Are cloned sensors specific to a brand or can sensors of any manufacture be cloned?
There's different types. Some are pre-programmed like OEM and aren't cloneable. When you order online most won't sell you blanks and pre-program to your vehicle but don't wan tot clone your IDs.
I'm mostly familiar with the Autel brand. Love them since the only company that makes the tools and the sensors. The MX-1 supports 98% of vehicles and is (to my latest knowledge) the only dual frequency 315 and 433 mhz and is also the only re-programmable sensor in the market. It can be whatever you want it to be. The sensors come as blank duds. Then they are programmed according to make and model. Support both LO-LINE (no position display TPMS light only) and Hi-LINE (cars with the location display) applications.
Many shops have them as they are one item for all applications. Plus for a while they were giving a TS-508WF free with all orders of 20 sensors. (not sure if they still do) Many Fleebay sellers split them up and sell off the tool and/or sensors separately also.
Check if the sensors in the wheels you got are same as yours and if they are get a tool only (OBD2 capabilities) or with Techstream and enter the IDs (relearn procedure) every swap.
My complete kit cost me $423 CAD shipping and taxes included from a seller on Amazon . ca in Sept 2021. The tool has lifetime free upgrades and can even reprogram a sensor while installed in tire, Cheaper than 8 sensors alone.