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Old 06-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Yes - another question about tpms.

I did a lot of research about these systems and decided on the Tire Traker 400C.

I have not yet installed it, but while reading the manual that came with it, I became aware that it only sends tire pressure and temperature while the unit it is installed on is "...in motion."

While I will keep and use it, my questions are:

Are there any tpms that allow you to get a cold psi and temperature reading (s), e.g. I always check my tires before pulling out in the morning and realize that I will have to unscrew each sensor and read the psi with a guage. If I don't do it this way, I could be 10 miles down the road before I know my tire (s) are low. This is what I am undersanding after reading the manual.

Also - do any tpms allow you to service the tire without removing the sensor?

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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Have a look at this post.

New TPMS sensors from TST
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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Have a look at this post.

New TPMS sensors from TST
Yes I see that TST offers the flow though sensor - not much discussion on how it works.

Still having seen anything about any of them being able to take the cold psi reading without removing the sensors.

I am almost hoping that none of them do.

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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I put the Tire Traker 400c on my 21rr last Wednesday and just got back from a 400 mile trip. It worked fine for me. I checked all my tires pressure with my gauge and air hose before leaving and then while driving all I had to do to check temp and pressure was push a button. I believe my temps varied as much as 20 degrees and my pressure about 6 lbs. I did notice it had to be in motion but it wasn't really a problem as I alway check tires before leaving. The sensors unscrew like a valve cap. I was going to buy a booster but the people that sold it to me told me to try it first and see if I needed it. I didn't. I thought that was quite honest of them.
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My TST shows pressure and temp whenever it is turned on. It takes a few minutes to connect to the sensors when first turned on.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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I put the Tire Traker 400c on my 21rr last Wednesday and just got back from a 400 mile trip. It worked fine for me. I checked all my tires pressure with my gauge and air hose before leaving and then while driving all I had to do to check temp and pressure was push a button. I believe my temps varied as much as 20 degrees and my pressure about 6 lbs. I did notice it had to be in motion but it wasn't really a problem as I alway check tires before leaving. The sensors unscrew like a valve cap. I was going to buy a booster but the people that sold it to me told me to try it first and see if I needed it. I didn't. I thought that was quite honest of them.
Yes i think it is going to be a good investment. What I was hoping to avoid was having to remove the sensors to get my cold psi readings.

I spoke to Daryl about the need for a booster and he asked if I had a diesel or gas engine - I told him diesel and he said that for some reason diesels seemed to need a booster more than a gas job. I will have to see when we get it on the road. Like you - I thought that was quite honest of him.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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My TST shows pressure and temp whenever it is turned on. It takes a few minutes to connect to the sensors when first turned on.
FB - when you say "It takes a few minutes to connect to the sensors when first turned on." - I assume that you are saying it takes awhile for the unit to be in motion before it connects - correct?
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FB - when you say "It takes a few minutes to connect to the sensors when first turned on." - I assume that you are saying it takes awhile for the unit to be in motion before it connects - correct?
Not correct. TST system reads pressure and temp without moving. Turn monitor on. Within 2-3 minutes it starts displaying info. Within about 5 minutes all sensors have sent update to monitor. I turn mine on while doing final departure chores and by the time I am ready to move I have the status of all tires displayed. In fact, I won't put it in gear until I have indication that all tires are acceptable.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #9
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Not correct. TST system reads pressure and temp without moving. Turn monitor on. Within 2-3 minutes it starts displaying info. Within about 5 minutes all sensors have sent update to monitor. I turn mine on while doing final departure chores and by the time I am ready to move I have the status of all tires displayed. In fact, I won't put it in gear until I have indication that all tires are acceptable.
RV Bill - Thanks for the bad news.

What I mean is that I was hoping that no tpms allowed you to read cold psi without removing the sensors. Not really - I just wish I had done my research about these systems a little bit better and checked for this feature before buying mine.

I will just have to live with removing the sensors before each new day departure.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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I have the Tire Minder 400C, same as yours and mine shows cold temp and PSI without removing the sensors. Just used it 2 weeks ago and on the HWY PSI went up to about 90-91 psi and temps went up to about 104 degrees. The next day when Igot into the truck the temps were down to 77 degrees and the psi was down to 79-80 exactly where I had them set prior to leaving. You shouldn't have to remove them to show last reported temps.
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