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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I consider myself to be a track-day junkie, so I have to be concerned with accurate tire pressure measurements. I plan to buy an analog type gage with an extension hose and a bleed valve. I have heard that accu-gage is not very good. Several people have recommended wal-mart as a source for inexpensive gages of this type that they have found to be more accurate than expensive ones. Just curious what you have found...what brand name has proven to give accurate and consistent readings in your experience? How much, where did you buy?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Re: What brand tire pressure gage do you use? (cycle-nut)

I just got a Michelin one that seems quite nice. Analog, holds the reading when you remove it from the valve.
 
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Yes I recently purchased an accu gage. Went to a trackday and was checking tire pressure after a session with my friends accu gage and WOW did I lose pressure? Went back and used mine, and saw that the difference between mine and his was 5 psi.

f#%king Junk. Neither one of us had any clue as to who's was right or closest to right at this point.
 
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Re: What brand tire pressure gage do you use? (cycle-nut)

I use a liquid filled tire gauge, 0-60psi, with a rubber protective cover, since they get abused and used by everyone. Pay for an accurate one. $50-$70. Good to have a 6-8" hose with a bleed valve.
(I chose liquid filled gauge made from the tears of baby seals, just for the novelty of it. The one with tears of kittens was sold out, and the tears of ex-girlfriends required a holding tank...

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i have a longacre analog.also afew other high end but funnily the cheap digital guages are as accurate,and stay accurate,unlike analog.
 
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I use Longacre as well and have been very happy with it for the last 5 years. I think I paid $30 at the race shop at Sears Point. I've had some Accu-gages that were as much as 8lbs off. Complete crap as far as I'm concerned. I check my Longacre gage for accuracy every race weekend.
 
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We all agree that most gages are inaccurate. Maybe it's spot on, but we have no way of confirmation. Anyone have a foolproof calibration method?

For grins I took three gages I use to an event at the track. Dunlop had a master gage setup at 30 lbs that anyone could use to check theirs. I had a difference of about 10 psi from the highest to the lowest of the three I took. Ha! Which two get tossed, or should I bin all three of them ....
 
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Re: What brand tire pressure gage do you use? (996miami)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 996miami »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I chose liquid filled gauge made from the tears of baby seals, just for the novelty of it. The one with tears of kittens was sold out, and the tears of ex-girlfriends required a holding tank...

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ive heard the kitten tears are more accurate though
 
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Re: What brand tire pressure gage do you use? (oneducs)

We did a little test in the pits a few years ago and found that they all varied. It kind of came down to using the same one all the time.
 
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