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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-22-2008, 09:57 PM
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i got new tires how do i change the speedometer so it says the right speed?
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What size are they? IF they are very far off you have to get it professionally calibrated. Its not a DIY job.
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What size are they? IF they are very far off you have to get it professionally calibrated. Its not a DIY job.
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Why didn't you get an OEM size tires?
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i got new tires how do i change the speedometer so it says the right speed?
WHY THATS FREAKING EASY!!
you simply remove the speedo, and theres a keypad like on a telephone, and you enter in the size of your tyre and it calculates it for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11







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Old 04-23-2008, 12:39 PM
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the new tires are 205/40/16
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WHY THATS FREAKING EASY!!
you simply remove the speedo, and theres a keypad like on a telephone, and you enter in the size of your tyre and it calculates it for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11







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cmon dude... what the hell is wrong with u. chill out.
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the prev owner of my car put bigger wheels on the car. i doubt he got the speedo calibrated. according to my gps my speedo is only off by 1mph
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the new tires are 205/40/16
May I ask why? Lol. Dude, large profile 205 width tires should be dirt cheap, why not put the correct size on? Should be 205/50 or 225/45 on a 16in rim.

Anyway, just leave it alone and get the right size tires next time. Its not easy to recalibrate.
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May I ask why? Lol. Dude, large profile 205 width tires should be dirt cheap, why not put the correct size on? Should be 205/50 or 225/45 on a 16in rim.

Anyway, just leave it alone and get the right size tires next time. Its not easy to recalibrate.
im glad i got these tires the grip really good i love them but i was told its about 5-7 mph off so ill just go with the flow of the other cars
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cmon dude... what the hell is wrong with u. chill out.
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Going for a 40% aspect makes no sense, you must have a lot of gap between tyre and wheel arch with running a needlessly thin profile, unless you have lowered the car.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:47 AM
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i did lower it
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