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My question:
Can I use oem tpms on enkei rpf1?
I tried to take it to walmart and they told me that it might not fit. They were saying that the oem sensor might be to big and the rpf1 might not accept the sensor.
 

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Personally I say leave em out. Im one who got another set of tpms for the summer wheels. And havin to go somewhere to have them programmed each switch just sux. Its not a huge deal, just would rather spend time n money elsewhere. There has been peeps on here who have come up with other options cor them a d not runany tpms and do Iit the old fashioned way and look. When I get around to havin to replace tires, I think theyll come out.
 

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yes you can. if that is the case take them some where else
Yeah I just might have to, I just dont want to waste my time and money extracting the oem sensor and taking tires off new wheels...and than turns out it doesnt work.

So basically, is your reply a full proof answer? Sorry dont mean to be disrespectful or anything. Just want to have a forsure thing. Thanks!
 

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Because the TPMS system is required under federal regulation, most tire guys will not take them out. It's kinda like taking off the catalytic converter. You might find someone like us that think the sensors are not that important and remove them.
Good luck.
 

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Yeah I just might have to, I just dont want to waste my time and money extracting the oem sensor and taking tires off new wheels...and than turns out it doesnt work.

So basically, is your reply a full proof answer? Sorry dont mean to be disrespectful or anything. Just want to have a forsure thing. Thanks!
I have swapped mine about 4x with no problems on different size wheels and width's. if you remove them and put them on your new wheels you will not need to reprogram.

i see your screen name starts with 626 is that your area code if so you can go to Audio City they charge $50-$60 not sure just to swap out the sensors.
 

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I had mine taken out of my stock wheels and put on my Camry TRD wheels and they worked. The problem is finding someone that will do it for cheap, or at all.. Local Discount tire said it wasn't possible and one place wanted $120.

Best thing is to go to the hood to the small shops and have them do it. I paid $40.
 

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I had mine taken out of my stock wheels and put on my Camry TRD wheels and they worked. The problem is finding someone that will do it for cheap, or at all.. Local Discount tire said it wasn't possible and one place wanted $120.

Best thing is to go to the hood to the small shops and have them do it. I paid $40.

LOL. I second that. I look for a place where no English is spoken and that's how I know I'll get a good deal. lol. Usually that's all these little places are dedicated to, so they know how to make it work. Big chains like Discount Tire want to "rebuild" your sensors when you really don't need it. Personally, I fully intend on taking mine off and doing the pvc pipe thing someone posted a while back. I grew up with cars, and I get kinda annoyed at all these "idiot" lights. You can tell when they're low by looking at them, and it never hurts to check pressures with an actual gauge every time you fill your tank so that you know you are getting your best gas mileage. Just my opinion.
 

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Big chains like Discount Tire want to "rebuild" your sensors when you really don't need it.
This was my experience. I had 161 miles on my odometer and wanted them to move my OEM tires and TPMS sensors from my OEM wheels to my new alloy wheels. They insisted they had to rebuiild my TPMS sensors and wouldn't do the tire work unless I consented.

What a ripoff. I had my car for less than 2 weeks with 161 miles on the odometer and for some reason my TPMS sensors "needed to be rebuilt". What garbage.
 

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Yesterday, Costco told me they charge $14 per tire to install sensors. I was quoted $120 for the set of 4 from a local tire shop.
 

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Discount told me I had to buy new ones through them.. I said no thanks. They try to rip people off!!
 

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I had mine taken out of my stock wheels and put on my Camry TRD wheels and they worked. The problem is finding someone that will do it for cheap, or at all.. Local Discount tire said it wasn't possible and one place wanted $120.

Best thing is to go to the hood to the small shops and have them do it. I paid $40.
Time to head azusa!
 
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