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Old 05-03-2011, 09:47 PM
joker515 joker515 is offline
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Default spedometer recalibration

when doing the batter trick as mentioned in the odometer swap thread has anyone ever gotten a reading that wasnt 70 mph? i have been messing with my gauges waayy too much recently and want to just get it over with because its starting to annoy me in a bad way (i have more than once wished an untimely death upon my truck[not at all normal])

any information pretaining to gauge recalibration will be much appreciated.

thank you in advance
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:17 AM
drppdyllwrngr drppdyllwrngr is offline
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Default Re: spedometer recalibration

i use my GPS. i go out on the interstate with the clear cover off, go 60, set the needle. check it at 55, 75, etc. works even easier if you have cruise. i did the battery trick, but because i've changed tire size and gear ratio, it was off to begin with.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: spedometer recalibration

I also did the GPS recalibrate. Install the gauges without the clear cover. pull the speedo needle off and go down the road. Get a steady speed and set the needle at the correct speed. Very easy.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:35 AM
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Default Re: spedometer recalibration

nice...i should do that
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:37 PM
Rubber Duck Rubber Duck is offline
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Default Re: spedometer recalibration

if you do this, it helps to have a passanger. Trust me I know
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