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Run winter tires without TPMS?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by BlueWRXPride, Apr 15, 2018.

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  1. BlueWRXPride

    BlueWRXPride Member

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    In my current car, I have a separate set of wheels with winter tires on them, and I switch them back and forth myself with the seasons. But the winter wheels don't have TPMS sensors, so I just deal with the TPMS light being on through the winter. The only impact on that car (Honda Odyssey) is that it won't let you disengage the traction control.

    If I do the same with the M3, and have a set of winter wheels with no TPMS sensors, is there any adverse effect?
     
  2. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Why not just install TPMS sensors on the spare set? Supposedly the car can have two sets programmed for this reason.
     
  3. McFlurri

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    Maybe because they are $60-$100CAD each!

    Thats a lot of money.

    I do the same as the OP. Winter tires dont have TPMS but my summers do.

    I am curious about this myself..
     
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  4. Sportstick

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    I'd consider this...if ever there was a time when you would want advance notice of a leak and avoid a roadside tire change, would it be in the winter, or the other three seasons?
     
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    You can buy aftermarket ones that work for ~$150 USD a set.
     
  6. RayK

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    I'd say that if you can afford a second set of rims and tires, then you can spend ~US$200 for the sensors.
     
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  7. BlueWRXPride

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    Eh, sure I could afford it, but I have no problem monitoring air pressures myself, so if there isn't a reason I'm not aware of that the M3 would have issues with no TMPS, then I'd probably just skip it, rather then spend $200 i don't need to.
     
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  8. RDaneel

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    I imagine the car will freak out on you if it doesn't detect the TPMS. It's only $150. Seriously, just buy the f-ing things.
     
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