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Old 01-06-08, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default DIY - TPMS Canister/Pipe Bomb

This is beyond easy, but I did see people asking the guy who built the first one how he did it so I documented the process. Yes, I know you just drop them in a pvc canister put a valve stem and glue. Here's the process I did.

1. Purchase 1x valve stem with the rubber grommets from your local auto store. You also need to stop by the hardware store and pic up 1 12" section (i cut mine down to about 9") of 3" pvc pipe. Also, purchase 2x 3" end caps for that pipe. While there, pick up some pvc cement.

2. Cut the tube to your desired size and glue one of the end caps on. Put the pvc all the way around the end cap to make sure a nice seal.
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3. Wrap each of your tpms sensors in poly fill to keep them from bouncing around in there. I used an old pillow for the poly fill.
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4. put all your tpms sensors in and stuff more poly fill in the pipe to again prevent them bouncing around.
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5. Drill out a hole on one of the end caps (i used 5/8" bit) the same size as your valve stem rubber grommet. You don't want this hole too big because it will leak. Screw the valve stem together.
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6. Now put pvc cement around that end cap and put it on. Give it a couple of minutes to dry and then air that puppy up to 35lbs. Check for leaks. Boom you are done.

the following steps are optional but if you are as cool as me and like to just waste money on stupid items that no one will see you can do the following steps:

1. Get some pvc paint of your choice and spray paint that puppy.
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2. Go back to the hardware store and purchase some racing decals of your choice along with a Terminator skull looking valve cap.
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3. Place the dope decals on and the valve cap.
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4. Add more decals for added horsepower.
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5. Now take your new friend for a ride. I let him ride shotgun since he is so pimp looking, and it also lets other people know that I am not messing around with the NOS stickers all over it. Honda civic owners get really jealous when they see this.
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Old 01-06-08, 06:55 PM   #2
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THANKS!!!! i was waiting on someone to finally do a DIY for this!!!!
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Old 01-06-08, 06:59 PM   #3
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pertty cool...thanks for the write up on this. i know i will be using it in the near future
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Thats pretty sick! Thanks for the writeup.
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Sorry for being a noob, but what is that exactly for?
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Sorry for being a noob, but what is that exactly for?
This a solution if your after market rims are not compatible withe the pressure sensors, that way you don't get all those annoying warning lights on the dash
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haha that's awesome!
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Those stickers are dope.

Question for you - what will you do with your new PVC friend once you get sick of having him on your front seat? Where can you store that little monstrocity so that it functions, but is not seen?
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Those stickers are dope.

Question for you - what will you do with your new PVC friend once you get sick of having him on your front seat? Where can you store that little monstrocity so that it functions, but is not seen?
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Ok, so let me understand this correctly, by having this thing sitting in your car, the car is reading the sensors in it rather than from the tires?

I've never seen this before.

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I love it Troy!
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THANKS!!!! i was waiting on someone to finally do a DIY for this!!!!

i was also waiting for more DIY on this mod!
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very ingenious solution kudos to you for a second there I thought we were going to blow up some beemers.... lol
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Those stickers are dope.

Question for you - what will you do with your new PVC friend once you get sick of having him on your front seat? Where can you store that little monstrocity so that it functions, but is not seen?
It fits perfect in the spare tire well. Right between the spare tire and jack.
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Cool! Nice write up
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