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I decided to get a new set of wheels and tires. I don’t want to break down my stock tires to use the sensors. Does any one know if the ‘07s had sensors with bands or the sensors on the end of the stems. I can’t seem to find a definite answer.
 

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My 2008 GT500 has band style sensors. I think back then that is what Ford used.
 
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My stock wheels on my 07 had band sensors. When I changed wheels and tires I went with the stem mounts. You will also need to purchase the training module for the new sensors.
 

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I would resist the temptation to go to stem mounts because if one of those break you just have it fixed.

You'll never be able to say "I'm getting the band back together."
 

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I would resist the temptation to go to stem mounts because if one of those break you just have it fixed.

You'll never be able to say "I'm getting the band back together."
Ah, the Blues Brother's quote! Love it! And yes, all 2007 GT500's had band sensors.
 

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OK. Thank you. So the band sensors are factory, but both style will Communicate with the module, correct?
 

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yes both styles can work.
the band style was originally used on the 07-09 cars.

most use the stem ones today.
keep in mind if going with the stem sensors make sure they are the correct frequency.
i think the 07-09 uses one frequency and the 10-14 is different
 

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Can anyone give me another option besides the $160 American Muscle ones? Seems very pricey to me. ??‍♂
 

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$100 shipped, us seller, but no programer but most shops have programmers and will program for free if you buy something.

 

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$100 shipped, us seller, but no programer but most shops have programmers and will program for free if you buy something.

My local Discount Tire linked mine for free when I paid them to mount my tires.


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i work at a VW Mazda dealership. the techs regularly program other make cars for good repeat customers a LOT and it's often done N/C.
with the proper tool it only takes 5 - 10 min to do the job.
 

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they definitely had bands and the replacement kits don't work very well. The original sensor was attached to the wheel with double stick tape but that was just to hold it in place when the wheel was being finished and the band attached. I tried using double stick tape and a band that was a GIANT hose clamp but I had a sensor come loose while at Mid-Ohio on the track. I thought the wheel was going to fall off. Fortunately it was the last session before lunch and I drove to a Sears near the track. They removed the sensor and balanced the tire and I was back in action. I would absolutely go with a valve stem option if I were going to replace them. I skipped using them at all and just monitored my tire pressure.
 
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