Wheels/Tire Combo

Dan Cordon cord4530 at uidaho.edu
Mon Dec 1 14:27:58 EST 2003

> A more considered method might be to check the odometer over a 5 mile
> roadside measured course.  You may well find that the stock tire size does
> not give the correct odometer reading, hence you can adjust your new tire
> size to correct this error.

This past weekend I was pulled over for doing 72. My cruise was set on
65. I didn't get a ticket or anything, which was nice, but I was
surprised to see the speedo that far off. This is in my 91 200tq with
stock wheels/tires on it.

Moral of the story....check your speedo. Using mile markers is a great
way to check it, but as Bernie suggests, do an average over several
miles, as the mile markers aren't always perfect. Some stretches of
interstate have "speedometer checks" on them where the mile markers are
pretty precise.

Dan Cordon
Mechanical Engineer - Engine Research Facility
University of Idaho

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