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bigger tires got my wife a ticket!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by irontaco, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    irontaco

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    So my wife just called and she got a ticket for speeding.. she said I was going speed limit but the trooper said I was going 82.. ha ha she forgot I told her the speedo had to be calibrated for the bigger tires!! Lol
    I've been wondering how long and how much would it take to get it recalibrated?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Doc.SS

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    Take the recalibration paperwork and the ticket to court and hopefully they will dismiss it.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    I noticed ever since I got 18's i have to push the gas a little more than I did when I had my 15's on. Haven't gotten a ticket for speeding yet, when I'm on the freeway it really doesn't feel like I am keeping up with the rest of the vehicles. I feel like I'm going slower.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    But the question is, how much can it really be off?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    Loudpedal

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    x2. I did this on a brand new vehicle with no mods and got it reduced to a fix-it fine of 40 bucks. Check the yellow pages for a shop that can do a calibration.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    what was the speed limit? and what size tire?
     
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    Alot- Factory Tolerances are usually between 5%-10% off...so the faster you go the worse it gets. Tho the factory tolerances are only supposed to accept being slower then the speedo shows. Put bigger tires on it and who knows.

    It's easy for it to be off enuf to get a ticket tho...
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    its funny because my speed o (stock Dunlops) is off by around 4 MPH it shows that I am going faster then the actuall speed. So when my speedo shows 65MPH I am actually doing 61+MPH. My 32 tires even the speed o out.

    :)
     
  10. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    285/60-18 = 687 (tire rack spec) revs per mile
    245/75-16 = 660 (tire rack spec) revs per mile
    About 10% or 74mph indicated = approx 82mph

    Assuming the speedo was right to start with. My 265/75-16's made my speedo read right on the money (checked with my GPS) and they're taller than your 285/60-18's.... I'm guessin she was going too fast to start with.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    I believe she was going bout 74 or 75.. well that's what she said.. thanks for the info fellas..
     
  12. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    with my 285/75/16's my nav shows about 70 and my speedo shows about 66
     
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    Mine are about 2 mph off going from 265/70/16 to 265/70/17. Going to a 285/70/17 would have put me at 4 mph off.
     
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    if your unsure, use a gps to tell you your actual speed
     
  15. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    wat?
    w/ 285/75/16 my speedo reads about 1-2mph slow and when i was running 255/75/17 it was dead on....ODO is off of course

    i'll try to remember to pay attention this weekend and see how off the 315/70/17s will be
     
  16. Apr 6, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    Why should they dismiss it? The speedo is off because of mods the op did to his truck. I can see dismissing a ticket if the vehicle is stock, but not because of changes the owner made to the vehicle.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    With my stock tires my pickup was off, slower than what it said. With the new tires on it's right on now, at least according to the GPS.

    Corey
     
  18. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    A ScanGuage can be set to show actual MPH. Just borrow someones GPS to set it up.

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  19. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    What kind and size are your new tires?
     
  20. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    I think your wife may have a heavy foot because unless you go from 215's to 315's you are only going to see a couple of mph difference. Not like 82 and the speedo read 70.
     
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