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Old 02-01-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Does anybody know of a real accurate digital gage, with out breaking the bank. I;ve been to most parts houses still not sure, brought 3 took back 2, as when i compare them seem to be all over the place
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A digital gauge may have a nice display but there's nothing wrong with a good dual foot (commercial) mechanical gauge if it's properly calibrated.
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I have a Haltec GA-850 series digital and it is dead on. I have a friend that works in a calibration lab and he checked it for me. HALTEC ONLINE
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Sear's has some at a good price, but there not dual foot.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:57 AM   #5
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If you have ONE gauge for one vehicle then accuracy does not matter much if you do the following......

After you get close to the recommended pressure and if you want even more exact results, use the chalk line trick.

Method. . . . Draw a line across your tires when they are at operating temperature. Now drive down the road five or ten miles or so, stop and check the chalk lines you drew.

If there is still chalk on the edges of the tire, you are overinflated.

If there is still chalk just on the center portion of the tire, you are under inflated.

If the chalk is all gone CONGRATULATIONS, your tire pressure is just right so take pressure readings with your gauge and make a note of it, that is the optimal pressure for that vehicle, at that temperature, with THAT gauge.

Actually, I draw three lines per tire, one on top, and one on both front and rear. This assures ease of sight of at least one of the lines when stopped to check the lines.

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I bought one of these gages, really nice and a good value for the price.

Tire gauge EZ-Air-Dig

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Santara, Motorhome Magazine had a great artical in their 08/2010 issue about tire pressure gauges, maybe it will help you.

Testing Tire Gauges
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Sorry about the previous post You have to be a subscriber to read the link! Typical, want you to buy the magazine.
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Sorry about the previous post You have to be a subscriber to read the link! Typical, want you to buy the magazine.
It also seems as if their archives are down.
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