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 Post subject: BA XT installation of 18' rims
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:10 pm 
Oompa Loompa
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I have bought 18' rims for my BA XT. What tyres would I need to avoid recalibration of the speedometer? Or would I need to recalibrate it anyway?

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 Post subject: Re: BA XT installation of 18' rims
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:15 pm 
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they usually run 235/40R18

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA XT installation of 18' rims
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:50 am 
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Check it with a GPS, should be only 5kph out at most.
just did the same thing to mine, and it reads 5kph high.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA XT installation of 18' rims
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:39 am 
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BAs had optional 18 inch wheels from factory so as long tas you dont go a crazy profile your speedo shouldnt need adjusting

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA XT installation of 18' rims
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:42 am 
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ive got 245/40/R18 on mine and they're fine

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA XT installation of 18' rims
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:02 am 
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BAs only have 1 speedo gear for the NON ABS and AFAIK not calibrating is required. :)
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