I'm buying some track wheel/tires and was just curious if the tpms sensors are required? I think the only issue would be the low pressure light will stay on, but not sure that's worth the $195 for the sensors!
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do those keep the light from coming on?YellowBoss said:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DYH586/
These are worth looking into, comes with a display you mount in the car. Gives you real time readout of each tire's pressure and temps. No more getting readings on pressure after a cool down lap and having to jump out of the car as soon as you reach the paddock.
F.D. Sako said:i believe the lights will stay on with this kit, you'll just have a real time display of pressure, and temp?
YellowBoss said:The stock system is nothing more then an idiot light telling you one of the four tires is low. These give you real time pressure and temp (inside the rim) and comes with it's own display. When I use my track wheels the stock TPMS light is on but hey, it looks good lit up with the CEL, seatbelt, airbag and other dash lights.
Wouldn't it be easier and better to buy a set of sensors for $45 and install them???WinterSucks said:I plan on tricking the car with a 3" or 4" schedule 40 PVC pipe capsule. You can drill and tap one of the caps and insert a shrader to pressurize it, then mount it somewhere like you would a fire extinguisher. Installing a pressure relief valve would be smart. I wouldn't make a tube out of metal pipe, that might end badly in several ways...
Here is my parts list. I will be building one this summer.
F.D. Sako said:I've also read somewhere that the TPMS are powered by the kinetic energy, movement and rotation of the wheels. I never really looked into it, but if that is true, you may have to shake your pipe bomb couple of times a day, or week lol.