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Old 01-15-2015, 02:41 AM   #1
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Boxster quiz..

Please provide the following values, 04 S 6-sp, 17' wheels. Displayed value, no math needed. MPH, please....

6th gear, 3K on tach = ?

5th gear, 4k on tach = ?

4th gear, 5k on tach = ?

Please feel free to try to stump the rest of the forum with your little known facts.

Mr. Raby, please no internal engine values.

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Old 01-15-2015, 06:47 AM   #2
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6th gear, 3K on tach = 75 MPH actual - 78 MPH displayed

5th gear, 4k on tach = 81.5 MPH actual - 84 MPH displayed

4th gear, 5k on tach = 82 MPH actual - 85 MPH displayed

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I have a GPS in the car and look at the true MPH / RPM. In sixth gear for every 2,000 RPM there is a 5 MPH change. In 5th gear there is a 4 MPH change for every 2,000 MPH. This is on my car and my GPS. Errors may exist due to operator error, tach off, GPS MPH off. But, here is what I came up with.

'01 S 6 Speed

6th Gear...............5th Gear

RPMs......MPH........RPMs.......MPH
2600......65...........2600.......53.5
2800......70...........2800.......57.5
3000......75...........3000.......61.5
3200......80...........3200.......65.5
3400......85...........3400.......69.5
3600......90...........3600.......73.5
3800......95...........3800.......77.5
4000......100..........4000.......81.5
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:14 PM   #3
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So is there any way to make the speedometer accurate? Even the meanest beater has an accurate speedometer. This is the one thing that bugs me every time I drive the box.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:27 PM   #4
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So is there any way to make the speedometer accurate? Even the meanest beater has an accurate speedometer. This is the one thing that bugs me every time I drive the box.
Nope... we are stuck with 3 MPH high readings. Over the years there have been countless discussions regarding this issue and the brightest minds could never find a fix.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:48 PM   #5
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I like the fact that mine reads 3-4 mph high. give me a little buffer when driving fast

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