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Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by Goodman60 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:11 am

I had a really good digital tire gauge...I think I paid about $50 for it about 15 years ago. It died and I couldn't find the brand...they must have gone out of business. Anyway, I threw it out about 3 months ago and bought a small gauge but now realize I miss my good tire gauge. It had a hose to a round face and read to the 10th of a pound. I'm willing to pay up! What can you suggest? I Googled for one but couldn't find anything quite like what I had.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by Fletch » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:37 am

This is not digital, but is the best tire gage I've had.

https://www.amazon.com/Joes-Racing-3230 ... tire+gauge
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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by walletless » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:41 am

I have this & like it:
Astro 3018 Digital Tire Inflator with Stainless Steel Braided Hose
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002PUTC0M/

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by badger42 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:17 am

I've used the Pressure, Inc gauges for many years and they work really well.

http://www.pressureinc.com

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by takeshi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:34 am

Fletch wrote:This is not digital, but is the best tire gage I've had.
The one I have isn't digital either but I'd highly recommend Intercomp's tire pressure gauges.

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Post by Doom&Gloom » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:39 am

I have this one. Very compact and easy to keep in the glove compartment.

https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-5941-Digi ... e+pressure

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by barnaclebob » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:02 am

Get a dial gauge, not digital and you may never have to buy a new one again.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by DaftInvestor » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:05 am

barnaclebob wrote:Get a dial gauge, not digital and you may never have to buy a new one again.
My mechanic told me to get a digital gauge, not a dial gauge - as digital gauges are more accurate. (this was after my low-pressure light was coming on even though my gauge was showing tires okay).
I'm not much of a car guy so can't prove or disprove what my mechanic told me. What I do know is that my gauge wasn't accurate.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by bottlecap » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:14 am

DaftInvestor wrote:
barnaclebob wrote:Get a dial gauge, not digital and you may never have to buy a new one again.
My mechanic told me to get a digital gauge, not a dial gauge - as digital gauges are more accurate. (this was after my low-pressure light was coming on even though my gauge was showing tires okay).
I'm not much of a car guy so can't prove or disprove what my mechanic told me. What I do know is that my gauge wasn't accurate.
I've heard they are more accurate as well.

Honestly, you should be able to pick one up for about 5 or 6 bucks. I have one of these in each car: http://www.tooltopia.com/slime-20187.as ... Aom68P8HAQ

I think I got them at Walmart for $9. They are accurate according to the TPMS and the digital gauge I have on my compressor. Not sure Walmart carries them any more.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by open_circuit » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:28 am

I like this gauge, which works on both Presta (fancy bike) and Shrader (normal car tire) valves.

https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-60100005- ... peak+gauge

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Post by Just sayin... » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:56 am

open_circuit wrote:I like this gauge, which works on both Presta (fancy bike) and Shrader (normal car tire) valves.

https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-60100005- ... peak+gauge
I have/had that gauge and had to recently send it back. It consistently read 2 to 2-1/2 PSI low when compared to a calibrated benchmark. That said, the manufacturer was very willing to work with me and make things right.

In my garage, I use a PCL DUSG1 digital gauge:

http://www.pcltireinflation.com/product ... re-gauges/

It's perfectly accurate when compared to a calibrated source and is very easy to use.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by rgs92 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:03 am

I second Fletch's recommendation on Joe's Racing analog tire guage because it somehow is really easy to connect to the tire valve (on the 1st try!) ).
The worst thing is trying to fumble to get a secure connection (like in cold/hot/wet/awkward conditions or with time running out on your pay-pump).
Somehow, this one is the best.
I have the Tekton digital one also which does a decent job, but it's not as easy to connect and you need to worry about the batteries running out.

The other worst thing is to try your digital gauge and find the batteries are dead, which has happened many times.

Actionable approach: buy a digital w/ the analog one as a backup.
Again:

https://www.amazon.com/Joes-Racing-3230 ... tire+gauge

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by jharkin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:18 pm

I got tired of digital gauges going flakey and for a good analog unit. Don't know anything about that Joe gauge above, rather I got an Intercomp racing gauge:

https://www.tirerack.com/accessories/de ... 13231558:s


I'll probably hand this one down to my kids....

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by jharkin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:22 pm

DaftInvestor wrote:
barnaclebob wrote:Get a dial gauge, not digital and you may never have to buy a new one again.
My mechanic told me to get a digital gauge, not a dial gauge - as digital gauges are more accurate. (this was after my low-pressure light was coming on even though my gauge was showing tires okay).
I'm not much of a car guy so can't prove or disprove what my mechanic told me. What I do know is that my gauge wasn't accurate.
Does he have actual data to prove this statement or is it just "more modern looking must =better" thinking?

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by madbrain » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:27 pm

I have a 15 year old Radio Shack digital tire gauge. Bought it with my first car. Replaced the battery once recently. It's been fairly accurate, close to the value from my current cars TPMS sensors. Especially useful with an EV since I never go to the gas station to get gas, and thus would need to pay for air if I did.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by DaftInvestor » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:00 pm

jharkin wrote:
DaftInvestor wrote:
barnaclebob wrote:Get a dial gauge, not digital and you may never have to buy a new one again.
My mechanic told me to get a digital gauge, not a dial gauge - as digital gauges are more accurate. (this was after my low-pressure light was coming on even though my gauge was showing tires okay).
I'm not much of a car guy so can't prove or disprove what my mechanic told me. What I do know is that my gauge wasn't accurate.
Does he have actual data to prove this statement or is it just "more modern looking must =better" thinking?
It was more like "all of my customers that aren't using digital gauges come in and think that there tires are at the right pressure and they aren't" - in my case he was right so I believe he knows what he's talking about. Barnacle didn't offer any proof in his statement that dials are better than digital and my mechanic proved to me digital were better to me so I went with his recommedation.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by hudson » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:03 pm

I personally have used the old school tire gauges and have found that they worked fine....but the discussion is about digital tire gauges.

I looked on Amazon for their best selling digital tire gauge. It costs around $10 and there are plenty of reviews, pictures, and videos.

https://www.amazon.com/AstroAI-Digital- ... tire+gauge

Oops...I made a mistake...the link above is for a best seller. Amazon evidently has more than one best seller.

Here is their #1 best seller....with over 4000 reviews: https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-5941-Digi ... tire+gauge

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by JeffAL » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:37 pm

Fletch wrote:This is not digital, but is the best tire gage I've had.

https://www.amazon.com/Joes-Racing-3230 ... tire+gauge
I have this same gauge. It works great. No batteries to replace.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by Goodman60 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:01 pm

Fletch wrote:This is not digital, but is the best tire gage I've had.

https://www.amazon.com/Joes-Racing-3230 ... tire+gauge

OK, I gave up on digital and bought this. It arrived today and seems very good. Thank you so much for the recommendation. :D

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by Tamales » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:02 pm

There is absolutely no reason why a digital gauge would be fundamentally more accurate than an analog gauge.
There are good and bad gauges in both analog and digital.
Don't be fooled by more digits on a digital gauge. It does not mean higher accuracy. It might, but it doesn't necessarily.

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Re: Good Digital Tire Gauge

Post by CardinalRule » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:30 pm

This is mine too. I like it a lot.
Doom&Gloom wrote:I have this one. Very compact and easy to keep in the glove compartment.

https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-5941-Digi ... e+pressure

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