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Best place for TPMS clamps

O'Reilly is $35 each, dealership even higher. Got rid of old wheels and kept old sensors, but need new straps. Getting new tires and want to install the sensors this time - getting real tired of watching the flashing low tire light on the dash. Thanks.
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the sensor goes 180* from the valve stem. the lightest point of the rim is where the valve stem goes so the sensor goes across from that
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I meant best place to BUY clamp

Thanks - guess I should have clarified that best "place" meant for purchasing, not the best place to install the sensor.
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oh haha...go to a hardware store or somewhere and get the biggest hose clamps you can, do you have the cradles and just need the straps? for a 15" wheel you will need a 48" long hose clamp
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Yeah just need the clamps. I'm not going to assume that the tire shop has them on hand, so guess I'll start looking locally - thought someone might have a better online source than eBay.
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Rockauto.com $19.16.
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Yeah just need the clamps. I'm not going to assume that the tire shop has them on hand, so guess I'll start looking locally - thought someone might have a better online source than eBay.


just call ahead of time


the bigger tire chains are starting to carry all tpms stuff to stay in buisness
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just put them all in the spare. I had mine put in there about 6 months ago and I only get the flashing light maybe once every couple of weeks.
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just put them all in the spare. I had mine put in there about 6 months ago and I only get the flashing light maybe once every couple of weeks.
That's where mine are now and the light comes on daily. Awhile back when I had a tire repaired and was hauling it around in the bed for about a week the light stayed on. Convinced that the TPMS have to be near each corner of truck to keep the light off...at least on my '08 it seems that way.
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^ I'm pretty sure it's the motion that makes them read? Not 100% on it though.
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Cheapest way by far is to just use hose clamps.

Here's how I made mine...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f38/ho...ds-3-a-102763/
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