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Old 04-26-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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TPMS Shopping

After reading more than a few accounts re. TPMS systems, and problems prevented, I decided to start looking around for a system. Found this article dated 2011. Not current but a place to start:

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Anyone with experiences, good or bad, let's hear from you.

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Old 04-26-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Good article...and probably still pretty relevant. After our first blow-out, we decided to get a tire monitoring system. We chose TST 507 because it allows you to add air (if needed) through the sensor without removing it. We've towed our trailer probably 15,000 miles since we got the tire pressure sensor system, without any problems. The 507's monitor both pressure and tire temperature.

If you do get a monitoring system, be sure your valve stems are metal as opposed to standard rubber valve stems. Any tire dealer or auto parts store can get the valve stems that you will need.

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I also would recommend some type of TPMS, I have had blow outs in the past and without an alarm you cannot even tell in the TV. Also I would recommend the metal valve stems. I am running the TST 507 and am very happy with it.
I did see though that there is a Tire Minder system for sale used on the classified section of the forum here you may be able to save a buck or two if you are interested in that.
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X3 on everything said so far. I selected the Tire Minder system back in 2010. I think the key thing for any of the systems is for you to completely understand how your selected system operates.

Had a couple of slow leaks identified early which may or may not have prevented a blow out. Who knows, because I haven't had a blow out with the TPMS.

I think the some have issues with any system because they don't understand how the system works.

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If you do a Search for TMPS, you will find plentiful information already shared in several threads over the past few months.
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I have the 507 and I'm different, I have rubber valve stems and have never had a problem.


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I have the 507 and I'm different, I have rubber valve stems and have never had a problem.


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Interesting. I am pretty sure the TST web site recommends the metal valve stems and explains why. Glad you have had no issues.
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I have the TST 507 flow thru system....ran it 6250 miles last year and getting ready to start 2nd year....running with rubber valve stem but I did order from Amazon a set of chrome valve stem covers to help hold the rubber stem more rigid....everything, so far , has worked fine....I will go to metal stems when we make our next tire purchase.....btw, the company has great customer service to discuss and help with any questions.
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I have the 507 and I'm different, I have rubber valve stems and have never had a problem.
Good for you, but I predict you will have a problem in the near future if you tow very much.
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