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      01-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by jcal0820 View Post
Do a lot of after market performance tires have TPMS sensors built into them these days? Or special kit required? If not, can we deactivate the sensor receiver on our cars without having to go thru the stealership? And I'm talking about replacing the whole set, all rims and tires.
The car itself doesn't carry the sensor, the TPMS system on the 1 series is the valve stem. So instead of having a traditional valve stem you have a TPMS sensor which informs the car of the tire pressure. No chance on disabling it, and no worries about tire compatibility with it.