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Got Yanked By A Trooper This Weekend

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by chestercheeto48, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Hey just wondering if there is any way to adjust your speedo to compensate for bigger tires and/or rims. I got pulled over this weekend and i found out that i was like 4/5 mph off. I know you have the charts in the reference section but I want to know if i can get it zeroed in again.
     
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    here is what i had to do when i put my 89si cluster in my 89dx. The speedometer was reading like 10 mph faster than i was going, so.... I took off the top of my dash (the cluster cover) and removed the plastic cover from the cluster. Then I got my buddy to drive his 96 civic (i assumed that the speedo was accurate), and he took a walkie talkie with him and when we drove side by side down a free way at like midnight, and when he was at 65, he told me so over the walkie talkie, and i pulled the needle off my guage set and moved it down to the appropriate speed. It took a couple trys and another buddy holding the wheel of my car to do it right. haha, that is the only way i know of to do it, there is probably an easier way out there though...
     
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    haha sketchy.


    In my town we have parked cruisers on the side of the road that tell you your speed in big numbers. Thats how I made sure mine was accurate.
     
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    I know mine is off like 4-5 mph I just want to know how to fix it easily if it can be fixed at all. I am not sure I like the idea of driving down the road and playing with the cluster.
     
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    then drive 4-5 mph slower than what it says :bash:
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Thank you for being obvious, but I am a perfectionist and I want it to read right.
     
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    I'm not sure of the way to adjust it. Maybe asking a honda dealership would be best in this case.
     
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    You can get it recalibrated at some of the sound electronics places. I know of one in my area.

    Peace*
     
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    yea, all you have to do is find some place maybe a tire store or something that can go into the ecu and change the tire size to the ones you are currently using.
     
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    I had the same problem, except my speedometer was off by about 20mph, I cant believe the trooper didnt believe me!
     
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