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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.

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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>
 

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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I doubted having TPMS till the other day.While driving I had a dash warning of low air in one of the rear tyres even though the car seemed to be driving fine. Lucky I stopped and put the spare on. Without the TPMS I would have probably destroyed the tyre not realising it was quickly loosing air. I was able to save the tyre with a plug repair at a tyre shop
 
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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.
Your tire shop should've been on their game and asked you. Since they are track wheels only, you can buy some cheapo TPMS sensors, key them, then put them in a PVC container, with a valve stem and air them up enough to keep them quiet. Throw that in your console and go on with life.
 

Bill Pemberton

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Too cheap to ever buy them, so over the years the low air warning light has been my friend. Just never saw the need for the sensors on track wheels, saved the money and didn't worry about it. Oddly on the Mach 1 it did not come on for two sessions with my Apex wheels ( Hoosier R 7s mounted ) and when it did on the third I wondered for a second if I had picked up something until I realized there were no TPMSs ever installed.
 

TMSBOSS

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I don’t run the TPMS sensors on my Boss, I do on the 350. The system on the boss is just the idiot light. On the 350, it provides pressures for each tire. The pressures are not perfectly accurate but do offer an idea of pressure growth while running.
 
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I don’t run the TPMS sensors on my Boss, I do on the 350. The system on the boss is just the idiot light. On the 350, it provides pressures for each tire. The pressures are not perfectly accurate but do offer an idea of pressure growth while running.
Remarkably, that is the reason guys like me are around even in the age of telemetry.
 

JDee

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I doubted having TPMS till the other day.While driving I had a dash warning of low air in one of the rear tyres even though the car seemed to be driving fine. Lucky I stopped and put the spare on. Without the TPMS I would have probably destroyed the tyre not realising it was quickly loosing air. I was able to save the tyre with a plug repair at a tyre shop

I wouldn't use a plug repaired tire on track. Might be fine on the street, but I'd not trust it at track speeds. But that's just me.
 
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To be honest, once you get some experience you'll know the tire is going down before the TPMS tells you.
" something doesn't quite feel right with the car" is the best reason ever to bring the car in before you wreck yourself and maybe somebody else.
 

TMSBOSS

Spending my pension on car parts and track fees.
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Illinois
Remarkably, that is the reason guys like me are around even in the age of telemetry.
Guys like you thought guys like me to take pressures, temps and do the work. I still do. I also keep an eye on pressures During the first run of the day with the TPMS. If I was way off, the dash will tell me so. For minor changes, temps and pressures are the way to go.
BTW…Thanks!!
 

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