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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:07 am 
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Hi
does anyone know if a speedometer is available which reads in miles per hour rather than KPh for the BA XR8 Falcons .i am researching importing one to UK .If not is the speedometer similar to anything used on american fords ie mustang :?:
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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:42 am 
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im sure you could get some custom faces made up, that read in miles per hour
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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:38 pm 
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Thanks

What about the electronics , ie converting to read miles per gallon for the trip displays and fuel guages etc

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:35 pm 
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Why bother Europe is supposed to be metric anyway :?:

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:38 pm 
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True

europe is metric but UK isn,t yet we still show distances in miles and speed markings in MPH so it would b easy if everything could be changed to match .

The markings on speedo as mentioned could be changed with new face but just wondered if there we re options to change electronic readouts of trip computer and fuel to imperial .

Most UK cars have both imperial and metric to comply with our laws and european laws

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:08 pm 
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ring ford aus and ask them direct!
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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:52 pm 
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that would be pretty expensive!

i dont think there would be an easy way to do it?

perhaps just change the face plates and leave a calculator in the car with the conversion tables? ;)

would be awesome if you imported one, definatly turn some heads!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:55 pm 
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Well, since it's a worldwide control module, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a setting in the BEM/PCM to convert between KMH and MPH, I just have no idea with the PID would be.

Like Kermey says, for $100 to $120, you might be able to get a Ford engineer to plugin a WDS tool and change that value for you.

But i'd say the face you'd have to do yourself.


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Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:02 am 
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I doubt the electronics could be done easily.. there's no reason for an Australian car sold only here to display stuff using the imperial system.

Good luck with importing the car though, a 5.4L BA XR8 would be awesome in the UK considering how well the (inferior) Monaro did over there!

 

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