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Old 07-09-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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Tire pressure monitoring

I have a 5er & F250 want to use a TPM but have had bad experience with putting things on valve stems ( extenders ) what is recommended about TPM systems

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Old 07-09-2015, 09:39 PM   #2
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Aftermarket TPM sensors screw on the end of your metal valve stems. Finger tight is good. Don't use pliers as all you need to do is have the O-ring in the sensor seal against the end of the stem.

You will hear a puff of air when screwing on but this should stop when the sensor is tight. You can check for leaks with a spray of Windex or other water based spray cleaner. Even simple soap & water solution will work.

Unless you have duals I see no reason to need extenders.

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Old 07-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #3
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You'll hear a lot about the TST 507 system. So far, I've had good luck with it, and so have many others here.

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Old 07-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #4
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I think you and I have done business before, are you in Cal and do you manufacture the solid valve stem extenders ( the best on the market ). If so I spoke to you and I think your wife several years ago.
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