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Poor mans TPMS

Has anyone tried these?

http://www.courtesyparts.com/Merchan...t_Code=TPM-KIT

Seems like a good product for $22
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Those are pretty cool. I haven't tried them, but the theory seems solid.


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tried them in my audi....

Those things are very cool..if you dont have TPM.
However, be preprared to buy another set ($21.95), mine got stolen twice when i park somewhere. (restaurant, groceries places, blockbuster etc, name it).
After 2 times loosing it, i give up. And back to using a tire presure gauge

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On paper they work fine. In the real world, they can be a problem. My wife and I took her Matrix in to have the oil changed at a Kwik Lube. They did the whole service including checking the tire pressure. About 10 miles after we left, we discovered that one of our tires was flat. The guys at Discount Tire told us that the caps are fine IF you screw them on perfectly. They said it was easy to get a bad seal on the tire valve and get a slow leak. I've got 4 of them in my glove box now. You can have them for free if you like.

Oh, they are made of plastic, so if some road debris hits them, I don't think they are gonna stand up to it. In other words, make sure your spare tire is good.
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I would love to try them. I was affraid leaking could be a problem. Please send me an email @ [email protected]

I'll paypal you the shipping money if you are serious. If not, thanks for the useful 1st hand experience information.
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I have seen similar products for half the cost. One question, in looking at the website and how the product works, how does it let you know when you have overinflated the tire? All I see is correct (green), underinflated (yellow) and serious underinflated (red).

The reason that I did not purchase them was my concern that has been validated by other users in this group (some crook stealing them)
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I put these on my Murano.. BIG MISTAKE! I heard they are being recalled after I got a flat as a result of them! They have leaks!! BUYER BEWARE!
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On paper they work fine. In the real world, they can be a problem. My wife and I took her Matrix in to have the oil changed at a Kwik Lube. They did the whole service including checking the tire pressure. About 10 miles after we left, we discovered that one of our tires was flat. The guys at Discount Tire told us that the caps are fine IF you screw them on perfectly. They said it was easy to get a bad seal on the tire valve and get a slow leak. I've got 4 of them in my glove box now. You can have them for free if you like.

Oh, they are made of plastic, so if some road debris hits them, I don't think they are gonna stand up to it. In other words, make sure your spare tire is good.
The EXACT SAME THING happened to my wife's Matrix. when I took the flat tire to Discount Tire, they told me the problems with these things. They were nice enough to pump up the flat tire, remount it, and put new stem caps on.....all for free

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Poor mans TPMs

These valve stem gauges were standard equipment from my dealership and have worked fine. I still manually check the tire pressure once week but they read the same as my gauge.

I have had no problem with them and my wife knows that if they are not reading in the green, she is to let me know.

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