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2018 OEM Tire Sensors and 2016 ND?

Postby avera01 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:56 am

Hi,

Is it possible to use the 2018 OEM tire sensors with the 2016 ND? Is this a more reliable and accurate system than currently employed on the 2016/17 ND's?

If upgrade is possible, what else is needed to updated the 2016's computer in order to read the sensors?

The reason I asked is the nature of the 2016 low tire indicator and lack of spare tire. I have been told it is an indirect measurement based on tire diameter and rotation sensed by the ABS brake system. Thus is can lead too false signal of low pressure.

There are several Bluetooth enabled sensors in the market, but they are highly questionable as to reliability and accuracy.
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Re: 2018 OEM Tire Sensors and 2016 ND?

Postby Brian » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:26 am

Nope, sensors from 2018 not compatible with the system in your 2016. Frankly, I really hate the in tire TPMS sensors. The system in 2016 tosses me a code now and then after a few hours of driving heat the tires a few PSI (or I put a set of autocross or track tires on at vastly different PSI) but I much prefer that to the balance issues that come with sensors in the tire and wish our new ND2 was still using the system in my 2016.
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Re: 2018 OEM Tire Sensors and 2016 ND?

Postby KurtH460 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:18 pm

Side note to Brian,
Do you have a recommended tire pressure for pure street use if I'm running 17x8 6ULs with 245/40 Michelin PS4S on a 2017 Club. I'm currently running 30psi at all corners for a comfortable street ride (stock OEM calls for 29psi).
Any idea what the "code" limits are for these '16-'17 MX-5s? (+/- from 29psi. I imagine)
Tire pressure is probably a great subject for a dedicated thread, it can have implications on street, track, ride, comfort, etc!
Thanks, Kurt
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Re: 2018 OEM Tire Sensors and 2016 ND?

Postby Brian » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:07 am

No magic in the numbers, every choice is a trade-off but I have no issue going down to something like 27psi for best ride quality.
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Re: 2018 OEM Tire Sensors and 2016 ND?

Postby KurtH460 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:00 am

Thanks Brian!!
I wouldn't have thought to try under the OEM 29psi. I'm at 30psi now, which is low for me..I always set our NC at 32psi on stock size Continental Extreme DWs, which seemed a good compromise.
I'll probably start adjusting up/down on tire pressure once I get the car on some Ohlins CO (Street springs) this winter..will be able to dial them both in, along with more alignment ability, for best overall handling and comfort.

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