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I'm posting this here as we all have talked about tire pressures for the R for some time now<br>Both my gauges were getting a bit old. I know one was <B>way off </B>and I wasn't sure about the other so I bought an <B>Intercomp tire Gauge</B>, by far the most expensive gauge I ever bought.<br>Oil filled and seemingly very accurate, it seems that I have been way off (by up to at least 3 lbs) for years now so it will prove interesting to see how the red sled handles with the correct pressures (or at least I will know<B> what </B>pressure I am running <B>now</B>)
 

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Re: New tire gauge (JRL)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59276" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59276</A>
 

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Re: New tire gauge (JRL)

This one? <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EI1JEO/102-7572332-5849743?v=glance&n=15684181" TARGET="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...84181</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New tire gauge (mike_c70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This one? <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EI1JEO/102-7572332-5849743?v=glance&n=15684181" TARGET="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...84181</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>YIKES <p>I am a fan of precision tools but $300 for a tire gauge that is not used on your F1 car seems a bit extreme <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New tire gauge (bschurr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bschurr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>YIKES <p>I am a fan of precision tools but $300 for a tire gauge that is not used on your F1 car seems a bit extreme <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>So then you probably use recycled $1.87 oil from Wallymart along with your pop-up $.97 tire gauage right? Just kidding but this is the R forums where we're all nuts and a little (sometimes alot) over the edge <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LTA<p>
 

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Re: New tire gauge (mike_c70)

Err, nope!<br>45 bucks, supposedly lists for $59.95, 2-1/2" oil filled round with a very thick, large rubber surround for shock when you drop it on the ground <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Probably won't be driving it until the weekend and now I am real curious to see what pressures I'm really running
 

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Re: New tire gauge (r_driver04)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r_driver04</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59276" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59276</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>We're not talking about TP monitoring systems we're talking about a SIMPLE, ACCURATE tire gauge.<br>I've been in cars with a TPMS and they are <B>OFF</B>
 

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Re: New tire gauge (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm posting this here as we all have talked about tire pressures for the R for some time now<br>Both my gauges were getting a bit old. I know one was <B>way off </B>and I wasn't sure about the other so I bought an <B>Intercomp tire Gauge</B>, by far the most expensive gauge I ever bought.<br>Oil filled and seemingly very accurate, it seems that I have been way off (by up to at least 3 lbs) for years now so it will prove interesting to see how the red sled handles with the correct pressures (or at least I will know<B> what </B>pressure I am running <B>now</B>)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How do you know which gauge is accurate? I've wondered this with the nicer gauges I've bought--without some independent "gold standard" (not the gas station's gauge) I'm not sure which to believe....
 

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Re: New tire gauge (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oil filled and seemingly very accurate, it seems that I have been way off (by up to at least 3 lbs) for years now so it will prove interesting to see how the red sled handles with the correct pressures (or at least I will know<B> what </B>pressure I am running <B>now</B>)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So you've been running at 39-40 psi all this time while telling us to fill to 36-37? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Or were you running at 33?
 

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I swear by these. Awesome tool, i own a total of three. The bleeder valve allows me accurate titration of pressures. DIGITAL GAUGES ARE WORTH SXXT simply because we all know that air pressure is an analog linear parameter and standard deviation will be added ie accuracy lost in conversion to digital display. Also, even jets in the 21th century still have analog displays on the instrument panel because on a dial you can always compare without the need for the brain to compute the reading in reference to desired value. <p><A HREF="http://www.brookstone.com/shop/product.asp?product_code=396168&search_type=search&search_words=tire%20gauge&prodtemp=t1&cm_re=Result*R2C2*A" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brookstone.com/shop...2C2*A</A><p>Nothing flashy, suitable in a Porsche's glove compartment, unlike some Nascar inspired counterparts. Get two while you are at it you will never regret it! Hear me, ive owned these for 5 years now.
 

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Here's a great gauge, much like what JRL is talking about. It's what I've been using.<br><A HREF="http://www.randys-racemart.com/quicliqfilti.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.randys-racemart.com/quicliqfilti.html</A><p><IMG SRC="http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/randys-racemart_1900_9994886" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New tire gauge (kenschel)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kenschel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>How do you know which gauge is accurate? I've wondered this with the nicer gauges I've bought--without some independent "gold standard" (not the gas station's gauge) I'm not sure which to believe....</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It's closer to my the gauge I've been using lately<br>All I did today was check one tire while hot (on another car, my 850 R, slow leak <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> ).<br>When I have the time and I'm going to be driving the R, I will let you know what's what but it seems my ORIGINAL gauge was <B>way</B> under and apparently I've been running closer to 38-40 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> than to 35-36 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>As to Mike, I would have to assume the new gauge would be the most accurate, as over the years they do go bad. You drop them, throw them across the floor, etc.
 

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Re: New tire gauge (mike_c70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Jim - Got a P/N or a link? I'm sick and tired of my $10 accutire gauge</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Intercomp Air Gauge 2.5 in. liquid 60 x PSU <br>360067 or 2508-360067 (don't know which is the right number)<br>I think it's the 360 number<br>HERE:<br><A HREF="http://www.theracedepot.com/product2-2.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theracedepot.com/product2-2.htm</A>
 

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Re: New tire gauge (JRL)

Now I understand why you thought my tire pressures were too high a couple years back. <p>We look forward to hearing what, if any, differences you detect in ride/handling with additional air pressure.
 

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Sorry Our R, didnt mean to flame you with the Nascar analogy.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kandiru</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I swear by these. Awesome tool, i own a total of three. The bleeder valve allows me accurate titration of pressures. DIGITAL GAUGES ARE WORTH SXXT simply because we all know that air pressure is an analog linear parameter and standard deviation will be added ie accuracy lost in conversion to digital display. Also, even jets in the 21th century still have analog displays on the instrument panel because on a dial you can always compare without the need for the brain to compute the reading in reference to desired value. <p><A HREF="http://www.brookstone.com/shop/product.asp?product_code=396168&search_type=search&search_words=tire%20gauge&prodtemp=t1&cm_re=Result*R2C2*A" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brookstone.com/shop...2C2*A</A><p>Nothing flashy, suitable in a Porsche's glove compartment, unlike some Nascar inspired counterparts. Get two while you are at it you will never regret it! Hear me, ive owned these for 5 years now.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.brookstone.com/bs_assets/images/shop/large_300/396168_p.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I believe that is the one I have but with a 12" flexible hose. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New tire gauge (JRL)

this is the one. I've had my eye on it for awhile. I'd like it a lot better if it had a lock-on valve feature however.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/Images/L/360066.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecId=341" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pegasusautoracing.c...d=341</A>
 

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Re: New tire gauge (vizwiz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vizwiz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">this is the one. I've had my eye on it for awhile. I'd like it a lot better if it had a lock-on valve feature however.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/Images/L/360066.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecId=341" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pegasusautoracing.c...d=341</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Only goes up to 30lbs
 
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