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    Can anyone recommend a good yet budget friendly TPMS please?
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    OK.

    Bad manners to just subscribe.

    Would also like to know. I lost a tyre value (R2460) that could've been spared if I had a system installed

    Some months (years?) ago Weg magazine compared some systems. I cannot remember when.
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    We are in the same boat Johan.

    We lost a perfectly good, almost new tire in Etosha. It was in shreds before I even knew anything was wrong! All I could see was just black rubber shooting up in the side mirror.

    It will certainly pay for itself by saving just one tire.
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    I have the Tire Guard from Abraham Kruger (Abe on the forum) Still works after 3.5 years.
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    See www.tyrealert.co.za

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    Those are nice, but what would be ideal for overlanding is something that can monitor 8 wheels: 4 + 2 spares + 2 trailer...
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    I think there is one called TPMS that does 6 tyres?
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    Our Tiguan is equipped with them as standard.

    One day we were riding on the N1 and the TPM flashed. I thought to drive to the next filling station without checking.

    500m later the tyre was completely flat and totally ruined.

    I really felt like an a$$hole.

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    Tireguard does upto 22 wheels, so call Abraham Kruger and he can help.

    BTW you don't need it for the spares as the sensor is in the valve cap so it moves on when you change tyre.
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    Just bought a Tyredog 5 wheel TD-1300A system.

    Installed it today, seems to work fine.

    Fortunately I had metal valve stems installed at the last tyre change.

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    Apparently you get internal or external sensors?

    If the sensor is external could it not get damaged?
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    Happy with my TireGuard system. Has 6 sensors so able to monitor the trailers tyres as well.
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    Also very interested in hearing everyone's views. How do the internal sensors get fitted..? So you need to remove the entire wheel from the rim or how does it work..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckzoo View Post
    If the sensor is external could it not get damaged?
    Yes, in theory it could get damaged, but in practice it does not seem to happen often. You can lock them into place, so they won't just fall off.

    They seem to handle reasonable immersion in water quite well.

    Both have disadvantages and advantages.

    External :
    1) Cannot measure tyre temperature accurately
    2) Battery can be replaced.
    3) Can be lost / stolen / damaged
    4) Easy to install / move to another vehicle or other rims.

    Internal :
    1) Measures accurate internal tyre temperature
    2) Difficult to install, same as a valve replacement. You don't have to take the tyre completely off the rim, but almost so.
    3) When the battery is flat the tyre unit needs to be replaced, they are sealed (and the sensors are about R700 each). But battery lasts more than 3 years.
    4) Not easily transferable.

    Can't think of other pros/cons at the moment.

    I have a Tyredog external system, seems to work well.
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    I use tiremoni , atill working after 5 years. Just replace the valves in the rim form time to time.
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    Thanks Jola for the detailed response.

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    How important is it to be able to measure tire temperature accurately? Is high temperature a good indication the the tire is about to blow?

    Since we will be off road in thick sand with deflated tires the tires will be hotter than normal correct?

    At this point I am leaning toward the external monitors.
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    Contact Abraham. Had my unit for over 3 years now.
    Had a problem and unit was replaced immediately, within 30 minutes of my call. Only problem with new unit is that the outer coating will not allow double sided tape or Velcro to stick to it.
    Very accurate and batteries last more than two years and easy to replace.
    Only problem I see now is the very thin "O" Ring on the battery covers are perishing, but then again everything perishes in the Lowveld summer temperatures.
    So far I have saved three tyres on the Pathfinder and one on my Caravan, so it has paid for it's self many times over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davejackaman View Post
    Contact Abraham. Had my unit for over 3 years now.
    Had a problem and unit was replaced immediately, within 30 minutes of my call. Only problem with new unit is that the outer coating will not allow double sided tape or Velcro to stick to it.
    Very accurate and batteries last more than two years and easy to replace.
    Only problem I see now is the very thin "O" Ring on the battery covers are perishing, but then again everything perishes in the Lowveld summer temperatures.
    So far I have saved three tyres on the Pathfinder and one on my Caravan, so it has paid for it's self many times over.
    Dave which make/model do you have?

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    Hi Zenbaas
    Sorry I omited to but the make in
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