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Old 12-26-2010, 06:17 PM
FX4 Mike FX4 Mike is offline
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Default Importance of a proper tire pressure gauge!

I was using a pencil style pressure gauge and by the readings of it my tires were properly inflated. My dad and i went thru all of our gauges and found all of them read differently and some even read differently from multiple readings at the same pressure. So we got dial gauges that hold the reading and the readings are dead on and consistent.

my readings with the pencil gauge
(32) FD (32) FP (35)RD (34)RP
actual
(25) FD (27) FP (30)RD (29)RP

so i inflated the tires to 35 in the front and 32 in the rear.

The ride is so much better now on the highway. It coasts better, at 55mph it runs 200rpms lower, it has more pulling power at higher speeds and it shakes less at higher speeds.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: Importance of a proper tire pressure gauge!

I always try and tell folks that checking your tires are important; especially with the proper gauge, i USE A ELECTRONIC GAUGE from griots garage, and your gas mileage will improve greatly.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:32 AM
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so i inflated the tires to 35 in the front and 32 in the rear
Why do you inflate your tires to different pressures in the front than the back? I always use the same.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:35 AM
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: Importance of a proper tire pressure gauge!

Another important thing is to check your gauge against another on a regular basis... I perfectly accurate gauge today can be way off tomorrow. For example dial gauges are very susceptible to shocks.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:13 PM
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For example dial gauges are very susceptible to shocks
I have an ongoing problem in trying to find an accurate tire gauge. The pencil ones are crap, and so are the basic dial ones. I've even had issues with digital ones. I'm having trouble finding a basic yet quality dial one. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

Update: Waiting for shipment of longacre liquid filled gauge bought at Amazon that has a release valve to prevent false readings. This is the one: http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Liquid-Filled-Deluxe-Gauge/dp/B000VB43LA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312690972&sr=8-1. Hope it works accurately.

Update 8-11-11: Got the Longacre gauge and impressed so far with it. Lately, my truck feels as though I need new shocks and the left end seems like it drifts due to needed alignment. I tested the Longacre with a chaper $10 dial gauge and sure enough a big difference in readings. My wife's Edge with the Longacre showed all tires set at 36 psi, and I was really getting nervous to the accuracy of the new more expensive guage, but when I tested the Ranger (with the cheaper dial gauge and then the Longacre) and got different readings, I was more impressed and confident with the Longacre. I filled the Ranger to about 36 psi each tire, and the difference in ride is much better. I am amazed.

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