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Here we are again looking for practical solutions for mundane problems. We would very much appreciate recommendations from the XLR forum participants for high quality, easy to use, reliable and accurate digital tire pressure gauges. Cost is not a concern.

Last evening Ed was frustrated to no end as he tried to use both an old style manual gauge and a digital one that was a gift which came from Brookstone. That latter device is a piece of fancy junk because most of the time it’s impossible to get a good seat on the valve stem with it and consequently the readings are always suspect.

We’re also interested in knowing how quickly changes in tire pressure register on the XLR’s display. We've noticed on Sandra’s Escalade it’s pretty quick, but we at least have the impression it’s not always immediately updated on the XLR.

Thanks for any help that may be offered.

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Ed and Sandra
 

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Drive on it

I've had to drive around the block to get the XLR's DIC to display the "new" pressure.

I too would appreciate the name of a really good tire pressure gauge--I have the one on the air-compressor tank, 2 old, mechanical ones (both dial guage and stick type) and the XLR's DIC--none of the 4 ever match to the pound, and I never know which one is right!:confused

I've been using the XLR's DIC, so that if I have a tire problem, the XLR's computer will reflect that the pressure has almost always been correct.

I've noticed that the XLR's speedometer always matches the speed/radar units that show you how fast you are going exactly, so maybe the tire reading is accurate?:flag

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Motorcycle shops and race shops are going to be your best source for an accurate gauge. I had a digital I used weekly for 4 years before it died but don't remember the brand name. I then started using my ACCU-GAGE analog all the time. It has a hose attatched for getting into tight spots and holds the pressure reading until you hit the release button. I have it checked once a year and it is still accurate after 5 years. Very easy to calibrate/read to 1/2 pound increments. It was around $20 5 years ago.

My tire pressure monitor seems to update between 1/2 and 1 mile.
 
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But it's fun to drive...........I too found one that was digital but battery went dead because when you turn it off, there is no disconnect feature built in to shut it off.
 

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Two choices: Go to your local Harley Davidson dealer and buy one of the guages they sell for motorcycles or go to Sears and purchase a Craftsman analog (stick) guage.

Why are you so curious about how quickly your TPM's react anyway? Based on everything I've heard and read they are as accurate as any other TPM's.
 

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Why are you so curious about how quickly your TPM's react anyway? Based on everything I've heard and read they are as accurate as any other TPM's.
If one is trying to get all of the TPM readings on the DIC the same (and set to the correct pressure), it rather matters a lot! When working on this last evening, it was noted some of the readings were showing changed pressures and others were not. By the way, all this tire pressure hassle thing came about because the local Cadillac dealer did an oil change for us and someone adjusted the tire pressures. They were all identical - just several pounds too low!

There's a Harley shop in the vicinity and we'll pop in there tomorrow to see what they have. Also, scanning through the Herrington catalog which arrived this afternoon we noticed this gauge being offered: http://herrington-catalog.stores.yahoo.net/r135.html Anyone have experience with it?

Please keep the suggestions coming and thanks for the help.

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Ed and Sandra
 

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We wanted to provide an update on our research into tire pressure gauges. In addition to posting the question here we also made a request for recommendations on The Garage Journal Board. We thought some of you might like to see the suggestions made there and to see our subsequent selection. By the way, for those of you interested in home garages, tools, car lifts and such The Garage Journal Board is an excellent resource.

Best regards and Happy New Year :cheers ,
Ed and Sandra
 

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Interesting read ... Thanx for the updated info.

We wanted to provide an update on our research into tire pressure gauges. In addition to posting the question here we also made a request for recommendations on The Garage Journal Board. We thought some of you might like to see the suggestions made there and to see our subsequent selection. By the way, for those of you interested in home garages, tools, car lifts and such The Garage Journal Board is an excellent resource.

Best regards and Happy New Year :cheers ,
Ed and Sandra
 
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