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    Anyone fitted a DIY tyre pressure monitor?

    Since i have a poverty spec SE B7, thinking of getting this DIY TPM as it only takes a few minutes to install. Just wondering has anyone fitted such a TPM and are you happy with it? Its on sale at the moment at £70.
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    Ok took the plunge and bought it. Overall very happy with it, an absolute doddle to install and the display unit plugs in neatly into the cigarette lighter socket. Whilst driving the display scrolls showing the tyre pressure in psi. The only downside is that the wheel cap sensors (black) are a bit bulky but i don't find them too obtrusive. Will post some pics later on
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    oem bi-xenons with AFS & autolevelling
    oem balance shaft replacement
    oem rear parking sensors
    oem auto-dimming rear view mirror
    Shark STS Remap 170 bhp
    18" S5 style alloys
    H&R lowering springs
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


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    yeah id like to see how they look
    iv retrofitted oem tpms in the past

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    So, how does this work? Do the monitor caps send information to the display wirelessly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    So, how does this work? Do the monitor caps send information to the display wirelessly?
    Yep, the sensors (built into caps) transmit wirelessly to the display...i believe the frequency used is something like 433 mhz. The sensors take a replaceable battery (CR2032?) which is supposed to last 3-4 years. Just hope the local chavs don't pull off the sensors because even though they're fitted with locking nuts, i'm sure with a bit of force they can be pulled off
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    oem bi-xenons with AFS & autolevelling
    oem balance shaft replacement
    oem rear parking sensors
    oem auto-dimming rear view mirror
    Shark STS Remap 170 bhp
    18" S5 style alloys
    H&R lowering springs
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


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    I'm fancying a set of these.
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    Do you need to get your wheels re-balanced.... 'cause they look a bit bulky?
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    Some pics





    2005 Audi A4 2.0 TDi SE
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    oem bi-xenons with AFS & autolevelling
    oem balance shaft replacement
    oem rear parking sensors
    oem auto-dimming rear view mirror
    Shark STS Remap 170 bhp
    18" S5 style alloys
    H&R lowering springs
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


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    Im very interested in these. Could you send me the website where you brought them??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Def-87 View Post
    Im very interested in these. Could you send me the website where you brought them??
    Click on the word "this" in the opening post.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


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    Link's already in first post but here it is again:
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    2005 Audi A4 2.0 TDi SE
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    oem bi-xenons with AFS & autolevelling
    oem balance shaft replacement
    oem rear parking sensors
    oem auto-dimming rear view mirror
    Shark STS Remap 170 bhp
    18" S5 style alloys
    H&R lowering springs
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopomp1 View Post
    Link's already in first post but here it is again:
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    I ordered mine yesterday; they're on their way. Nice find, Psychopomp.
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    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


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    Arrived today, and were fitted and up and running inside ten minutes. Unfortunately, I only checked the display after I'd tightened all the lock nuts, and that's when I noticed the front right is reading 36psi when all the others are reading 37 (I wouldn't mind but I checked all of them with my compressor before fitting the TPMS sensors).

    It's now raining, so I can't be bothered to un-loosen the sensor and add some air to the tyre. It can keep.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


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    I'm quite tempted with the oem style ones that fit the rim. Has anyone tried them?
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    Tweaked the pressures again, and I now have a reading of 37psi all round on the Steelmate monitor display - which, incidentally, corresponds to 38psi on the display of my compressor. The discrepancy doesn't really matter, so long as I know it's there. The point is that the tyres are at the pressures I like them at.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


 

 

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