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Old 07-16-2014, 12:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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TPMS is a Ford Focus doesn't pop until some 19 PSI.

On an F150, it is a bit higher but still dangerously low.

Honestly, was a bit disappointed in my family members when I learned their behaviors. Some stern chats have made tire pressure checks routine for them.

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Old 07-16-2014, 08:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Ever try to find wheel studs or nutz for a 95 suzuki sidekick?
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WHEEL NUT M12-1.25 ACORN - 19MM HEX, 24MM LENGTH
List $5.86 ea, I can have 7 in an hour and all you want later today.
WHEEL NUT M12-1.25 ACORN - 13/16" HEX, 35MM LENGTH
List $6.06 ea, I can have 12 in an hour and all you want later today.
WHEEL NUT M12-1.25 MAG , SHORT - 13/16" HEX, 1.454" LENGTH
List $4.05 ea, I can have 10 later today.
WHEEL NUT M12-1.25 MAG - 13/16" HEX, 1.684" LENGTH
List $4.11 ea, I can probably get them in a day or so.
WHEEL LUG NUT M12-1.25 - 13/16" HEX, 1.38" LENGTH
List $3.56 ea, I can have 10 in an hour and 10 more later today.

M12-1.25 SERRATED WHEEL STUD - 12.45MM KNURL, 33.5MM LENGTH
List $4.43 ea, I can probably get them in a day or so.
M12-1.25 SERRATED WHEEL STUD - 12.45MM KNURL, 37.5MM LENGTH
List $4.79 ea, I can have 10 later today.

These are just what one of the stores in town lists. My screen shows their shelf and their local warehouse's shelf, but the other parts they list are in the system and probably on the shelf at the next warehouse over- I just can't tell exactly how available they are without calling and bothering one of their counterpeople. I hate bothering counterpeople who are probably trying to post something on the web at the moment.

The chrome capped lug nuts are great because the chrome caps aren't very forgiving when a partially trained monkey takes an impact gun to them with a "close enough" sized socket. This ain't horseshoes or hand grenades, and there are some lug nuts that I sell in 20s to some of the chain type garages. They're also my best customers for pressure sensors: a careful wrench can avoid damaging them, but a guy who demolishes lug nuts for a living can only stand there and mumble something about how the aluminum rotted away, it was about to fall apart anyway and you're lucky it happened while you were here.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow, any relation to advance auto, napa or autozone? What trucked me over was the fact someone used a 33.5mm up front on the drivers side and 37.5 for all the rest and 3 wheels.

So, when a nut was put on the 33.5mm nut and tighten up it wrapped the threads. Unless you replaced the same nut on this stud you screwed up the threads on another studd if you hammer it on and so on. I went through 2 studds and 3 nutz figuring this out. I said screw it all and ordered 30 of the 37.5 and replaced them all and bought matching nutz.


'M12-1.25 SERRATED WHEEL STUD - 12.45MM KNURL, 33.5MM LENGTH
List $4.43 ea, I can probably get them in a day or so.
M12-1.25 SERRATED WHEEL STUD - 12.45MM KNURL, 37.5MM LENGTH
List $4.79 ea, I can have 10 later today."
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My wife is a TPMS.

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LOL, lets leave the initials to the imagination, but I swear she can tell when the tires are 2 psi low, until I inflated them to 42 PSI. Reminds me, I need to check all of my tires, only time the tpms came on on the Fiesta was when I first got it. There was a nail in the left rear tire, plugged it in the garage and it has held pressure the same as the rest close to 27 k miles.

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Dont forget your spare tire, if equipped. Some include a tpms sensor as well.
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Napa lists the front studs as being the 37.5 mm ones, part NOE 6413144. List shows as $4.78 ea.
they list the 33.5s as the rears, pn NOE 6413158, list $3.66 ea.

We don't do much with Advance or Autozone. Napa's catalog is very good but they're farther away from us than Federated and delivery is spottier.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:22 AM   #29 (permalink)
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With my 3 Chevy's, just have to push a few button's to check each tires pressure. I've only had one flat with any of them, gave me plenty of warning to fill up to make it home and plug it.
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Unnecessary in my opinion, just like the backup cameras that are required on new cars in the next few years. Funny, if you walk to the back of the car to make sure you arent gonna run over anything, you pass the tires - two birds with one stone, and you didnt need all the extra b.s. that adds more cost to the vehicle and maintenance. I wish they would educate drivers instead of legislating out common sense.

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