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post #1 of 8 Old 02-20-2010, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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225/75/15 Vs. 245/75/16 Tires

My stock wheels were the 225/75/15 tires, and today I got some 245/75/16 tires.

Here is my question. My speedometer is off +5 mph. When my speedometer says that I am doing 70 mph, my Garmin GPS says that I am doing 75 mph. Is there a way to correct for that?

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-20-2010, 09:30 PM
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Get your speedometer re-calibrated if it bugs you. You could just remember that you're going 5 mph faster than your speedo says, but I understand why someone would want it changed.

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Get your speedometer re-calibrated if it bugs you. You could just remember that you're going 5 mph faster than your speedo says, but I understand why someone would want it changed.
How would you go about getting the speedometer re-calibrated?
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-20-2010, 11:55 PM
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I would get a different speedo gear.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-21-2010, 06:48 AM
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Ok I was wondering the same thing so I went to jjeeps and checked on the tire section, The results are this 225/75/16 and 245/75/16 will make your speed slower than you are going ie 60 at the 225 and 58 at the 245, now if you want the same speed which I am going to do is go with the 245/70/16 and there will be no difference. you can check this out for yourself under wheels section hope this helps...
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Ok I was wondering the same thing so I went to jjeeps and checked on the tire section, The results are this 225/75/16 and 245/75/16 will make your speed slower than you are going ie 60 at the 225 and 58 at the 245, now if you want the same speed which I am going to do is go with the 245/70/16 and there will be no difference. you can check this out for yourself under wheels section hope this helps...
Well that info is wrong.. go to Tire Size Calculator - Discount Tire Direct

for tire 1 enter 225/75/15 and tire 2 enter 245/75/16... You can enter your speed you want to travel and it will compare tire 1 to tire 2

And yesterday at 60 mph with my OEM tires I was doing about 59 or so.. Then when I put the 245/75/16s on. At 60 mph my GPS said I was doing 64 mph - 65 mph
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 06:52 AM
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as my post said that the size that has very little difference .4 was the 245/70/16 the 75 is were the big difference was noted as per the link that you gave me. the 75 would have been a 2 mph difference
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 07:04 AM
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My mistake, I am getting old I didnot see the 15 to a 16 inch rim sorry, I guess my eyes are playing tricks on me !!!
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