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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:38 PM
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Does Tire Monitoring System use the ABS.

Seems like I have read that the BMW tire monitoring system uses the car's ABS system to detect low tire pressure. If this is true, then does it follow that the TMS would monitor regular tires on a 2012 X3, if I had replaced the RFTs?
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:21 PM
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For US-spec cars, BMWs use the direct TPMS and has done so since 2007.

Yes, you may swap out to non-RFT.
No, it will not ruin the handling.
No, there is no room for a spare.
Yes, you will need the TPMS sensors.

Other countries do not have the TPMS regulation and therefore rely on the ABS sensors to determine the relative rotational speeds of the tires.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:23 AM
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For US-spec cars, BMWs use the direct TPMS and has done so since 2007.

Yes, you may swap out to non-RFT.
No, it will not ruin the handling.
No, there is no room for a spare.
Yes, you will need the TPMS sensors.

Other countries do not have the TPMS regulation and therefore rely on the ABS sensors to determine the relative rotational speeds of the tires.
Where are the TPMS sensors located, in the tire or in the wheel?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:28 AM
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Where are the TPMS sensors located, in the tire or in the wheel?
Inside the wheel - around the valve
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:56 AM
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Inside the wheel - around the valve
Thanks for the info. Maybe I can sell my RFT tires with extremely low mileage locally after they are replaced with old fashioned tires.
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