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I hem and haw over which system I like better/worse.

Indirect TPMS like the 3rd gens have is great because I can plop on any set of rims/tires and not worry about needing sensors recalibrated or moved over, purchased, etc. Indirect is much less accurate, but it's also saved me a few times when a tire went randomly low. Having SOMETHING is certainly better than nothing.

That being said, because of indirect's nature, it cannot ever be anywhere near as accurate as the physical sensors. Because I swap from winter to summer rims and they're slightly different in size, the stupid sensor takes WEEKS to finally figure out (after many resets) that the tires are actually fine.

The saving money aspect of indirect has me sold on it, though.

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I hem and haw over which system I like better/worse.

Indirect TPMS like the 3rd gens have is great because I can plop on any set of rims/tires and not worry about needing sensors recalibrated or moved over, purchased, etc. Indirect is much less accurate, but it's also saved me a few times when a tire went randomly low. Having SOMETHING is certainly better than nothing.

That being said, because of indirect's nature, it cannot ever be anywhere near as accurate as the physical sensors. Because I swap from winter to summer rims and they're slightly different in size, the stupid sensor takes WEEKS to finally figure out (after many resets) that the tires are actually fine.

The saving money aspect of indirect has me sold on it, though.
Luckily I don’t have to change tires with the seasons. But if I did then I see your point.
The sensors do have to be reset sometimes, but they are a nice feature.
Definitely not a deal breaker.
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The 2018 Mazda 6 has TPMS sensors IN each wheel. Period.

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Physical senders inside the wheels bite.

They're battery-driven, the batteries fail, and when they do you get to dismount the tire and replace the sender. Oh, and have it rebalanced. Whether the tire needs to come off the rim for other reasons (e.g. being replaced) or not.

If you do it every time you have tires mounted then you just put $100 or more into the cost of new tires, which the makers of the senders absolutely love.

No thanks. A GOOD tire gauge costs less than $50, goes in the glove box and works for decades. I can use it thousands of times across a dozen vehicles and never need to buy another one. TPMS is useful to tell me that I picked up a nail in a tire that is slowly leaking off pressure, and the indirect system is fine for that since the sensors for it are already there for the ABS system -- and comes with a zero increase in operating expense.
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What time pressure do you use?

Anything more than $20 is overkill for a tire pressure gauge. Unless you are a mechanic.
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I run 39psi in my summers (@~70 degrees F) and 35-39 for the winters depending on how cold it's supposed to get or how much snow is forecasted.

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I run 39psi in my summers (@~70 degrees F) and 35-39 for the winters depending on how cold it's supposed to get or how much snow is forecasted.
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Seems that the latest information says there is indeed sensors IN the wheels for the 2018 Mazda 6 as I initially read in the manual and they're expensive.

This was also reported by another member. The information came from Corporate HQ.

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Seems that the latest information says there is indeed sensors IN the wheels for the 2018 Mazda 6 as I initially believed and they're expensive. Lets see if this proves to be correct. This was reported by another member. The information came from Corporate HQ.

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