A good number of months ago now, I did a review on the Oricom TPS9 Tyre Pressure Management System (you can check it out here).
If you remember, the one gripe I had at the time was that the display faded when left out in the heat, although this didn’t affect the performance of the unit in any way.
That aside though, I thought the unit was fantastic, and I really liked that it was cable free, and so compact.
Anyhow, I’ve now used the TPMS for over 6 months, and here’s what I’ve learned:
The locking nuts are a pain
The unit as standard comes with a set of locking lugs for each sensor and a dust boot. In reality, when dropping and raising pressures regularly , that lug has proved to be very annoying. So much so that I’ve taken them off and left them in the glovebox…
The lack of cables is still awesome
I love how clean the unit is on the dash with no cables, and I’ve never seen the battery drop below full on the unit either. Given the other accessories in the truck, its nice to be cable free
The display issue hasn’t affected performance
In the 6 months since installing, the unit has worked as described, despite the strange colour when the unit gets really hot.
I understand the pressure changes much better
Having the ability to see my tyre pressures, I’m much more aware of the increases I can expect in pressure based on the load I put on the vehicle, meaning I can better manage the right pressure for the weight I’m carrying.
Overall, I’ve been so happy with the unit that I’ve decided to add it to our Safety Shop. You’ll now find it here to buy.
Standard retail is $249.00 for the unit, although members of the Safety Shop will get the unit for $236.55, and Policyholders can buy it for $199.20