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Someone posted on Mini2 about getting some OEM wheel/tyre sets fairly cheap and I see the German dealer (Leebman.de) has an eBay shop selling F56 TPMS sensors for about £9 each - presumably not OEM ones, but at that price who cares?



The wheel buyer said is was £90 to ship a set of wheels, so it looks like a good source for winter wheels.
 

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T h at is incredibly cheap even for non oem. Too good to be true?
 

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I rather doubt a German dealer would be selling sub-standard kit, but they are a lot cheaper than the pukka Mini ones they also sell, at £42 each!
 

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That's a lot cheaper than mini uk want. Good find!
 

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That's more like it!

I managed to get some second hand ones for £20 each. They look exactly like the picture above.

Had a word with the tyre fitter and he said (after complaining about them a little bit and the fact that the metal sometimes corrodes or softens too much) that the thing you have to watch out for is that you get the ones that have the correct frequency for your car. When I bought mine (from eBay) I was lucky enough to be able to view a hi res image... the numbers are tiny. I made sure they matched those of advertised brand new ones and it all worked out for me.

The price that BMW sell these for is pretty outrageous!
 

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Wow, I paid mini £65 each last October. Grrrrr mind you they have to come down now all cars seem to be being produced with them. They say they last around 5 years, so assuming mine swithch off when in the garage over winter ( i think they switch off when teh car isn't moving don't they?) we shouldn't have to change them too often but this is a huge saving! does he deliver to the uk-it's nearly worth the flight over to the shop at that price!!!!!
 

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One bit of advice - go easy on these little expensive marvels.

I had to inflate my tyres the other day as we were doing a 5 man road trip (and no, the mini doesn't handle quite the same with 5 lardy boys, sadly) so I inflated them at the friendly neighbourhood Asda. The threads on the valves are indeed pretty soft - they function fine, but noticed it took a bit of a struggle for a couple of the caps to sit properly.
 
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