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davisontech

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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    Fair enough assumption about my referral to manufacturer websites, but the links are inferring to use the placard/manual on the vehicle for my tire pressure is IF I was to swap my tires with the Same size tire on the Stock wheel (basically just replacement tires), which isnt the case here....and I have previously verified that info with multiple tire manufacturers as well. I have a completely different, and Very far from stock, wheel and tire setup...which has different requirements than what Ford recommends for their stock wheels (which is what is on the vehicle placard/manual). My 22" wheel setup is not going to have the same psi recommendations as a 18" stock Ford wheel setup that came on the truck....therefore I cant follow Fords guidelines, as it has nothing to do with the wheels and tires I am running. Apples and oranges. I need to follow the recommendations of my tire manufacturer as it pertains to my specific setup and the load of my vehicle.
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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    I did know that in theory...but I did not know it was called Boyles Gas Law...I will read up on that some more. And they are filled with nitrogen already. Thanks.
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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    Thank you for your on-topic reply, and for not assuming my setup before providing info. My tires are 55 psi max...using the 90% max rule gives me 49.5...I choose to run lower than that at 44 (which is 80% max) for the moment but I may drop/add a couple psi dependent on performance and how the ride is. Like I said, I just got them so will obviously be experimenting, but will stay in the 40+ psi range....as I have with my last 2 trucks with similar setups, without issue. Good point about the pressure warning sensor...I check my pressure 1-2 times a week (when I wash them) with a digital gauge and, of course, visually daily. With my setup, especially my specific tires, I cannot afford to lose too much air pressure in them...If I got down to 25 psi when the sensor actually triggered, I would likely have done some damage to my wheel already. I dont think the TPMS really serves much of a purpose for me...but I just needed that damn Warning/Alert off my dash! Thanks for chiming in.
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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    Sorry to all who held back answers bc they "didnt like my attitude" when I was repeatedly being given Wrong information over and over and was being accused of disregarding my families safety. I really just wanted an answer to my question, not a thread based on Wrong off-topic info.... What you did was give me information that was Wrong. If you thought you were right and being helpful, thats great, I had no problem with your first post and explained to you I was at manufacturers recommended levels so nothing to worry about. Thats where it should have ended but you continued to try to push your Wrong information onto me. Then accusing me of not being concerned with safety, even though multiple sources had confirmed that I was running at correct and Safe psi levels....and that your info was Wrong. Just because I dont listen to your Wrong information, doesnt mean I dont care for safety. Matter of fact, if I had listened to your Wrong info and brought my tire level "wayyy" down as you told me to, I would then be driving at a more unsafe psi level and probably damage my wheels/tires in the process. I apologize for being unwilling to listen to your Wrong information. I also got PM on here from other members telling me the correct info, along with another forum....all who were in agreement that you were Wrong. Thanks again to those who PMd me with correct and relevant info....even though I was able to get it fixed before I saw your PM, your time and knowledge was much appreciated. Im done with this thread so have at it.
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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    Its obvious there is no one here that will offer any advice besides accusing me of neglecting safety and lame talk of "tire ninjas"....so for anyone having a similar problem, I would like to provide you with some help with your situation. The part you need is Part #: 8C2Z1A203A and Ford service depts have them for about $40. I was just able to meet up with someone local to me who responded on another forum and had this calibration tool for when he switches his winter/summer wheels. He actually works for Ford in the Service Dept and was running close to 45psi on his 22" wheels as well. The TPMS registered within a couple minutes using the sequence in the original post, the sensor fault alert is now gone. Im glad the other forum was so helpful towards resolving my problem, bc the know-it-all sarcastic losers here certainly were not.
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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    Since you want to accuse me of not caring for the safety of myself and my family....Again, I have checked recommended psi levels with the tire manufacturer, along with 2 major wheel companies, and my local rim shop...all with expertise and knowledge about my particular setup...they were all in complete agreement. I was repeatedly told 40-45 psi with my setup and that is what I am following. I am actually running at 44 psi to be technical....didnt know that was where this convo was going to be headed with my original post. A number of sources, including tire manufacturers, will also tell you that running at 90% of the Max psi is the optimum inflation level....I am well below the Max range. 2 quick links for you without spending too much time searching, both of which recommend 90% max pressure... http://www.sunnytire.com/care.aspx http://global.hankooktire.com/Serv/Inflation.aspx?pageNum=3&subNum=1&ChildNum=3 So you are suggesting I disregard everything I was told by the reliable wheel companies, speaking with tire manufacturers, tire manufacturers websites, and rim shops, all because a guy named Scorpion on a forum, who knows nothing about my wheels/tires/etc, told me to...That sounds like great, and extremely safe, idea.
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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    Really not going to get into a pissing match about this. The psi has been checked and verified by 3 separate people including tirerack.com, another big online wheel dealer, and the tire manufacturer itself. I also personally know a number of people at my local rim shop that run in the 40-45 range without any issues. With that said....is there anyone that can actually help with the issue I am asking about?
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    Training TPMS sensors in new wheels

    These are aftermarket wheels/tires that recommend 45 psi.
  9. Just grabbed a set of aftermarket 22" wheels/tires. I ran them for a few days without any issues, but today the TPMS fault sensor went on. Checked all tire pressures and they are correct (45psi). I ordered these wheels online with tires mounted and TPMS installed. Im guessing that they need to be trained....I tried doing it following this procedure..... 1.Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. 2.Turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position three times, ending in the RUN position. Do not wait more than one minute between each key cycle. 3.Press and release the brake pedal. 4.Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. 5.Turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position three times, ending in the RUN position. Do not wait more than one minute between each key cycle. 6.The horn will sound once and the TPMS indicator will flash if train mode has been entered successfully. If equipped, the message center displays "TRAIN LF TIRE", place the magnet on the valve stem of the LF tire pressure sensor. The horn will sound briefly to indicate that the tire pressure sensor has been recognized by the TPMS module. 7.Within two minutes after the horn sounds, place the magnet on the valve stem of the RF tire pressure sensor. NOTE: If the VSM (TPMS module integral to VSM) does not recognize any one of the four tire pressure sensors during the tire training procedure, the horn will sound twice and the message center (if equipped) will display "TIRE NOT TRAINED REPEAT" and the procedure must be repeated. 8.Repeat Step 7 for the RR and LR tires. When the tire training procedure is complete, the horn will sound once and the message center (if equipped) will display "TIRE TRAINING MODE COMPLETE". ....I get to "Train LF Tire" in step 6, put the magnet on the valve stem, but I cant get the sensor to be recognized. I was using a magnet from a speaker (all I had, read that it has worked for others), which Im guessing could be the cause. Assuming the magnet is the problem, does anyone know where I can find the real magnet I am supposed to be using? And should this solve my issue once completed? Thanks in advance.
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    2012 Door Removal/Speaker Install

    Worked perfect. Thanks again.
  11. Just picked up a new '12 Edge and wanted to upgrade the speakers but cant get the door panel off. I have seen the instructions on here for '11s and earlier but I think the '12 is different. I have all the screws out and all the clips are loose but something is holding it in the middle. Doesnt seem there is any screw at the door handle anymore...so not sure what is holding it on. Anyone have any experience with this?
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