BrockWI
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Re: Winter Tires

Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 am

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?
3 kw solar pv - XW6048 - eight L16's
4 ton GSHP - 1 ton ASHP
2003 VW TDI 200k miles - 52 mpg lifetime
EVSE level 2 - Clipper Creek HSC-40
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lost first bar @ 72k
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Winter Tires

Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:48 pm

Both, with the physical TPMS installation being more urgent. (No swap involved.) I need to have that done by Monday night.
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BrockWI
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Re: Winter Tires

Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:09 pm

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Maunq29ow2U

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
3 kw solar pv - XW6048 - eight L16's
4 ton GSHP - 1 ton ASHP
2003 VW TDI 200k miles - 52 mpg lifetime
EVSE level 2 - Clipper Creek HSC-40
2013 S model with QC package Mar of 2013
lost first bar @ 72k
@90k miles - 54.71Ahr - 83.64SOH - 78.44Hx - 237GID

LeftieBiker
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Re: Winter Tires

Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:11 pm

The video is hanging up - I'll try again later. Thanks. I don't need to remove tires from my rims.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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roger1818
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Re: Winter Tires

Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm

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.

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