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Whats a good tire gauge? #4710809
03/29/18 06:57 PM
03/29/18 06:57 PM
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Fort Smith, AR
Roger Offline OP
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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???

Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710813
03/29/18 07:04 PM
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This is one of the nicer ones you'll find anywhere:

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



"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710816
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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



"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710818
03/29/18 07:11 PM
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BMW Tire Pressure Guage. Has a 20 year lithium battery.



Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710820
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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)


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710825
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"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Linctex] #4710838
03/29/18 07:39 PM
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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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Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710839
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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?

Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710851
03/29/18 07:57 PM
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I use the cheap Walmart tire gauge that's like a dollar or two

Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710888
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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.

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Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710889
03/29/18 08:40 PM
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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...


Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710940
03/29/18 09:16 PM
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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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Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710946
03/29/18 09:19 PM
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Chicago Suburbs
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SLIME makes a good one
http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/ima...5e2834e0ebc.jpg

my wife can even use it ,,I'm so proud of her


07 Ford Freestyle 135K
04 Hyundai Sonata 280K
03 Hyundai Santa Fe 165K
02 Ford Tarus 98K
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95 Goldwing 28K

Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Roger] #4710974
03/29/18 09:41 PM
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Nevada, USA
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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

Last edited by gaijinnv; 03/29/18 09:44 PM.

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Re: Whats a good tire gauge? [Re: Linctex] #4710998
03/29/18 10:20 PM
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South Carolina
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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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1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
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