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Old 04-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Tire pressure gauages

I have a crappy $5 dollar gauge.

I wanted to know what you folks suggest for a quality gauage.

I was looking at the Long Acre delux gauage. Its about $45.

I appreciate your input.

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doesnt really matter how accurate it is as long as its consistent
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GRM did a test and writeup about tire gauges within the last year. The results - the el cheapo digital gauge was more reliable and consistent than the mechanical gauges (especially over varying ambient temperatures) , and good enough in almost every case.

Can probably find the article on their website.
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Thanks guys.

I need to know my **** is accurate though. Mine has been 10psi off. Thats a **** ton for me. Huge loss in grip ya know
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GRM did a test and writeup about tire gauges within the last year. The results - the el cheapo digital gauge was more reliable and consistent than the mechanical gauges (especially over varying ambient temperatures) , and good enough in almost every case.

Can probably find the article on their website.
good to know, I was gifted one of those cheapo gauges for Christmas. It's been good for everything but getting into the spokes of my motorcycle wheels.
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I had a cheapo digital that was as accurate as my friend's $50 one. It worked great for awhile. The only problem is it couldn't handle bumps like the my friend. I left mine in the glove box for about a week and it never worked well again.
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I have this one in the 0-60 version. It's been a great gauge for the past... damn, like 3 years. The blue rubber around the face has cracked badly, but the hose and gauge operation are fine.

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...ge/Tire_Gauges
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I've used the longacre delux gauges without any issues. They were accurate enough in varying conditions that we never found a need to compensate from they're actual reading. Like any calibrated instrument though, don't let it get beat around in your trunk.
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I use a Longacre 0-60, love it.
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Got a Longacre Digital. So far so good.
http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...re_Tire_Gauges
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Another Long Acre 0-4 bar (60-ish psi) fan! Well worth it.
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We have a bunch of the Longacre analog gauges at the shop in 0-30 and 0-60 and they're great. All read within a lb of each other and in the ~5yrs I've worked there we've sent one out for an issue after it was dropped.
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As long as I can bleed off from the device I'm happy. I need to get a pyro...
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