Tyres & Wheels Speedo Calibration

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Bones126, Wednesday 10th Aug, 2016.

  1. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hi Guys

    Not been araound a while due to college courses and planning a wedding in a couple of weeks etc etc etc, still here though :Smile:
    Hi to all new memebers :welcome:

    Just a bit of info (useless probably), I had some new tyres fitted to my 18" wheel and changed from the 225/40 profile to 225/45 for a bit more comfort. It now turns out that when compared against GPS that the speedo is now dead on accurate :bigeyed:

    Hopefully back to more modding after the wedding :Whistle:
     
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  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    All speedos over estimate the road speeds from the factory.. so you actually did bring the speed and speedo in tine with each other :Grin: good stuff.. now just have to be very careful when going through speedtraps and peg the needle at the exact place as you no longer have any room for error.

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  3. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Yep, at least it takes the guessing out of the game now :Smile:
     
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  5. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Here you go @RobsyUK
    Civic Type-R 18
     
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  6. would look really nice lowered :Wink:
     
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  7. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    lol yes it would, I'll have to see what I can find under the kitchen sink :Niceone:
     
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  8. not sure if I told you or not but before you lower it you will need to get some front camber bolts.
     
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  9. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I love that @Bones126
    Every FN2 alloy I see for sale is battered.
    What lowering springs did you use ?
     
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  10. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Was wondering, have seen them on ebay so will get some before I dod the job so it can be done right. Need to get the wedding done and then hopefully back in buisness :Niceone:
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    It's not lowered yet :Ermm: But going down 25mm all round. I'll have to check the make of springs but they came from Germany as was a bargain lol
     
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  11. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I've been waiting for others to lower theirs and have a good run before I commit.
     
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  12. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I've heard it can make the ride a bit harsh, hense why I have gone for a bigger profile tyre this time to help compensate.
     
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  13. Done a fair few miles in mine since it was lowered, , about a 1000 or so.
    Ride is a bit firmer and you do feel the pot holes a bit more but I am more than happy with it.

    I knew comfort was going to be affected but to be honest I ain't that bothered... still drives well and to me looks good.

    Just need to get the lowering springs for my logo next :Smile:
     
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