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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:36 pm 
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i have an issue i got 13inch wheel on my mk1 the original rims are 12inch so my speedometer is not pointing the right speed.....any one know how to fix this???please any advise is welcome

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:52 pm 
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it's not so much an issue with the diameter of the rim as it is the overall diameter of the tire on the rim. look at a lower profile 13" tire, one that has a diameter closer to the stock tire.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:57 pm 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
it's not so much an issue with the diameter of the rim as it is the overall diameter of the tire on the rim. look at a lower profile 13" tire, one that has a diameter closer to the stock tire.

yes i was thinking about that but i really like the wider tires and yes i know is not the wide that matter but the tires are almost new so i wont change them until is time......but is there anyway at all to calibrate this? or i will have to wait and buy newer tires?? thanks man

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:42 pm 
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You can change the gear in the trans where the spedo cable
screws into the trans. When I bought my blue 85 chevy sprint, it had mag 13" rims and wide tires on it... I put in a tach and based on the RPM, I calculated the MPH. A few months after I bought the car, the front wheel bearings started to howl. I had to change the bearings because the rims were wider than the stock ones. I sold the mags and tires for $300 and bought the correct, 12" tires, rims and had enough left over to replace the cracked windshield.

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:31 pm 
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So I can take the speedo drive out of a 1995 metro tranny and put it in my 91 fly with metro 13's on it and the speedo will be correct?


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 4:05 pm 
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Yes, you can get different geared speedometer end that go into the transmission. I don't remember the correct one's to use as it's been a while, but I do know GeoMetroForum has the right information for the correct way to do it. The problem is finding the correct gear. Perhaps the 'parts wanted'? Good luck.

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 8:49 pm 
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I'm just going to look for a 95 or newer metro and see how it goes. As long as I don't have to go into the transmission it should be a snap just changing the bullets. Thank you for your reply.


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