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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Custom Wheel Tire Pressure Monitor Problem in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I have a 2004 Denali but I think this applies to the Escalade as well as they both have tire ...
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    Custom Wheel Tire Pressure Monitor Problem

    I have a 2004 Denali but I think this applies to the Escalade as well as they both have tire pressure monitors.

    I recently acquired a set of 20" Torq Thrust ST wheels and I was just about to have them fitted when the wheel fitters said they would not work. The reason they gave was that the valve orientation on that wheel would cause the tire pressure monitors to stick up into the tire. They claimed that if I went over a pothole with the tire the deformation of the tire might cause damage to the monitor. They said to avoid this I would need valve holes that allowed the valve and monitor to be mounted horizontal (next to the wheel).

    In view of this I have the following question:

    Has anyone fitted Torq Thrust ST wheels (or wheels that cause the monitor to sit up in the tire) to an Escalade or 2004 Denali? If so did you have any issues with the tire pressure monitors?

    Thanks in advance

    JohnA

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    Re: Custom Wheel Tire Pressure Monitor Problem

    I had no idea that my Escalade had tire pressure monitors. Where's the location of this? Why not get bigger rims??

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    I know may people with Vettes running 20" wheels without any tire pressure sensor problems, I do not know if the Caddy uses the same sensor or not, I will check it out

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    The main issue hcvone will be the angle at which the valve sits in the wheel. I'm also not sure if the vette monitors are the same as the Escalade or the Denali. I understand that the Denali monitors are built onto the valve, but some monitors out there are actually strapped to the center of the wheel and are not attached to the valve at all. I also know that the stock vette wheels have valve positions that are horizontal (or at least at a shallow angle). The Torq Thrust ST wheels have the valve at pretty much a 90 degree angle (pointing straight down when at the bottom of the wheel).

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    The Vette sensors are part of the stem as well, they are one piece and can not be serviced, but will fit most wheels, some people have strapped them to the wheels but most can be used with the stem nut to hold them in place. I have a friend sending me the caddy sensor and hope to have it in a few days.

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    Re: Custom Wheel Tire Pressure Monitor Problem

    Hmmm. I wonder if I could strap the Denali sensors to the new wheels. Do you know the details of how the vette owners strap them in? I assume that they attach the sensors to some kind of thin steel strap but I'd be interested to know exactly how.

    Thanks

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    Re: Custom Wheel Tire Pressure Monitor Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA
    Hmmm. I wonder if I could strap the Denali sensors to the new wheels. Do you know the details of how the vette owners strap them in? I assume that they attach the sensors to some kind of thin steel strap but I'd be interested to know exactly how.

    Thanks

    JohnA
    I believe that HRE uses straps to keep the sensors in place, the Vette sensors are bolted in through the valve stem bolt and these do not move around. You may want to check with a few wheel companies on this.

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