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Old 10-10-2019, 10:38 AM   #315 (permalink)
Shaneajanderson
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Originally Posted by MeteorGray View Post
Yeah, I believe most tire alarms are psi-based. In fact, I "think" I read that the newest Generation 4 Mazda3s have gone to that system, which is probably the more popular system.

I like my Generation 3's system because it works quite effectively in reporting low tire pressure and, as in my example above, even some tread faults. Another advantage is that since it incorporates no tire pressure device on each tire, there's nothing to change out when new tires are installed.
As someone who used to work in a shop and change a lot of tires: That's awesome, TPMS sensors are a pain in the neck to deal with when changing tires. And then calibrating them can be terrible too: Ford's are easy if you have the pairing remote, but GMs (as of when I worked there) you had to do a procedure to start the pairing, and then you let the system know which tire was which by either adding or draining air from the each tire for ten seconds.
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