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Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by dinoart, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. dinoart

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    I recently acquired a 2011 California. I am thinking of getting an extra set of Portofino wheels from a private party. However this set of wheels don't come with TPMS. Can anyone recommend any particular TPMS ? Aftermarket TPMS (under $200 vs. OEM $900) are ok or stay away from them? Thank you in advance for any recommendations.
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  3. Wheels1

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    Hi David
    I am sure this is not always the case, but I just did the same thing with new wheels and tyres, the tyre depo said they had ones that would work for £300 so they programed them to be the same but they did not work, I spent 2 nights driving around trying to get them to be accepted by the car, I ended up buying ones from Ferrari for £406 so not too much difference, 1/2 a mile down the road and they were working.
    Try to get OEM ones would be my advise, ask for best discount price they can do. I think they gave me 25% off.
     
  4. Stercrazy

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    I bought 4 sensors a year ago from Amazon for $80. mine were failing I think because of age, new ones paired up with no problem.
    Copied from my invoice:
    1 of: MOBILETRON 4-Pack 433MHz TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System Sensors (Clamp-in) Pre-Programmed for Audi/BMW/Mini/Porsche | OE Replacement | TX-S003-4
    Sold by: MORE SENSOR
     
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  5. Il Co-Pilota

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    It is worth noting that US cars use a 315 mhz sensor.

    These,work with both 315 and 433 mhz systems, so should work no problem. More often than not, sensors simply fail to connect because they are not frequency matched.

    TP.S sensors are really simple devices and Ferrari OE sensors are nothing special - just overpriced.

    https://www.carid.com/smart-sensor/pro-programmable-multi-protocol-tpms-sensor-mpn-17-43042.html

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  6. dinoart

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    Thank you for all the comments. I must choose the right ones because it's costly to remove and replace sensors ($20 x4 or more) for labor alone and lugging the wheels to the shop.
     
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  9. dinoart

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    The $81 Amazon TPMS worked! No more than 3 minutes the tire icon error message disappeared on the TFT screen. I m glad I went this route since my mechanic quoted me $900 for the OEM. Thanks stercrazy.
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  10. dinoart

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