Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/23/18 8:47 a.m.

So, mine has died.

Needs to be accurate, readilyavailable, and inexpensive. 

0-60 psi is all i need for ehat i do. But accurate over the range (0-15psi is common for me)

And go!

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/23/18 8:48 a.m.

In for the same, lost my good one, has to go down to zero for offroad arena events.

Dirtydog
Dirtydog Dork
10/23/18 8:54 a.m.

About $6.00.   Home Depot.  I keep one in each car, had them for a  few years.  I'm happy with them.

 

MINIzguy
MINIzguy HalfDork
10/23/18 9:27 a.m.

I had a Longacre liquid filled one. After 4 years, it was starting to be a little funky. Before it fully broke, I bought a Slime 20049 gauge and had an Accutire MS-4021B. When I compare all of them, they all read the same pressure (I'm around 26-36psi). So rather spend $26 on a replacement Longacre head, I'm just gonna but the cheaper stuff now.

Realistically, I don't need accurate, I need consistent. As long as the gauge reads the same PSI for all tires that are the same PSI, I'm good. I couldn't care if 26psi is 28psi, if it reads 26psi for everything that's 28psi.

red_stapler
red_stapler Dork
10/23/18 9:32 a.m.

I have one of the basic $25 longacre gauges and it has been great.  You can spend more to get half-psi increments.

Floating Doc
Floating Doc Dork
10/23/18 10:22 a.m.

I've been using this for a couple of years. It was under $20 delivered from Jegs when I bought it from their ebay store.

Joes Racing Products tire gauge

It seems quite consistent, like you stated. Don't know about accuracy, I don't have any way to check that.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/23/18 10:25 a.m.

Accuracy seems to be pretty good across the board even among the cheaper gauges. My "good one" that I lost was this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Victor-22-5-00881-8-Professional-Bleeder-Valve/dp/B000HAEPEA/

My complaints about it are susceptibility to dirt and build quality. This model would leak if the inside ever got a particle of brake dust in it, and I bought one that was leaking right out of the box.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/23/18 10:38 a.m.

The slime is actually the one that died. After about 8 years.

The low range on mine is primarily for the load bags on my truck (5psi minimum, and every extra psi reduces ride quality)

Guess ill be getting another slime!

Rodan
Rodan HalfDork
10/23/18 10:57 a.m.
Floating Doc said:

I've been using this for a couple of years. It was under $20 delivered from Jegs when I bought it from their ebay store.

Joes Racing Products tire gauge

It seems quite consistent, like you stated. Don't know about accuracy, I don't have any way to check that.

+1  

I've been using the Joe's gauge since my old Blue Point died 5 or 6 years ago.  Bonus points for the glow-in-the-dark gauge face.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/23/18 11:05 a.m.

^Does that Joe's unit actually go to 0? From the pic it looks like 5 is the lowest reading. I sometimes set tires to under 5psi.

MINIzguy
MINIzguy HalfDork
10/23/18 11:09 a.m.

I had a Victor gauge and it leaked out of the box too. I bought it and the Slime at the same time to see who would win, and kept the Slime unit.

Rodan
Rodan HalfDork
10/23/18 11:10 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

For that I would use a drag slick gauge - 0-15psi.

 

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
10/23/18 11:18 a.m.

A metal bodied Milton. I find them at rural king for sub $10.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
10/23/18 11:31 a.m.
Dirtydog said:

About $6.00.   Home Depot.  I keep one in each car, had them for a  few years.  I'm happy with them.

 

Will that read down to .5lb?  I had a $5 one that I bought on a whim 15 years ago that was similar, and I loved it until it finally died. 

codrus
codrus UltraDork
10/23/18 11:37 a.m.

I have a QuickCar liquid filled gauge that I bought 20 years ago that's still working great.  Mine's 0-60 psi, but they sell them in different ranges.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TQ3JHS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

HFmaxi
HFmaxi Reader
10/23/18 11:41 a.m.
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