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I forgot to have the tire shop put TPMS in my track wheels. Will that cause any problems, or will I just not have the benefit of tire pressure readings in the driver's console? I'd prefer to just burn through this set of tires and install the sensors when I get the tires replaced instead of paying to get the tires removed and reinstalled again.
 

JDee

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What Scoots said.
Just a huge safety nazi PITA that acknowledges the fact that most John Q Public people never bother to do even rudimentary safety checks on their cars. Or even look at their cars now and then.

I used to buy used TPMS on eBay for cheap just to shut the damn light off, but now I don't bother with that. I never trusted them anyway, can't beat a good Longacre tire pressure gauge being used regularly. Not mandatory in Canada either, but I get the sense that most new cars come with them now since it's easier to build US - spec cars and send them here, I just bought a new 2022 daily and it unfortunately has them.

<rant>
In 54 years of driving everything from a 1967 Austin Mini to tractor trailers grossing over 160,000 lbs (which are legal up here), I have never had a flat tire on the road or the track. (Touches wood as he says that.)
So I really question the need for the damn things at all, more government stupidity brought on by citizens refusing to look after themselves and wanting government to do it all for them.
</rant>
 
Probably because I’ve spent over 30 years in nuclear power, I like a “black board” on my dash so that if a light does come on it gets my attention… That’s why I keep them on my track wheels….
 

JDee

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Probably because I’ve spent over 30 years in nuclear power, I like a “black board” on my dash so that if a light does come on it gets my attention… That’s why I keep them on my track wheels….
Makes sense, it's a good plan for sure. I have a couple other lights on so I've lost that war already......
 
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What Scoots said.
Just a huge safety nazi PITA that acknowledges the fact that most John Q Public people never bother to do even rudimentary safety checks on their cars. Or even look at their cars now and then.

I used to buy used TPMS on eBay for cheap just to shut the damn light off, but now I don't bother with that. I never trusted them anyway, can't beat a good Longacre tire pressure gauge being used regularly. Not mandatory in Canada either, but I get the sense that most new cars come with them now since it's easier to build US - spec cars and send them here, I just bought a new 2022 daily and it unfortunately has them.

<rant>
In 54 years of driving everything from a 1967 Austin Mini to tractor trailers grossing over 160,000 lbs (which are legal up here), I have never had a flat tire on the road or the track. (Touches wood as he says that.)
So I really question the need for the damn things at all, more government stupidity brought on by citizens refusing to look after themselves and wanting government to do it all for them.
</rant>
Interesting. I've had a number of flats on the road (a sharp rock took the sidewall out of one of my tires and it was really flat really quickly), and I've picked up screws lost from other track cars in my track tires too.

However, the best use for TPMS on track is watching your tire pressures. A trackside tire pressure gauge is a bit like experience - you can only take advantage of it at a point in time long after you actually needed it.
 
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You can use FORSCAN to shut off the TPMS. At least get rid of the message.
For my 14, the TPMS message obscured doing anything else with the message center.
until you acknowledged it, every time you started it.
 

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