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Tire Pressure Gauge

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by |Chaz|, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Anyone want to recommend a quality tire pressure gauge? Right now I'm just using one of those that has the thing that pops out the end. It has increments of 1 psi up to 50 psi. I've heard these types aren't very accurate though.
     
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    What do you trust more, mechanical workings, or computers?

    They have digital gauges... but I'm skeptical the sensor will wear out or will show incorrect readings.

    I continue to use one of those your talking about and let physics tell me. If you really really wanted to be sure, go nab like 2 or 3 different brands of those and check the psi with each.
     
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    That's not bad, do you know what it's accurate to? +- 0.5 psi/+- 1 psi?
     
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    I don't know. I do know that when I used to used it, it was never off any of the other gauges that were in the shop.

    Mine currently sits in a box in the garage. I don't use it any more.
     
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    i just use the cheesy Accu-Gauge dial ones with the bleeder vavle from Autozone or wherever. they read accurately enough for me... im not so concerned that the pressure they read is accurate within .0001% of actual PSI in the tire as i am of the gauge reading consistantly. i keep one in each of my cars and only use that gauge to check and adjust my pressures for that car. as long as i know that on that specific gauge 40psi front and 37psi rear or whatever (varies by car and tire) gives me correct pressure for a full contact patch with no roll over on hard corners im good
     
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    I use a Monkey Grip gauge that I got at Schucks, and I like it. Its got a dial gauge and a bleeder. I like reading the dial gauge better, but thats just my personal prefference. I keep using it for the same reason E uses his, its super consistant. If I get an erratic reading Im sure that its the tire and not my gauge.
     
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    Ive always used the pop out kind and have never not trusted the accuracy of it, I am a little weary of the digital gauges though.
     
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    i use and hate the cheapo 'turkey's done' style gauge; maybe because i'm a little bit OCD and i end up checking each tire 5 times and throw out the two lowest readings, and average the other three :D

    i've been wondering what the hell kind of gauge would do any better, so i'm glad you asked, chaz!

    :thumbsup:
     
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    I was reading about just how big of a difference tire pressures can make in the performance of your tires if they're off by a few psi so I figured here would be a good place to ask.

    I'm planning on ordering this one here pretty soon, thanks for recommending it George777.

    TPGF60, Tire Pressure Gauge, with Hose, Dial-Type, 5 to 60 psi
     
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    About the best style you can get. Mine is the same, but without the hose. Holds pressure until you hit the release valve. No re-sealing for another reading, easy bleeding. Good stuff.
     
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    Yay just ordered the snap-on tire gauge. George777 was going to sell me his, but it ended up being broken for some reason. Good luck with getting yours replaced George.
     
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    Thanks man. I guess now I will get the experience of seeing what the replacement/exchange procedures are with Snap-On.
     
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    Keep us updated on how easy/hard it is.
     
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    Step 1: Call truck
    Step 2: Say "this shit is busted!"
    Step 3: .......
    Step 4: Profit!


    Really, snap on usually replaces tools on the spot, free, no questions asked.
     
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    I just gotta find out when one will be in the area.

    Do I have to provide a receipt or something? Or as long as it's Snap-On, it's covered?

    Not meaning to threadjack...Sorry man.
     
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    It's no problem. I'm curious just how their warranty works also.
     
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    ok well looks like i'll pick up one of those this fall then - thanks everyone for the opinions, and to chaz for askin!
     
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    Definitely recommend it. It has a nice weight, and it works well. How's trying to get yours replaced going George777?
     
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    Honestly, I haven't even attempted yet. I started working the graveyard shift last week, and haven't had a chance to find out who/where to contact. Once I find out, I will let you know.

    Good to see that you like it. It's a little more expensive than most average people would spend, but in the long run, it will pay off...
     
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