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OEM TPMS won’t fit on aftermarket wheels

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, Tires Discussion' started by The wall, Nov 10, 2019 at 2:43 AM.

  1. The wall

    The wall Canada Newish Member

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    Hello to everyone who got STUNG!!

    recently I got 18” Fast Wheels Switch for winter’s, and bought OEM TPMS form eBay. Earlier today I went to swap my summer Set to winter set; my mechanic snapped two TPMS sensors!! And finally told me that it won’t fit on aftermarket wheels. So he suggested a different TPMS called MAX sensors, and they wouldn’t fit as well!! Did this happened to anyone out there? Please help.
     

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  2. Frenchy_418

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    The kia tpms in my Vossen stick out a little more than desired but still had no problems mounting tires over them.
     
  3. The wall

    The wall Canada Newish Member

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    Amazing!! I am glad it worked out for you anyway.
    This Monday I’ll call my wheels provider and see what happens.
     
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  5. The wall

    The wall Canada Newish Member

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019 at 12:50 AM
  6. Are you going from 19" wheels to 18"? Less width? Would that cause an issue?
     
  7. SteveCo

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    Many if not most use 18" wheels/tires for their winter set. Slightly narrower tires are actually better in the snow, and the different profile means that the overall diameter is the same, with a taller sidewall - so no significant speedometer variance, and better protection against wheel damage.

    Also, with the commonly used square setup a directional winter tire can at least be rotated front to back. Doesn't hurt that there is a much, much wider selection of winter tires in 18" as well, along with a lower cost.
     
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  8. Though I've never seen actual snow in my life I understand the idea behind the swap; I'm wondering if the smaller sizes of the wheels are clashing with the OEM TPMS sensors because they are designed for a 19" wheel.
     
  9. SteveCo

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    I use the OEM sensors with no issues on my 18" winter set, and those are the same sensors that the dealer provides with their 18" winter tire and wheel offerings. I don't see the tire/rim size being a factor for either installation or operation.
     
  10. The wall

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    Thank you Steve for the clarification.
    I’ll now go to a different mechanic and hopefully it works out well.
     
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