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    Good day all

    I have started looking around at some TPMS, but have got no idea what to get. Some of them are definitely not cheap, so I would appreciate some help on making a choice, so as to not buy a bad product.

    Biggest thing for me is that it needs to be able to accomodate 6 sensors, for the trailer. Have also been looking at some of the stuff available on Amazon, the choices is just way too many.

    So, who are happy with the system you use ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makro View Post
    Good day all

    I have started looking around at some TPMS, but have got no idea what to get. Some of them are definitely not cheap, so I would appreciate some help on making a choice, so as to not buy a bad product.

    Biggest thing for me is that it needs to be able to accomodate 6 sensors, for the trailer. Have also been looking at some of the stuff available on Amazon, the choices is just way too many.

    So, who are happy with the system you use ?

    Makro
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    I have a fairly new TireGuard TPMS with 8 sensors. Have used it once on a trip to Namibia last year. If you are interested, I am willing to let it go for R2 000, all inclusive with extra batteries.
    You are welcome to contact me at 0829260754

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    Whatever you get just make sure the batteries can be changed in the sensors.Weather they are external or internal.
    Some units with internal sensors have sealed units and batteries cannot be changed.You have to buy a new sensor.The sensors are never under R750.
    Im sure most external sensors have the option to change the batteries.
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    I am using a cheap one that I bought on Banggood. Works like a charm.

    Got the valve cap replacement one, they are about .2 bar out but you work with it.

    Guess it depends on how much you want to spend. I paid about R450

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    Quote Originally Posted by LC Man View Post
    Whatever you get just make sure the batteries can be changed in the sensors.Weather they are external or internal.
    Some units with internal sensors have sealed units and batteries cannot be changed.You have to buy a new sensor.The sensors are never under R750.
    Im sure most external sensors have the option to change the batteries.

    My Valor system, with the internal batteries has been running for 4 years now - touch wood!



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    If its this system the internal sensor batteries cannot be changed.You have to buy a new sensor.
    They last 4 to 5 years.I had to buy 2 recently.R780 each.
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    I've had this one for the last 3 years...
    https://www.steel-mate.co.za/collect...ehicle-trailer

    6 sensors, works really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithKas View Post
    I am using a cheap one that I bought on Banggood. Works like a charm.

    Got the valve cap replacement one, they are about .2 bar out but you work with it.

    Guess it depends on how much you want to spend. I paid about R450
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    I used TyreGuard from 2011 until last year. Very nice and easy system that saved me a few times and therefore quickly pad for itself. During the time I used TireGuard, I went through 3 monitors. The last one gave the same issue last year as the previous 2 where the monitor keeps loosing the signal from the sensors. The supplier, Abraham, is a forum member and has always been extremely helpful. I believe this issue was resolved on the new models. I miss the simplicity of the TireGuard... I still have about 8 external sensors for the TireGuard...

    When I had the TI System inflation system installed last year, I went for the Tyre Care TPMS. I got this from Takealot for R2,990. This included 6 internal sensors for the FJ and Bush Lapa. The batteries on the internal sensors can be replaced. It is still early days and I still need to play around with the Tyre Care system. I only charged the monitor once last year. It is on the dash of the FJ and it has a small solar panel. I only use the FJ for camping and the rest of the time it is parked in the garage. I am amazed in that the battery on the monitor holds even though I never charge it and it never gets any sun. It goes into sleep mode so it needs no charge until the next trip. The TireGuard was the same in terms of sleep mode but needed a charge about once a month.

    A good TPMS can save you big bucks and can very quickly pay for itself. I cannot imagine doing a trip without it...

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    Thank you for all the replies guys. Appreciate it. Looks like I have some more reading to do before I make up my mind, will definitely be looking at something with replaceable batteries, never even noticed the sealed units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udu View Post
    I have a fairly new TireGuard TPMS with 8 sensors. Have used it once on a trip to Namibia last year. If you are interested, I am willing to let it go for R2 000, all inclusive with extra batteries.
    You are welcome to contact me at 0829260754

    If I do decide on a TireGuard system, I will be in touch with you, thank you !
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Link please.
    https://www.banggood.com/Wireless-So...r_warehouse=CN

    One of those.

    Only for 4 tyres, but I'm sure if you look hard enough you would find one for more.
    Or just buy 2 of them.

    And if I remember correctly aliexpress has the caps loose.
    So if the battery dies just buy a loose one and pair it.

    I have only had mine installed from Dec '19 so can't comment on the battery life at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithKas View Post
    https://www.banggood.com/Wireless-So...r_warehouse=CN

    One of those.

    Only for 4 tyres, but I'm sure if you look hard enough you would find one for more.
    Or just buy 2 of them.

    And if I remember correctly aliexpress has the caps loose.
    So if the battery dies just buy a loose one and pair it.

    I have only had mine installed from Dec '19 so can't comment on the battery life at all.
    Keith, thanks, that's a pretty good price. I don't see anything about an alarm on the web page. Can you set a low pressure alarm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absie View Post
    Keith, thanks, that's a pretty good price. I don't see anything about an alarm on the web page. Can you set a low pressure alarm?
    Yes you can set the low pressure alarm as well as the high.

    If I remember correctly it only goes as low as 1.2 bar, which was annoying when we went to sodwana and my tyres were on 1 bar.
    With that I just switched it off, and every now and again I would switch it on to check if the tyres are still good.

    It also has a rapid deflate alarm, which I luckily haven't seen yet.

    EDIT: I will mention that it has some sort of motion sensor, so it will switch off when standing still. But then if movement is detected switch on again.
    This is sometimes annoying as it has the little alarm saying that is on, but you get used to it.
    Opening a door will switch mine on for example, then it has this beep beep beep sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithKas View Post
    https://www.banggood.com/Wireless-So...r_warehouse=CN

    One of those.

    Only for 4 tyres, but I'm sure if you look hard enough you would find one for more.
    Or just buy 2 of them.

    And if I remember correctly aliexpress has the caps loose.
    So if the battery dies just buy a loose one and pair it.

    I have only had mine installed from Dec '19 so can't comment on the battery life at all.
    I also got a cheapie off banggood, works very well so far. I fact I want to buy another for my other vehicle, but currently out of stock.

    https://www.banggood.com/Tsumbay-Wir...r_warehouse=CN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivtec View Post
    I also got a cheapie off banggood, works very well so far. I fact I want to buy another for my other vehicle, but currently out of stock.

    https://www.banggood.com/Tsumbay-Wir...r_warehouse=CN
    Yeah they work pretty well.
    I enjoy the solar one as i mounted it on the dash on the right hand side, in the corner.
    Will also be getting a few more for other vehicles, including one for the bike

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