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Tyre pressure sensors

Postby jjl » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:49 pm

I have some magnesium rims to put on my C5. The current wheels are the std C5 rims and the tyre pressure sensors are all currently working as required.
When I change the rims, can I use the tyre pressure sensors in the original wheels or will I need to buy new sensors.
Do I need to go to a specialist to handle the run flat tyres or will any tyre place be Ok.
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Postby Winfield RED » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:59 pm

Yes, you can reuse them. Make sure they go on the correct wheels cause i think youll find they are wheel specific. Get rid of the run flats and get some real tires while youre at it.

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Postby jjl » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:34 am

The runflats are pretty much new, so I will put up with them till they are worn out. I have run flats on a new BMW and they are a major PITA (and so are the BMW service places here in Qld). The run flats are really heavy, really noisy and really expensive. I will get rid of them ASAP on the BMW.
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Postby australi » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:48 am

Jeremy, just for your info also;
One of our club members recently bought a set of runflats for her C5, through a contact of mine here in Brisbane. You can buy them here if you or anyone was wondering; just that they have to be shipped in from America.
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Postby Winfield RED » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:01 pm

Last thing he wants to do Australi is buy more runflats.

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Postby australi » Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:36 pm

Winfield RED wrote:Last thing he wants to do Australi is buy more runflats.


That's what I suggested to Kymmie in Cairns, but she wanted to stay original, so that's why I mentioned you CAN get them, IF you really want them here. :D

Not having owned a C5 I can't make a call on this but yes, certainly in the USA it seems commonplace to replace the runflats with a more traditional rubber (& hope like heck you don't get a flat unless you happen to be carrying a spare wheel in your cargo area!)

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Postby Winfield RED » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:14 pm

You dont get runflats on a C5 Z06, and you dont get a spare either.

I cant believe someone would be so desperate to keep something original that theyd buy such horribly unforgiving tires as these apparently are, next thing they will be having it converted back to LHD and putting it up on blocks in the hope it may retain some collector appeal :-x

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Postby australi » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:18 pm

Oh well; to each their own mate. :o

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Postby Winfield RED » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:31 pm

yep, without question. However just to be a smartarse, it really begs the question.... "why, oh great lord..."

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Re: Tyre pressure sensors

Postby MAXX WRENCH » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:10 am

jjl wrote:I have some magnesium rims to put on my C5.Jeremy


RIGHT ON JJL!! YOU R GONNA LOVE THOSE RIMS....VERY VERY UNIQUE LOOK :o :o
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Postby Panther » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:28 am

absolutly nothing wrong with the run flats, other than sligtly harsher ride, comparisions have been done by several companies, wear better etc, so don't through them out, I didn't and don't have any complaints

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Postby Winfield RED » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:02 pm

Car wont hold as good on the rougher surfaces cause of the reduced side wall flex.

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Postby jjl » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:14 pm

Surely runflats to suit the vettes are available here in Aus. I have not checked with any tyre places, but I am not aware that the sizes are anything unusual.

I like the idea of runflats, mainly because I seem to get a flat every now and then, mainly nails or screws in the tyres because of the places I go to often. I have a slow leak on my dunnydore at the moment and I will bet it is a nail or screw. I have not bothered to check because I am just about to get new tyres for it (225x16s).

Maxx, I am looking forward to putting on the Magnesium rims, they do look great sitting in the workshop, but I will wait till I have the car converted.
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Postby gtc » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:27 pm

jjl wrote:I have a slow leak on my dunnydore at the moment and I will bet it is a nail or screw.


Thanks for reminding me. I have a slow leak on my Mazda that I need to investigate tomorrow.

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Postby Winfield RED » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:51 pm

What in the name of christ to toilet doors have to do with tires?

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Postby australi » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:41 pm

jjl wrote:Surely runflats to suit the vettes are available here in Aus. .


Ah, yes mate; as per my post to you way above:

"Jeremy, just for your info also;
One of our club members recently bought a set of runflats for her C5, through a contact of mine here in Brisbane. You can buy them here if you or anyone was wondering; just that they have to be shipped in from America. "

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Postby gtc » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:58 pm

Winfield RED wrote:What in the name of christ to toilet doors have to do with tires?


Dunnydore == Commodore

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Postby Winfield RED » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:53 am

Well since a Commodore handles so piss poorly anyway, it doesnt seem to matter what youve got in the tires (if anything at all). May as well fill 'em up with sand mate.

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Postby australi » Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:29 am

Winfield RED wrote:...May as well fill 'em up with sand mate.


In 'the old days' (long before MY day!); people were known to have filled their tyres with straw etc if they got a flat on the farm for example and had no spare! Apparently it worked; obviously wasn't as comfortable though, as noone seems to sell starw filled radials these days... :-x

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Postby gtc » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:53 pm

Must've been difficult getting the straw into the compressor. :-x

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Postby Winfield RED » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:01 pm

Well Australi i spose straw would be alot lighter than sand eh? :-x

gtc wrote:Must've been difficult getting the straw into the compressor. :-x
:-x :-x :-x :-x :o :D :-o :-o That was a bloody good one!!!

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Postby australi » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:03 pm

gtc wrote:Must've been difficult getting the straw into the compressor. :-x


:-o

Yeah Winnie; I reckon maybe straw more more available to them than sand?

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Postby Panther » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:29 am

chief, your sure giving your age away :)

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Postby australi » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:27 am

Panther wrote:chief, your sure giving your age away :)


Hey! It was only what I READ!!! :twisted: :)

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Postby Winfield RED » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:08 pm

He'd have still been in the stroller back then mate

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Postby jjl » Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:51 pm

Ah, yes mate; as per my post to you way above:

"Jeremy, just for your info also;
One of our club members recently bought a set of runflats for her C5, through a contact of mine here in Brisbane. You can buy them here if you or anyone was wondering; just that they have to be shipped in from America. "


So Australi, what you are saying is that they are NOT available here, they have to be imported. May as well ring up the US and order them myself - starting to sound like the radiator all over again. :)
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Postby australi » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:51 pm

jjl wrote:So Australi, what you are saying is that they are NOT available here, they have to be imported.


Yes...That's what I was told by the bloke I know whose had many dozens of Vettes and now manages a tyre company.

I can give you his phone number if you want to enquire...

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:28 am

Panther wrote:absolutly nothing wrong with the run flats, other than sligtly harsher ride, comparisions have been done by several companies, wear better etc, so don't through them out, I didn't and don't have any complaints


I AGREE TOTALLY....I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL ABOUT MINE EITHER :o
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Postby Panther » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:33 pm

thanks Donnie for the back up, opinions don't always match fact

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Postby australi » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:12 am

Panther wrote: opinions don't always match fact


REALLY :?: :?: :?: :-x :-D


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