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Old 05-17-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Indicator Valve Caps - Good or not?

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Check your pressure without a gauge.
Check your tire pressure at just a glance with these pressure indicator caps. If the cap is green your pressure is good (2). If it's red, add air.

* Good for bikes and cars
* Check your tire pressure with just a glance
* Helps increase bicycle safety and extend tire life
* Fits all common tire stems
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

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looks very neat. i might get them because im missing a cap for 1 tire
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:52 PM   #3
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I bought some, and they work, but they look horrendous.
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Oh, I forgot to add that they're only $.97 for 4!!!
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I keep 33 psi in the front and 38 psi in the back. It appears they only come in 34 psi. Therefore, they wouldn't be much use, since I am sure it is similar in other 3-series.
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that is one of the most tacky things ive seen. sorry but please dont buy them.
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that is one of the most tacky things ive seen. sorry but please dont buy them.
Why is something this functional considered tacky? Sure they look like ass, but so what? I'm gonna go buy these first thing in the morning tomorrow, my tires are always deceiving and this is exactly what I need.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:33 AM   #8
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How's 34psi all around for our cars? Sadly, I still have the OEM 16's.
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I've heard that their accuracy is questionable and inconsistant. This was a couple of years back when these first hit the market, so perhaps they have improved since that time. If they are not accurate, the result is that you'll still have to remove them to confirm tire pressure, *and* you have that odd looking stem cap. Also 34psi is too general. In a higher quality, more slick design with more available pressure I'd consider these, but until they improve I'll pass...
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I've heard that their accuracy is questionable and inconsistant. This was a couple of years back when these first hit the market, so perhaps they have improved since that time. If they are not accurate, the result is that you'll still have to remove them to confirm tire pressure, *and* you have that odd looking stem cap. Also 34psi is too general. In a higher quality, more slick design with more available pressure I'd consider these, but until they improve I'll pass...
Yeah, I returned my set. I just keep a guage in my glove box.
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