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Date:         Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:40:39 -0700
Reply-To:     Melissa Mourkas <westywoman@MAC.COM>
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From:         Melissa Mourkas <westywoman@MAC.COM>
Subject:      Speedometer and 15/65/205 Tires/Wheels
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I have come to the conclusion that I am not driving as fast as my speedometer indicates as people are racing around me and my speedo says I am doing 70 mph (and I thought this 1.9L was just really peppy!). I have 15/65/205 tires/wheels. I have been unable to conduct a test using mile markers as they are nearly non-existent around here and, no, I do not own a GPS. (I like maps). My shift points seem about 5 mph off the marks on the speedometer as well. I followed a thread on the Samba regarding this disparity:

They were claiming as much as 10 mph under at 70 mph (actually traveling at 60 mph). Has anyone on this list experienced this and have you tried this ratio-adjusted speedo cable shown in that thread?

The vendor for the adjusted cable is: option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=28

I apologize if this has been covered ad nauseum in the past. I will try to come up with something more original next time. In the meantime, thanks to all who choose to reply.

Melissa Mourkas '84 Westy Honey Bee Sacramento, CA

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