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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:03 pm 
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where can i find a speedometer compensator for my subie i'm off 5 mph


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 Post subject: Re: speed adjuster
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:30 pm 
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Buy bigger tires, I'm not sure if there is a way to adjust or change the gear. I found if I changed to 195/70/14 on my wife's and 205/55/16 my speedo is closer.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:23 pm 
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yea wouldn't worry about it

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 Post subject: Re: speed adjuster
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:42 am 
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I'd concur with the tire size change if you're super-anal. There's online calculators that will tell you how high or low a certain tire size will make it.

But 5mph is within normal error margin anyways, unless you live somewhere like Virginia where tickets for 2mph over are common.

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 Post subject: Re: speed adjuster
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:59 am 
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well depending what gps speedometer app i use its from 2 miles to 5 miles off


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:01 am 
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I honestly wouldn't trust run of the mill phone-based GPS to be 100% accurate. The fact that it varies by app kind of confirms its not.

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 Post subject: Re: speed adjuster
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:34 am 
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i read some where that i could put a different speedo gear in but havent found one for subaru yet


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:59 am 
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They are common for trucks and muscle cars. Haven't really heard of them for anything else.

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 Post subject: Re: speed adjuster
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:08 pm 
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You would need something like one of these adapters.

http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/speedo.asp

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:40 am 
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would these work on subaru's?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:11 pm 
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I don't see why something like this couldn't be made to work.

It might require a little customizing of the cable, but would think it should work.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:51 pm 
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so would this go by the trans or behind the dash? and if i get one what should i look for


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:59 pm 
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This would tie into the speedo cable.

I would personally put it somewhere in the engine bay that is easily accessible. You would need to find a shop that would gear one specifically for you. More than likely they'll want to know how much your speedometer is off. Like I said, you need to talk with the shop that you would be buying one from.

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 Post subject: Re: speed adjuster
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:34 am 
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James614 wrote:
I'd concur with the tire size change if you're super-anal. There's online calculators that will tell you how high or low a certain tire size will make it.

But 5mph is within normal error margin anyways, unless you live somewhere like Virginia where tickets for 2mph over are common.



I live in va and know of no place where 2mph tickets are common, but if that's true I would like to know about it...please?


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