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Unread 01-23-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Speedometer gear after gear change

Well just regeared now I need a new gear for my speedometer. I know I'm not doing 90. Where can I buy one? It's the one that is no the tranny. Thanks

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Unread 01-23-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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It's actually on the Transfer case and I got mine at a Chrysler dealership.
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Unread 01-23-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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I regeared last year and looked into getting new speedo gears. No luck. I have a 80 CJ-5 with the short tailshaft 300 transfer case. The later ones with the long tail shaft use different gears. A guy at a speedometer shop said he can fix me up with a reduction gearbox that goes between the transfer case and speedo cable. I've been sitting on it since I plan to change tire sizes sometime this year. Can't decide between 32's or 33's so until I decide, I just try to keep up with the normal flow of traffic.
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Unread 01-23-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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I wonder what I have, probably a short shat as well. I'll keep looking, I wonder if a dealer would have a part for a vehicle this old.
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Well just regeared now I need a new gear for my speedometer. I know I'm not doing 90. Where can I buy one? It's the one that is no the tranny. Thanks
The speedo shop fixed me up with a ratio converter, it was $55...........I drove 10 measured miles (on the freeway) told him what the odometer read and he did the rest.
If I ever change tire size or ratios again it can be recal. and cost even less.
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crash and burn,

i had no idea we had all these 80 cj5 short d300's here! great, i was just thinking the other night about how to recalibrate my ratio in my 80 cj5. do you have pics of this converter box they installed and maybe a brand?
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The speedo shop fixed me up with a ratio converter, it was $55...........I drove 10 measured miles (on the freeway) told him what the odometer read and he did the rest.
If I ever change tire size or ratios again it can be recal. and cost even less.
Can you get a name or telephone number so maybe I can deal wth him? I would go that route but I don't no where to begin. Thanks
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Unread 01-24-2005, 07:36 PM   #8
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Check out this link:http://www.transmissioncenter.net/sp...n_______va.htm

Under the GM Ratio adapter section.
Is this what your talking about? Which one did you use??
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Unread 01-25-2005, 10:46 AM   #9
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I ordered gear today from dealer. But I'm doubtful it is correct. Data base only goes to 83, we'll see.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 01:32 PM   #10
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Picked up gear today. JADAMS68 is was your gear about 4 1/2 inches long?? Bigger than I thought. I hope it fits. How did you take it out?
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