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post #1 of 13 Old 01-10-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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TPMS and Run Flats

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I am contemplating switching out my stock 360 wheels for f430/scuderia wheels and thus going with 225 19 in the front and 285 19 rears (want to avoid rolling the fenders)

Very low probabilty that I would track the car and as a result leaning towards run flats as I would hate to be stranded with a flat tire.

Given that my 2004 360 does not have TPMS should I consider an aftermarket one; is it necessary? Taz mention Schrader in a prior post and was wondering if anyone went with run flat and then had TPMS installed or similar issues?

One more question - a lot of post mention run flats are stiff; as a non track driver would I be able to detect this? For those that have gone to run flats would you do it again?

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-11-2013, 05:22 AM
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IMO have the tire inflation kit handy in your boot and avoid runflats. The 19" will look great on your 360 but may have a ride difference from the stock 18" even without runflat. Unless you live in a very remote location without cell service, then maybe.
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Pat- The Schrader system in my car (OEM TPMS softwared out) works great, uses AA batteries so no connections required, and I do not have run flats. Dressed mine up with some of the OEM accessory valve caps
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I have never liked 360's with F430 wheels. Looks like you are a poser trying to make your 360 look like a 430. If you don't like the Starfish wheels, the Modular's look great, and or the Challenge Stradale wheels, and they are a factory wheel.

I would not worry about TPMS sensors, unless you do a lot of long distance driving.

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Mark- I think the F430 wheels look even better on a 360 than they do on an F430, and the Scud wheels look good too, whether with the Scud 8" fronts or the F430 look-alike 7.5" fronts. They are also an inch larger in diameter and have larger tires fitted, which helps braking and cornering. I definitely do not think anybody is trying to be a poser by fitting larger, later wheels they like better.

The F430, Scud, and Challenge wheels are all factory wheels, and none were optional on the 360, just the one was standard on the CS.

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I would get a TPMS if you go run flats (which I don't like). The reason is that if you get a flat it is not visible. Even the most conscientious of us don't manually check tire pressure every day or every 50 miles. You could drive the run flat at 0psi for a while without knowing it (ask my wife).

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Dan- The Schrader system I am running only costs $200 total. Pretty cheap insurance, whatever tires you run.

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Agreed, TPMS either way, I worded it poorly.
I meant: with run-flats you really don't have a choice, with regular tires one should choose to have TPMS.

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I have an older model Orange Elec. Not real happy with it as the communications from valve to monitor has given me trouble. I'm given to understand the newer model from Orange is much better. In addition, the valves communicate with any smart phone if you get the app. Kind of a cool accessory.

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Lane- Not familiar with that brand. The two I researched were the Schrader from the US and the Tyresure system from the UK. I chose the Schrader system because it came in 12V and battery powered versions and the Tyresure came in only 12V systems Tyresure system below.

Both the Schrader and Tyresure systems have the transmitting antennas in the tire valve.
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The system I have looks Identical to the one in your photo.

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Lane- Makes sense. I guess blue toothing the monitor would not be all that difficult. The Schrader has caused no problems except the occasional false alarm. Have to change the two AA batteries about once a year, but it lets you know when they are going. Shuts off if it does not sense motion, so most of the time it is fallow and not using battery power.

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Thank you all for the info, appreciate your time
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