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Old 12-13-2017, 10:02 AM
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I installed my winter wheels/tires yesterday on my '12 Carrera S.

We do not get very bad winters here in VA, but we do have extended periods of cold weather and occasionally the "white stuff". I also spend a lot of time over in the Blue Ridge, so I like to drive on winter tires during winter...just in case.

Back in November, I found a set of 19" Carrera Sport Design wheels that would fit my C2S. They were in excellent shape and at an excellent price, but did need new TPS sensors and valve stems. Then I began the hunt for a good set of used winter tires. Found a set listed in the PCA Classifieds...they were Pirelli Sottozero Serie II that were only two years old and very good tread.

I ordered TPS sensors from Sunset (took advantage of their 20% off Black Friday sale) and installed them myself. Easy job. My local garage could not mount the tires on the wheels because they were to big!

I ended up taking them to my local Porsche dealer and he mounted & balanced the tires and also coded the TPS sensors to my C2S. Yesterday I mounted the winter wheels/tires on my car. I followed the instructions in my Owner's Manual to have the TPMS system "re-learn" the new wheels. Drove maybe a quarter mile at low speed and everything sync'ed nicely.

Now I am good for whatever Mother Nature throws my way this winter.

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Old 12-13-2017, 11:42 AM
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I hope your dealer didn't charge you to "code" your TPMS to your car. If the same holds true between 997.1 and 997.2, the TPMS will automatically go through the learning process once initialized through the stalk, as long as the correct frequency sensor was purchased. no coding necessary.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bmwfan328 View Post
I hope your dealer didn't charge you to "code" your TPMS to your car. If the same holds true between 997.1 and 997.2, the TPMS will automatically go through the learning process once initialized through the stalk, as long as the correct frequency sensor was purchased. no coding necessary.
Good points. No, there was no separate dealer charge for "coding". I had purchased and installed the proper TPMS sensors (433 MHz) before I took the wheels & tires to the dealer. Everything worked as planned.

As I said in my first post, I ordered the TPMS sensors and the valve stems from Sunset Porsche. I was a bit surprised that the sensors had the "VW AG" trademark. I wonder if I had bought the sensors from a VW dealer, would they have been cheaper. I'll find out in the spring because I need to replace the TPMS sensors on my summer wheels.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:25 PM
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I contacted the dealership in Mobile, AL (100 miles from me) to setup a Saturday appointment for a map update and while on the phone he ran my VIN for recalls/campaigns and indicated there were none -- not even the high pressure fuel pump. Score!
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Threw a box on her! I think it looks awesome and will definitely be functional!!
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by BER View Post
Good points. No, there was no separate dealer charge for "coding". I had purchased and installed the proper TPMS sensors (433 MHz) before I took the wheels & tires to the dealer. Everything worked as planned.

As I said in my first post, I ordered the TPMS sensors and the valve stems from Sunset Porsche. I was a bit surprised that the sensors had the "VW AG" trademark. I wonder if I had bought the sensors from a VW dealer, would they have been cheaper. I'll find out in the spring because I need to replace the TPMS sensors on my summer wheels.
Do you have the VW AG part number on it?
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny DB View Post
Do you have the VW AG part number on it?
Here is a picture of the new sensor. Not sure which number you are looking for.



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Old 12-14-2017, 09:14 AM
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It's the one that starts at 7PP...
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Originally Posted by DC911S View Post
It's the one that starts at 7PP...
Thanks! I'll keep the number handy for the next time I need sensors.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:32 PM
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DAS roll bar install. Can't say enough good things about the outstanding service Colin @ DAS provided. Very happy.

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^^ those seats are COOL
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:51 PM
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:23 AM
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Put on some winiter tires and replaced the cats with an X pipe. My car came with AWE mufflers/tips but I wanted more growl. My indy shop flashed their ecu tune and I'm loving her even more now. Not really sure how much power it added but the butt dyno feels an improvement.
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Painted black plastics (lip,sideskirts,etc.)

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