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FASTAZDUC

My Tire Guage is off...
« on: February 19, 2007, 09:03:48 pm »
...by 4 Lbs.  :wah:

What's a good tire gauge that's accurate?

 
« Last Edit: February 20, 2007, 01:02:32 am by FASTAZDUC »
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 11:22:32 pm »
type airpressures and prolly find something in "search" for a faster answer- sometimes theres a lull.........
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FASTAZDUC

Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 01:05:23 am »
ahh nope.... but I found that Liquid Tire Gauges are unique.

 
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 08:53:48 am »
tire gauge search?- i remember late fall early winter discussion here, o well sorry - iirc,lithiummotorsports  has quality ( racer ) needed stuff
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 09:15:08 am »
http://intercomp-racing.com/ has really accurate guages. 

The easy thing is to always check your pressures with your track side tire guy with a comparison to your guage.  I do that with Tom Mason with an amount of regularity on my nice guage.  Allow's one to have the correct ruler.
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 09:28:46 am »
The other thing that is important is to use the SAME pressure gauge.  Don't switch up with your buddy or just grab something.  Use your own.  If it's off, at least you'll be consistent.
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 04:49:29 pm »
When I get a new gauge I check pressures with 3 dif guages to check for accuracy. This was after discovering that one the guages we were using was off by several pounds. I thought something didnt feel right when I was on the track and when I came in I did back to back pressure checks only to find out we were using a faulty guage. It is not uncommon for a pressure gauge to fall off after a while.
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2007, 09:15:23 pm »
I use the accu gauges. They are cheap, and you can tune them if you have time and patience.

Mine is within .5lbs of my really fancy reset to zero everytime you cut it on digital.
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2007, 02:35:34 pm »
I don't think I have a tire guage that's correct.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2007, 05:51:34 pm »
I use the accu gauges. They are cheap, and you can tune them if you have time and patience.

Mine is within .5lbs of my really fancy reset to zero everytime you cut it on digital.
this would be an excellent "how-to" post.
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2007, 08:59:32 pm »
I have a Radio Shack gauge that talks to me.  It's accurate against my other gauges and cost less than $10 on the clearance table.  Also, it was highly rated in some mag that did a comparison.

Now if I could just get it to talk dirty to me.... 
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2007, 09:20:22 pm »
I don't think I have a tire guage that's correct.


get one... its pretty handy
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2007, 09:20:50 pm »
Don't use the delete button, Don.  Step away from the computer.   :biggrin:
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2007, 11:23:48 pm »
Oooh ooh I found it.  Motorcycle Consumer News, November 2005.  Radio Shack ($10) rated higher than most and higher than the Intercomp liquid gauge I spent $40 for. 

And although it doesn't talk dirty, it is bilingual......

and for some of us that can be enough at times....

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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007, 02:01:46 pm »
we tested 19 guages at daytona on Michelins big guage
11 misc dial guages, mostly expensive some liquid filled
and 8  digital guages, most looked cheap. one came free with a compressor
all 8 digital ones wewe acurate
only 3 dial guages wewe within 1 pound, most were within 2 pounds, some 3-4 off
i now ise digital ones, and i still ck them a lot, no problems so far
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2007, 02:51:22 pm »
I just went through this gauge calibration exercise.  My tire guy out here offered to put my gauge on his tire gauge calibration machine.  It's specifically designed for this task.  Turns out my analog dial gauge was off 2 lbs.  Good news was it has a removable case cover, and a couple screws holding the dial plate on - in other words, it was designed to be calibrated and adjusted.  So I adjusted it.

The calibrator was unable to help me with my digital Accu Tire gauge, tho, due to instant reading.  The calibrator is hooked up to air, and set for a pressure (like, say, 30 lbs).  But as soon as you hit it with a gauge, the pressure falls off instantly, and takes a couple seconds to build back up to 30.  So with the dial gauge you just waited.  But the instant read gauge would hold the first reading it got - which was around 26, and wouldn't re-adjust its reading as the calibrator pressure came back up.  Answer: check it against a tire that has been set with the analog gauge. 

Man, that was geeky. ;-)
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2007, 07:50:14 am »
this would be an excellent "how-to" post.
It's not hard, but it takes some time. I just took one aprat and figured it out. I did two last weekend at RRR. I may pick up some more and get them sorted. I suppos I could set other peoples guages. The ACCU guages are easy to do. Just remember it takes a tiny little adjustment to go about 5 lbs. 
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2007, 11:52:40 am »
went to VIR last year found my 10 yr old gauge was off borrowed a little digital gauge from the guys in the garage next to us it worked great. then my dumb ass was in the VIR store and bought a longacre whammie jammi  analog for $50.00 now it's +1 taped to it... go figure
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2007, 09:34:53 am »
just finished reading this thread so i checked on the radio shack tire guage - looks like it's $3 now

http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kw=tire&f=Taxonomy%2FRSK%2F2032059&categoryId=2032059&kwCatId=2032059
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2007, 03:36:24 pm »
just finished reading this thread so i checked on the radio shack tire guage - looks like it's $3 now

http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kw=tire&f=Taxonomy%2FRSK%2F2032059&categoryId=2032059&kwCatId=2032059


$3 what a deal! Mine was reading 2 lbs low, and then my 2 year got a hold of it and now i can't find it. Looks like i'm headed to the Shack.
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Re: My Tire Guage is off...
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2007, 08:52:11 pm »
...and it's erotically bilingual!!  :biggrin:
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