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Custom Wheels & TPMS ?

I am interested in putting a set of Custom wheels on my 2016 Sportage. what will I have to do to keep my Tire Pressure Monitoring working ?

I'm really not sure if mine is in the wheel itself, or on the brake system

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your TPMS's are located in your tires at the valve stem area. If you notice, you will have metal stems and have a nut on the outside
You have two options:
1. You can purchase new wheels and have the shop separate your OEM tire from the wheel and take the sensors off and place onto the new wheels.
2. You can purchase new TPMS's for you new wheels and use them. they must be the correct frequency for the vehicle (you can order from KIA dealer)
A. once you replace the sensors all you will need to do is drive the vehicle for a small amount of time (including some turns so that the system can recognize the locations of the sensors. once this is done your TPMS warning light in the dash should go away.
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awesome, thank you for the info KenP !
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your TPMS's are located in your tires at the valve stem area. If you notice, you will have metal stems and have a nut on the outside
You have two options:
1. You can purchase new wheels and have the shop separate your OEM tire from the wheel and take the sensors off and place onto the new wheels.
2. You can purchase new TPMS's for you new wheels and use them. they must be the correct frequency for the vehicle (you can order from KIA dealer)
A. once you replace the sensors all you will need to do is drive the vehicle for a small amount of time (including some turns so that the system can recognize the locations of the sensors. once this is done your TPMS warning light in the dash should go away.

Kia Canada wants $160 EACH for the TPM sensors up here. i was hoping maybe for $40-$50. That's getting a little pricey for a set of four snows. increases your snow tire cost by about 50%

i wonder if it is going to constantly produce an error message or indicator if they are not present.
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awesome, thank you for the info KenP !
Get part number of your TPMS sensor.
Go to eBay and look for used OEM sensors. You can get a whole set (4 senders) for as low as 25 USD. Before you complain about used sensors... I put three sets on winter wheels like that (2x Hyundai, 1x KIA) and all of them work fine.

Do not fall for custom, aftermarket sensors, because OEM can be programmed only by dealer. Every Discount Tire store can program almost any sensor within 5 minutes. You can verify with them (or whatever tire shop you use) if they can read your OEM sensors.


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Thanks PLP, Sloppy. more great info !! will def check with wheel vendor about the TPMS questions !!
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