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05-02-2019 12:22 PM
Fibber2 So.... Some Impreza based models moved over to the 433 mhz system prior to the 2018 Outback. I'm finding conflicting data on whether the 2017 WRX falls into that class. It's possible that the wheels you are getting might have compatible sensors, but I can't say for sure right now.

By far, the easiest and most sure way to avoid issues would be to do as you suggested and just move your 2019 Outback sensors over to the WRX wheels. Your Outback won't even know any change has occurred, and you'll drive happy this summer with no further work required.

Once this gets done, please post the Schrader/Subaru part number (28103xxxxxxx) of the sensors from the WRX wheels. They should also clearly say 315mhz or 433mhz on them. If they are suitable for use on your Outback, you can take the $100 saved on new sensors and buy an ATEQ Quickset so that you can swap between the two sets of 4 hex ID codes winter & summer. ATEQ told me in a call two weeks back that they do support the newer 433 mhz system with their latest software update.

If the WRX sensors are not compatible, take the $100 and put it towards getting cloned sensors made to match the set from your 2019 Outback for your winter package. We can talk about options here another day. Several others have successfully done it using an Autel TS-508 and MX-1 sensors. There's no good reason that it shouldn't be possible with any interchangeable sensors (like Schrader) & tools (like Bartec), as long as the tools are updated with the latest software to work with a newer Subaru.
05-02-2019 11:30 AM
pjk79 Ok so I want to make sure I understand this, I have read a bunch of the threads. I'm buying a set 2017 WRX wheels with TPMS on them. I plan to move my current tires over to the WRX wheels and install them my 2019 Outback. What I understand from reading is that the sensors on the WRX wheels are no good to me. Can I just move the sensors from my stock wheels over? When I get winter tires for the stock wheels can I just order a set of sensors and clone them to the stock sensors? If so what sensors can be cloned?
03-27-2019 03:46 PM
Fibber2 I just logged into Advance, and a 25% instant coupon popped up along with a 'suggestion' that I buy right now the TS508KMV1 for $319.99 minus 25%, plus tax with free shipping or local pickup. About $260 at my sales tax rate. Too bad I already have one!
03-26-2019 06:46 PM
lfdal Just a follow-up. I put my 3 season tires back on today, used the tool to relearn the sensors into the OBD2. Five minutes from start to finish. A short drive later and the system is all set.
03-26-2019 09:20 AM
Scrmn6
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Originally Posted by Fibber2 View Post
While the TS-508 with 8 included sensors seems like a great deal, in the long run the savings might not be as much as you think...

The problem is that the package includes the old style sensors: 4 of the 315mhz and 4 of the 433mhz. These were superseded by dual band MX-1 sensors over a year ago (maybe long). The TS-508 has been out in the marketplace 2 years this April, so may of these "K" kits could be 15 to 20 months old at this point. Most places don't even sell them anymore. If you have immediate need for units of both frequency and will put all 8 right into service, the price can't be beat. But if not (one set will remain in the kit unused, for instance), you might be better off just buying the tool and new style sensors as you need them.

The old sensors were heavier, while the new ones are the reduced weight and form factor very similar to the new Schrader EZ 33500. It's easier to balance with less applied external weights. With revised electronics and fewer internal parts count, battery life is likely longer too. And they include both transmitters in one shell for maximum flexibility and all applications.

You can order MX-1's with rubber valve stems for around $90 for a set of 4, metal stems for around $100. I bought 4 metal ones on ebay recently for $98. Just something to consider....
The kit from advance has 8 of the new MX-1 dual band sensors, and 4 metal stems included.
03-26-2019 08:40 AM
Fibber2 Sweet! Yes, I still see a bunch of the very old kits with black and orange sensors, older kits with all black dedicated 315(4) and 433(4), and some sellers with the NEW dual band sensors and 4 extra metal stems.

Last year I bought the TS508 alone for $215, and then 4 sensors for $98 so I'm in for $313. If you can score the tool plus 8 new style sensors for only $285 you have indeed done very well!
03-25-2019 09:59 PM
aba4430 The package includes 8 identical sensors plus 4 metal valve adapters in a box. They used to kit it with 4X 315 MHz + 4X 433 MHz sensors in the past. I am out of state, but will post pictures upon return. The kits Advance ships out are quite fresh based on the date code I remember. I got $50 off with an Advance coupon. Some folks are getting $80 off $320. My kit was @$285 with taxes delivered. The best prices I noted for the TS508 itself were @$235 at the time I bought my kit.
03-25-2019 11:31 AM
Fibber2 While the TS-508 with 8 included sensors seems like a great deal, in the long run the savings might not be as much as you think...

The problem is that the package includes the old style sensors: 4 of the 315mhz and 4 of the 433mhz. These were superseded by dual band MX-1 sensors over a year ago (maybe long). The TS-508 has been out in the marketplace 2 years this April, so may of these "K" kits could be 15 to 20 months old at this point. Most places don't even sell them anymore. If you have immediate need for units of both frequency and will put all 8 right into service, the price can't be beat. But if not (one set will remain in the kit unused, for instance), you might be better off just buying the tool and new style sensors as you need them.

The old sensors were heavier, while the new ones are the reduced weight and form factor very similar to the new Schrader EZ 33500. It's easier to balance with less applied external weights. With revised electronics and fewer internal parts count, battery life is likely longer too. And they include both transmitters in one shell for maximum flexibility and all applications.

You can order MX-1's with rubber valve stems for around $90 for a set of 4, metal stems for around $100. I bought 4 metal ones on ebay recently for $98. Just something to consider....
03-25-2019 12:38 AM
Scrmn6
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Originally Posted by Sparkland View Post
I was unable to order the TS508K from the Advance Auto website. They must have been upset with people receiving the 20-25% discount off the unit.
I ordered the top item, part # ts508kmv-1. I did not login and did the order as anonymous, and used the Opera browser as Firefox, Safari, and Chrome did not work. Get the coupon from retailmenot[dot]com. There are 3 part numbers for this and only the one mentioned works.
03-25-2019 12:27 AM
Sparkland
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Originally Posted by Scrmn6 View Post
Picked up the TS508K (TS508 with 8 MX sensors) from Advanceauto for $254.39 after tax, free shipping. Used the 25% off coupon from retailmenot and got $80 off the list of $319. I had to use the Opera browser in order for the order to work properly for some strange reason.
I was unable to order the TS508K from the Advance Auto website. I figured out the problem. I was attempting to order the wrong part #. Thank you for the clarification, @Scrmn6.
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