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Old 11-15-2012, 03:12 AM
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Location: Mansfield, MA
Join Date: Mar 2009
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Mein Auto: 2004 VW Passat 4mo
+1 on TireRack being able to provide replacements (with warranty and the right frequency) for around $200. The sensors they sold me for my winter tires have been just fine.

While many people have put non-TPMS wheels on their cars for the winter, I believe NHTSA is starting to crack down on the practice, going after installers who put non-TPMS setups onto a TPMS car.

I would think it would work out to your advantage to have 2 sets of wheels, each with its own set of sensors. You save possible wheel scarring / pulling / installing / rebalancing costs to the tune of $100 every 6 months.
2009 335i xDrive coupe, Jet Black, Black Leather, Grey Poplar, Steptronic, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, iPod/USB, HD radio, Parking Assist. Rear Fogs, Hardwire V1, ProFit G3.
ED 5/12/09, Munich dropoff 5/16/09, Redelivery 6/22/09, Sold 3/8/15

Prior 40 years of cars: 1967 BelAir wagon / 1968 LeMans Tempest / 1970 Mustang Mach 1 / 1972 El Dorado / 1978 Corvette / 1981 Subaru GL wagon AWD / 1983 s10 Blazer 4x4 / 1985 Bronco 4x4 / 1996 Bronco 4x4 / 2004 Passat 4motion / 2009 BMW 335i xDrive E92
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