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mph conversion

Postby dezzah » Fri May 21, 2010 10:55 am

Hello, having just recently got my Tezza I'm wondering which bits I need to change the speedo to mph from kmh? Is it as easy as changing out the clocks from an IS200 or (as I suspect) is there more to it?
Also is this part of the process of getting it delimited?

Cheers and sorry for the noob queries! :D
1999 RS200Z Blue. Kakimoto Exhaust, Exedy Stage 1 Clutch, TODA Racing Flywheel, Tein Coilovers, Advans RG Alloys, TRD shortshift, Räzo knob, Nardi Classic Steering Wheel, Recaro seat, Walboro GSS342, Power Enterprise air filter.
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Re: mph conversion

Postby raffo » Fri May 21, 2010 11:34 am

would there not be a sensor or something that moves your odometer clock up in km's not miles? or maybe it's built in to the clock

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Re: mph conversion

Postby Dan » Fri May 21, 2010 11:40 am

im sure one of the UK owners will be along soon to advise. there is places that do the conversion for you, simply swapping the clocks wont work as far as i know

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Re: mph conversion

Postby raffo » Fri May 21, 2010 12:01 pm

seems you have to but an electrical converter...................
http://www.kmh-mph.co.uk/?gclid=CJKJ89O ... 4wodD0amJA

some prducts offer delimiting too

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Re: mph conversion

Postby Robin H » Fri May 21, 2010 3:38 pm

this maybe of some help

http://www.car-handbooks.com/Speedos/ConverterFitting/FittingAltezaConverter.htm

mines fitted behind the clocks just remove the clusterand fit in in that part of the loom
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Re: mph conversion

Postby dezzah » Thu May 27, 2010 10:16 am

Cheers for these guys...
I've just been looking through your cluster change posts Robin... Now I really want one of those fancy newer clusters! :D
Question - you've got the mph converter from the car-handbooks website you linked to, correct? As its showing out of stock when I add to basket (I'll have to ring them, I guess).
Does the newer Altezza cluster only show the mph digitally, and the km/h on the left of the cluster still show km/h?

Thanks again... :)
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Re: mph conversion

Postby Robin H » Thu May 27, 2010 10:38 am

mine was already fitted to the car when I got it but it is wired in the same way as what is shown on the site
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Re: mph conversion

Postby dezzah » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:19 pm

Thought I'd update you as to my progress with the conversion... I found an iPhone app that calculates your speed through GPS, so at £2.39 I decided that would do for now :lol:

Heres a screengrab:
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Here are some of the different 'speedo' skins you can choose from:
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And heres what it looks like in the car:
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Obviously its not the most ideal solution but GPS is meant to be more accurate than an average cars speedo, although it does have problems finding a GPS signal when its very cloudy (I guess due in part to the iphones crap gps).
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