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Old 03-15-2010, 12:01 PM
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jw... what is it that tells the speedometer what speed the truck is going? A sensor or something?
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:20 PM
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on some trucks in the tailhousing of the tranny, im not sure about the newer rangers though
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:26 PM
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on some trucks in the tailhousing of the tranny, im not sure about the newer rangers though
ya but how come when your in snow and your just spinning your tires it doesnt read how fast your tires are spinning????
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:27 PM
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couldnt tell you that
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:28 PM
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ya but how come when your in snow and your just spinning your tires it doesnt read how fast your tires are spinning????
odd, when i spin mine in the rain my speedo moves lol. one day i was foolin around and spun em and got up to 22 mph before i got traction
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: hows speed measured?

94 and older was a cable on the transmisson to the speedo, 95-97 is the vss sensor on the transmission to an electrical speedo, and 98+ is off the rear end sensor.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:30 PM
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ya but how come when your in snow and your just spinning your tires it doesnt read how fast your tires are spinning????
mine do
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:33 PM
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yup
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:22 PM
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By the amount of birds stuck in the grill when you come to a complete stop.
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