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Old 04-05-2015, 09:14 PM   #1
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Opinion on TPMS TST 507 flow thru sensors

My TST 507 RV TPMS arrived this week and I am reconsidering the size of the flo through sensors. I have 15 inch aluminum rims with 1.25 inch stems. Those sensors look pretty large to be slinging around at 60 mph on the stem. They stick out pretty far also. Anyone using this newer flo through sensor or the older one that looks more like a valve stem cap? I plan to have hi pressure brass push in stems installed. What sensor do you think is best for my smaller application wheel?
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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I too am interested in what Zolin mentions and will be lurking to learn as well.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:11 AM   #3
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I have the TST 507 Flow-thru system and ran about 60-62 mph Ontario-to-Key-West and back a month ago. Only problem was that the battery o-ring leaked on one of the TV rears in heavy road salt spray about 2 hours into the trip. It shorted out the battery but after cleaning it out and replacing the battery, no more problems.

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Old 04-06-2015, 12:14 PM   #4
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I got a set a couple weeks ago. Had to modify my wheel liners a bit on the Sunseeker. Just finished a 1200 mile trip and couldn't be happier. I just screwed them on my existing extensions and away we went. FYI - the temperature feature doesn't actually report tire temperature since it's not inside the tire.


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Old 04-06-2015, 05:07 PM   #5
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Here are my sensors. Look big don't they?
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:12 PM   #6
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The centrifugal force that's exerted on the sensor and valve stem is along the axis of both and outward from the center of the wheel. The valve stem should have no problem handling that.

The metal stems is a good idea for peace of mind anyway.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:44 PM   #7
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Sent pics to TST and they said either the cap or flo thru would be acceptable. Basically, if the sensor does not extend beyond the center hub you should be good. In my case, I sent the flow thrus back to swap with the much smaller profile cap sensors. They are lighter weight also, but the transmitter is identical to the flo through. They told me the cap sensors can be used with a traditional rubber stem although I plan to upgrade stems to metal anyway. TST is an A plus company selling an American made product with stellar customer service and support. I don't mind screwing them offand on like a regular valve cap to put air in the tires. They do have an anti-theft device that comes with the sensors if you want to use it. I just plan to remove mine when in storage between trips. It stops them from transmitting anyway and preserves battery life, which averages about a year using full time. They are user replaceable too! Thanks for your comments but keep me coming for other users
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I meant, keep the comments coming for other users
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:27 PM   #9
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I have the 507 flow thru with metal valve stems...I had a previous system with the regular sensors...found them to be a pita removing/reinstalling for airing the tires up or down.


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Old 04-08-2015, 05:12 PM   #10
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I have them on the trailer ran them in snow and at 70-75 no problem, they just do not seem to like the valve stems on the truck as they will not seal.
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