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Old 07-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

I am going to get a TPMS system for the 5er if for no other reason than the same peace of mind I get by having it on the truck. A good friend is recommending the TST TPMS system. I know there are a number of different systems out there and I am wondering who uses TPMS and what brands and why you made that particular brand.

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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I just bought the Hawkshead system. We've been out 3 times and temps and pressures read accurately, so far I'm happy with the purchase. I think this is the same as the Tyredawg TPMS.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
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I have the TST TPMS system. It works good but does loose signal with the trailer from time to time.
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Just a note,
The Hawkshead that I bought came with an amplifier that mounts on the back of the Tow Vehicle or front of the trailer. My trailer is 24' ball to bumper and I didn't need to use/need it.
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Just a note,
The Hawkshead that I bought came with an amplifier that mounts on the back of the Tow Vehicle or front of the trailer. My trailer is 24' ball to bumper and I didn't need to use/need it.
I wonder if it's compatable with the TST system?
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:58 AM   #6
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I have the TST TPMS system. It works good but does loose signal with the trailer from time to time.
That is interesting. My buddy has the largest Hitchhiker they make and he did not mention this. I'll have to ask him about this. Your Voltage and my Infinity are about the same length.

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I wonder if it's compatable with the TST system?
TST does make a repeater to boost the signal over a longer distance.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:33 AM   #7
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I have the TST system, along with the extended receiver, and a dozen of the new flow thru sensors mounted on the valves. I only have about a thousand miles with it so far, but I am very pleased. I tried it without the extra receiver mounted, and no issues with my setup. I have a CCLB truck with a 42' Voltage 3950, the only time I lost signal was thru a rain storm for about 10 minutes, then all came back. The info is accurate, and gives me peace of mind. Will no longer tow without it, I even move a couple of sensors from the Voltage to my 22' deck over when towing that. Still no need for the extra cost receiver.
I looked at alot of systems before buying the one I did, and this one is so easy to program. Each sensor, all 12, labeled and the parameters set took very little time. It auto senses them when held near, the first time I had the whole batch to close while at my workbench, had to do it over for a couple. Other than that learning curve, have been very happy so far.
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Good to know. I will be buying a TPMS soon and your comments indicate I won't need the extra receiver. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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Has anyone out there from Canada ordered the TST system from the Truck Systems Technologies website? The 507RV model with 4 sensors is advertised there for $259 and the do allow shipment to Canada. I was just wondering what import duties, brokerage fees, taxes, etc were added to the price when it arrived at you door. Any input would be appreciated.
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Can't help with the Canada issue, but I as well ordered it straight from them, price was about the same as anywhere else at the time. I spent about $850 for the whole system, including the extra cost receiver, 12 sensors, to my door. Not the total answer you were looking for, but they were good to deal with in my case.

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