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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher_B View Post
    Are the G4 and hatchback wheels completely interchangeable?
    Yes...G4 and hatchback wheels/tires can be used on either model with no issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Yes...G4 and hatchback wheels/tires can be used on either model with no issues.
    Mrs. Dirk's G4 steel rims (14" x 5") were on the rear of my Mirage all this past winter, while aftermarket 14" x 5.5" steel rims were on the front. Currently, I am back to the four 14" x 4.5" factory steel rims for the summer. Even though I saw some snow flurries today in lower Michigan, I am remaining optimistic about future weather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidricardo86 View Post

    Edit: I had my local dealer pair the TPMS sensors for $150 (ouch! ).
    This is why I purchased an Autel TS408 tool (currently $122.09 with free shipping). About the same price I paid a year ago.

    https://www.jbtools.com/autel-ts408-...l-usa-version/

    My nearest Mitsubishi & Subaru dealerships are 65 miles away. I am not driving 130 miles round trip to deal with sensors.

    If I can't clone new sensors to my existing factory sensors, I would rather go without the sensors. It takes about 15 minutes to read the four codes on the car & clones 4 new matching sensors. When I changed both sets of tires last fall & this spring for my Mirage & Forester, the vehicles didn't even recognize the tires have been changed.

    By having your new sensors programmed into your Mirage, your old sensors just became useless. Well, they aren't totally useless. You could pay the dealership another $150 to reprogram them back to the original sensors. If that's the case, I'd rather not have an extra set of sensors.

    I realize you may have bought wheels that came with sensors, & this may not apply to your case exactly.

    I will never change the TPMS codes on either of my vehicles. If a factory sensor dies for my 2011 Forester some day, I will just clone a $30 replacement. If I don't need the tire rebalanced, I can just break the bead & change it out myself. In my mind, owning two vehicles with TPMS & having 8 wheels for each one, justified the cost of buying a $125 tool that comes with lifetime updates. It will take care of any future vehicles I will ever own, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    This is why I purchased an Autel TS408 tool (currently $122.09 with free shipping). About the same price I paid a year ago.

    https://www.jbtools.com/autel-ts408-...l-usa-version/

    My nearest Mitsubishi & Subaru dealerships are 65 miles away. I am not driving 130 miles round trip to deal with sensors.

    If I can't clone new sensors to my existing factory sensors, I would rather go without the sensors. It takes about 15 minutes to read the four codes on the car & clones 4 new matching sensors. When I changed both sets of tires last fall & this spring for my Mirage & Forester, the vehicles didn't even recognize the tires have been changed.

    By having your new sensors programmed into your Mirage, your old sensors just became useless. Well, they aren't totally useless. You could pay the dealership another $150 to reprogram them back to the original sensors. If that's the case, I'd rather not have an extra set of sensors.

    I realize you may have bought wheels that came with sensors, & this may not apply to your case exactly.

    I will never change the TPMS codes on either of my vehicles. If a factory sensor dies for my 2011 Forester some day, I will just clone a $30 replacement. If I don't need the tire rebalanced, I can just break the bead & change it out myself. In my mind, owning two vehicles with TPMS & having 8 wheels for each one, justified the cost of buying a $125 tool that comes with lifetime updates. It will take care of any future vehicles I will ever own, too!
    This is the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by PityOnU View Post
    This is the way
    Better yet to find a way to easily access the Mirage TPMS and program any compatible sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Better yet to find a way to easily access the Mirage TPMS and program any compatible sensor.
    I disagree. Cloning is much better. I can change all four wheels in the spring & fall, & I don't have to do anything to keep my TPMS working. Cloned sensors aren't priced much differently than other sensors, & it doesn't require a real expensive tool to clone them.

    If I had to.reprogram my car ever time I changed wheels, I wouldn't buy a 2nd set of sensors for them.
    If you use 8 different codes/vehicle, you're never done messing with the system. Yuck!

    I own two vehicles. I'd much rather have my two sets of wheels cloned to each other for each vehicle. Having to deal with 16 different sensor codes each spring & fall would be a pain.


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