TPMS and a set of snow tires - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech General discussion of wheels and tires for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-16-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 64
TPMS and a set of snow tires

Hi All,

I have a couple of options before me for my snow tires:

1. Buy a brand new set of snow tires and have them mounted on my factory rims, retaining the stock TPMS sensors.

2. Buy a gently used set of snow tires that include steel rims, but no TPMS sensors.

Option 1 appeals to me because the tires would be brand new and I won't have the TPSM light on all the time.

Option 2 appeals to me because I'll be able to handle the spring and fall tire changeover myself going forward and I'll be minimizing wear and tear on my rims.

Also: has anyone tried these aftermarket sensors?
Ford Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors (TPMS)

They might give me the best of both worlds for a couple of hundred bucks extra.

Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-16-2009
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
i would definately opt for the second choice being that they wont have to be swapped over. i have a set of brand new TMPS sensors off of an 06 im looking to sell. what year is your truck?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-16-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 64
My truck is a 2009 4x4 Sport Supercab 4 door. How much for the sensors?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-16-2009
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
keep in mind you will have to buy the mounting bands from the dealership which i can get you also ( i work at a ford dealership) to mount them. im looking for $50 shipped for all 4 sensors and i can get you my cost on the bands too if you want
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-16-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 64
Thanks, Justin. I don't suppose there's any way to verify that the '06 sensors would work in an '09?

P
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-16-2009
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
ill check the part numbers at work today for you and respond to this thread when i get home
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-16-2009
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
they are the same and the straps for 15" rims are $25 each approx
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-16-2009
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
don t forget that you will have to get a relearn procedure done every time you swap rims, so the Computer will recognize the new sensors
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-16-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 64
Thanks, guys. I ended up opting to get just the new 16" tires for now and will defer the "extra set of rims" decision until the new year. With luck I'll have time to find some salvaged parts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-17-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 64
I just heard back from FordTireSensors.com and they've confirmed that this sensor is compatible with 2009 and earlier Rangers with the TPMS, and since it's a valve stem replacement instead of a band, it should be more compatible with aftermarket wheels. At $37 per wheel, no bands required, it's a heck of a lot cheaper, too!

Ford Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors (TPMS)

I also learned from a tire guy I talked to yesterday that the 2010s already use a less-expensive valve stem design.

Anyway, I'm using my OEM rims and sensors with the snow tires this winter, but I'll probably be giving these at try with an aftermarket wheel when spring rolls around.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tpms sensor and winter wheels seaandsnow Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 2 12-15-2011 07:15 PM
For Sale: Oem Ford camera and TPMS sensors -ON Canada katso Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 21 10-13-2010 09:00 PM
TPMS & rims without sensors HerculesII Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 20 11-10-2007 01:46 AM
New Rangers TPMS System 07Ranger Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 11 11-08-2007 10:12 PM
Info On Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) ScottG Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 3 10-19-2007 03:49 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:38 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.