new vehicles . Luckily right now just have my old Ford without all that . But besides checking I think this would be prudent for some kind of warning . Pat
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I can say they really do work well, Pat. Probably worth every penny if something occurs to have some warning. I definitely will put one on again at some point.
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I can say they really do work well, Pat. Probably worth every penny if something occurs to have some warning. I definitely will put one on again at some point.
Thanks Gregg . Pat
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:07 PM   #67
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I just realized that the internal pressure sensors for four tires don't include the spare (some of us think glacially slowly!). So if I ever have to use the spare, I give up continuous pressure monitoring with an internal system, unless I buy an extra one or two sensors. With external sensors, I'd just move one to the former spare.
If you have all five sensors - with either internal or external mounting - and a monitoring system which is bright enough to keep track of all five - then you know whether you have a usable spare or not. Of course, if the spare just slowly leaks down and you carry an air pump, then pressure in the spare is no big deal.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #68
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I saw that you get about 2 years out of the battery on at least some of the external sensors, some batteries are user replaceable, some not. Any idea if the internal ones are similar?

I've yet to have one of the factory internals go dead on the car or truck.
They say 5-7 years.
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I mounted the monitor/receiver for my TPMS on the rear window of my Taco over on the passengers corner with VHB tape. Been there 6 years with no problem.
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They say 5-7 years.
Thanks Carl
Took a look at the TST site, says when they expire you have to send them back to the factory for "rework".
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