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Old 01-23-2005, 06:03   #1 (permalink)
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Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

I don't know if anybody's run over a nail yet. I had a flat at the rear (RWD) and the car continued to proceed so brilliantly (i.e. as per usual) I travelled heaven knows how many kilometres on it. The guy behind who eventually pulled me over was amazed at the way the car kept going - I think he's going to buy one. All my previous experience of flats I'm usually aware of it pretty immediately. While this speaks volumes for the Territory (and raises the question of whether it needs tyres at all!), nobody needs a reparable tyre destroyed (not to mention the rim etc). So if the Terri is going to drive so well without tyres perhaps Ford needs to consider a sensor.

By the way changing the tyre is cinch but there is no way my wife was going to lift the wheels - they weigh a ton. Also the jack handle has a nasty sharp edge which can easily scratch the lower body panel while you're twirling it if you're not careful.
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Old 01-23-2005, 16:47   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

The top spec models (and this goes for the sedan/wagons too) should certainly have them, think something similar to the HSV ClunkSports feature, and integrated into the ICC.
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

From memory, current Explorer has it as standard except on the spare.
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Old 01-25-2005, 13:28   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

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From memory, current Explorer has it as standard except on the spare.
That doesn't help on the Territory though! Good news is my tyre was OK despite its long journey in flat condition and was repaired. I don't know what the situation is with the alloy wheels but with the steel wheels the plain black trimless spare is intended to remain as the spare and not for rotating onto the running wheels (unless you don't mind a visual mismatch). I discovered this after puzzling over the handbook's instruction to put the hubcap back on the wheel after fitting. Naturally you can't on the spare because it has no trim, so you have to get the road wheel (with trim) repaired and refit it. I guess at least you'll never have to replace the tyre on the spare in the life of the car!

BTW none of the local tyre dealers stocked the Territory's Goodyear tyre and some of them didn't even have it listed. Must be a rare commodity.
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Old 01-25-2005, 15:16   #5 (permalink)
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I have been told the tyres on the Territory are are between $250 and $280 and Goodyear is the only one that sells this particular size at present, maybe as more and more Territory's are sold other tyre manufacturers will start produceing them.
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:09   #6 (permalink)
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The tyres are 60 rather than 65 profile, so slightly lower than 4WD tyres and most aspects were designed specifically for Territory. This was done to improve handling, tyre noise and various other things. They are available through dealerships and should be available in any major tyre centre that stocks the Goodyears. With 13,500 T's running around already, it wont be long before they are very widely available.
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Re: Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

I wonder if something like this is available in Oz.

http://www.tyresave.co.uk/smartire.html
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Old 01-26-2005, 18:59   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

as a follow up I found this one:

http://www.awdtech.com.au/tyrealert.html
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Re: Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

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as a follow up I found this one:

http://www.awdtech.com.au/tyrealert.html

Looks good - very good :)
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Old 01-26-2005, 20:45   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Does Terri need a flat tyre warning sensor?

Where's Territory

Looks like you found a use for that clock display area. The tyre pressures

http://www.awdtech.com.au/tyrealert.html

Now to get the clock in the ICC display.
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