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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 01, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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wanna get rid of that space hog spare taking up your trunk? i ran across a remote tire pressure warning kit on an Impala site. looks like a version of what's on new Vettes.look here- http://www.impalasuperstore.com/catalog/smartire.htm .

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 01, 05:49 AM
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now that is a large hoseclamp..

I take it from reading the article, that this thing goes on the inside of the tire (rim) and sends a RF signal to the master control unit relaying pressure.?

pretty neeto, but regardless of pressure, a flat is a flat, and if I am out in them middle of nowhere. a spare is always a good thing to have...
(or Goodyear runflats...)


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 01, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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most flats are caused by people running with low air pressure and the tire getting wrecked by it. this would make it harder not to know your tires were low. as far as getting a flat, it can still happen. that's why i have a tire plug kit in my tool box in the trunk and a 12 volt air compressor. if you run over a large piece of debris and get a flat, that is your fault for not paying attention to where you are going. i think this would prevent 95% of all flats.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 01, 06:59 PM
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Thats pretty cool! I've been reading about that type system thats being used in a few of the new cars. Personally I feel more secure with a spare. I know it's easy to plug a tire and I also have a 12v air compressor (it's fine if you got about 30 min to air up a tire). Whether or not hitting something in the road is or isn't your fault, the tire is still cashed and your stranded without a spare. Kinda like an auto accident your fault or not your still dead! I've also had valve stems start leaking, and have leaked from a cut by either something off the road or the hubcap. To me that system is nice but when it comes down to it the thing probably doesn't work as accurately as the hype says it does. You consider $225 for the system with an extra $100 in optional equipment you can buy another new set of tires almost!
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