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Just got my Scan gauge!!

I just got my Scan gauge :) I love it im just havin trouble gettin the speedo right for the 35's. Has anyone else gotten the speed setting right for 35s? If the speed is off because of the tires it will screw everything up...MPH..gallons per mile..trip....gas mileage...basically all the reasons I got the dern thing.
Any idea? Thanks!

Anyways here is how I mounted it...I was hopin I could mount it in the little slot in front of the steering wheel but the gauge was a little more size in depth than I thought. I mounted it like this on the column at first..but I dont think I like it too much:
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So after that today I decided to mount it a little different..I like it a lot better. Its still really visible but its not in the way of the other gauges.
I def. like it a lot!!!
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Nice! I want to get one!
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Sweet. I was thinking about mounting it on top of the column myself but if it doesn't fit the off to the side it goes.
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Ya it was nice being easy to see but it just looked really out of place having it up there..I like it on the side a lot better!!
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there is a calculation you have to do to get the tire size correction, going from the stock size tore to 32s i think it was 7% add to the scanguage...everything is in the manual
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looks great matt.
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Looks great man! Nice setup!
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Thank ya'll!!! I am really happy with it :)

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there is a calculation you have to do to get the tire size correction, going from the stock size tore to 32s i think it was 7% add to the scanguage...everything is in the manual
Thats what I was thinkin when I read it too but when I went to adjust in on the gauge it didnt show a percent...it just had like a choice of 1-20 When I did it at 13..which is what that forumla gave me it read almost exactly the same as my regular speedometer..which obviously cant be right

I think the thing ill do is get a GPS and just try to get the scan gauge to match the speed on the GPS
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Thank ya'll!!! I am really happy with it :)



Thats what I was thinkin when I read it too but when I went to adjust in on the gauge it didnt show a percent...it just had like a choice of 1-20 When I did it at 13..which is what that forumla gave me it read almost exactly the same as my regular speedometer..which obviously cant be right

I think the thing ill do is get a GPS and just try to get the scan gauge to match the speed on the GPS
Speedometers can be off by a few MPH stock. When I went from stock 235s to 31s the speedometer became more accurate in my Explorer. Tested it against a hand-held GPS.
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set it to stock tire and it actually goes up to a 34.8in tire that I had it set at when I was using shanes... It's really sweet! Compensates for tire sizes and stuff!

Looks awesome man!
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I like that spot what did you use to mount it with i should have mine in a few days.
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Looks SUPER nice! How long have you had those gauges, I bought some like that and I'm on my 2nd set and about to have to order a 3rd cuz they keep breaking. I'll order a non-cheap set this time.

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how did you run the wire to that location? I had the hardest time, and gave up...
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Looks SUPER nice! How long have you had those gauges, I bought some like that and I'm on my 2nd set and about to have to order a 3rd cuz they keep breaking. I'll order a non-cheap set this time.

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hah yeah i had some too and they lasted the winter and then they started warping and bubling and i had to trash them


lookn good shane
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where can i get one and whats the price?
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where can i get one and whats the price?
Read this thread for the discount.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=63630
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i like ur gauges man
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nice, I want one!
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set it to stock tire and it actually goes up to a 34.8in tire that I had it set at when I was using shanes... It's really sweet! Compensates for tire sizes and stuff!

Looks awesome man!
Thanks Trevor! Are you sayin you didnt have to change anything when you got it? Ya kind of lost me haha

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I like that spot what did you use to mount it with i should have mine in a few days.
Thanks man...it comes w/ a couple pieces of pretty sturdy velcro..I just used that on the left side over there and it holds great!

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Looks SUPER nice! How long have you had those gauges, I bought some like that and I'm on my 2nd set and about to have to order a 3rd cuz they keep breaking. I'll order a non-cheap set this time.

Brenton
Thanks Brenton..I have had the gauges for prob. about 3.5 years or so..it was one of the first things I ever did haha I got them off ebay from a company called Jax_Racing..but Ill tell ya I have looked up there again for them a few times and I havent seen them again...I love them though for sure

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how did you run the wire to that location? I had the hardest time, and gave up...
I took off the bottom dash panel and the metal panel behind that and then I ran the cable up through and just pulled a little bit out in between the gauge cluster trim and the steering column..alls ya see is just the plug goin into the scan gauge..which was what I was goin for!

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hah yeah i had some too and they lasted the winter and then they started warping and bubling and i had to trash them


lookn good shane
haha Thanks Bob [] I remember you told me about that..what the heck caused that??

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Thanks man!

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Thanks Chris! you gotta get one I love mine more everytime I drive
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I also wanted to ask ya'll...when I took those panels off I was lookin in there at the different wires and such and I saw this little black box that says "Epicenter" on it. It just seemed like something that couldnt be stock w/ the zip ties and the name but I wasnt sure. I didnt know if maybe someone else has ever seen this in the same area. Its right in the same area behind the lower dash panel under the steering column..thanks
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Hey...you were asking about changing the speed to compensate for the 35's....

HOME>MORE>SETUP>SPEED

From there you change the number at the top from 0 to your +/- % in tire size. I've got mine set at 12%(30.5" stock vs. 34.8" MT/R's).

Right smack dab in the middle of the instruction manual, on the right, is all the info....Including the equasion for figuring out the % number.

believe it's...

100(1-(stock dia/new dia) = % difference.
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haha sorry Matt. idk where shane came from i think i posted in his thread earlier. Yeah idk what caused it i'm thinking it was either heat, or the combo of heat and then extreme cold. like 60 in the truck, and then cools fast to -15 or so when i parked lol.

I dont have the box i dont think. do you have an Alarm on your truck? maybe thats it
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Hey...you were asking about changing the speed to compensate for the 35's....

HOME>MORE>SETUP>SPEED

From there you change the number at the top from 0 to your +/- % in tire size. I've got mine set at 12%(30.5" stock vs. 34.8" MT/R's).

Right smack dab in the middle of the instruction manual, on the right, is all the info....Including the equasion for figuring out the % number.

believe it's...

100(1-(stock dia/new dia) = % difference.
Maybe my math was off lol when I did the equation I came up w/ 13 or so and it seemed a little high..Im gonna go for 12 and see how that is..thanks shane!

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haha sorry Matt. idk where shane came from i think i posted in his thread earlier. Yeah idk what caused it i'm thinking it was either heat, or the combo of heat and then extreme cold. like 60 in the truck, and then cools fast to -15 or so when i parked lol.

I dont have the box i dont think. do you have an Alarm on your truck? maybe thats it
haha its all good man I was just givin ya a hard time...and ya goin from 60 to negative 15 degrees would maybe do that lol...Im glad it dont get that cold here...makes me shiver just thinkin about it lol

Now see thats what I was thinkin was maybe the person before had an alarm put in but I sure as heck dont know anything about it...Does make ya wonder though lol
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I tried taking the cover off but the whole hood lift assembly comes out... yours do this too?
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Yup it does but on mine it just has two 7mm bolts holding the assembly on take those out and the panel pops right on out
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