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#1607765 - 09/22/09 01:20 PM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: Smokescreen]
benjamming Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 5683
Loc: northern Alabama
Drew,

Which issue of CR?

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#1607828 - 09/22/09 02:45 PM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: benjamming]
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Registered: 09/17/05
Posts: 295
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Kestas
Get a cheapie and calibrate it.
The issue with a poor gauge is not just calibration, it's fine to know it's +2psi and live with it. The problem is consistency. If sometimes it reads -2 and sometimes +2 or more, then you get a problem.

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#1608028 - 09/22/09 06:38 PM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: Lorenzo]
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Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 26677
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I have a Snap-On one, and it was very reasonably priced.
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#1608627 - 09/23/09 09:44 AM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: benjamming]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20810
Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: benjamming
Drew,

Which issue of CR?


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9677

I believe it's been posted here as well, but I couldn't find it.

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#1608730 - 09/23/09 11:22 AM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: Drew99GT]
benjamming Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 5683
Loc: northern Alabama
Thank you. As typical with CR though they didn't test very many. Do they have any more recent tests or is 2002 the latest?

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#1608737 - 09/23/09 11:27 AM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: benjamming]
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20810
Loc: Colorado Springs
I'm not sure. That's the one I know of.

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#1611294 - 09/26/09 12:52 AM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: Drew99GT]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 7963
Loc: Barberton,Ohio
I got 2 digital ones at radio shack about 10 years ago.. Both still working. I've been waiting for the batteries to die... but they are still going.

one is always 1.5# higher than normal (for normal tire pressures 30-45lb)

the other is about ++ .5# to correct
I got 2 cheapie digitals both were trash and inconsistent.
and a stick thats about 30 years old thats within 2-3lb

My GF has went through about 5 pieces of trash ie 99cent pencil style..
none were very good
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#1612234 - 09/27/09 03:46 AM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: Rand]
crinkles Offline


Registered: 05/28/07
Posts: 5493
Loc: Australia
i keep one of these int he boot (trunk)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Michelin-CUS12200-Single-Barrel-Footpump/dp/B000V5IG7I

accurate to within 1 psi

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#1612437 - 09/27/09 10:13 AM Re: Tire pressure gauge question [Re: Drew99GT]
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 227
Loc: Louisiana
Pencil type by Milton Ind. is the best I have found.

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