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whats ur favorite tire gage?

Arnold_Horseshack

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do u guys like tire gages??? whats ur favorite??? i like craftsmen tools bc their made in the usa!!!!
n my dad had them too...but somebody in shop used ta say to me that the best gages were german...is this true?
 

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Do you really notice a difference between different tire gauges?
 

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They all vary in their readings. The best thing to do is to use the same gauge so at least you can tell relative changes. I like the ones from Racer Parts Wholesale: http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/tirega.htm The second one from the top ("Ultimate Tire Gauge For The Serious Racer") is the one I have. It's more important to treat your gauge as a relatively fragile instrument so that it doesn't lose its consistency, but absolute accuracy isn't important as long as your gauge reads consistently. Eg. it may read 45 PSI when your tire has 40 PSI, but if it always reads 45 PSI when you have 40 PSI, you're fine. --Andre edit: other important differences include how easy it is use, how secure its fit is to the tire stem, etc.
 

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In the early '70s, while travelling on foot throughout Asia for several years, I purchased what has since been my favorite tire gauge. An antique, it was handmade by a master craftsman who apprenticed under a number of highly-regarded European tire gauge makers whose names, due to their obscurity, I will not bother to list here.

Both the quality of the gauge and its beauty are truly second to none, with inlaid mother-of-pearl highlights (the shell collected off the cost of a small, now-underwater Pacific island, formerly renowned for its mother of pearl but now lost to the ages) and readings that are, to this day, accurate to one-one-billionth of a percent. The serial number reveals that it was second in a series of only fifteen ever produced, the first of which belonged to Henry T. Ford and is kept in a vault in a heavily-guarded Swiss bank. Seven of those produced were destroyed before they could ever be sold, simply to increase the gauge's rarity. The other six are unaccounted for but could reasonably be expected to fetch upwards of five to six million dollars at tire gauge auction.

I, of course, have a number of others in my tire gauge collection and have been considering having one custom made, but I cannot forsee a situation in which any other tire gauge could ever replace the above described as my favorite.

Regards, gentlemen.
 

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I don't care about brands for guages but I refuse to get a digital one and I don't like those thin pen looking ones. I use one with a large dial for the pressure, a hose that connects to the tire and a blowoff valve to release air as you are connecting it to dial in the pressure. I use it A LOT because I have very thin tires and I like to have my pressure exact.
 

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i'm beginning to not like tools.
 

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Originally Posted by tundrafour
In the early '70s, while travelling on foot throughout Asia for several years, I purchased what has since been my favorite tire gauge. An antique, it was handmade by a master craftsman who apprenticed under a number of highly-regarded European tire gauge makers whose names, due to their obscurity, I will not bother to list here.

Both the quality of the gauge and its beauty are truly second to none, with inlaid mother-of-pearl highlights (the shell collected off the cost of a small, now-underwater Pacific island, formerly renowned for its mother of pearl but now lost to the ages) and readings that are, to this day, accurate to one-one-billionth of a percent. The serial number reveals that it was second in a series of only fifteen ever produced, the first of which belonged to Henry T. Ford and is kept in a vault in a heavily-guarded Swiss bank. Seven of those produced were destroyed before they could ever be sold, simply to increase the gauge's rarity. The other six are unaccounted for but could reasonably be expected to fetch upwards of five to six million dollars at tire gauge auction.

I, of course, have a number of others in my tire gauge collection and have been considering having one custom made, but I cannot forsee a situation in which any other tire gauge could ever replace the above described as my favorite.

Regards, gentlemen.



Wasn't that exact gauge that you have written of in one of the Raymond Chandler novels. I cannot recall which one.
 

Arnold_Horseshack

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Originally Posted by javyn
Do you really notice a difference between different tire gauges?


yup some tools r more quality made then other tools and ur gas mileage will show it weather u use the same air in all the tires........
 

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