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:
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.
'84 Westy Honey Bee
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