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#682 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 19, 2012 (4:33 pm)
I have a cheap one of those and it's on a hose. Can't hold it on the tire and bleed it so I gave up on it. Don't trust the accuracy either.
One of my Subaru tires was down 8 pounds between monthly checks. I'm sure it's those good ol' alloy wheels; seems like they are famous for slow leaks.
#683 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [kirstie_h]
Nov 20, 2012 (3:20 pm)
I just bought one of those $10 models to replace the one I dropped (LCD stopped working).
It will be my 3rd one.
Stopped by Sears on Saturday to get one.
It wasn't on sale *$15) and there was a long line, so I left.
The guy in front of me in line had 6 of them, stocking stuffers i guess.
#685 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [kirstie_h]
Nov 21, 2012 (7:17 am)
He's just a fan of tidy, and I guess parking in the exact same spot every day is tidy.
A tennis ball hanging from a string from the ceiling will do the same thing.
But it's not nearly as fancy as that laser guided parking assurance device!!
#686 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [robr2]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 21, 2012 (7:28 am)
Yes, but everyone knows those are for OLD people! Plus, when you have man-guests, who always get a tour of the garage/shop/toys/tools, it really isn't very impressive to show them your high-tech tennis ball device. It's been done to death.
#687 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [robr2]
Nov 21, 2012 (8:51 am)
I put an "X" on each side of the wall in the garage so we both know to stop when we look over and see it...works like a charm!
#688 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [sandman_6472]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 21, 2012 (1:44 pm)
For one car I have a 6' length of railroad rail sitting in the garage. It doesn't move (much) when it gets bumped. Got a couple of 4x4 wedges for the other car.
But yeah, mostly I look at the stud in the garage wall I have memorized.
#689 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [steve_]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2012 (5:11 am)
a 6' length of railroad rail
A stubbed toe, waiting to happen...
#690 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [kirstie_h]
Nov 22, 2012 (5:38 am)
Interesting little device. I see they have a single laser model, too.
We use lally columns to determine how far to pull into the garage.
Stop when the side view mirror passes it.
#691 of 797 Re: Tire gauges [explorerx4]
Nov 22, 2012 (6:03 am)
I use a string hanging from the garage ceiling attached to a tennis ball. Tennis ball touches my windshield....I STOP!!