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post #1 of 27 Old 04-17-2016, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Tire pressure gauge?

Hi, looking to invest in a quality pressure gauge this season, any recommendations and reasoning behind recommendations? thanks!
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AccuGage is a very nice alternative. They are cheap and plenty accurate for tires. At $15 bucks it doesn't feel so bad when you break one or lose one.



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No matter what gauge you buy or how much it costs ALWAYS check the calibration. I have seen $450 liquid filled gauges be 6lbs off.
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How do you go about doing that?
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Most Race Venues have a tire vendor with a calibrated line out. The last time I did it myself it was a 27psi line from the Dunlop truck and my gauge was 2lbs high. I checked it several times right then and several more times over the years and it has always read 2lbs high which is fine as I know to always subtract 2 pounds to get the actual pressure. If you have a gauge that does not offer consistent results throw it away or get it professionally serviced. Doesn't do you any good to have a gauge that is only correct some of the time.
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Huh. Shoulda checked with the Dunlop guy when I saw him last Monday. Maybe next time. Thanks.
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As you are obviously aware once you have a gauge you know is consistent, then it is only a matter of comparing it to other gauges you own. For example you can use my gauge that I know reads 2lbs high to compare to your gauge to compare accuracy.

I literally write on my gauges with a sharpie the amount of PSI they are off.
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