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 Post subject: adjusting the dash when i put my 18's on
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:29 pm 
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do i have to adjust my dash after getting my 18's on?
i remember that there was a site that you could check if you needed to adjust the dash it would tell you by how much.

i have an exchaser so it will be easy

hope you guys can help me

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:51 pm 
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I guess it depends on how pedantic you are :lol:

After I got my 17's I sat a stock rim with pizza cutter tyres next to them and there was sweet FA difference in diameters. On a recent speed trap check (don't know how accurate) my dash was reading 100 and I got checked at 96, I'm not too fussed with adjusting that to perfection as its on the safely inaccurate side of the dial for speed camera's. :evil:

To adjust the dash you either have to replace the speed sensor with an appropriately geared one or use an interceptor to alter the signal being generated by the sensor...

So I guess get those 18's on cause that's the most imprtant thing and see what happens after that... :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:55 pm 
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i already have them on lol :lol:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12692

i have an exchaser dash that allows the speedo to be adjusted by +or- 0.5% and i remember a website that compared the old rims with the new ones and then told you how much to adjust it by.....

i think its ok though but the only thing is that the revs are now lower and im hoping that it wont damage my engine at all

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:15 pm 
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OBS35N wrote:
i remember a website that compared the old rims with the new ones and then told you how much to adjust it by.....

you mean this?
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=30

 

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 Post subject: speedo/rims & rubber
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:53 am 
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NFGhia wrote:
I guess it depends on how pedantic you are :lol:

After I got my 17's I sat a stock rim with pizza cutter tyres next to them and there was sweet FA difference in diameters. On a recent speed trap check (don't know how accurate) my dash was reading 100 and I got checked at 96, I'm not too fussed with adjusting that to perfection as its on the safely inaccurate side of the dial for speed camera's.


I have on the rear 18/8 with 265's on and I can swap between the stockers & the 18's without recalibrating the speedo so work out the diametre & a good profile and you'll be sweet

 

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