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I just got a 2008 Outback 3.0R LL Bean and it has the original wheels on it with some TPMS sensors. I already have some extra 17” 5x100 STi wheels and Michelin winter tiresthat are currently not mounted.
I want to get these mounted and balanced and now I’m faced with the important question one asks himself this time of year. Do I want to stare at a TPMS light all winter and save myself some cash? Or splurge on some fancy sensors and have to program my car for winter and all season tires.
I’ve been researching my possibilities all morning and the cloneable sensors seem to be a great idea but few and far between. I think I just want to go with OEM Schrader sensors and have Costco mount and program them for me. Next year I might buy a tool to program all season tires back to the car.
So I made up my mind on the Schraders but then I’m finding that during 2008 Subaru seems to have gone from a metal stem model to a plastic stem model. On tirerack and Schrader’s websites the 2005-2007 has metal and 2008+ has rubber. My car has metal but is a 2008. So either they changed it mid production or I have aftermarket metal sensors.
Schrader’s website says they are not transferable. Not sure why they wouldn’t be. They’re both 315mhz. I prefer the metal ones if they both work with my car. I pasted links to both products here. Does anyone know which my car needs? Thanks!

Subaru TPMS sensor 28103AG00A 20081
Subaru TPMS sensor 28103AG00A, 28103AG01A, 28103AG01B, 28103AG00C, 28103SA001, 28103SA002, 28103SG000, 28103SG010, 28103AJ00A, 550-2700, 28203
 

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You can get a decent tire pressure guage for less than 10 bucks. That is the RIGHT way to solve this, and put some tape over the light
 

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You can get a decent tire pressure guage for less than 10 bucks. That is the RIGHT way to solve this, and put some tape over the light
I want to so badly but this darn OCD. I would probably take the instrument cluster out and remove the light bulb for that. May as well get rid of the check engine light bulb while I’m in there.
 
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