Jeep Wrangler TPMS Aftermarket Wheels

Are you about to fit bigger sized aftermarket tires and are concerned about the TPMS? If you are in the market to purchase new wheels will you need to buy 4 or 5 TPMS valve sensors to accommodate the 5th spare wheel? Will you need 4x new sensors or can you pull and re-use your existing ones on the new wheels? Can you disable the TPMS warning with a Tazer programmer and simply remove the valves and fit regular ones?

If you are planning on fitting aftermarket wheels with bigger tires and want to remove the TPMS sensors, you can do so with a Taser Programmer to disable the alert on your dash.

When having your wheels fitted at the tire shop, simply request them pull the TPMS from the stock OEM wheels and fit them on the new wheels being installed. It is not recommended to fiddle and disturb these sensors too much, since they are prone to leaks due to their seal design. Doing it once should be ok.

A Tazer will disable the error messages and warning bells from the EVIC which indicates a problem not having them installed. Some owners simply remove the TPMS sensors and choose to ignore the warning light on the dash. Some Wrangler models will simply stop displaying the warning on the dash after a few starts, once it realizes the valves have been removed.

Jeep Wrangler TPMS Aftermarket Wheels

According the Jeep Owner’s manual, it clearly states the TPMS has been optimized for the OEM tires and wheels only. TPMS pressures and warning have been calibrated specifically for the tire size equipped on your vehicle.

Malfunction will occur when using the TPMS on aftermarket wheels and tires and may result in poor TPMS system performance. Owners are advised to use OEM wheels to assure TPMS feature operation.

User Experience

Experience #1

Do most folks replace the TPMS sensors in their aftermarket wheels/tires? I’m going to be ordering some 35’s on 17″ wheels and am contemplating not putting the TPMS sensors back in since I have the Superchips Flashpaq. I understand that by using that I can disable the TPMS on the computer. My only fear is that if I take it in for some kind of service and having to go back to the stock tune, that the dealer will give me a hard time about that.

https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/modified-jk-tech-2/tpms-aftermarket-wheels-tires-198842/

Experience #2

I just put 35 MTR Kevlars on stock 17inch rims with TPMS sensors. Of course the sensor light is on now. Here is my question??? Is the sensor on because I have all four tires at 28 psi? At what psi would I have to have tires at to get the light to turn off? I thought I read you can go as low as you want without setting off sensor light as long as all the tires are at the same psi?

https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/modified-jk-tech-2/tpms-larger-tires-stock-rims-92288/

Symptoms

  • Chiming on startup
  • “SERVICE TIRE PRESSURE SYSTEM” message
  • Sensor light on

Solutions

Aftermarket TPMS

How accurate and reliable are these aftermarket TMPS wheel sensors you can find on Amazon? Many have reported issues and the sensors to be unreliable while others reported no problems after 2 years. Aftermarket sealants are not recommended.

Aftermarket tire sealants cause the TPMS sensor to malfunction. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to have your sensor function checked.

Disable the Warning

The TPMS consists of the following components:

• Receiver module

• Four tire pressure monitoring sensors

• Various tire pressure monitoring system messages, which display in the instrument cluster

• Tire pressure monitoring telltale light

The TPMS Warning Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active road tires. In addition, the instrument cluster will display a “Tire Low” message for a minimum of five seconds, an “Inflate to XX” message and a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with the low tire pressure values in a different color.

TPMS Deactivation Procedure

  1. Deactivated your TPMS by either removing the sensors for regular ones
  2. Alternatively, replace all four wheel and tire assemblies (road tires) with aftermarket wheel and tires exempt of TPMS sensors.
  3. Once fitted, drive the vehicle for 20 minutes above 15mph (24km/h).
  4. The TPMS system will alert the driver and the Warning Light will flash repeatedly for 75 seconds and then remain on.
  5. The instrument cluster will display the “SERVICE TIRE PRESSURE SYSTEM” message and then display dashes (–) in place of the pressure values.
  6. On your next restart cycle, the TPMS will no longer chime or display the “SERVICE TIRE PRESSURE SYSTEM” message in the instrument cluster.
  7. The alert message will be placed with two dashes (–) and will remain in place of the pressure values.

Deflating Tires With TPMS When Off-Roading 

Do you off-road frequently, requiring you to air down your tires?

Resources

Purchase 433MHZ TPMS sensors here

Purchase a Wrangler F5 Tuner here

Wrangler ECRI TPMS Calibration module

Tire pressure Gauge

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Conclusion

When a system fault is detected, the TPMS Warning Light will flash repeatedly for 75 seconds and remain on. If the ignition is cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the system fault still exists.

A system fault can can be triggered by any of the following:

  • Signal being Jammed by electronic devices
  • Driving close to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPMS sensors.
  • Installing aftermarket window tinting that could interfere with the radio wave signals.
  • Snow or mud buildup around the wheel housings.
  • Winter tire chains
  • Aftermarket wheels/tires exempt of TPMS sensors.

Jade C.

4-Wheel drives and off-road driving techniques has been my passion for over 20 years. Here we strive to provide the most accurate, up-to-date, information about the functionality, common faults and latest technology built into most 4 Wheel Drives.

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