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speedometer adjustment

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by tylonalsnifnfool, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. tylonalsnifnfool

    tylonalsnifnfool Senior Member

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    How do you adjust the speedometer when you put different sized rims and tires on your car?
     
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    smooth_criminal Senior Member

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    You don't, just get a set of rims&tires have a very close overall diameter.
     
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    tylonalsnifnfool Senior Member

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    r u sure theres no way to adjust it?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you can bring it somewhere and have them recalibrate your speedometer
    or buy a tool that allows you to do it yourself
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Well, mechanically you could fabricate a gear that will compensate for the tire size, but unless you change the mechanism that moves the guage, I don't see how else.
     
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    Why would you ant to do all of that work. just get a rim & tire set up at the same size. you'll only be off by 1 or 2 MPH. Why do all that and them have to do it again when you change your rims. Rims size doesn't matter it's the overall diameter of the rim and tire together.
     
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