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#1111 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:34 PM

Drinking and buying is always quite interesting. A box from China came today that I don't remember ordering.

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It's a set of tpms for the mx5. I vaguely remember thinking they might be a good idea to see if they do track pressures and temps. Checking eBay it was only £29 or so.

The module itself is tiny... Size of packet of fags
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Apparently is solar powered and can be run off fag lighter.

Instructions are usual mix of interesting sentences.

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So far they look alright. Will fit it at the weekend and update this accordingly.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:59 AM

Looks interesting - I take it the tyres need to come off to fit the sensors ? Will they be robust enough for track use ? I guess there's only one way to find out :)

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:01 AM

No they replace the tyre caps. Have a locking ring and the instructions say they are race proved with any truck or car.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:40 PM

Fitted them today

So in the box are four sensors.
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They come with locking nuts to supposedly stop theft
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Plastic cap off
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Locking nut on
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The screw sensor on
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Turned unit on and bingo (apologies for shit photo. The direct sun made the screen hard to read
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So big number is pressure and then the small number is the Temperature of the tyre. These are adjustable to psi or bar a s f or c temp.

Took the car for a spin which show tyres to be

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You can also set high and low alarms on temperature and pressure.

And don't seem too bad on the tyre valves. ef1037a21a11ad72d03312a2784ba210.jpg861b1fba3eddc46dc3ff83fe672cf71e.jpg

Overall I am mildly impressed. Shame the screen can't go brighter, but will be interesting to see how hot/what psi tyres on autotest and track get to.
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