Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thank you 1lowlife! I figured the first response would be, "that's what the search feature is for". Which I have already used. Like to hear it from those that have already done it. Appreciate you!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
We agree, they work.
The only time the Tundra O.E. sensors do not work with aftermarket aluminum wheels is when the sensors come out of the factory steel wheels (different valve angles).
I was in a local tire store asking about wheels - I had read the attached message on tire-rack.com when browsing their alloy wheels - and when I asked him about re-using the tpms sensors the clerk said he had never heard of not being able to re-use the sensors. (my wheels are the factory steel). Its good to have a definitive answer on this.

Many thanks
 

Attachments

·
Vendor
Tire & Wheel Specialists
Joined
·
2,280 Posts
I was in a local tire store asking about wheels - I had read the attached message on tire-rack.com when browsing their alloy wheels - and when I asked him about re-using the tpms sensors the clerk said he had never heard of not being able to re-use the sensors. (my wheels are the factory steel). Its good to have a definitive answer on this.

Many thanks
Happy to help!

Just make sure that whoever performs the swap, uses new TPMS rebuild kits (valve assembly).

TPMS Rebuild Kits | Discount Tire Direct
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
432 Posts
there are 2 versions of tpms from toyota.

ones tapered for steelies and ones tapered for Alum. wheels.

the steely version is not compatible with aftermarket alum wheels, the alum. Toyota version is.

I have swapped 08 4runner, 10 4runner, newer gen taco, and 07+ Tundra TPMS- all alum. versions, and they are interchangeable and work on numerous different aftermarket wheels. I have buddies that have tried steely TPMS and they do not work with different aftermarket wheels.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
To further add to the this.. I recently put aftermarket wheels on my truck.. I bought new TPMS sensors because I was advised that the steel wheel tpms sensors wont work with aftermarket alloy wheels... When my wheels were being put on I was talking with the shop owner, and asked him about using the original tpms sensors.. His response was ' its not ideal.. but they can be re-used.. there is just another gasket used to allow them to fit. We do it every day..' So it seems that the OEM sensors will work, but if you can afford it, its probably better to purchase new sensors.. Had I been given this info ahead of time, I probably still would have purchased the new tpms sensors (160$ is nothing to ignore for sure..but it is hopefully a one-time cost)... The other nice thing is the installer had the programmer equipment and was able to pair the tpms sensors to the truck at no cost.. Swapping wheels literally cost me $64.. It made me feel better about buying the new tpms sensors.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top