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Old 09-03-2013, 11:00 PM   #21
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:21 AM   #22
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Love the TST 507 system! I look 10 years younger just from all the peace of mind! (wishing?)
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:06 AM   #23
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For those of you that put the sensors on your truck, I assume you used the flow through sensors? On the fifth wheel did you install the regular ones? Also, what can I expect to pay to have flow through installed?
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #24
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For those of you that put the sensors on your truck, I assume you used the flow through sensors? On the fifth wheel did you install the regular ones? Also, what can I expect to pay to have flow through installed?
Since you say they have to pay for installation, I think you must be talking about the internal sensors instead of flow-thru. I haven't heard anyone say they bought the internals. They cost more and the batteries aren't replaceable.

Whether you do internals or not, you still have to pay to break the tires down to install metal valve stems. You'll pay ~$3-5 for the metal valve stems (unless you're going with internals) and ~$5-15 for the labor (per tire). If your tires are already balanced, don't let them tell you that you have to pay for a rebalance for just the metal stems. (If your tires/wheels have not been balanced, this is a good time to get that done!)

Personally, I didn't like the idea of the bigger flow-thrus hanging on the stem so I just use the regular sensors. I take them off between trips anyway and don't need to take them off to check pressures otherwise since I can just read the pressures on the monitor.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #25
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i have the internals on my trailer. the metal stem comes attached to the sensor. cost me $10 per tire to have the tires broke down, sensors installed, and balanced. one rim i had to move the tire from one rim to another.
tire installer told me to make sure i let anyone wanting to break down the tire that i had the internal sensors. said they would not expect to find a sensor inside a trailer wheel.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #26
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For those of you that put the sensors on your truck, I assume you used the flow through sensors? On the fifth wheel did you install the regular ones? Also, what can I expect to pay to have flow through installed?
What year is your truck? Unless it is rated for more than 10,000 and if it is newer than 2002 I think it already has an OE internal TPMS.
According to valve maker Schrader
"In the U.S., if you purchased a car or light duty vehicle under 10,000 lbs, manufactured after September 1, 2007, you have TPMS. If your model was manufactured after October 5, 2005, you may have TPMS. Also, prior to the legislation, some higher-end vehicles also came equipped with TPMS as a premium option. Among other matters, within TREAD Act of 2000, the U.S. federal government mandated the required implementation of TPMS on all new vehicles in the following phased rollout:
  • 20% of new vehicles from Oct 5, 2005–Aug 31, 2006
  • 70% of new vehicles from Sept 1, 2006–Aug 31, 2007
  • 100% of new vehicles from Sept 1, 2007 and beyond"
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RE Metal valves. Standard passenger type rubber "snap-in" valves are rated 65 psi. If you inflate higher than 65 you must use bolt in valves. I suggest that whenever you get new tires that are LR-C and higher you have bolt in valves installed for extra safety margin.
If using an external TPMS you should also use bolt in valves as "snap-in" valves were not designed to have extra weight added to their end.

If you already have bolt in valves, the flow thru design just screws on like a valve cap so there should be no "installation fee". If you use flow thru tupe be sure to still use a valve cap to keep dirt out of the valve core area to prevent bits of dirt causing a leak. I have a number of posts with a focus on VALVES.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:06 AM   #27
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I just bought the TST system for my Ford dually and 5'er. I got the 510 system with 10 sensors. Tireman9 you are correct, except for dual wheel vehicles. My 2012 does not have a factory tpms, probably because of the weight rating. The TST 510 system has the built in batteries that are supposed to last for about 5 years. The TST 507 system has user replaceable batteries. I did not get the flow thru sensors, and now I have mixed emotions. On my Ford wheels, the sensors were a bit of a "pita" to install. In fact, I had to remove the outside dual wheel to access the valve stem on the inner dual wheel, to install the sensor. Then after putting it all back together, I had one that didn't work. Turned out to be operator error, double check your codes that you program in. I'm just sayin'. Other than that I like the system so far.
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Hey Guys;

Just came across this thread. I have a 2013 Ford F-350 single rear wheel rated at 11500 GVWR. It came standard with a factory TPMS.

Mt tires are rated at 80 lbs cold but looks as though they have rubber stems, unless they are metal with a rubber covering.

Sort of opposite of what you are saying, or am I missing something?

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Hey Guys;

Just came across this thread. I have a 2013 Ford F-350 single rear wheel rated at 11500 GVWR. It came standard with a factory TPMS.

Mt tires are rated at 80 lbs cold but looks as though they have rubber stems, unless they are metal with a rubber covering.

Sort of opposite of what you are saying, or am I missing something?

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Your sensors are internal, not hanging on the outside of the stem.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #30
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I thought it was stated that if the weight rating was over 10000 lbs there was NOT a factory monitoring system, and tires rated over 65 lbs had to have metal valves. maybe I got this all wrong.
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