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93Cobra2771

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1. What brand do you use?
2. Cost on your brand?
3. Likes on your brand?
4. Dislikes on your brand?
5. Anything you wish it had/did differently?
6. Would you buy this brand again?


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93Cobra2771 wrote:

1. What brand do you use? TST
2. Cost on your brand? don't remember
3. Likes on your brand? love it
4. Dislikes on your brand? nothing
5. Anything you wish it had/did differently? no
6. Would you buy this brand again?
yes, definitely


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I have TST. I paid about $700 installed. This included dismounting 6 tires to install steel valve stems. I like the brand with one exception. The unit is an awkward shape to mount on the dash. Velcro strips didn't work and I have it just 'laying' on the console. I have an idea to mount it and would buy it again as it has worked.

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tpms in heading posts

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I've been researching them for a while; the 2 most popular setups are from TST and Pressure Pro. They both seem to be good units.

2oldman posted some very good links. I would suggest you read, read, read, and you'll be up to speed in no time.


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Simplicity is best. Invest in a quality gauge and use it regularly. Check the number of posts asking for help with problems. In 3 years I have added air four times and that was to try different pressures to see if it had much of an effect on ride quality.
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randallb wrote:

Simplicity is best. Invest in a quality gauge and use it regularly. Check the number of posts asking for help with problems. In 3 years I have added air four times and that was to try different pressures to see if it had much of an effect on ride quality.
Randy


Agreed, but the post was about TPMS. The TPMS will tell you when you are going flat, or have a flat. Many times, there's no way to know or feel that until a good Sam flags you down and tells you that you have a tire flapping in the wind. Been there. TPMS have their place. A tire gauge only tells you what the pressure was.

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I agree with Ron3rd. I've never run over a road hazard while standing still.

My PressurePro has alerted me 3 times while moving.


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azjeffh wrote:

I agree with Ron3rd. I've never run over a road hazard while standing still.

My PressurePro has alerted me 3 times while moving.


X2 My pressure Pro has saved my bacon two times. One was a sheet metal screw and the second was a 3/8x2 inch bolt. Was able to pull off the freeway and go to a safe place to change tires while there was still enough pressure to get there. Takes all of 30 seconds to check pressure in all 10 of my tires before I start out each morning. Then when driving gets boring I check pressures again.

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randallb wrote:

Simplicity is best. Invest in a quality gauge and use it regularly. Check the number of posts asking for help with problems. In 3 years I have added air four times and that was to try different pressures to see if it had much of an effect on ride quality.
Randy


I don't own one, but am looking. A couple of years ago I loaded up a multi axle utility trailer, checked air pressure, drove off and 25 miles down the road was setting on the side with a flat due to a nail. Fortunately this was a utility trailer so I could see the tires in the mirror, but if it had been my TT, I could have had damage due to the tire being on the passenger side and passing motorists would not have seen it. Several years ago I left on a long trip towing a motorcycle trailer, again check tire pressure, leave and this time about 30 miles down the road, sitting on the side with a shredded tire due to valve stem cracking and tire deflating to the point heat got the best of it. Both times had I had a TPMS of some type, I would have been alerted to the tires going down prior to them getting flat and in the last example, losing tire completely. Yes, tires do suddenly fail (been there, done that and got the underwear to prove it), but most times tires fail (come apart, lose cap, etc.) due to low air pressure, so I believe a monitoring system is well worth the cost.


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