Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Instrumentation
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-15-2008, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
FuelSipper
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 99

HondaHokie - '95 Honda Accord DX 4 door
90 day: 26.91 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Tire pressure gauge price $$

I think this is about the best price I have found for a tire pressure gauge. Its at Harbor Freight tools. I love that place! Only problem seems to be +/- 3 psi but I bet that's pretty close to other models.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92360

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-16-2008, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
 
DifferentPointofView's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Dale, IL (or A-Dale)
Posts: 1,120

The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

The 'Scort - '98 Ford Escort LX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Dial gauges around here sell for around 3 bucks and go up to about 80PSI. The stick kind I can get at my local gas station/convenience store for about 1.34, and it goes to 100PSI.
__________________


Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

Did I Use Too Many Abbreviations? Here's The Abbreviations List
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
EV OR DIESEL
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 1,750

FarFarfrumpumpen - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS Premium

Quorra - '12 Tesla Model S P85
Thanks: 57
Thanked 108 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dremd
I've had a few of those harbor freight units, they kind of suck. Main issue is that the gauge is in accurate, secondary is that the gauge breaks off way to easily.
__________________
2012 Tesla Model S P85
2013 Nissan LEAF SV totaled by now deceased intoxacated driver.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
6 speed ALH TDI Swapped in to a 2003 Jetta Wagon
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 12:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ryland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 3,903

honda cb125 - '74 Honda CB 125 S1
90 day: 79.71 mpg (US)

green wedge - '81 Commuter Vehicles Inc. Commuti-Car

Blue VX - '93 Honda Civic VX
Thanks: 867
Thanked 433 Times in 353 Posts
I have yet to see a harbor freight tool that works or lasts more then one use.
I think I paid $11 for my tire pressure gauge from Napa, it's digital and keeps displaying the pressure after you take it off the tire, it is also warented to be accurate within 1psi.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 01:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
MechE
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 1,151

The Miata - '01 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryland View Post
I have yet to see a harbor freight tool that works or lasts more then one use.
I think I paid $11 for my tire pressure gauge from Napa, it's digital and keeps displaying the pressure after you take it off the tire, it is also warented to be accurate within 1psi.
I paid $15 from AAA (paid too much), but it was right before driving cross country

With harbor freight - my guidelines are... If I use it enough to break it, I need a good one... If it still works, I obviously don't use it enough to buy a good one That's putting precision etc. aside for things like a heat gun, quick connects, grinder etc. etc.
__________________
Cars have not created a new problem. They merely made more urgent the necessity to solve existing ones.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 01:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
EV OR DIESEL
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 1,750

FarFarfrumpumpen - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS Premium

Quorra - '12 Tesla Model S P85
Thanks: 57
Thanked 108 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dremd
I have LOTS of harbor freight tools that work well.

Paint guns, engine hoist, hammers, axes, sds drill, rotary and random orbital (paint) polisher, pumps (some not all), DA sanders, air hose reals, vises, anvils, solar lights, jacks, stands, tumblers aren't bad, mighty vac, cheap dmm (for the price . . also have a fluke), alignment gauge works astonishingly well, have a 4.2k genset from them, for the price it's great (took a friend through 2 months without electricity after Katrina), auto darkening welding helmet, sandpaper works well and is cheap, and more

some things suck, among them most submersible pumps, cheaper mechanics tools, measuring equipment, all of their sandblasting gear, their drills, dmm's if you are expecting much, their temp guns suck, most of their automotive accessories.


all and all hit or miss, but fairly obvious if you study the bits. Their return policy is great, and the warranty can be a good deal as well . . . .

__________________
2012 Tesla Model S P85
2013 Nissan LEAF SV totaled by now deceased intoxacated driver.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
6 speed ALH TDI Swapped in to a 2003 Jetta Wagon
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proposed braking test: comparing tire pressure @ 50 psi vs 35 brucepick EcoModding Central 55 06-11-2011 08:29 PM
The Mechanism Behind Flow Separation LostCause Aerodynamics 46 07-15-2010 07:38 AM
Tire pressure (of winter tires) tasdrouille General Efficiency Discussion 20 08-12-2009 01:38 AM
DIY: tire bands for Air Pressure Sensors larrydag DIY / How-to 10 05-08-2008 01:30 PM
Petroleum inflation could pump up price of plastic Frank Lee The Lounge 3 04-11-2008 04:40 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com