I just bought a 2014 wrx and live in NY so I have been looking into snow tires. I plan on going 16 inch steel wheels and haven't decided on which tire yet. The thing that's bugging me are the tpms sensors. I don't care about the light being on for the winter but don't want to deal with syncing two sets of tires.
Also, a friend from work has a 2013 and seems to believe that if the tpms sensors aren't working then the car disables the abs and traction control. I don't think that's the case but really can't find out any information about the 2014s. Is there any downside of not having the tpms sensors not working other than tie pressure?