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I noticed on the 2007 changes to the S60R that they are offering TPMS as standard. I wonder if there is a way to retrofit that system into previous Rs?
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (MWH)

i was thinking the same thing, but im guessing you would spend a lot more retro fitting one of the volvo TPMS vs. a third-eye TPMS or similar.
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (MWH)

should be possible if a software patch is available. We already have the light in our cluster.
 

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Some pros and cons...<p>Volvo OEM - pros<br>integrated into DIM<br>no need to attach devices on windscreen / dashboard etc.<br>no potential waranty issues<p>Volvo OEM - cons<br>not able to tell which tire is deflated<br>need to go back to dealer to reset warning<p>Just what I heard to far.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Some pros and cons...<p>Volvo OEM - pros<br>integrated into DIM<br>no need to attach devices on windscreen / dashboard etc.<br>no potential waranty issues<p>Volvo OEM - cons<br>not able to tell which tire is deflated<br>need to go back to dealer to reset warning<p>Just what I heard to far.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>3rd Eye Pros<br>Visualization of all four tires<br>Temperature as well as PSI<br>Much more options<p>3rd Eye Cons<br>Not as factory <br>Takes a place on your windshield<br>Custom sunscreens don't fit perfectly with 3rd eye<p>Actually I had a guy ask if the 3rd Eye was a factory piece.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>slowrey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>3rd Eye Pros<br>Visualization of all four tires<br>Temperature as well as PSI<br>Much more options<p>3rd Eye Cons<br>Not as factory <br>Takes a place on your windshield<br>Custom sunscreens don't fit perfectly with 3rd eye<p>Actually I had a guy ask if the 3rd Eye was a factory piece.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can't you just mount the 3rd eye in an out of the way place, like in the glove box or in the center console? I mean, it's not like you're driving around reading your tire pressures constantly. I could see if you were tracking it, but for daily driving, put it in some out of the way place where it won't interfere on the windshield or visors. Hell, mount it flush on the sunroof button cover. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (MWH)

Is this really an honest tire pressure monitoring system, or merely a differential based system?<p>I believe the Third Eye actually does give pressure and temp for each tire, as others have expressed here.<p>The other extreme is a system such as BMW uses on the Cooper S, which really just tells you one of your tires has a different rolling radius than the other tires. It does not monitor pressure at all and there is no device internal to the tire. This is used on the S due to the fact that from the factory they use run flats and have no spare. A driver alert system is required, but I would stop short of calling it a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (rogersampson)

Well I have been misinformed. The system is not too bad. Here are the details of the Volvo TPMS... its in the owner's manual for the 2006 S60, pg 117.<p><A HREF="http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2006/2006_S60/06s60_09.htm#pg117" TARGET="_blank">http://new.volvocars.com/owner...pg117</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nikhsub1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dumb question here but these can be used on ANY wheels right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>nope...only 19" pegs!!!<p>j/k...any wheels <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (MWH)

I would definitely be interested in the OEM system. Sounds like a good potential group buy.
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (Wayne T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wayne T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would definitely be interested in the OEM system. Sounds like a good potential group buy.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am in.
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (Rangeball)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am in.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Me too.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wayne T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would definitely be interested in the OEM system. Sounds like a good potential group buy.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Have we figured out if it can even be retrofitted cost effectively? <p>And I can understand wanting to religiously monitor tire pressure - screwed up pressures can lead to uneven wear of some pretty expensive tires, bubbled sidewalls, bent rims, unpredictable handling, etc.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SHIFT_S60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you guys just want to monitor tire pressure? i guess i'm not understanding why you guys want this so much.</TD></TR></TABLE> The main reason is tire pressure and temp. Example: I was driving down a local highway in rush hour doin 50mph. The next thing I see is a 3-4 foot long chain come out of the back of a large truck a few cars in front of me. One car hit the chains and knocked it down to the ground prior to me noticing it coming right at my front end (with small hooks at each end). I had nowhere to go. I ran right over it with my right front tire. I immediately looked at my ThirdEye TPMS and monitored the pressure and the temp (loosing pressure I would also lose temp) Thank the sky (and my TPMS) because the next five minutes was nerve racking (not knowing if the chain with the hooks went through my tire) The tire was fine and I continued to roll down the highway for another 50 min. Had I not had the TPMS I would have had to pull over and inspect (not good in rush hour) I also monitor it quite alot when I hit a pot hole (which I try my hardest not to do) So in my case this system has proven itself because of the constant security myself and my family has when riding in the auto.I will never drive another car that I own without one of these sytems. The security while diving is priceless. Rick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (needsdecaf)

Frankly, after reading the Volvo Owner's Manual, the Third Eye system seems to be better and more of a real-time system.<p>Just seeing that a tire is low isn't of as much help as know the pressures/temps of each tire. And, I don't believe that there is as much concern about damaging the tire valves, which might be fragile?<p>So...what is the downside of the Third Eye system? If they are few, I think i might like to install the system when I replace tires this Fall.
 

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Re: 2007 retrofit TPMS? (Lead Foot 60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lead Foot 60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Frankly, after reading the Volvo Owner's Manual, the Third Eye system seems to be better and more of a real-time system.<p>Just seeing that a tire is low isn't of as much help as know the pressures/temps of each tire. And, I don't believe that there is as much concern about damaging the tire valves, which might be fragile?<p>So...what is the downside of the Third Eye system? If they are few, I think i might like to install the system when I replace tires this Fall.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Other than the cost and picking a location to mount the display, not much.
 
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