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Old 09-05-2007, 01:19 AM
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TPMS Question

I currently have runflat tires with TPMS.
I want to switch to non runflats on larger than stock wheels.

My question is how does this mod affect the TPMS and what do i need to do to the new wheels if anything to avoid problems?
If I just put regular wheels on will the TPMS light come on and think i have a flat if i dont.
Do I have to install TPMS on the new wheels and if so how do you do that?
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:38 AM
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if you switch to non-RFT, you'll need to get a set that has TPMS already built in. I got my winter setup from TireRack and you can purchase the sensors from them and have them installed when they mount/balance (if you're buying a whole package).

the TPMS light will come on each time you drive without the sensor and it becomes kinda annoying.
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Hmm interesting, I ran different wheels all the time and didn't have issues with the sensor light coming on.

I ran replicas on the X and I run 19's Non-RFT on the E60 and don't have an issue with the lights.....
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Hmm interesting, I ran different wheels all the time and didn't have issues with the sensor light coming on.

I ran replicas on the X and I run 19's Non-RFT on the E60 and don't have an issue with the lights.....
I assumed he was talking about TPMS in his 3 series, since I went thru the exact same thing when I switched to a winter setup w/o TPMS at first.

The earlier model e60s had a different version of monitoring tire pressure. The newer cars have a special metallic stem value that transmits info to the OBC. If there's no TPMS sensor, then you get the error msg.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:05 AM
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Ahh, ok, haven't had a 3er since my E46 which I didn't run into issues either. Guess it is a E90 thang.
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Ahh, ok, haven't had a 3er since my E46 which I didn't run into issues either. Guess it is a E90 thang.
The system you have is the same system my 2006 X5 has. It works with the abs sensors.
The system my 2007 3 series has is the direct TPMS. It uses a sensor in the wheel. 90% of 2007 bimmers have them in 07 and i think all will have these by 2008 or 2009. I guess its a new law that the USA passed. I heard though that other countries will keep the abs based TPMS system.
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UNless you have metal valve stems, any wheel will be fine.
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sorry dumb question... so does that mean that changing to aftermarket non-RFTs will not cause any problems or errors with the 07 x5??

if there's an error light on the dash can the TPMS be disabled to lose the error light???
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Whistle TPMS.... questions.....

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UNless you have metal valve stems, any wheel will be fine.

Hi I currently own a 05 X5 3.0 w/ TPMS.... 17" OEM wheels, I am thinking of purchasing Conti Crosscontact LX 255/55/18, I already have a 18" OEM Bmw wheels, my question is will the TPMS still work if I switch the tires & wheels ? or do I need to modify anything ? Also How do you rate the Conti ? my stock MXV were really bad in the Rain..... thanks for any inputs.....
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Same question...

05 X5 with OE 17's and TPMS--changing to 19" 132's. I believe the TPMS is the earlier version until you get to 06, that is, a quick reset of the liht after install should be OK. The 17" OE wheels do not have sensors on the wheels, correct?
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