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TPMS Bands on new rims

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I got new rims the other day and it took the tire shop over an hour to try to put on new bands. In the end they couldn't do it. They ended up using a strong duct tape to tape the sensor inside the rim and then cut holes in the tape allow for the holes on the sensor to sense tire pressure. Its working so far. The problem was that the bands the had in stock were wider than the sensor could accomodate.

What experience have you folks had with bands and new rims? The shop owner said really long zip ties might work also.

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I carry the sensor in my glove box. It's pretty high tech. I call it my "Tire Pressure Gauge"

Doesn't your anti-lock system know if your tire pressure is low? It counts revolutions and knows when one tire gets smaller than the others because it makes more revs per mile.

I think I would have wanted the proper size band, if I really wanted the pressure sensors in there.

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The tape is inside the rim. You cant see it.
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I know of one other person who did the duck tape thing. I would just be concerned about it eventually coming loose from the constant G forces.

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I just went without. I just have to hit the reset button when I start the car. No big deal. Wasn't worth the extra expense of getting new bands. I also heard some people have problems with these things anyway.

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I just went without. I just have to hit the reset button when I start the car. No big deal. Wasn't worth the extra expense of getting new bands. I also heard some people have problems with these things anyway.
The sensors do let you reconsider making a new wheel purchase. I was looking at rims on tirerack and then the bands and sensors were like another 456.00 charge for the 4 wheels. Sure adds a considerable costs on it. I am sure lot of people will reconsider purchases at this cost.
Your system includes:
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$236.00 for a quantity of 4
TPMS STRAP
$219.96 for a quantity of 4
Total Price: $455.96

Not sure if these sensors are a manufacturer idea or a compliance issue, for some reason thinking a compliance thing. For me just another useless thing for us to pay for and not really get any benefits from it.

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What's up guys...

I got new rims the other day and it took the tire shop over an hour to try to put on new bands. In the end they couldn't do it. They ended up using a strong duct tape to tape the sensor inside the rim and then cut holes in the tape allow for the holes on the sensor to sense tire pressure. Its working so far. The problem was that the bands the had in stock were wider than the sensor could accomodate.

What experience have you folks had with bands and new rims? The shop owner said really long zip ties might work also.
Maybe you should of just waited for them to get the correct bands instead of the duck tape. Don't think I would have them doing a bandade fix. Tires and wheels do get heated up.

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Maybe you should of just waited for them to get the correct bands instead of the duck tape. Don't think I would have them doing a bandade fix. Tires and wheels do get heated up.
That tape gives way and those things are going to be bouncing around inside

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