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Old 07-08-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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TPMS questions

I was comparing TPMS systems when I thought I read on one that the sensors checked the tires every six seconds, but only sent a message to the monitor every 5 minutes. Seems like lots could happen in 5 min. There under $300, but are they worth the investment and if so,what did you choose and why.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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I wouldn't leave home without one! Especailly if pulling a toad. Find one that you can replace the batteries on the sensors, has sensor locks and reads both PSI and Temp. I have a Hawkshead system (www.tpms.ca) I think they private label for Tire Minder since they look identical. Has saved my bacon a couple of times on the toad. I will get a "falsh" alarm occasionally but that is better than no alarm if something is amiss. 5 minutes between readings is way to long of a period. As you stated: alot can go wrong in 5 minutes with 10 tires on the pavement!
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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they transmit immediately if there is a change of pressure. there is no need to transmit all the time if the pressure stays the same, that will just shorten the battery life.
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Mine has caught 2 leaking tires on the toad right away. One was leaking so bad that by the time I walked back to check it, it was visibly flat but not hot, so I wasn't running it flat.
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they transmit immediately if there is a change of pressure. there is no need to transmit all the time if the pressure stays the same, that will just shorten the battery life.
You can tell this is true if you take a sensor off so you can add air to a tire. Immediately after you remove the sensor the monitor shows that wheel at zero. As soon as you put the sensor back on, the correct pressure is indicated.
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To reinvigorate this thread with 8 new michelins and new tires on the toad what sort of Tpms should I buy and what do I do about the Tpms in the Subaru already.
Can you just add the new Tpms over the top??
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I've settled on the TST 507 system. Seems least troublesome and can't find many complaints on here about them
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Yes, you can just add them to the valve stems with no effect on the original equipment installs. I've been using the Pressure Pro System now for about 4 years with no problem. They have been in business for many years and are backed by great support. Tire Pressure Monitor - TPMS Safety product for RVs, towed vehicles, trucks, cars and trailers.
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That's great news

Now for the credit card
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I also use the Pressure Pro System, picked this system because was able to be intergrated into my Silverleaf Electronics Engine Monitoring System, which uses my back-up TV monitor as a display unit. Have one knob installed on dash which controls everthing. Therefore I did not have to worry where to place, and power a TPMS control/display panel. Really a clean installation.

Wouldn't leave home without it, am very happy with the systems performance, would buy it again.

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Would you know if it integrates with the Alladin?
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Would you know if it integrates with the Alladin?
Don't answer that. I've made my decision based on the kiss formula m. I shouldn't try to complicate the issue
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I also use the Pressure Pro System, picked this system because was able to be intergrated into my Silverleaf Electronics Engine Monitoring System, which uses my back-up TV monitor as a display unit. Have one knob installed on dash which controls everthing. Therefore I did not have to worry where to place, and power a TPMS control/display panel. Really a clean installation.

Wouldn't leave home without it, am very happy with the systems performance, would buy it again.

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Spike, which Silverleaf do you have? I am somewhat concerned about too many monitors on the dashboard and was wondering if the steep entry price for the Silverleaf was worth it.
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Spike, which Silverleaf do you have? I am somewhat concerned about too many monitors on the dashboard and was wondering if the steep entry price for the Silverleaf was worth it.
Dave, I send you a private message.

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