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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by imnezrider, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. imnezrider
    Joined: Apr 27, 2010
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    When I bought my car, it had an Auto Meter electronic speedo installed, but it's not operating. After searching around, I found this

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/RP...4165/?rtype=10

    Has anyone used one and if so, are you happy with the results? Any input about this product or any other will be appreciated.....
     
  2. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
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    I just use my Garmin GPS ...

    [​IMG]

    It came in handy calibrating my speedometer :D
     
  3. DavidL
    Joined: Oct 6, 2006
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    I did the same thing when i needed to change a speedometer gear. Got the speedo up to 55mph and compared it to the GPS speed to figure out how much the speed was off.

     
  4. DavidL
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    Never used something like this - I guess you'd use it with the existing speedometer you have?

     

  5. GPS is great idea for figuring out your speed.
     
  6. Atomsplitter
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    If it's a newer electronic speedo you should be able to do the GPS thing to set it up correctly. My VDO had three different ways to set up the speedo.
     
  7. badshifter
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    GPS is cheap, accurate, portable and kinda handy at times.
     
  8. UnsettledParadox
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    you arent kidding! i love my gps
     
  9. Thorkle Rod
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  10. cheveey57
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    all you need is a cop with a radar gun. That's how I do it.....
     
  11. fearnoevo
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    from Iowa

    Do what I do. Count the interval between telephone poles.

    One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thou....is about 60 mph
     
  12. stude_trucks
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    My truck is barely ever able to make the speed limit, so I don't worry about it much.
     
  13. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
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    IS GPS TRADITIONAL?

    Sorry I just had to get that out of my system. That was for the IFS crowd:rolleyes:
     
  14. I drive off the tach a fair amount. With a 3.28 rearend and TH350 transmission I get almost 400 rpm for every 10 miles per hour. Want to do 45 mph? Turn 1800 rpm. (verified it with the GPS-not traditional but very effective)
     
  15. 1bdsinner
    Joined: Jun 6, 2006
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    haha I used my gps on my phone application when my speedo broke on my filthyfour chevy... never did fix it. haha
     
  16. scottybaccus
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  17. Butcher Boy
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    I use an APP from my Iphone called Speedometer ........... dead on with GPS tracking !

    Used it once to get the limo driver to "speed it up" so I wouldn't miss the plane. Fool was going 55 in a 65 .......... What's with That !!!!! I made the plane .............
     
  18. imnezrider
    Joined: Apr 27, 2010
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    Actually, I like that idea, but don't have a tach. Maybe I'll just replace the speedo with a tach, but I just hate to waste an expensive speedo. Suppose someone would want to buy it (pretty cheap)?
     
  19. imnezrider
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  20. JohnEvans
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    from Phoenix AZ

    GEE !! Just contact Auto Meter and get the correct signal generator to work with that speedo head for your trans app. Whats the problem with that?
     
  21. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    from Tracy, CA

    Those iPhone apps are pretty cool... I have the Speedometer one, a different one that calculates distance, average speed, top speed, and elapsed time, and another one that does the 0-60, 0-60-0, quarter mile ET, and some skidpad stuff.
     

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