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post #1 of 15 Old Dec 12th, 2006, 8:42 pm Thread Starter
 
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tired of my tire guage

my wife is bugging of what to get me for christmas and when she saw me complaining about my pressure guage i think she's gone a searchin. perfect opportunity here to drop her a hint.

any suggestions on which makes checking the LT easiest? basically.. the best one ... price doesn't matter
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post #2 of 15 Old Dec 12th, 2006, 8:48 pm
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I asked the same question a few weeks ago. The overwelming responce was the " Accugage" Dial type with the 12 inch hose That is the one I told my SO I wanted for christmas also

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I asked the same question a few weeks ago. The overwelming responce was the " Accugage" Dial type with the 12 inch hose That is the one I told my SO I wanted for christmas also
Yeppir - I'll second that recommendation. I've got four of those thangs (they make great joy gifts) and they are all spot on when I check 'em against one another. BTW - get the leetle rubber cushion that surrounds the gauge body, JUST in case you might drop it somehow - damhik!!
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I bought a talking tire gauge at CCR that I absolutely love. At the RoadGear booth. Paid more than $20 for it, IIRC. Found what appears to be the same one at RadioShack for a whole lot cheaper. In fact, it's bilingual!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

FWIW, I compared my RoadGear gauge to my tech's AccuGauge and it was dead on. And mine works better when it's too dark to read the gauge.
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I bought a digital from Sears on sale several years ago, a right angle one that is very easy to use on the LT. Think I paid less than $10 for it, works very well. Still have it in the car.

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post #7 of 15 Old Dec 12th, 2006, 10:59 pm
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Pressure caps

I have used pressure caps from JC Whitney for years on all my bikes - if the pressure drops below the set point, they turn red. If the pressure is good, they're green. Cost - less than $10, and I never have to bend over to see them....
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post #8 of 15 Old Dec 13th, 2006, 1:40 am
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Careful. Some of those pressure caps have been known to leak, causing the exact situation that you're trying to avoid.

And the SmarTire works for me as well. It recently alerted me to a low-pressure situation while I was on the highway at speed, so that I could pull over at a safe location and patch a small hole from a staple I'd picked up.

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Careful. Some of those pressure caps have been known to leak, causing the exact situation that you're trying to avoid.

And the SmarTire works for me as well. It recently alerted me to a low-pressure situation while I was on the highway at speed, so that I could pull over at a safe location and patch a small hole from a staple I'd picked up.
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One more vote for the "Smart Tire". Love it!!!
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I had those style pressure caps on my LT at one time. After the second 0-ring went south at STC this past year and I ran most of the day 2 up on about 6 pounds of air pressure, I said never again. I have the small black tire pressure gauge from Roadgear. Dead accurate with the tire hot and at any altitude.

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Check this site out. Smart Tire is the way to go.

http://www.vulcantire.com/smartire
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I like toys too, but my pressure caps have been bulletproof for my last six bikes, 5 cars, and two travel trailers. None have ever leaked on me. Just don't buy the plastic ones...
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Ah, metal caps. That makes sense.

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I like toys too, but my pressure caps have been bulletproof for my last six bikes, 5 cars, and two travel trailers. None have ever leaked on me. Just don't buy the plastic ones...
How do the metal ones indicate low pressure?

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