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    Tpms ideas?

    I've got 2 sets of rims and tires now, and only one set has tpms sensors. Trying to figure out what I want to do for this.

    Looked into sensors that I can clone, but my head starting hurting looking at the hand scanners needed to do all of this. Then got completely lost about the signal Hz. Im not trying to go to a service shop just so I can swap my tires over.

    I very much liked the idea of a TPMS sensor bomb, charging a pipe with air and sensors inside of it, and regular fittings on the wheels. However, I know TPMS sensor are much more complicated than I once thought. They have to be excited to wake them up when new, and I've heard if there's no movement they will go to sleep, stop sending signal to conserve batteries. Has anyone successfully done this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9thgensifamily View Post
    I've got 2 sets of rims and tires now, and only one set has tpms sensors. Trying to figure out what I want to do for this.

    Looked into sensors that I can clone, but my head starting hurting looking at the hand scanners needed to do all of this. Then got completely lost about the signal Hz. Im not trying to go to a service shop just so I can swap my tires over.

    I very much liked the idea of a TPMS sensor bomb, charging a pipe with air and sensors inside of it, and regular fittings on the wheels. However, I know TPMS sensor are much more complicated than I once thought. They have to be excited to wake them up when new, and I've heard if there's no movement they will go to sleep, stop sending signal to conserve batteries. Has anyone successfully done this?
    It's been a while since I worked in a shop, but I think you can just buy a set of programmable sensors from the local parts store, have a shop mate them to the vehicle via scanner and be good to go. Setting up new sensors to a vehicle takes like half a second with the right tool, and most shops wont charge much to program sensors. I don't think the tube would work because of the movement thing like you mentioned.
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    Two options that can work:
    1. Buy a universal set and pay a shop to have them cloned to the stock sensors. Then you do not need to reprogram the ecu each time you swap wheels.
    2. Buy a preprogrammed set and an ATEQ quickset. Program the sensor Id's to the ateq software and upload to the ecu twice a year when you swap wheels.

    I personally have the ateq. I've used it on my civic, jeep, and wrx.

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    Our Civic don't use wheel mounted sensor.

    Edit: For the 2015 Civic Si, there are no tire mounted sensor.
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    OP has a 2012 with the direct system

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    2012, 13: in-wheel sensors. 2014 and up: no in-wheel sensors.
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    TPMS has to rank near the top of nanny state mandated garbage. How hard is it to just check tire pressure. It's going to have to be added no matter what. Best option is probably to not have it.
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    I wouldn't care about the low tire indicator if you could still turn off traction control. They've made it so you can't swap rims in your garage without having to pay someone to set new sensors up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9thgensifamily View Post
    I wouldn't care about the low tire indicator if you could still turn off traction control. They've made it so you can't swap rims in your garage without having to pay someone to set new sensors up.
    Yes, that was my issue with it, as well. I always turn off TC, and with a different set of sensorless wheels, I couldn't do that.

    Aside from my '12 being a 5AT, this was the main reason I was not terribly sad about getting rid of it.
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    If you can find someone else to go in on it with you, the Autel TS508K is a pretty great value for money.

    You can program, clone, and troubleshoot sensors very easily without any need to connect to a PC to modify anything. Comes with 8 sensors and the programmer. I'd keep my eyes open for sales or if you can find a used unit.

    I've used the ATEQ quickset and it's alright but not nearly as easy to use. The software can be sketchy and refuse to update and/or work. Doesn't do much for the money IMO either (unless you get it used cheap).
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