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Re: Winter Tires

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 am
by BrockWI
I have done it, but had a tire shop swap the TPMS and mine were cloned to the existing ones so I didn't need to do anything in Leaf Spy.

Do you mean the physical swap or the Leaf Spy part?

Re: Winter Tires

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:48 pm
by LeftieBiker
Both, with the physical TPMS installation being more urgent. (No swap involved.) I need to have that done by Monday night.

Re: Winter Tires

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:09 pm
by BrockWI
I tried to swap the sensors myself, that was a no go, so I took them to a shop, they charged me $36 to swap all four from a regular stem to the TPMS.

I tried this

and even laid a board on the tire and drove up on it with the Leaf and it wouldn't pop off the rim, I thought I was going to break something and gave up and took them to a shop.

I can't help with the Leaf Spy part since mine were cloned to the existing ones

Re: Winter Tires

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:11 pm
by LeftieBiker
The video is hanging up - I'll try again later. Thanks. I don't need to remove tires from my rims.

Re: Winter Tires

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm
by roger1818
kennethbokor wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:30 am
I'm getting Michelin XICE3s in a week from Dealer. With steelies $1100 CAD installed, plus tax. Includes yearly storage of original set. No TPMS. Get a good tire gauge and save money by checking them yourself!
Lets try this again (my original post was accidentally deleted by a mod. about a month ago and he wasn't able to recover it. I haven't had the heart to re-write it).

Hey Kennith. I love your videos.

I disagree with you that a good tire gauge is a replacement for TPMS sensors. They serve different purposes.

TPMS is a safety feature for detecting a decrease in tire pressure while you are driving, prior to it turning into a blowout. Those are nasty things that can turn an otherwise good day into the worst day of your life. Not having TPMS sensors can also effect the way your traction control system behaves. Considering winter is when you need that the most, having a compromised traction control system then seems backwards.

A good tire pressure gauge is good for detecting a gradual decrease in tire pressure due to seasonal changes in temperature (or a very slow leak) for the purpose of keeping tire wear even, and thus prolonging the life of your tires (as John Cadogan says, I'm not the type of person who wakes up in the morning exited that I get to buy new tires today, so I like to make mine last longer by minimizing their wear).

My original post also discussed what size of winter tires is best, but I have since bought them, so I won't bother with that now.