TPMS

Submitted: Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 11:04
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Have been given innotech tpms for my b/day,6 sensors for tug n trailer,how do they stack up with some of the more common brands ?
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 11:30

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 11:30
If they were a gift, then they "stack up" pretty well.
They are a "more common brand". lol
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 14:30

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 14:30
I have one with 10 sensors which allows me to monitor the car and van spares.

Great unit and was the best price I could find back when I purchased mine. I was all prepared to buy a repeater but was told that I would not need one so saved the money.

Great peace of mind when towing and saving one tyre blowout would pay for itself.

I would have been happier if I had been given it but that did not happen. ;=))
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Reply By: Danna - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 15:14

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 15:14
Hi Mike
Are your TPMS internal or external?
Innotech makes both types.
Dana
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 17:51

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 17:51
Don't know about Mike but mine are the external - makes it easy when they rotate the tyres at the vehicle service - just swap the sensor caps around. Can't do that with the internal ones.

Must admit that I don't go off road so little chance of them being damaged.
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Reply By: Danna - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 18:05

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 18:05
Hi Mike S2
We have Tyredog so it is similar thing, only better display and better plastic cups on sensors.
Your TPMS screw on covers doesn’t have very good plastic – it’s a plastic that is easy to break. Teflon cup covers (by Tyredog) will solve this problem.
One common thing even the manufactures usually don’t let you know
that it is very vital for any external TPMS to have METAL TYRE VALVES !!!
With rubber valves, you simply bash sensors to dead! I’m talking from personal experience. We bashed two sets before realizing the problem, as at that time we drove mostly deserts tracks and our wheel rims were totally sand-blasted from driving in sand and we couldn’t see bash marks on our rims.
Other vise, we wouldn’t go anywhere without them. You will see your
self how good it is not to relay on good luck or your instinct.
Our TPMS really saved our tyres more than few times.
I hope this helps you and other mates here.
Cheers Dana
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith P (NSW) - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 23:57

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 23:57
Another saver for the plastic caps is a layer or two of shrink wrap tubing....and that way you can customise cap colours if your that way inclined....


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Follow Up By: Danna - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 00:28

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 00:28
I wouldn’t be bothered for price of AUD$3.95 / each to improvise. The silicon covers are really good, thick and soft. But check your exact size.
Dana
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 06:40

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 06:40
Got a link for then Dana please.
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Follow Up By: Danna - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 12:08

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 12:08
No worries Kazza

Silicon covers for Tyredog TPMS
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 12:25

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 12:25
Yes, metal valve stems stop the sensors bashing themselves to death on rough roads. Our Prado had metal stems, no problems with the Tyredog sensors. On the other hand the Karavan wheels had rubber stems. We had a couple of sensor failures there.

We have made collars out of stiff closed-cell foam. These fit snugly around the stems and fill the gap between stem and rim so the sensors cannot bash themselves about. Since then we've had no more failures.

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Follow Up By: Stevo - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 13:26

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 13:26
Rather than rigid metal valve stems I use the very short rubber TR-412 stems. They offer far more protection than the standard stems and offer a little flex, but not enough to "bash themselves to death".
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Follow Up By: Danna - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015 at 21:25

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015 at 21:25
Hi Stevo
The thing is, that not every rim takes short rubber valves.
Cheers Dana
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Thursday, Jun 04, 2015 at 07:28

Thursday, Jun 04, 2015 at 07:28
I’ve been using Doran 360 for the past 50,000klm across all road and off-road surfaces, including off-track work in deserts and only use rubber stem without a problem.

And I'm not suggesting that works for all, but perhaps a pointer to the quality of the Doran 360?

Doran 360 Blog...

Cheers, Baz – The Landy
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Follow Up By: Danna - Thursday, Jun 04, 2015 at 22:28

Thursday, Jun 04, 2015 at 22:28
The Landy
The sensors are bit too heavy (0.83oz = 23.5301g), so you need them even on spares, as wheels must be balanced with sensors on, otherwise you stuff up tyres.
I hope you did realise that.
Sensors for Tyredog TPMS weight just 10g and we still put them on when balancing wheels.
Cheers Dana
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 07:23

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 07:23
Hi Dana

With some of the touring I've done any damage to tyres from the TPMS is incidental...

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Follow Up By: Mike S2 - Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 14:16

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 14:16
Hi Danna thanks for the headsup on the silicon covers they fit perfectly so now got protection lol,cheers,Mike
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Follow Up By: Danna - Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 00:48

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 00:48
Hi Mike
No worries, they real good and not expensive.
Cheers Dana
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