TPMS Results and solutions
I had, since we couldn't afford 4 new tires on our 5er, for peace of mind researched and decided on the TireMinder TPMS TLR-4. The smaller unit with 4 sensors so I could at least be aware and monitor the 6 yr old 1/2 tread tires.
Short story, had a blowout at 60 mph, immediate alarm and response. Changed out and on our way. Best $148 I have ever spent. Saved probably a lot of damage I was told by the tire store.
Jumping forward, now we have another long trip planned and are going to buy 4 new 10 ply tires and replace the old 8 ply. Not only does the load rating go from a D to an E but the tire psi goes up from 65 to 80 psi. The original TireMinder I had bought for the previous trip was rated to 70 psi.
I contacted Tire Minder and they take trade ins for an upgrade! I thought I was going be out my initial purchase price just to pay again for a upgraded unit. Kyle at TireMinder said if I included my receipt for the one I bought and used on our 1st trip, they would allow the price I paid towards a new unit, PLUS! price match the lowest price I find on the internet for the unit I upgrade to no matter the site! I only pay the dif. Plus a free battery program. Fantastic. In a heart beat I jumped on it.
Anyone running TireMinder units who wants to upgrade should consider this program. I did my research of models and Kyle was excellent to work with and help sort out each models features and what I actually wanted the unit to do and display.