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Question re TPMS

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Slymonkey, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Slymonkey

    Slymonkey Member

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    Tesla has just completed production on my S60, so I should be getting my car in the next 5-10 days! Can't wait! Quick question for you guys: I'm thinking about ordering a set of 20" rims and tires off Tirerack.com. Can someone educate me a little about TPMS? Do I need to order them from Tirerack (at $65 x 4), or would I be able to reuse the ones that will come with my stock wheels? If I can reuse, would the installer have to unmount the tires on the new set, or do the TPMS units install on the outside (basically, do I have Tirerack mount and balance or just ship the wheels and tires seperately)? Also, would I need to have Tesla re-sync the TPMS for me, or would I be able to do it myself?

    Thanks a ton and look forward to joining the family!
    Jay
     
  2. Vrrooom

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    Yes:
    - you can reuse existing if you want, to do so they'd have to unmount tires to swap
    - you can buy new ones if you want as well and it'll be simpler

    For programming: simply install your new wheels and go for a drive. Within 1 mile it'll prompt a message on the display saying new wheels detected and it will auto program the new TPMS.
     
  3. Slymonkey

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    Are there specific types of TPMS that we can use and do all tire installers know how to install it (is a Tesla unique with TPMS)?
     
  5. Sandman1962

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    I purchased winter wheels/tires from Tirerack. I purchased new TPMS sensors from them as well.
    You can register the new TPMS sensors to the car via the onboard display. It takes a few miles for it to sync up and give accurate readings. I've found the Tirerack ones work just fine. Good luck!
     
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  6. 1tsla

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    THank you.
     
  7. onautopilot

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    I picked up four TPMS sensors from Tesla today. They charged me 200$. They had them in stock at the local service center.
     
  8. 1tsla

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    That's cheaper than tirerack. Too bad my nearest SC is over 150 miles away.
     

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