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Non-OEM TPMS

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SageBrush, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I find cheap(er) generic TPMS on Ebay with a plastic covering that obscures the manufacturer, like this:

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    For $30 - $35 each.
    I'd like to hear opinions/experiences using this type of generic product;
    Need to know specs to buy outside of the Tesla store;
    Or well regarded 3rd party suppliers or OEM manufacturers.

    As an aside, could someone explain to me how the TPMS and the car handshake automagically ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Or these, for $145 per set
     
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    #3 CUBldr97, Jul 6, 2018
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    you can use any "new" tpms with tesla.... once the car starts rolling it will detect the tpms sensors... unlike older Model s cars, with the older TPMS sensors Gen 1 i believe... upgrade needed on pre 2014 MS i think.. not sure how you check to see if they work with your rim though... tire rack sells ones for sure.

    new one operate at 433mhz vice 315mhz
     
  4. SageBrush

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    #4 SageBrush, Jul 6, 2018
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    Oh boy, I didn't know that the TPMS has to be matched to the wheel.

    One bit taken from the internet:
     
  5. CUBldr97

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    i bought rims from tire rack and used tesla second gen tpms which are made by Continental i believe...no issues.
     

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