Quality tyre guages with short range on dial

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:03
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Want a quality tyre guage with probably max 60psi on dial to allow good accuracy at low pressures. Heard that CAT make a good guage? Your experiences........
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Reply By: junior - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:04

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:04
that would be tyre GAUGE!
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Reply By: govo - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:11

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:11
Supercheap has a Digital tire guage with a flexibal hose...l've found these to be very accurate and reasonalby priced.... have used it for tires and poly air bags which are low pressure and also for adjusting my stuans.

l think they are about $ 20
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Follow Up By: porl - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:53

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:53
aha, now there's a clever idea, but even if it is a dumb question, how do you attach it to your staun ?
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Reply By: macca172 - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:44

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:44
I have my late dad's VDO tyre guage! Its about 25+ years old and I have it professionally calibrated on a couple of occasions, with no adjustment required.

Macca172
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 00:32

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 00:32
I found my VDO guage on the Canning.

A good souvineer, reminds me of the trip every time I use it. And despite exposure to the elements for god only knows how long it's still spot on and in fine working condition.

Dave
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Reply By: HJ60-2H - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 19:50

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 19:50
I had the same problem a year ago. I ended up gettig 10 gauges with +/- 1 PSI and 60 PSI full scale. Bought them from an industrial gauge shop. I still have a few left.

Fitted the gauge to a nice long hose with a top so I dont have to bend down as much.
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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 10:44

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 10:44
I like the VDO too. I have another (the brand of which I can't remember at the moment) which is typically more accurate, but it can't easily be calibrated by yourself either.

The VDO is great because once you have a known pressure in a tyre (average reading off several club members' gauges) you can apply the VDO - take the reading and then remove the face. Move the needle carefully to the known pressure.

Calibrated!
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Follow Up By: junior - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 14:08

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 14:08
ok guys- so where do I get a VDO tyre gauge???
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 14:14

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 14:14
I got mine with my old ARB compressor.....so I presume that any ARB store will stock them. There are bound to be other places too....
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 15:55

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 15:55
ARB- $60. comes with a leather pouch.
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Reply By: junior - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 21:25

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 21:25
Thanx everyone!!!!!!! :-)
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Follow Up By: Sarg - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 22:30

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 22:30
try a mob by the name of Rema Tip Top Aust P/L . Look in the yellow pages for your local dealerships location. You can get anything that you want for tyres from them, repair kits, gauges etc
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Follow Up By: junior - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 22:36

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 22:36
Thanx Sarg- will call them if not just for their advice.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:36

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:36
I've used the same digital gauge for the past few years - still on its original battery - it seems to be very accurate at low pressures - I used it for polyairs as most of the mechanical gauges won't read below 10psi.

Cheers
phil
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