Can I remove TPMS and just put normal valve stems on factory wheels?
In the stock Sahara wheels, will standard rubber valve stems fit in the place of TPMS, or no?
I put solid brass valve caps on the wheels. OVer the winter the brass reacted with the aluminum valve stems, and they became permenantly fused together. 2 valve stems broke off altogether when I tried to remove the caps, and the others have damaged threads.
I want to get rid of the TPMS altogether.
I really need to replace ONLY the aluminum valve stem on the TPMS, but no one (including Jeep) sells just that part, you have to buy the whole TPMS ($35 x 4).
Ouch! That's why the TPMS comes with the gray caps. Not only so you know there's a TPMS sensor inside but so there's something that wouldn't react to the aluminum stem. You just performed a science experiment called "Bi-metal electrolysis corrosion"!
You CAN get rid of the TPMS Sensor if you don't mind the ding (x5 assuming you do the spare too) and can live with the butt symbol (_!_).
You can disable the TPMS with something like the AEV Procal, but that will set you back ~$129. May be cheaper to try to find a deal on Ebay for the sensors. Or live with the down sides. Your choices!
Funny thing happened with my sensors. I have an 07 auto 4 dr and i took it to get the new wheels and tires put on. Told the tire shop about the sensors and had the new stems ready. Turns out my factory wheels did not have sensors....? We checked all the wheels and not one had it. I couldnt explain it, but it turned out to be a lot cheaper. Not sure why mine did not come with sensors.
X many on the AEV Procal and disabling the system.
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