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What do the majority of you do when ordering new wheels, do you shell out the extra money for tpms rebuilds, or do you just reuse the sensors on the stock wheels and sell your old set without sensors? And just curious if anyone just says screw it and lets their dash warning light on to save money. I know one of the online tire and wheel companies warned about long term use without your tpms can degrade your valve and cause a leak, i wonder if thats really true or not?
 

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What do the majority of you do when ordering new wheels, do you shell out the extra money for tpms rebuilds, or do you just reuse the sensors on the stock wheels and sell your old set without sensors? And just curious if anyone just says screw it and lets their dash warning light on to save money. I know one of the online tire and wheel companies warned about long term use without your tpms can degrade your valve and cause a leak, i wonder if thats really true or not?
Nothing will degrade without the sensor attached to it so don't worry about that. But you can actually use the FOCCCUS app to disable the TPMS so the light doesn't come on at all even without having the TPMS installed (I've done it for some guys in town that use their ST's on the track and have a different set of wheels for it). With that being said if it is a normal street driven car I'd recommend keeping the TPMS system in tact as it is a good safety feature. I'd say most people use their same sensors and just swap them over to the new wheels.
 

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Buy new sensors on eBay. Pretty sure I paid less than $50 for a set of 4 new Motorcraft TPMS sensors when I bought my second set for my summer wheels.
 

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What do the majority of you do when ordering new wheels, do you shell out the extra money for tpms rebuilds, or do you just reuse the sensors on the stock wheels and sell your old set without sensors? And just curious if anyone just says screw it and lets their dash warning light on to save money. I know one of the online tire and wheel companies warned about long term use without your tpms can degrade your valve and cause a leak, i wonder if thats really true or not?
Nothing will degrade without the sensor attached to it so don't worry about that. But you can actually use the FOCCCUS app to disable the TPMS so the light doesn't come on at all even without having the TPMS installed (I've done it for some guys in town that use their ST's on the track and have a different set of wheels for it). With that being said if it is a normal street driven car I'd recommend keeping the TPMS system in tact as it is a good safety feature. I'd say most people use their same sensors and just swap them over to the new wheels.
focccus app huh with three c's cool i will check it out thanks!
 

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Buy new sensors on eBay. Pretty sure I paid less than $50 for a set of 4 new Motorcraft TPMS sensors when I bought my second set for my summer wheels.
Wow thats considerably cheaper than the 168$ price on tire rack thanks for that alternative idea!
 

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I also found a new set of 4xTPMS on eBay for 33.60 shipped. They are genuine Motorcraft parts as well.
 

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Few pics if anyone was curious
 

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