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      12-01-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Do Canadian wheels utilize TPMS?

I am negotiating the purchase of a set of 18" wheels off of a Canadian e92 M3.

The seller tells me that in Canada, TPMS are not used. If this is the case, I am assuming that Canadian M3s utilize a similar set up to the e46 M3s, whereby the ABS sensors are used to detect differences in tire rotations????

Can anyone confirm/refute that Canadian M3s do NOT have TPMS?


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I can't confirm it first hand, but I know I have read on E90post that this is the case. i.e. Canada uses FTMS while US uses TMPS (US used FTMS prior to early 2007 I believe).
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      12-01-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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What is FTMS?
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      12-01-2008, 10:33 AM   #4
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What is FTMS?
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I am negotiating the purchase of a set of 18" wheels off of a Canadian e92 M3.

The seller tells me that in Canada, TPMS are not used. If this is the case, I am assuming that Canadian M3s utilize a similar set up to the e46 M3s, whereby the ABS sensors are used to detect differences in tire rotations????

Can anyone confirm/refute that Canadian M3s do NOT have TPMS?


Thanks, all!!!
That is what my tire guy told me...he showed me my stock 18" wheels and showed me that there is no TPMS sensors anywhere.

Unfortunatley i paid 360 Forged, an extra $400+ for sensors which i didnt even need
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That is what my tire guy told me...he showed me my stock 18" wheels and showed me that there is no TPMS sensors anywhere.

Unfortunatley i paid 360 Forged, an extra $400+ for sensors which i didnt even need
youll get your money back if you sell the wheels
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      12-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #7
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youll get your money back if you sell the wheels
ya I dont care
whats done is done!

I dont plan on selling them for a while, but maybe i can remove them and sell them to another member from the US who needs them!
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      12-01-2008, 11:12 AM   #8
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I am negotiating the purchase of a set of 18" wheels off of a Canadian e92 M3.

The seller tells me that in Canada, TPMS are not used. If this is the case, I am assuming that Canadian M3s utilize a similar set up to the e46 M3s, whereby the ABS sensors are used to detect differences in tire rotations????

Can anyone confirm/refute that Canadian M3s do NOT have TPMS?


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That is correct.The tires are monitored by the rotational speed difference and that is a good thing!
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I just bought a set from a Canadian guys who didn't need them.
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      12-01-2008, 11:29 AM   #10
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I just bought a set from a Canadian guys who didn't need them.
How much?
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      12-01-2008, 11:47 AM   #11
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Wow, good information that I would have never have thought to ask.
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the 08 m3s in canada do not use TPMS. however i am not sure if this applies to the 09 m3s. i have not gotten my car yet so i cant confirm.
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No

Been running my snow tires without TPMS couple days now. NO waring lights.

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      12-03-2008, 07:06 PM   #14
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I'm not sure if this is common knowledge, but in Europe it seems to be the same way. I thought they'd have sensors but when I changed my tires I saw they don't have any sensors, and I was able to calibrate them fine.
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Which do you guys prefer - TPMS or FTM?

I like the TPMS because it tells you exactly which wheel has the issue, but the sensors do seem to be a little sensitive. On the other hand, the FTM is sometimes set off because of wheelspin which can be annoying.
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Which do you guys prefer - TPMS or FTM?

I like the TPMS because it tells you exactly which wheel has the issue, but the sensors do seem to be a little sensitive. On the other hand, the FTM is sometimes set off because of wheelspin which can be annoying.
Thats why you have the reset button! and I'd rather have FTM, cuts down on the extra wheel weights to balance the rims.
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Which do you guys prefer - TPMS or FTM?
I prefer the FTMS because of its simplicity, and BMW does too which is why they only use TPMS where required by law.
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Thats why you have the reset button! and I'd rather have FTM, cuts down on the extra wheel weights to balance the rims.
Yeah but you still end up having to check all of the tires just to be certain they aren't low which is a hassle. I agree though, overall I like the FTM.
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