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Old 10-12-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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tire guage

Just read an article on tire gauges. Seems they can be off by as much as 1 to 15 lbs. I know tire pressure is critical. Just curious,what brand do you folks use. Is digital best. Seems like accutire gauges are most accurate.Need your opinion.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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I like this one, but it only goes to 60 psi. They also make models with 40 psi and 20 psi scales.

http://www.quickcar.com/56-062-Gauge/
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I have several some cheap some free and one Milton tire filler with built in gauge. I get a bunch and compare them on a tire and when I get 2 or 3 that read the same those are the ones I use and throw the other away. Only way I know of to be close to accurate.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:00 AM   #4
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I use a tire gauge that registers the psi in the tire. When I air the tires up, they register the same as my truck gauges inside on the console. For our purposes, pulling a boat or a fifth-wheel and a boat together, I wonder if this is accurate enough?
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I use the Accutire brand which seems to provide consistent measurements between the 2 I have. I threw away a Slime brand mechanical guage that was 5 lbs off.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:04 PM   #6
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I just tested the three I have. The two small ones showed the same but the one for trucks showed 5lbs less.Guess its time to retire the truck tire guage.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:14 PM   #7
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It's like having two watches and never knowing the correct time. It's not easy to calibrate a pressure gauge. If I compare three and two agree how do I know it's not the odd one that is correct? I don't know. I just buy good ones and that's all I can do.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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Yeah,i know what youre saying.
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