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Old 04-19-2019, 09:43 AM   #21
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Well, I gave a snarky remark, and Kram responded. No biggie. I asked my 18yo daughter if she thought I was a jackass, and she said no. That is all that matters to me.

As I see it, there is only one important piece of information and that is does the speedo calculate speed off of the front or rear wheels. From everything I can see, it is the rear (doesn't matter which, the tires better be the same size). So, if you go with a larger tire, which will make the car accelerate slower, your actual speed will be higher than indicated by the percentage increase in tire circumference which is easily calculated.

The actual way the cluster calculates your speed basically is by taking the number of pulses (6 per tire rotation) over time and using a calibration factor based on tire size displays the speed in digital and analogue form. This method is analogous to gear ratios in an old mechanical speedometer.

There a jumper location in the fuse box with the signal that has pulses corresponding to speed that is used by the things like the radio (speed based volume), top control (so you don't open the top at speed), PSE (closes the exhaust flaps at certain speeds), etc.

That is all from me. I have a sick '01 Boxster S cluster sent to me from the land down under to fix. It is a real PITA at the moment. Probably, one reason why I came here in the first place for a distraction...
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:47 AM   #22
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Well, I gave a snarky remark, and Kram responded. No biggie. I asked my 18yo daughter if she thought I was a jackass, and she said no. That is all that matters to me.
We should all be so lucky..... (That our kids at 18 don't think we're a J/A, )

So I have a question:
I know on my enthusiast-level Durametric tool, there is a tab for the cluster. I haven't explored it whatsoever, and I'm not where I can anytime soon. Does anyone know if that function / tab will allow changes like speedometer calibrations? My other "Tuner Tools" (think SuperChips) allow for this, but that's a different sort of functionality.

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Old 04-19-2019, 11:27 AM   #23
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Well, I gave a snarky remark, and Kram responded. No biggie. I asked my 18yo daughter if she thought I was a jackass, and she said no. That is all that matters to me.
Have two daughters myself, thankfully they are out of the house and married.

People around here are freaking about about me calling your post a jackass reply. Can people not be honest around here? That and they seem to equate my reply as a constant, but it was only about your post, not who you are in whole 24/7.

Anyways I'm glad you did stick your head into this thread as now we have some useful information and thank you for that. I figured it wasn't an easy answer or JFP in PA would have posted the answer already.

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We should all be so lucky..... (That our kids at 18 don't think we're a J/A, )

So I have a question:
I know on my enthusiast-level Durametric tool, there is a tab for the cluster. I haven't explored it whatsoever, and I'm not where I can anytime soon. Does anyone know if that function / tab will allow changes like speedometer calibrations? My other "Tuner Tools" (think SuperChips) allow for this, but that's a different sort of functionality.

waddy'all know?
Nah, the Durametric won't let you do anything like that. About the only thing it will do along that line is turn on the OBC to the cluster. So if you put in a 4 stalk column, you can scroll through the extra information the OBC will now be displaying to the cluster.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:41 AM   #24
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So I have a question:
I know on my enthusiast-level Durametric tool, there is a tab for the cluster. I haven't explored it whatsoever, and I'm not where I can anytime soon. Does anyone know if that function / tab will allow changes like speedometer calibrations? My other "Tuner Tools" (think SuperChips) allow for this, but that's a different sort of functionality.

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No, you need the PIWIS for that.
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