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      08-12-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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▀▄ eas | Macht Schnell - TPMS/RDC Emulation Module

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure inside all the pneumatic tires on all BMWs manufactured since 2006. Within a predetermined pressure level, a RF signal (433mHz) is sent to each of the receivers located in the wheelwells. These systems report an error message to the driver when pressure is low.



Battery-powered Radio Frequency based TPMS have several disadvantages. Batteries eventually become exhausted and represent a maintenance cost to the consumer. Batteries are chemical systems with lifetimes that unfortunately perform very poorly in extreme temperature environments typical of North America and European climates and in aerospace applications. In order to conserve battery life and to conform to various countries communication authority standards for short range radio communications, the power levels of battery powered TPMS are kept very low . As a consequence of these very low power levels, the construction of certain steel belted radial replacement tires and vehicle metallic geometries can block the low power signal transmission paths.

The so-called total cost of ownership for direct systems is much higher than for indirect systems due to battery and wheel changes and broken/damaged parts. Replacement TPMS sensors from your local dealer can be in excess of $300USD/set with the lithium batteries mounted in the sensors with a 5-6 year shelf life. Aftermarket sensors are not generally reliable.

For those that have multiple tire sets for the track, this is simply not practical. Our TPMS/RDC Emulation Module installs in less than 15 minutes and will fully emulate a full-pressure TPMS signal when activated. Module can be activated/deactivated by lifting up on the driver’s side window switch for +5 seconds with the key off.







Macht Schnell Macht Schnell TPMS/RDC Emulation Module features:

- The ability to run racing tires/wheels or other environments in which TPMS sensors are not compatible
- Compatible with iDrive and non-iDrive systems
- Easy 15-minute installation process with no wire cutting
- Proper emulation of the TPMS/RDC monitoring system
- No dealer visits or coding required after installation
- Completely removable at any time

Note: The Macht Schnell TPMS/RDC Emulation Module will disable the TPMS/RDC monitoring system which complies with the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act. For this reason, this module is not intended for street vehicles and can result in possible injury or death if proper conditions are not followed. Not compatible with euro models.


Macht Schnell - TPMS/RDC Emulation Module
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2378

Models Supported:
2007+ e9x 3-series, including M3
2008+ 1-series (US models only)
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Pricing can be seen on our website:


Macht Schnell - TPMS/RDC Emulation Module
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2378

We just got a few in stock today.
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      08-12-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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I think it's amazingly cool that you guys figure out how to do things like this, and it definitely bums me out to have that dash light on for driving events with my track wheels/tires on. However, I just can't justify getting this for over $300 to my door. I think I'll live with my dash light with no problem. TPMS sensors with the required valve stems are $100 less than that for the set.
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I think it's amazingly cool that you guys figure out how to do things like this, and it definitely bums me out to have that dash light on for driving events with my track wheels/tires on. However, I just can't justify getting this for over $300 to my door. I think I'll live with my dash light with no problem. TPMS sensors with the required valve stems are $100 less than that for the set.
Not when you factor in labor, then it's pretty much a push.

For those that have multiple wheel sets (track/street/winter) or when it gets time to move onto your 2nd set of TPMS sensors, this module will pay for itself.
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Is there an installation write up with pictures for the E88 & E82
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Is there an installation write up with pictures for the E88 & E82
Kits come with full instructions, but we can do a writeup when an E82 drops by.
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