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Makes sense that if I change stock rims to aftermarket, will be no longer able to measure tire PSI. However, Nissan's new SUV comes with some really nice rims and I am sure they are able to measure tire psi. Anyone know if we can swap them out?
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I have 4 FX45 rims,caps,stems,lugs available(15000miles-clean),for $1000 OBO
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The tire pressure monitors are simply small, battery operated units attached to the inside of the valve stem. You should be able to transplant then into most new rims without any problems. Some Z and G guys have had fitment issues with them on certain rims with wide lips and very low profile tires, but I'd think they should be ok for most wheels you'd put on an FX. No way to know for sure, though, until you actually try it; just depends on the clearance behind the valve stem area. I believe the sending units are about an inch square and a bit less in thickness.

If you take it somewhere other than the dealer to swap the rims, make sure they follow the proper procedure (actually, watch your dealership tech as well, as I caught mine doing it incorrectly when they put on my chromies). When they break the bead of the tire, they need to stay away from the valve stem/sending unit, or they might damage it. Once the bead is broken, they need to loosten the valve stem and allow the entire unit to fall into the tire before removing the tire from the rim on the machine, or again, it could be damaged. I think I'm remembering all this right; the full procedure is in the service manual. At any rate those little buggers are expensive; you probably don't want some grease monkey breaking one.

As for the other rims you mentioned, as Esemes said, you'll have to check the offsets and see if they match.
 

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MustGoFastR said:
At any rate those little buggers are expensive; you probably don't want some grease monkey breaking one.
Two bills apiece, IIRC; but would they be responsible for fixing them? It's for reasons like this I'm going to suck up and let anything that has the potential for being expensively damaged be done by the dealers (sigh- I used to be a do-it-yourselfer, and I still think going to a dealership's a ripoff- see what old age will do to ya?!)
 

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kcrudup said:
MustGoFastR said:
At any rate those little buggers are expensive; you probably don't want some grease monkey breaking one.
Two bills apiece, IIRC; but would they be responsible for fixing them? It's for reasons like this I'm going to suck up and let anything that has the potential for being expensively damaged be done by the dealers (sigh- I used to be a do-it-yourselfer, and I still think going to a dealership's a ripoff- see what old age will do to ya?!)
If the dealership messed them up, then yes, they would be responsible and replace it. If you took it elsewhere and they inadvertently dameged one (maybe without even realizing it), it could just as easily get stuck back in and you wouldn't find out until the next time you looked at that screen. Good luck getting the tire shop to take responsibility in that case. You just have to make them aware before hand and watch over them. I don' think it's very realistic to take your car to the dealer for EVERYTHING. When your tires wear out, are you going to the dealer? Probably not, so stay on your toes and assume everybody is an idiot.

I'm still very much a do-it-yourselfer for general maintenance, bolt-ons, etc., which is 99% for what usually ever happens to my cars. Anything major typically takes place within warranty. Anything after that, it would depend on what it is as to where I would take it. The dealers just charge too much for labor and parts are overpriced; I'd trust an independent shop with a good rep., but again, it depends on what exactly the problem is. I hate taking my car ANYWHERE b/c I know they aren't going to treat it as I would, but in some cases, there's just no choice.
 
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