Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 23:38:01 -0400
Reply-To: Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
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From: Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
Subject: Re: Speedometer and 15/65/205 Tires/Wheels
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By law, your speedometer (with stock tires) should have been no more
than 5% off (reading too high). The tires you are now using are near
enough the same size that you still should not be more than a few mphs
off, even at 70mph.
My experience in southern California was that people drove 10 mph or
more over the speed limit. I can't say if this is true in your more
Simply drive in the right lane and be tolerant of the jack rabbits.
On Oct 12, 2009, at 7:40 PM, Melissa Mourkas wrote:
> 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.
> Melissa Mourkas
> '84 Westy Honey Bee
> Sacramento, CA
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