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#4710809 - 03/29/18 06:57 PM Whats a good tire gauge?
Roger Offline


Registered: 06/11/02
Posts: 685
Loc: Fort Smith, AR
I've used the pencil style gauges for years, but am growing increasingly dissatisfied. Can't seem to find an accurate one. Right now the one I have reads 2-4 psi below what the tpms on the dashboard reads in both a Camry and in a Pilot. Never sure which is correct ... the dash reading or the tire gauge. To add insult to injury, when I take my cars in for a free tire rotation, the dealer checks tire pressure and adjusts the pressure again even thought I've got my dash reading at the manufacturers spec. Ugh! Any suggestions???

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#4710813 - 03/29/18 07:04 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5724
Loc: Waco, TX
This is one of the nicer ones you'll find anywhere:

http://www.jegs.com/i/Auto-Meter/105/2160/10002/-1

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#4710816 - 03/29/18 07:06 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Interestingly. .....Jeg's offers their store branded one for $12.79:

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance-Products/555/65533/10002/-1

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#4710818 - 03/29/18 07:11 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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Loc: OH
BMW Tire Pressure Guage. Has a 20 year lithium battery.


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#4710820 - 03/29/18 07:11 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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BTW... only "Milton" brand "pencil style" tire gauges have ever been accurate.

They are too easy to copy... but the copies aren't that good (as you have found)
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#4710825 - 03/29/18 07:14 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
Linctex Offline


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#4710838 - 03/29/18 07:39 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Linctex]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4181
Loc: The Midwest
Originally Posted By: Linctex
BTW... only "Milton" brand "pencil style" tire gauges have ever been accurate.

They are too easy to copy... but the copies aren't that good (as you have found)



Ditto.
Milton tire pressure gauges are made in the USA. I bought mine at Rural King.
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#4710839 - 03/29/18 07:39 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
JLawrence08648 Offline


Registered: 01/20/17
Posts: 166
Loc: NJ
I have a Milton and similar clones, Milton works the smoothest and less air comes out when put I the valve stem.

However, the digital tire gauges interest me. Any good ones of those out there?

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#4710851 - 03/29/18 07:57 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5865
Loc: USA
I use the cheap Walmart tire gauge that's like a dollar or two

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#4710888 - 03/29/18 08:39 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1835
Loc: IL
The most important is DO NOT DROP THE GAUGES. Had a nice gauge dropped it and noticed it was sticky, totally inaccruate, but retruned to zero.... and the dealership yelling at me for over pressurizing my tires.


Edited by Vern_in_IL (03/29/18 08:40 PM)
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#4710889 - 03/29/18 08:40 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3811
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
someone recommended this brand a while back, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0107WNRSW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought one and, while it does seem to do the job, and feels solid, I almost wonder if our valve stems are slightly bigger than in the UK(where they are made). It ALMOST doesn't fit...
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#4710940 - 03/29/18 09:16 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
malibuguy79 Offline


Registered: 12/11/17
Posts: 82
Loc: Maryland
I have this exact one. Absolutely love it. They offer differet ranges and even a "standard" one that doesnt glow in the dark. Along with digital.

http://www.ogracing.com/longacre-deluxe-tire-gauge-0-60-psi

Had it probably 8 years and use it all the time
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#4710946 - 03/29/18 09:19 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
Nitronoise Offline


Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 476
Loc: Chicago Suburbs
SLIME makes a good one
http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/ima...5e2834e0ebc.jpg

my wife can even use it ,,I'm so proud of her
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#4710974 - 03/29/18 09:41 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger]
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Registered: 02/14/13
Posts: 414
Loc: Nevada, USA
Accuracy to 0.1%, temperature compensated, humidity compensated, barometric pressure compensated, when you want to know what your tire pressure really is Intercomp is the one I use and recommend: Intercomp Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

Measures to 0.01psi



HTH


Edited by gaijinnv (03/29/18 09:44 PM)
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#4710998 - 03/29/18 10:20 PM Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Linctex]
eyeofthetiger Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
Another Milton user here. Supposedly, I keep one in every glovebox, and a couple in my tool boxes. Sometimes they seem to grow legs and wander away.
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