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      CHANGING TPS SENSORS INTO AFTERMARKET WHEELS

      I WANT TO BUY AFTERMARKET WHEELS, HOW DO I CHNG TPS SENSORS FROM WHEEL TO WHEEL
      ON FORDS ITS EASY
      I JUST BOUGHT NEW STRAPS AND PUT EM IN EXACT SAME SPOT AS FACTORY WHEELS HAD THEM.
      I THINK GM USES A TPS SENSOR MADE TO STEM THOUGH ..WILL IT WOIRK IN AFTERMARKET WHEELS ,,IF NOT IS THERE A WAY TO DISBALE THE TPS SYSTEM ,,ITS NEWI DONT WANNA GO THAT DEEP N DASH YET TO REMOVE TPS INDICATR BULBS



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      Re: CHANGING TPS SENSORS INTO AFTERMARKET WHEELS

      You should just have to remove a 12 mm nut on the outter part of the valve. This will allow you to remove the sensor itself from out of the inside of the stock wheels. As long as the seals are still good, you should be able to put it back in the aftermarket rims just like a regular valve stem. Just make sure to have a garage take the tires off of the old wheels, because these sensors are extremely easy to break, and over $100 to replace. Below is a picture of the sensor mounted on the inside of the wheel
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      Re: CHANGING TPS SENSORS INTO AFTERMARKET WHEELS

      THANKS SO MUCH ,, ALOT OF MY FRIENDS SAYS AFTERMARKET RIMS DONT HAVE A BIG ENOUGH STEM HOLE FOR SENSOR TO GO IN ,,DO U KNOW OF THAT ..

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      Re: CHANGING TPS SENSORS INTO AFTERMARKET WHEELS

      most valve stems are the same size, so i would think the holes for them are the same. placement of the stem might be a problem, like if the stem hole is on a stepped lip or something..


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      Re: CHANGING TPS SENSORS INTO AFTERMARKET WHEELS

      I'm pretty sure the hole for the valve stem will be the same size. I've never ran into one that is a different size than the others.
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      Re: CHANGING TPS SENSORS INTO AFTERMARKET WHEELS

      thanks man

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      Re: CHANGING TPS SENSORS INTO AFTERMARKET WHEELS

      No problem. Let me know how it turns out, and be sure to include pictures
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      Thread is nearly 2 years old...but OP, were you able to swap 'em? I was going to put aftermarket wheels on when I took my snows off today but I didn't see any way to move the sensor to the new wheels without at least replacing the stem. I have plenty of non-TPMS valve stems but I'm pretty sure the TPMS sensor needs to attach to a specialty stem...I guessing I'd be better off buying 4 of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DYB258 than buying the specialty stem from GM. The pic on Amazon looks like they are similar to Toyota OEM which are very easy to swap.

      I ended mounting my summer tires on the original steel rims. I think I'm going to send the wheels back to tire rack; the centering ring was a little loose anyway.
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      There are 2 different valve stem hole sizes on all rims. The most common size is found on all passenger cars. (Its i believe 2 1/4). There is a larger size that is found on a majority of farm/tractor trailer rims and some older trailer rims. (I believe its a 2 5/8 hole). as far as the ford tpsm system, most fords have band sensors. they take an basic valve stem. I understand that this forum is almost a year old, but if you still looking for more information, i'd be more than happy to help the best i can. i would need a little more information tho.





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