What do you use to make sure yer pressures are even? How accurate is the gauge yer using?
I have always been a fan of the dial gauges...I've owned 2 different Accu-Gages over the years. My current one is a Accu-gage EZ Air that I got fer about $20 shipped. Nice to check the pressure and air up/down without the chuck/gauge/chuck swap that most people do.
Well...I found the perfect system now...the PsiClops gauges/system... I just ordered the Extreme along with the adapter and it should be here by Monday or so. So now I should be able to check all the tires on both vehicles in a few minutes each time instead of the tedious task fer 8 tires which will balloon to 12 tires once the daughter gits her own car.
mine is not that fancy but the gauge only goes up to 60 psi which I like because it is much easier to read than the ones that go to 150 or so.
I do like the features of that one. I paid next to nothing for mine, 5 bucks if I remember right.
*edit* I just looked at your second link. is it really that important to get both the tires at exactly the same pressure? i could understand if you were racing because races are won in tenths if not hundreths of a second.
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I guess we all have our own peccadillos. Mine is exactness in measuring out beer recipes.
I have a variety of gaues in the cars, in the garage, and down in the shed. They're all approximately within a pound or two. As long as the tires aren't way low and they are the same at each end, I'm happy.
To each their own... It's good to have nice tools, though.
The Accu-gage EZ Air reminds me of the inflator attachment I often use:
You press the lever and it inflates, then when you let go of the lever a telescoping gauge pops out. It's not extremely accurate but I don't care to be extremely accurate.
However, I've frankensteined mine into an easier, more useful condition. That nozzle-ended pipe is a pretty decent way to put air in a tire for a few seconds, and is a necessary evil for inflating the inside tires on a dually, but what's better is having an end that locks on to the valve stem like the Accu-gage EZ Air has on one end. What's even better than that is having a quick-connect fitting and the easy ability to use either fitting, as well as a longer hose.
So, I clip it on to the valve stem and then I can stand up, operating the lever until I'm where I want to be. If I need to inflate a dually (I never do anymore), I can still attach the stiff nozzle instead. Once I'm done I check with a digital gauge.
I agree with BEEF, I don't find it important to be that perfectly accurate from one tire to the next.
I just use the digital gauge on my tire inflator. Set it to a couple of pounds over what I want it on auto because it drops back a couple when the pump shuts off.
Speaking of such things, anyone know where to get a decent foot pump these days???
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They're inexpensive. I have no reason to doubt its accuracy, though I've never specifically tried to verify it. Mine is from Harbor Freight and probably cost less than $5, but one made by Campbell Hausfeld is still under $20 no matter where you buy it.