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Offline GKreamer

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TPMS question
« on: October 09, 2017, 02:14:17 am »
For those of you who have added a TPMS system to your C10 I have a question: do you set the "alarm" to the recommended COLD pressure as specified in the Owners Manual (2002 C10 says 36psi front, 41psi rear) or do you set a higher pressure value to factor in tire pressure going up as the tires heat up?

I have this TPMS: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019OKA7E0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I recently changed batteries in the units themselves as well as the display unit.  I set the tires to the recommended air pressure, front and rear while COLD.  Went out for a short ride and the TPMS display started beeping and vibrating because the rear jumped from 41/42 to 44psi.  The front jumped to 38, but I guess because the rear was already triggered it did not complain, or maybe 2 psi is not sufficient to trigger the alert.

Just looking for thoughts/suggestions, please.

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Re: TPMS question
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 09:39:04 am »
The description from the website states the alarm will go off if the tire(s) go over or under the presets. There isn't min and max presets or is preset plural because of two tires?
If there is only one value you can enter for each tire you have to go with the warmer running psi I guess.
PS 36 is a little low for the front most of us run near 40psi, try 38 and see if you can feel the difference.
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Offline GKreamer

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Re: TPMS question
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 04:45:42 pm »
You set the pressure for each tire individually.  I will try 38 cold and set the TPMS for a bit higher value to compensate for the tire heating up.

Thank you for the feedback, appreciated!