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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 11:21 AM
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speedo adjustment ?

is it possible to adjust the speedo to show correct MPH for bigger tires? jsut wondering...I know search...do you know how many speedo post there are, I only have one life ; )

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 11:32 AM
 
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Re: speedo adjustment ?

I have been told that you would have to put some kind of correction gear inline with your speedometer cable. which I have not found....

The other way is to change your ring&pinion gears.........
Or just live with driving faster than you register.......

I too would like to have my speedometer register correctly.

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Re: speedo adjustment ?

A month or so ago, somebody mentioned that there are companies that "recalibrate" speedo's - it said to look under SPEEDOMETERS (!) in yout yellow pages. Go figure...

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For how much??? it would sure be nice when I am going 65 to register it and not 57 or 59...

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Sorry, no idea - I just remember seeing it in a post.

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Re: speedo adjustment ?

for a cheap "fix" to this...most of the sites that sell tires or gears have a calibrating calculator that will tell you your actual speed, as well as what the speedo reads...or else you can seek out the speedo shop in your town and have them do it...no idea how much they charge...but i know they can do it...

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Re: speedo adjustment ?

Check this out.... Make your own template for the dash!!!!!!!!!! Find the difference in speed, draw it on some paper or something, throw away old plastic cover, install new guage ##'s, install the new plastic cover aval. on e-bay for like 5 dollars..

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Tim Glenn, Randy whoever, heres a need in the market that needs filled, sounds like a few of us need that filling too, so be capitalist and fill it.

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Re: speedo adjustment ?

I agree..

it is not just the speed reading, it is the odometer....

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Re: speedo adjustment ?

Wow good point. If you take the speedo to a shop that recalibrates it, the odometer will be working correctly, too. If you just change the marks under the speedo needle, the odo will not be accurate. Maybe you see that as good or bad, but it just wouldn't be correct.

If you indicate 50 mph, when you're really going 55, for every 100 miles you drive, your odometer will only increase by 90.9 miles. Now some more um, unscrupulous characters would say "that's a good thing". I'd rather have it be correct. That way, when I've put 3,000 miles on, and I'm ready for an oil change, for instance, I have REALLY traveled 3,000 miles, not 3,300, which would be the case above...

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