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Hope all of you are enjoying the summer. Question: I own a 2007 328xi coupe. I purchased the car with 48k and 80k just arrived. My tire tread (inside to out) is down to 3/16-4/16-6/16" - I have been told that this is normal for the car. Anyway, new tires before the snow sets in seems adviseable. Should I replace all of the sensors at this time? I've been told that 5 years is expected battery life for the sensors. Also, can anybody recommend a good aftermarket sensor? Thanks, Alan (Connecticut)
 

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Just put new Toyo's on our 2009 328i replacing noisy Runflats.

New TPMS were included for $8.50 each by my indy tire shop ..... no big deal.
 

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Just put new Toyo's on our 2009 328i replacing noisy Runflats.

New TPMS were included for $8.50 each by my indy tire shop ..... no big deal.
are you sure it wasnt a rebuild kit? 8.50 is way too cheap to be the whole sensor. the valvestem alone is 7.50 discounted
 

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are you sure it wasnt a rebuild kit? 8.50 is way too cheap to be the whole sensor. the valvestem alone is 7.50 discounted
Just checked my invoice and yes it was a rebuild kit. It works and what do I care it's spinning around inside my tires!

Going to give my tire dealer Kauffman a plug (no pun intended) they are awesome!
 

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Just put new Toyo's on our 2009 328i replacing noisy Runflats.

New TPMS were included for $8.50 each by my indy tire shop ..... no big deal.
Sounds like a "rebuild" kit, not new sensors. What the OP is concerned about is the battery life and a rebuild kit doesn't address that.
 

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Greetings:

Hope all of you are enjoying the summer. Question: I own a 2007 328xi coupe. I purchased the car with 48k and 80k just arrived. My tire tread (inside to out) is down to 3/16-4/16-6/16" - I have been told that this is normal for the car. Anyway, new tires before the snow sets in seems adviseable. Should I replace all of the sensors at this time? I've been told that 5 years is expected battery life for the sensors. Also, can anybody recommend a good aftermarket sensor? Thanks, Alan (Connecticut)
I would say that 5 years is the LOWER battery life to be expected from the 2007 TPMS...however you may have the tires on for what...two years? If you don't want to risk it, contact The Tire Rack for replacement TPMS.
 
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