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T3 TPMS Options

This thread is to accumulate information regarding TPMS sensors for the T3 2011-2013+ Touaregs.

I have a set of 18" rims that do not have TMPS installed. I am going to mount some winter tires and want to add TPMS.
Not going OEM, just wondering what the experience has been with the much less expensive generic options before I order a set.

I think this is the OEM VW part number? 7P0-907-275

There are a number of choices out there.
Any experience you are willing to share would be helpful.


Options:

Huf Beru RDE011 (OEM High Price)

ITM Autoparts 08003 (Generic Mid-Price)

Oro-Tek OBE-011 (Generic Mid-Price)

Titan TPMS TITAN-TT-BE-007 (Generic Low-Price)


Is there any reason why the TPMS would be different 2011-2012 to 2013?
The OEWheels site mentioned elsewhere here on CT has the Oro-Tek listed for 2013 and Titan for 2012.
I have an e-mail in to them for clarification.


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OEwheels said any of the 2011+ will work.
As for the varying prices they are from different suppliers. They don't recommend one over another at this point. Might as well go lowest price.

Going to pick up a set of Titans for my winter wheels.


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I recently purchased a set from OEWheels. I was told that there were two options, OE and generic. I chose the generic for $46 each.

They didn't need to be programmed and my ECU recognized them before I got home from the tire shop. The only complaint I have is that it sometimes takes a minute before the reading is displayed on my MFD where the OE sensors displayed the PSI instantly when the ignition was turned on.
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I think the big issue may well be the life (quality) of the batteries fitted in the different units. The OEM units talk about a 6-7 year life, which is expected max tire life, but if the cheap ones only last as long as the typical supplied batteries that come with offshore electronic equipment, there will be a lot of money spent removing and rebalancing tires, to replace TPMS sensors.

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I think the big issue may well be the life (quality) of the batteries fitted in the different units. The OEM units talk about a 6-7 year life, which is expected max tire life, but if the cheap ones only last as long as the typical supplied batteries that come with offshore electronic equipment, there will be a lot of money spent removing and rebalancing tires, to replace TPMS sensors.
I'm not sure what OEM sensors you are using, but the 2004 sensors were terrible in terms of battery life.
My brother got less than 4 years from the OEM sensors in his 2009.


Regarding the T3 replacements, I went with the least expensive option from OE Wheels. These ended up being Titan BE-007 sensors (Made in Taiwan). Installed and working perfectly right away.

They worked great even with my original wheels with TPMS stacked on my hitch carrier.


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So on the T3 no need to "re-register" the TPMS for winter wheels etc? That's great because I'm planning on getting some snows for mine but was afraid of having to re-program them!

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Rinaic,
What did you end up buying? Was it easy to make your vehicle re-learn new TPMS sensors? Where did you buy them?
I am looking for a generic set for winters and would really appreciate if you'll share your experience.
Thanks in advance!
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Was it easy to make your vehicle re-learn new TPMS sensors?
The T3 (and now T4) automatically learn the sensors. It's pretty slick. If you change wheels or whatever, you just drive with the new sensors installed and in a few minutes the car picks them up.
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I know that this is the case with the OEM HUFs, but the OP was looking for an aftermarket. I remember reading a saga about non-OEM which were a complete junk and never worked well from day one. Nonetheless, ~$400 for OE sensors set is ridiculous and finding good generic option is worth an effort.
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I know that this is the case with the OEM HUFs, but the OP was looking for an aftermarket. I remember reading a saga about non-OEM which were a complete junk and never worked well from day one. Nonetheless, ~$400 for OE sensors set is ridiculous and finding good generic option is worth an effort.
The sensors I got from Tire Rack are HUF, probably OEM-equivalent. Made in Germany. $252 for a set of 4 including all the required mounting hardware.
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