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Old 02-24-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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budget freindly speedo corection

With all the tire swaping that goes on this forum does anyone know the cheapest way to correct the speedo after puting bigger tires on a second gen taco ?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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With all the tire swaping that goes on this forum does anyone know the cheapest way to correct the speedo after puting bigger tires on a second gen taco ?
I used the SPEEDOHEALER on my motorcycle (on 4 so far actually over the last 11 years) since a motorcycle is normally ~8% high in mph/odometer. Piece of cake as they have the factory plugs, you simply put it in-line.

http://www.healtech-electronics.com/

I wonder if something exists like this for the Tacoma?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
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I was thinking the same, I use speedo healers too. Older cars used gears in the transmission, if these are similar then I would figure they wouldn't be able to be corrected easily.
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You could use an ultragauge and just calibrate it. I have one and it shows MPH but I have been too lazy to calibrate it. I believe they are +- $70 after the rebate?
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You could use an ultragauge and just calibrate it. I have one and it shows MPH but I have been too lazy to calibrate it. I believe they are +- $70 after the rebate?
x2 on the Ultragauge. It's easy and has a lot of other uses besides just showing you your actual speed.
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I was thinking the same, I use speedo healers too. Older cars used gears in the transmission, if these are similar then I would figure they wouldn't be able to be corrected easily.
I would have to imagine our speed sensor is electronic not a manual one. But I don't actually know.

The nice thing about the SH over possibly other display devices is you actually reduce the # of miles your racking up on your odometer. I care about that as well.
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You could use an ultragauge and just calibrate it. I have one and it shows MPH but I have been too lazy to calibrate it. I believe they are +- $70 after the rebate?
I just downloaded the ultragauge instructions and i did not see anything tire/speedo corection related. Is there a diffrent model ?
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hypertech makes a speedo calibrator. I used to have one.
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I just downloaded the ultragauge instructions and i did not see anything tire/speedo corection related. Is there a diffrent model ?
There is a speed calibration on the UltraGauge. It does not change the speedometer, but gives you a readout on the UG that shows your corrected speed.
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hypertech makes a speedo calibrator. I used to have one.
If you want your speedo to read correctly I think this is your only choice.
Not exactly budget friendly at $200 though.

http://www.autoanything.com/performa...A3757A0A0.aspx
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Nice, I like that Hypertech one. Going to have to get when I lift my taco. Tks for link!!!
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Yes the Hypertech Speedo calibrator works really well... Fairly easy to install, just need to take your dash apart...

or for a cheaper alternative, you could use a Dakota Digital...
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