I bought one and promptly returned it.
First problem was it gave me a different number every time I used it, even if I never moved the tool. Pushed down took a reading and set the car back down, repeat the steps and get a different reading. Sometimes it was a 50 pound difference!
Next problem was it would not hold the reading. When I leveled the gauge and held the car, the needle would constantly drop. Again not giving me an accurate reading.
The last and final problem was it did not work with beadlock wheels. The finger that pushes on the rim was not long enough to reach past the beadlock ring. I could have just as well used a piece of wood to lay inside the rim, but at this point I wasn't going to waste anymore of my time.
I think if someone takes this tool and tries to rework it, it might be a very good tool for a budget racer. But the way it is now, it's a waste of money and will cause you nothing but headaches. That being said I may have gotten a bad checker. Speedway Motors was very good about returning it, but I did end up paying for the return shipping. So it may be worth a try.
Last edited by joedoozer; 08-10-2010 at 12:48 PM.
Crew Chief "Tip of the day":
Most handling problems can be solved by adjusting the screw-ball. It can be difficult to fine tune at times. Explaining yourself loudly and striking it on top of the helmet with a dead blow hammer usually works well.