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Just ordered wheels/tires. What do I do about the TPMS?

I just ordered my wheels and tires from discount tire. They had the option for TPMS rebuild kits, so I went ahead and got those too. They were only like $3 per.

A guy just called me and asked if I wanted them mounted/balanced as well and I said yes, but then he got into I would need to purchase some other sensor...I'm not sure what he was talking about.

He said If I took it somewhere locally, the rebuild kits that I purchased would work, but not if I had them mounted/balanced before they shipped.

I decided to go with my original order and stay with the rebuild kits. Walmart mounts and balances pretty cheap.

What do I need to do with the TPMS stuff? Do I need to give the Walmart people specific instructions, or should they have an idea as to whats going on?




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Re: Just ordered wheels/tires. What do I do about the TPMS?

did you order new sensors or just the retaining bands for the sensors. if you orderd just the bands when you get your wheels and tires take them to walmart with the new bands and they will take the old sensors adn put them on the new wheels with your new bands.

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Re: Just ordered wheels/tires. What do I do about the TPMS?

If your Wal-Mart is anything like mine, I wouldn't let them rotate tires on a Geo Metro. Much less mount and balance my new wheels.


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did you order new sensors or just the retaining bands for the sensors. if you orderd just the bands when you get your wheels and tires take them to walmart with the new bands and they will take the old sensors adn put them on the new wheels with your new bands.
I got the rebuild kits, so I'm assuming it's just the bands. The sensors were like $50 a pop. $200 is a lot to make a little light go off.

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If your Wal-Mart is anything like mine, I wouldn't let them rotate tires on a Geo Metro. Much less mount and balance my new wheels.
I had good luck using themfor the same job on my F150. I'm not too worried about using them again...



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what wheels did you order?

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Your at a loss any way you skin it.
If you order the new tpms sensors, you will have to take the truck to ford so they can mate the new sensors to your truck, they will charge you for this.

If you take the existing sensors out of your stock wheels and mount them in your new wheels it will work, but you will have to pay somebody to do a dismount/mount/balance to get the tires in working order again.

Walmart, won't touch alot of the aftermarket wheels. If you have a smooth lip similar to a stock profile they will do the job, but most wheels these days have some kind of step or radical lip and walmart (at least the ones around here) will tell you that they can't do the job because they will scratch the wheels.
I brought my new wheels to walmart for a mount, they rung me up at $11 per wheel, and said it would take an hr.
After 10 minutes they told me they couldn't do the job because of the profile of the wheel. I had to take them over to schwab who charged me $99 for the mount/balance. I also had to listen to them bitch because I bought wheels online instead of through them.

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You dont have to go to Ford to program the sensors, the trucks come with a fob to do the programming. Mine was in my glovebox.

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Your at a loss any way you skin it.
If you order the new tpms sensors, you will have to take the truck to ford so they can mate the new sensors to your truck, they will charge you for this.

If you take the existing sensors out of your stock wheels and mount them in your new wheels it will work, but you will have to pay somebody to do a dismount/mount/balance to get the tires in working order again.

Walmart, won't touch alot of the aftermarket wheels. If you have a smooth lip similar to a stock profile they will do the job, but most wheels these days have some kind of step or radical lip and walmart (at least the ones around here) will tell you that they can't do the job because they will scratch the wheels.
I brought my new wheels to walmart for a mount, they rung me up at $11 per wheel, and said it would take an hr.
After 10 minutes they told me they couldn't do the job because of the profile of the wheel. I had to take them over to schwab who charged me $99 for the mount/balance. I also had to listen to them bitch because I bought wheels online instead of through them.
Hmmm, now that is interesting.
I'm going to have to give them a call to see what they will do. If not, Pep Boys sells/installs aftermarket wheels/tires. They should be able to take care of me.

One way or another I'll get them mounted. It just looks like I'm going to be paying a bit more than I thought. Oh well.


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You dont have to go to Ford to program the sensors, the trucks come with a fob to do the programming. Mine was in my glovebox.
Thats good that Ford gives you a way to program them. My Infiniti has to go to the dealer for any tpms sensor problems, which has happened twice this last year. I've got 4 more years of warranty with the car, however any tpms problems after warranty, I'll just let the idiot light stay on.

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Hmmm, now that is interesting.
I'm going to have to give them a call to see what they will do. If not, Pep Boys sells/installs aftermarket wheels/tires. They should be able to take care of me.

One way or another I'll get them mounted. It just looks like I'm going to be paying a bit more than I thought. Oh well.


Thanks for the info!!!
What wheel did you buy? I saw the 3 options that you posted. The walmart around here would mount the first wheel, but the other 2 would probably be a problem for them.
I'm interested to hear if your walmart does the job.

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