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I've got four tire gauges and each one of them give me a different reading. Anyone know of one that is acurate. Which one do you use?

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I made one using a guage from a house water pump and an air chuck, always accurate.

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Use one gauge you are most comfortable using, and stick with it. Pick one, store the rest or give them away.

I use a pencil gauge I bought 40 years ago and no others. I do, or did have two Autolight, AirRite, or Airlight, whatever the brand name is, battery operated LCD display, yada, yada, yada, gauges and the battery indicated low. Instructions said lifetime battery replacement. I sent it USPS Priority mail and it returned, no such address. It was trash pick up day, I gave it the lifetime warranty straight to the landfill.

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Yeah... I've had those neato-cool digital gauges. Even one's they talk. Turned to junk in less than a year. Unless you buy one of those fancy expensive models with easy-to-replace batteries, don't waste your money.

I always fall back on my tried-and-true 'pencil' gauges like our fathers always used. Works every time and I trust it. Look for the decently made gauges... not those $.59 foreign made toys they sell at the checkout counter.

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Re: tire pessure gauge!

I have this gauge:



http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-2343/

It's an Autometer Autogauge tire pressure gauge, really easy to read, seems accurate. It was on sale at my local performance shop for $10. I really like it compared to the pencil type. I wouldn't have bought it if it weren't on sale, but now that I have it, I'd say it's worth the price.

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Accu-Gage. I've had my HX60XA for almost 25 years and had it checked/calibrated twice and it was found to be within 1/2 psi each time so no adjustments were ever made. The one I have is rubber covered, has a 11" whip hose with a 45 deg fitting, and a bleed down valve. They are not cheap but IMO worth the money.

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I always fall back on my tried-and-true 'pencil' gauges like our fathers always used.
Mine was my fathers..
If you go to a reputable tyre shop...usually u can tell as no matter what sort of wheel they put on, they use a torque wrench....company policy..
They also usually get there tyre balancing , wheel alignment equipment plus their tyre gauges calibrated on a very regular basis....they usually have a 'master' pressure gauge

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Thanks Guys, I have one like similar to the one Mike has and that one was my favorite so I guess I'll stick to that one.

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The older... the better. IMO KISS!

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Accu-Gage. I've had my HX60XA for almost 25 years and had it checked/calibrated twice and it was found to be within 1/2 psi each time so no adjustments were ever made. The one I have is rubber covered, has a 11" whip hose with a 45 deg fitting, and a bleed down valve. They are not cheap but IMO worth the money.
I have had one of these for 25+ years and have always liked it. Taking it by a tire shop for calibration check is a good idea.

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Accu-Gage. I've had my HX60XA for almost 25 years and had it checked/calibrated twice and it was found to be within 1/2 psi each time so no adjustments were ever made. The one I have is rubber covered, has a 11" whip hose with a 45 deg fitting, and a bleed down valve. They are not cheap but IMO worth the money.
I've got a good one but it only reads to 60psi.

Based on your recommendation,I just ordered a 100psi unit built to my specs with swivel end and rubber boot...for $22.45 shipped!

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