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Old 03-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by macnut View Post
One of the best for the money.

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Macnut, I had four of those gauges. They all either broke or the steel braided hose separated from the fitting and that is why I went to the one above. Good luck.

Sorry you had so many problems with yours however I have been using mine for a few years now and have not experienced the same problems. I have had other tire gauges that have given me all sorts of troubles but the Accutire has held up the best so far. I will keep a close eye on my Accutire Digital Tire Gauge to make sure that it doesn't start separating like you had experienced.

Also, I would have some difficulty in spending $132+ dollars for a digital tire gauge or justifying it to my DW.

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #16
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Told you that Longacre gauge is the Rolls Royce. I bet I have spent more than $132 in gauges that are inaccurate or break after a short time. That Longacre gauge is calibrated to within .5 psi and they will check the calibration anytime you want. It I a one time purchase that will go forever. On the drag slicks we run them at 6 psi and change pressures by .1 psi and the gauge has to be accurate. We use a different model but from the same company. It is so accurate that I use it to check other people's gauges. When you pay $4600+ for eight tires then $132 for a gauge to check them accurately is cheap.

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #17
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Regarding accuracy.
I have two gauges. Both are dual foot. One is a mechanical push out rod type that I bought at a truck accessory store. The other is a digital made by Accutek as I recall that I got at Camping World. Both are at least 8 years old.

I had them checked by the Michelin guys at the Winnebago Grand National Rally and oddly enough the mechanical one was dead nuts on ( as close as you can read it) and the digital was about 1.5 psi high.

Not what I would have expected.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:51 PM   #19
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I would not use a Chinese auto parts store gauge. In my youth I worked in HD truck chassis shops. We used Milton or Schrader. All made in USA. In the one shop we had a master gauge and the guys had to check theirs every month. In the other shop we sent them away for calibration. The one Mike posted looks great. Do they have a combo straight and angle head? Yoiu can never have too many tools!
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X2 on Milton, I have 2 as one is permanently attached to my compressor hose.

Use the gauge only to check pressures.

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Moisheh when you order you can specify any chuck you want. Missy at Longacre is the person who puts the chucks together. I have a combination straight and angle chuck for dually setups
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I have a Milton inflator that runs 4 pounds low on car tires compared to a quality round gauge which agrees with a pencil gauge, a cheap digital gauge and my car's TPMS within a pound. Just because they look accurate doesn't mean they are.
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Hey everybody go look at MH mag Aug 2010 good art. abt lots of guages if anybody would like to see complete art. let me know & will send by e mail
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Here is my favorite, double as gauge and inflator.
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FWIW I use Accu-gage. Here is a comment about there accuracy and construction. I have found them to be consistent and durable.
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autozone has couple decent ones - one is digital another is a analog in a dial shape with a long arm for $12 or so. if you are using or buying a TPMS (like TireMinder), you really don't need a pressure gauge as TPMS will show the actual pressure.
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After looking at all the ads for tire gauges very few guarantee accuracy to + or - .5 lbs or can they be calibrated.... I am going to order one from Longacre Racing and be done with it. Then I know it will be correct.....

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This is the absolute Rolls Royce of digital truck gauges. It cost $132 but it works and comes in a beutiful padded aluminum case and goes from 5 to 125 psi. We use Longacre tire gauge on our race car as do a lot of drag and NASCAR racers. They will put the dually head on it if you call them and ask them. Call Longacre Racing at 800.423.3110 and make sure you ask for Missy so you get the correct setup. Like I said this is expensive but is well worth. Can be used accurately at 30 psi for your cars or 110 psi for the motorhome. This will not break after one trip.

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Got mine a year and 1/2 ago. Immediately sent it off to an independent calibration service. It was .1 lb off at 60/80/120 psi. I was very happy with that.

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