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      10-26-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Tire Pressure Gauge?

Can anyone recommend a decent tire pressure gauge that is fairly inexpensive? I need to buy a new one. thanks
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      10-26-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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Did you get new wheels w/o TPMS installed? Any gauge will work, but I prefer the needle readout over the stick types. I'd just pick one up from Napa, Autozone, or whatever car parts store is in your area.

If you want to spluge, TR has a nice one that goes inline with the air compressor so you don't have to go back-and-forth from compressor to gauge. It's the "Psiclops XPRS" model.

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I use a Longacre, but I think it is around $50

The one you can buy at the BMW dealer is ok quality, and is less money.
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I'm looking for a high quality tire pressure gauge that I can just keep in the car. I've only own the stick type of gauge, but I'm not opposed to trying something different, any recommendations? Also kinda curious if digital ones are any good?
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I'm looking for a high quality tire pressure gauge that I can just keep in the car. I've only own the stick type of gauge, but I'm not opposed to trying something different, any recommendations? Also kinda curious if digital ones are any good?
The best tire gauges are usually the analog needle type with the rubber hose. I believe http://www.moroso.com/ make some relatively inexpensive models that should work for you.
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i agree about the type of gauge.i like the accu-gage ones,very reliable and reasonably priced-

http://www.getagauge.com/
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The best tire gauges are usually the analog needle type with the rubber hose. I believe http://<a href="http://www.moroso.co...oroso.com/</a> make some relatively inexpensive models that should work for you.
Thanks man, are they pretty high quality?
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Can anyone recommend a decent tire pressure gauge that is fairly inexpensive? I need to buy a new one. thanks
I just got the one from Amazon.com, like $15 or something like that for a digital one. Has worked great.
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      08-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #9
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i agree about the type of gauge.i like the accu-gage ones,very reliable and reasonably priced-

http://www.getagauge.com/
awesome, thanks man. do you have any idea where these are made? I try to buy US/Canada/EU made products when possible
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awesome, thanks man. do you have any idea where these are made? I try to buy US/Canada/EU made products when possible
yes,they're made by this company in illinois

http://www.ghmeiser.com/

i have one of their dial gauges that's over 20 years old,and it checked out accurate against a new gauge i bought,the ez air that takes an air hose while connected to the tire-

http://www.getagauge.com/Tire-Gauges...age-EZ-Air.cfm

the chuck on the new one wasn't working properly and i called them.they sent a new gauge,no questions asked.
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yes,they're made by this company in illinois

http://<a href="http://www.ghmeiser....eiser.com/</a>

i have one of their dial gauges that's over 20 years old,and it checked out accurate against a new gauge i bought,the ez air that takes an air hose while connected to the tire-

http://<a href="http://www.getagauge...EZ-Air.cfm</a>

the chuck on the new one wasn't working properly and i called them.they sent a new gauge,no questions asked.
Awesome man, I will be buying 2 of the EZ air today! Thanks for this
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Joes Racing 32307 (0-60) PSI Tire Pressure Gauge
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i have the ez air as well that is on my compressor and then a standard digital one i got off amazon as well.
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Awesome man, I will be buying 2 of the EZ air today! Thanks for this
you're welcome.it was a little tricky at first using it.you have to push the chuck firmly onto the tire valve,and if it doesn't seat on there quite right the first time,just release, rotate it a little and push it back on.it's very handy because you can air up with your compressor through the gauge while it's still attached to the tire.
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I like my Longacre. I've had it 20 years, and still works great.
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^This - Longacre tire gauges are great and very durable (withstand pretty much everything they'd be subjected at the track!). OG Racing carries their full line with the least expensive gauge starting around $23.
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My favorite gauge

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BN...sr=8-2&pi=SL75
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Don't forget intercomp.

This is what I have. Very accurate. I wish it had a angle chuck.

http://www.amazon.com/INT-360060-Int...ords=intercomp
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Don't forget intercomp.

This is what I have. Very accurate. I wish it had a angle chuck.

http://www.amazon.com/INT-360060-Int...ords=intercomp
I also use the Intercomp 4" gauge. It's very well made and high quality. The 4" gauge makes it very easy to read. I got mine from one of my favorite vendors - TireRack. Their price is great and they have never let me down.

http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/...Tire+Inflation
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Those look similar to the $25 unit I picked up for my motorcycle:

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/T.../p/36751_46349

They also offer a military discount.


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I also use the Intercomp 4" gauge. It's very well made and high quality. The 4" gauge makes it very easy to read. I got mine from one of my favorite vendors - TireRack. Their price is great and they have never let me down.

http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/...Tire+Inflation
Thanks for the mention! I also use the Intercomp and it has treated me very well. Having the bleed valve is very convenient, because I'm decent but not perfect at guessing how long it will take to add the desired pressure.
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Thanks for the mention! I also use the Intercomp and it has treated me very well. Having the bleed valve is very convenient, because I'm decent but not perfect at guessing how long it will take to add the desired pressure.
You are welcome! Tirerack has earned my business through great service.

I always over-fill the tires then use the bleed valve to fine-tune the pressure.
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