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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:31 am 
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I (just for fun) put my dads old stock 91' Honda accord rims on my 91' swift, and I’m gunna go out and get some 14" rims to put on for good (cus those 15" Honda rims have the H Honda sign on them and they are too big) but I’m told I will need to recalibrate my Speedometer how would I do that?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:48 am 
It's the tire circumference that determines the need to recalibrate the speedometer. You can put larger wheels and low profile tires and end up with the same circumference. If you actually change the circumference I would say that you will need a professional to calibrate the speedometer. I would think that the speedometer would just be the first thing you would need to change. The gear ratios built into your transmission were designed to be correct with a particular size tire. Seems like it could effect your emmission control systems too.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:19 am 
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Maybe this will help in calculations?

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:43 am 
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Yeah basically like Popup said. There is noway to recalibrate the speedo in our cars. The speedo is driven mechanically so unless you can pull the gauge itself apart and recalibrate the mechanics of it then your out of luck.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:01 am 
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on "normal" cars :lol: you change the gear just inside the trans ,where the cable enters. but i dont know if we have different gear options for that on our cars.

on a funny note, i tried searching google to find a place to get different speedo gears, and TEAMSWIFT kept comming up at the top of the list. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:39 am 
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tuffy,

that's because Teamswift RULEZ! =)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:19 pm 
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The local speedo shop. Is going to build me an adapter. It will be geared to change a euro cluster I have from km to mph. That way the main km numbers will be mph. With it they can also take in account my 17" wheels.


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