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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Phantom_X-SP, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    Phantom_X-SP

    Phantom_X-SP [OP] Rude Boy |><|

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    So my fiance' and I were in South Carolina this weekend and were headed back home to High Point, NC on Sunday. We both filled up at the same gas station and reset our tripometer for the ride up (we usually do this to keep track of miles per tank). She drives a 2010 Camry and I was in my 2008 Tacoma. When we reached home I discovered a not so great result. Her tripometer clocked 166 miles for the trip home...my tripometer clocked 175 miles for the trip home. A difference of 9 miles for the same exact trip! :eek:

    So, for every 175 miles I drive I'm loosing 9 miles off my manufacturers warranty that I didn't drive.

    If my calculations are correct:

    36,000 miles (manu warranty)/ 175 miles (trip traveled) = ~205 (the number of times I will drive 175 miles during a 36,000 mile period)

    205 x 9 (number of miles lost) = 1851 (total number of miles I didn't drive during a 36,000 mile period that will be clocked)

    So am I getting shafted 1851 miles during my manu warranty period? Who knows! Glad I have an extended warranty lol.

    note: this is also assuming the tripometer for the 2010 Camry is correct.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    might want to get that one checked out with the warranty
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    Hmm, I don't know why that would happen, but thats really weird! I'm curious to see the answer/reason to this..
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    Taco-NB

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    Ot maybe your girlfriend is getting free miles on her warranty (glass half full/half empty).

    There was a class action law suit against Honda when I had my civic. Everyone who went over the miles on their lease and were charged for the miles were given cash back.

    Cheers.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    grab a gps to verify
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    VissionMx

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    i swear I think the same thing is going on w/ my truck, I have stock size wheels and tires and my spedo says im going like 5 mph faster than im going. ive driven by radars a lot and it says im going slower than my spedo does. I drive like 90 on the freeway and it seems like im barely going over 80. WTH!!!
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    smallcandle

    smallcandle The clown has no penis...

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Is the diameter of your tires smaller than stock (or the camry's larger)? That would affect the odometer.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Both of you need tires with bigger outside diameter to slow those out of control speedos down.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Just because your speedo is off, that doesn't mean the odometer is off. They're separate.

    Check your odometer with a gps or with mile markers on the highway.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    pataco

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    if your running stock size tires youll b off 3+ mph.its within toyota specs.jump up to a 265 75 16 and its REAL close.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I run 285/60/18s & the speedo is maybe 1 mph off from the gps.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    LoHoNas

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    285/70/17 off by 1.5 maybe 2ish mph by the gps
     
  14. Nov 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    im just wondering why you took a road trip in seperate cars lol.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    Great point

    I have one and really didn't think about it during the trip since I expected a similar result between the two vehicles. I'll be making the trip back down there in the next week or so so I'll make sure to verify with the gps.

    The Camry has the stock setup BUT my Tacoma is an X-SP with 20" rims with 255/50/20 tires. According to this very handy compairison, my wheels are doing almost 10 extra revolutions per mile:

    http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp?action=submit

    Stock does 682.8 revolutions per mile while my setup does 692.6 revolutions per mile. This could be my very problem. It doesn't look too good for us X-SP guys :(
     
  16. Nov 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    Thats a whole different story lol
     
  17. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    That's still not a very big difference. It's only about 1.4% smaller, which would only account for 2.5 miles difference over your trip (still 6.5 miles to account for).
     
  18. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Myrtle Beach?
     
  19. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    I wish...was coming back from Spartanburg
     
  20. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    Most GPS units will tell you how fast your going, try it in her car and then the truck. See if the speedometer is off............

    Mike
     
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