Whaleya said:You can get tires anywhere, but for the rims you will have more limited choices if you want to keep TPMS. However, with more and more cars getting pressure sensors, I'm sure the aftermarket will release more rims. The sensor bolts into the rim using an enlarged stem hole. You can see it if you look at the stem on a RL rim.
The auto position seems to work with an antenna in each wheel well.
The spare is not monitored, however since the spare is the least likely tire to have it's air pressure checked, I would have wished it was monitored. A bit of penny pinching on Honda's part... that plus the fact that a full size spare is an costs extra.
Actually I disagree on both points. The Sienna TPMS uses the ABS sensors which are already in place to measure the rotational velocity. This is much cheaper than Honda's way of doing it since they are tapping into an existing ABS system. It's an indirect inference of the tire pressure, if all 4 tires get low it will never alert you as it notices no difference in velocity between them. Honda has a direct measurement of the actual pressure in each tire which is by far the better system and more accurate.Blue said:My Sienna TPMS uses tire rotation to calculate air pressure and alerts when the pressure loses 20% of pressure. I think it is a better system, but more expensive...
conchflats said:Anyone know how the TPMS works ? How do you put a sensor on a spinning tire .
jeffro said:Vertrkr is right! Honda's system is the most advanced (and expensive) available today. It has large benefits vs. the ABS sensor type found in most other makes. It is a 'direct' type vs.'indirect'
Here's the suppliers page --> http://www.siemensvdo.com/default.aspx?menu=CC_tire_guard
Here is a place to find more info about the legislation regarding TPMS --> http://www.citizen.org/autosafety/nhtsa/tread/tpms/index.cfm
Service manual? or perhaps you mean the owners manual that came with the truck. If not, where did you get it? helminc.com doesn't even list it yet.Whaleya said:I would like to get a full sized spare. Can I get one with TPMS?
Looking at the service manual...
Thanks, not aware of that. Price is a little step for me though being a time limited access. Think I'll wait for the paper copy and buy that. The 'O5 Ody manual is 2000 pages, I love browsing thru it.Whaleya said:
Blue said:My Sienna TPMS uses tire rotation to calculate air pressure and alerts when the pressure loses 20% of pressure. I think it is a better system, but more expensive. Honda system uses electronics and should be able to monitor the spare tire as well.
I saw on PBS AutoWeek there is a air pressure device that you can attach to the stem of the regular tire. When the tire loses 20% of the pressure, a red insert pops up. The host says it is THE most sensible product to buy. It cost around $10 and maybe is good for the spare tire. Does anyone here recommend this product?
I have actually seen a spare tire that is out of air because the owner never checked it. Does anyone check their spare tire air pressure?
IMO, TPMS and bluetooth phone system are 2 safety device that should be standard. TPMS is one of the reason I bought RL.