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New wheels and sensors... need help

I am considering new 18x9 front/18x10 rear wheels (American Racing Torq-Thrust M) and tires (GoodYear Eagle F1s) for a '08 Bullitt. What needs to be done for the sensors not to become an issue? TIA.
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You can pull the sensors off your old wheels and have then installed on your new wheels. I swapped nine out when i got my new wheels. You just have to remember which wheel you pulled the sensors from to try to avoid having to have them reflashed at the dealer. I havent had any problems with mine since i re installed them.
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I am considering new 18x9 front/18x10 rear wheels (American Racing Torq-Thrust M) and tires (GoodYear Eagle F1s) for a '08 Bullitt. What needs to be done for the sensors not to become an issue? TIA.
There's another post on the same issue here today...must be wheel changing time!

I bought the complete set of new bands, Ford sensors, a reprogramming tool, and instruction DVD from AM and mounted them on my new wheels. Then I had the tires mounted and balanced and returned home to swap wheels and reprogram the sensors. That allowed me to sell the old wheels with tires that had a little life left as a complete set, already mounted and balanced and with the OEM sensors still installed. The new buyer just mounted them on his car and reprogrammed the sensors and he was good to go.

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Sounds like a win win situation to me. Post some pics of your new wheels if you get a chance
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When I purchased my new wheels and tires a month ago I purchased new sensors for $150.00. It came with a calibration tool and took about 2 mins to reset the sensors. The tool comes with a video that shows how to do it.
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... I bought the complete set of new bands, Ford sensors, a reprogramming tool, and instruction DVD from AM...
What was the total cost?
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What was the total cost?
I just looked and they show the 4-wheel kit for $150. Compare that to the $220 it cost to replace one sensor on my wife's '08 Mountaineer at the dealer (fortunately covered by a warranty).

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When I purchased my new wheels and tires a month ago I purchased new sensors for $150.00. It came with a calibration tool and took about 2 mins to reset the sensors. The tool comes with a video that shows how to do it.
Where is that deal at? I could use that set up.
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Where is that deal at? I could use that set up.
When I purchased my wheels from "wheelindex" on eBay I called and talked a guy about getting some tires to go along with the wheels. I also mentioned that I wanted the TMPS sensors and he said no problem he could order them from some place in South Carolina for $150.00. Wheelindex mounted the sensors and tires and shipped them to me from Katy Texas. When I got the wheels/tires the TPMS xmitter tool and DVD were included.
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Just ordered mine from asmarie on ebay, $124, doesn't include the tool, I already had one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_1117wt_939

I got my last set from this seller as well. Only has the F150 listed now, but I think it's the same:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/F150-...#ht_1117wt_939

Or American Muscle:

http://www.americanmuscle.com/tpms-fullkit.html

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Or there's a new kit on CJ Ponyparts that's the stem based ones, but for the 05-09:

http://www.cjponyparts.com/tire-pres...09/p/TBANDS3K/

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