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Need some advice - check out the pics of my TPMS sensors

So earlier this week I had a shop around the corner pull the 31's off my Alcoas and put them on the new wheels we have for my bro-in-laws Jeep.
I told the shop owner/mechanic who was actually going to be changing the tires that the wheels have sensors in them. A few days later I picked them up along with my Alcoas which were in the boxes that the new Jeep wheels were in, like I asked him to do.
Now tonight I started to cut the bands off the Alcoas to transfer the sensors to my new wheels using the new bands I made. First one went on fine, got it on the new wheels and it seems to work great!
Second wheel..... pull it out of the box and find that he ****ed up the sensor. I thought, great... there goes $100 if I still want to put these on. So I pull out the third wheel and the sensor looks okay. Fourth one... not so much.
I know it seems as though I should go back there and raise hell... but it's complicated... he is one of the best customers of one of the stores I work for, etc but I don't want to get into that. I'll deal with that tomorrow and talk to my boss and get that part sorted out.
The main reason for this thread is to post a couple pics of them and hopefully some of the guys who work in tire shops see them and can give me an idea on whether I should still put these in....













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They still seem pretty solid... it's really just the one corner thats f'd.
I think I may have overreacted when I found them... lol. The more I look at them the more I think they'll be okay. I guess worst case is one comes off inside the tire and the light will come on and I have to replace one for sure. Just an extra $15 to pull the tire off and rebalance I guess, on top of the price of the sensor.
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that sux, kinda glad my 04 aint got those
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Yah man, they are fine...just the outter plastic is damaged. As long as they still clamp on and the electrical internals are not damaged they are fine...Id still raise hell thought haha
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They still feel pretty solid, and I won't know if the internals are damaged until they're on! So I guess we'll find out eventually!
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