2 sensors failed just out of warranty
I would not bother with this system as replacement sensors, and you will definitely need them, are around $80 posted. Am not going to keep replacing faulty sensors. The pressure monitor element failed in both cases.
Avoid dealing with Zylux their Aus importer
ordered the unit a few years back, the monitor holding bracket broke very quickly as cheap plastic. then recently one of the orings has now worn in the sensor and zylux wont sell a new oring - rather they insist you buy a hole new unit for $70!
Purchased in January 2016 at zylux for $400.00.
Great when they work
I have used the external monitors on two extended trips into the outback. The monitors have probably saved me the expense of the complete replacement of 4 tyres. However their suitability and design for outback use is to be questioned. They failed on the last trip due to the disintegration of the battery holders on two sensors during normal use. On contacting the company they informed me a sleeve should be put over the rubber valve stem to stiffen it up and prevent movement (My valve stems are of normal length). There was no mention of this pro...blem with the sensors, or the fix, in their instructions and I have not received any offer to replace the damaged sensors at no or reduced cost. For this reason I would not recommend using the external sensors from this company
Purchased in February 2017 for $400.00.
Zylux. the importer, should be closed down
A month ago I sent a Tyredog back for warranty repair or replace. The unit was faulty out of the box. After a month I have had nothing but excuses from the importer. Update - finally received a replacement display unit - they sent a secondhand one with the same fault!
Purchased in October 2019 at Outback Equipment for $600.00.
Very useful product
I am writing for the tyredog system not just the 4 wheel one. Dad has a set say 6 years old and going well. I have an 8 wheel set going well say 4 year old. It’s important you set the alarm pressures temp and up down pressure with a wide range don’t want them beeping at you for no reason. It’s very important you have good batteries and power to relay and head. Don’t worry if your tyres are several psi up down does not matter it’s important they are not going down and if one is not reading you will be ok fix it at night don’t let it worry you. I...actually don’t mind if the senders are not on correct wheels as long as I generally have 8. I usually use them if driving long high speed distance. Yes I have sent the unit relay and senders back for service twice now. First time cost $85 the next free. I have not damaged due to water only the covers due to stones on the caravan but when you do 2000km on dirt each trip that ok. I think at $100 a wheel very good it makes me take less spare tyres. I do take 4 spares but I love the tyredog and if I need to spend a little servicing them that ok. Remember if one wheel stops sending that is ok it’s usually fixable Get a set I believe they are much better now than the old system I have I have 4 kids and would purchase this system again if I had too Happy trips
Purchased in June 2015 at Amart Furniture VIC, Dandenong for $800.00.
Two sensors down.
I thought buying through the RAA would have guaranteed a reliable product but they are about 3 years old and so far have had 2 sensors fail, at about $60 replacement cost I was wondering if it is worth replacing the second failed unit but after reading the reviews it looks like the answer is No. The idea is great but I think quality is a problem.
Purchased in November 2015.
I received the unit and one of the sensors wasn't working. It was immediately replaced by the place I bought it from.
I then started on my trip around Australia. Within a week another sensor had stopped working. Within 2 months I had only one sensor working and it was constantly cutting out. I ditched the entire system and went for an arb internal kit. Cost twice as much but it is a lot better quality.
Great little unit!
I'm very impressed with the product. I had a slow leak in one of my tires and apparently if I didn't get it checked out it could have done more damage to my tire. the TD1000 model is pretty decent. I've had a lot dodgier products in the past. This just did the job for me.
Good product lousy support and customer assistance
Don't bye your Tyredog TPMS from EBay store PT shop. If you have a problem it takes forever to get any support, took me three months. They did replace a faulty unit, eventually. It took another three months to replace it. They promised to refund transport costs back to Taiwan that has taken over one month. Bye from an Australian supplier.
It makes a big difference from where you buy them
Yes, that sounds strange, but that’s exactly what we experienced. We bought first set from TJM in Sydney. After two weeks driving only very few km on bitumen road, the gadget stoped working.
I worked for about 10years in electronic assembly and testing on component level, so I may say I'm a expert. I looked the soldering and I have just one verdict – cold soldering – this must have had happened, it was basic fault of production.
We went back to TJM, and to cut story short, they changed the Tyredog™ altogether 6x (six times) none of them wor...
Questions & Answers
Hi, We are considering purchasing this product,but our tyre pressures are higher than the recommended for this particular model. Are you pleased with your purchase.? Where did you find further info about them? Yours was the only review we found. Thanks for your help.
We are serious 4WDrivers driving and bush-bashing thru most remote areas of Australian Outback and deserts. We drive almost always solo (one vehicle) in Toyota Troop Carrier 2009 V-8/80series with 1month out of civilization set-up. We drive on Micky Thompson LT265/75R16 Baja MTZ tyres and Sunraysia rims.
Off road always on lowed tyre pressure, to avoid punctures, in sand and mud even lower to avoid bogging, but on bitumen of cause on normal prescribed pressure for these particular tyres.
Before purchasing any monitor, I would contact seller or manufacturer of the particular tyres and ask about compatibility of tyre monitor suitable for these tyres, as there are few different types of monitors on market.
I sincerely hope, I helped you in making decision.
Difference in between buying from Aussie shop and Ebay is that Ebay’s monitors are made in Taiwan not in China.
There is actually very, very important thing to know before installation!
Get your self stainless-steal valves (stems)! With definite certainty you will beat the sensor’s to death if they remain on flexible rubber valves for extended period of time.
Ps. we actually bashed two sensors to death on back of our 4WD so well, valves bashed paint off and made little ripple the rims steal.
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