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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2001, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Speedo is Fixed....WOW!!!!

Well, yesterday I made a post about how my speedo wasn't working and I ripped the whole truck apart trying to find the problem. Thanks to shorts giving me the diagram of the Vehical Speed Buffer I was able to find that it was shot when I tested it with the continuity tester. So I went down to the wreckers and wasn't able to find one for a 4x4 but I did get one off a 2wd.

Anyway, after installing it somehow the truck seems to have more pickup down low and up top. The speedo is now off by 15kph (9mph) which isn't a big deal for me because thats exactly what you can be over up here before you get a ticket so as long as I am doing the posted limit "on the speedo" then I won't be in trouble.

The thing that really suprised me though was top speed. When I had the stock 265's I could do 160kph(100Mph) right on. Once I went to the 285's I could only do 155kph. But now after putting in the 2wd buffer I can get it up to 175Kph(110mph)!!!

Now just for you all to know....I never ever drive that fast exept for today when I wanted to see what it would do and it really surpised me. Going that fast in a full size gets a little scary!!!!

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Re: Speedo is Fixed....WOW!!!!

i go pretty fast too when i wear my speedos. wait, what are we talking about again?


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The truck you probably pulled the buffer from prob. had diff. gears in the rear than yours. Thats why it's diff.

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Re: Speedo is Fixed....WOW!!!!

Almost all 4X4 chevys with EFI had a governor limiting them to 100 miles per hour(mine does and so did a 96 i drove). I would guess the 2WD's would be different.

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Re: Speedo is Fixed....WOW!!!!

No, all the 2wd's have the limiter for the same years at 100mph. I think Jason is right now. The 2wd had different gears and way smaller tires. I am probably going to have to get a buffer though thats right for the truck or I am going to start getting into preformance problems with the trany and motor and stuff like that.

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glad that diagram helped out [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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yeah my 2wd tahoe cuts out at 99 with stock <font color=red>235</font color=red>/75/r15s and 3.42 gears. the tire size diff. alone will do that. Your engine is reving higher than nortmal because it thinks it has bigginer tires, putting you in a higher torque band. The engine should be fine, but only you know your transmision. Your also burning more gas so you'll prolly take a mpg hit too.


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Re: Speedo is Fixed....WOW!!!!

Everything seems to be fine with it now. Gas millage wise its the same as it was before if I do the math and figure out that for every 100K on the odometer its actually 116Km's.

I am going to go and search the wrecking yards up here for a 4x4 buffer out of a truck that had 3:43's. That way I can get the speedo back to normal incase I want to sell it.

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