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Old 04-17-13, 11:49 PM
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Who makes the best tire pressure gauge?

I'm looking for something affordable, but accurate and professional - I just dont know where to look


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Old 04-18-13, 07:20 AM
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Intercomp makes a high quality gauge. I have been happ with my liquid filled Longacre gauge.

Air Pressure Gauges Intercomp Racing

Longacre Racing - Online Catalog: Electronic Wheel Scales, Gauges, Pyrometers, Chassis Setup and More!
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the longacre is very easy to read, and its only ~$30
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Hmm I gotta buy one. The local parts store gauges are not that accurate.
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I too love my longacre
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this is the one I have, it's expensive but it's got everything you need.

Longacre Racing - Online Catalog: Electronic Wheel Scales, Gauges, Pyrometers, Chassis Setup and More!

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I usually hit up pawn shops and find something that's nice an sturdy that does peak an hold
They tend to be nice quality on the cheap
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I really like my Joe's Racing Gauge. The best part really is the straight-swivel chuck.

I'm warry of used analog gauges, since they are prone to damage if tossed around. My friend had one that read 6 psi off after a few years of being chucked around his garage. It's a precision instrument, but not everyone treats it like one.
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The digital tire pressure gauges are pretty reliable. Some may not like it and prefer to go with the traditional type. There are quite of few on the market so just compare the reviews on different brands.

I found this article which compares several air pressure gauges:
Top 3 Tire Pressure Gauge | Device Raters
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The digital tire pressure gauges are pretty reliable. Some may not like it and prefer to go with the traditional type. There are quite of few on the market so just compare the reviews on different brands.

I found this article which compares several air pressure gauges:
Top 3 Tire Pressure Gauge | Device Raters
the problem with digital is that its digital, you need to have the display in at least 2 digits after the decimal point to offer the same resolution as an analog gauge, which most digital gauges don't do.

i have one that only does .5 a psi, which makes it completely useless even in a street car
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Grassroots Motorsports did an article on the topic of air pressure gauges ages ago:
Under Pressure: Pressure Gauge vs. Ambient Temperature - Tire Testing at Tire Rack | Tire Rack

Here is an article from longacre:
Longacre Racing Online -- Tech Article "How to Choose Your Tire Gauge"

I have a digital Longacre that i got for $30 or so that I use for setting temps on my Spec Miata. Works fine for me.
LongAcre Economy Digital Tire Gauge - SafeRacer
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