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Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:10 pm 
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has anyone got a pic of an ef/el with the ba xr6 or 8 rims on it?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:30 pm 
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fairmont1998 - Rims on your car will look great - go the EL Monts :)

The speedo difference will be minor as it has been said...worst case scenario - keep an eye out for an EF/EL Exchaser instrument cluster so that you can enter the percentage of correction yourself - and bob's your uncle :)

As for sourcing 245/45/17's - good luck ! Not many companies make them...the EL GT had Yoki's of (some sort) that were a 'special' one off kinda thing AFAIK...I have asked around many a place trying to source tyres of these specs...I must admit, I am happy with my new SP300's (no, not the s**t ones!) on the front - 235 / 45 / 17. I did have Falken Ziex on the front in the same spec...they looked annorexic compared to the SP3000's - can't recommend them enough !

I had 255 / 40 / 17 Falken GRB's on the rear and they have lasted me 2 years and 4 months...they're on the indicators now...but that's pretty good wear IMO - of course they were looked after 99% of the time - they are also a silicon based tyre too.

Anyway, in regards to your question - I have been driving around with my ex chaser speedo uncalibrated (I just CBF hehe) which was reading about 4 or 5 kmp/h over (a good thing!) up until I was driving to Geelong and went under one of those speed bridges...so I just adjusted the speedo correction on the fly - aaah the marvels :)

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:49 pm 
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fairmont1998 - Rims on your car will look great - go the EL Monts :)

The speedo difference will be minor as it has been said...worst case scenario - keep an eye out for an EF/EL Exchaser instrument cluster so that you can enter the percentage of correction yourself - and bob's your uncle :)

As for sourcing 245/45/17's - good luck ! Not many companies make them...the EL GT had Yoki's of (some sort) that were a 'special' one off kinda thing AFAIK...I have asked around many a place trying to source tyres of these specs...I must admit, I am happy with my new SP300's (no, not the s**t ones!) on the front - 235 / 45 / 17. I did have Falken Ziex on the front in the same spec...they looked annorexic compared to the SP3000's - can't recommend them enough !

I had 255 / 40 / 17 Falken GRB's on the rear and they have lasted me 2 years and 4 months...they're on the indicators now...but that's pretty good wear IMO - of course they were looked after 99% of the time - they are also a silicon based tyre too.

Anyway, in regards to your question - I have been driving around with my ex chaser speedo uncalibrated (I just CBF hehe) which was reading about 4 or 5 kmp/h over (a good thing!) up until I was driving to Geelong and went under one of those speed bridges...so I just adjusted the speedo correction on the fly - aaah the marvels :)

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245/45/17s as mentioned are an odd size, so they'll be hard to find and expensive. Not sure, but probably more than teh 255/40/17's. Or just stick with the relatively common 235/45/17s.

Don't trust those speed bridges, I've gone through them with speedo, GPS - and ended up with three different readings, I know which one I trust - the GPS. As for the results. Speedo 3KM/h high, bridge, 5KM/H high. Also they (the bridges) are looked after not by the police, but by VicRoads, so are nto calibrated the same, or even regularily, and won't stand up in court.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:02 pm 
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Well I've done a few kms since then, gone past some coppers and haven't been pulled up...so we'll see what we see - there has to be some basis for a comparison in the public eye...if speed bridges aren't accurate...then what are they there for in the first place :?:

Not wanting to eat my words *touchwood*, but I'd challenge a speeding fine if I thought I was in the right :)

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:09 pm 
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you'd want to be really 100% sure. Cause if you lose, you get hit with a bigger fine, court costs (you'rs and the polices).

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:06 pm 
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i paid double that for my gt rims :(

Ah well they look good

 

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