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Old 05-13-2008, 11:40 AM
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do bigger tires affect odometer?

Does running bigger tires affect the odometer readings? If so how do you recalibrate it and the speedometer?
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Yes they do. The odometer and speedometer count the revolutions of the axle. With bigger tires you go further for each revolution of the tires.
 
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Steve Baz has a good explanation on his website.
Google his name. Sorry I can't get the link this computer is secured.
 
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From Steve's page:
Originally Posted by steve baz
Speedometer

Recalibrate Your Speedometer After Changing Tire Size

There is no tire size/code chart because tire size vs. actual tire dimensions are different between manufacturers. Even between the same tire size and same maker there will be a difference in actual size between the different tread designs.

The Ford calibration equation is:
20186 / tire height in inches = some number, then: some number /.6666 = program code

Example:
Start with 20186, divide by actual tire size in inches. Divide again by .6666

You want to use a rolling measurement to get your actual tire height (If you try to measure the tire in the driveway, use conversion charts, or anything else you will end up with an inaccurate reading again). Use your rear tire since the sensor is located there. Mark the ground and your tire and roll forward 3 times marking the ground each time. (I ran over a spot of oil at a local gas station and measured between my tread mark prints), then divide that number by three to get the average length of one revolution (this will protect yourself against a bad reading using just one revolution). You can then divide the length of one revolution by 3.14 to get actual tire height. Be careful in your measurements, a small amount will change the code. EX: 31.69" tire height is code 956, and 31.21" tire height is code 970.

Now, to program it into your truck:


Warning: You can only change the calibration 6 times without replacing the module.

To set the calibration, ground the single wire connector under the glove box it says PSOM (Programable Speedometer Opdometer Module). ”Yes there is only one and it has a spade type plug on the end". I used a wire with clips on both ends to ground the plug to a screw under the dash or try a test light and use the clip end to the PSOM and the other jam in a dooe hinge. Now look at your speedometer on the face of your dash while sitting in the drivers seat and there should be a "reset" button and a "select" button. While holding the reset button in on the trip meter, turn the ignition to 'on' while the wire is still grounded. Let go of the reset button. The speedometer display will sweep once and will show a code of some kind then push in again the "reset" button and the existing code will be displayed with RECAL?, mine said 976 RECAL? Now you enter your new code you came up with by dividing the rolling measurement by PI or 3.14 by pushing the "select" button until it gets to the new calibration code number. You may have to push “select” a whole bunch of times until you get to your code. If you turn off the key at this point the original code will not be changed or any of the 6 lives will not be used. To store your new code press “Reset”. Turn off the key. Unplug the ground wire. To check the new calibration, use the mile markers on the interstate. Run an indicated 60 mph and it should take exactly 60 seconds to go 1 mile.
 
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Get new Tires

You shouldnt have anything but stock tires on your 350. It will completely screw up your odometer which means you wont know when to change your oil. Put the stock tires back on the truck and it will be alot easier to tell when you need an oil change.
 
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Originally Posted by secondarychaos View Post
Thanx dude that is what I was looking for.

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You shouldnt have anything but stock tires on your 350. It will completely screw up your odometer which means you wont know when to change your oil. Put the stock tires back on the truck and it will be alot easier to tell when you need an oil change.
Ummm...HUH?
Read the previous post it will explain how to reset the odo to your particular size tire. You can only do it a few times till the memory is full though.
 
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And even if you didnt you could go by the original odo setting as that would have been 3k other wise.
Also, you could just do some basic math...
 
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You shouldnt have anything but stock tires on your 350. It will completely screw up your odometer which means you wont know when to change your oil. Put the stock tires back on the truck and it will be alot easier to tell when you need an oil change.
Ummm...HUH?
Read the previous post it will explain how to reset the odo to your particular size tire. You can only do it a few times till the memory is full though.

x2.....
 
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Or, you could just find a local radar trap and find out how fast your truck is actually going and adjust your head instead of the truck. I drive 50mph as that is now 60 with the 36's on the back. Some simple math will tell you how much your odometer will be out as well. ( the same amount that the speedo is)
 
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Originally Posted by 1998F350TRUCKMONSTER View Post
You shouldnt have anything but stock tires on your 350. It will completely screw up your odometer which means you wont know when to change your oil. Put the stock tires back on the truck and it will be alot easier to tell when you need an oil change.

What a clown
 
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ya, and as neal pointed out in another thread, he got the "only" 98 f350...
 
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yea truckMONSTER but doesnt believe in stock tires or after market paintjobs?
 
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I once saw a 1998 F-350, had a 7.4L... thats right, a 7.4L turbo diesel. Was 500HP and 1000ft/lb torque from the factory. Compound turbos, hybrids, Oil & Fuel all from the factory. Ford only made one of them and it sold for 80K. Had Teflonę coating on the compressor side of the turbo so the air wouldn't stick to the turbo blades like it seams to on the 7.3. One fine ride

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Originally Posted by Robbgt View Post
I once saw a 1998 F-350, had a 7.4L... what right 7.4L turbo diesel. Was 500HP and 1000ft/lb torque from the factory. Compound turbos, hybrids, Oil & Fuel all from the factory. Ford only made one of them and it sold for 80K. Had Teflonę coating on the compressor side of the turbo so the air wouldn't stick to the turbo blades like it seams to on the 7.3. One fine ride

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hahahaha i bet it ran low 8's in the quarter too didnt it. hahaha
 

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