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Old 06-14-2013, 09:37 PM
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BD Diesel speedo adjuster

BD Power - Product: Top Speed Eliminator

Owing a 2003/2004 really limits the options for recalibrating the speedometer. Today installed this unit from BD Diesel and I was able to get it my speedometer within 1.2~1.5% of what my GPS was indicating. Given how small the adjustment knob is, and that my wife's 40K mile 2007 Mustang GT is 2% off, it was close enough for me.

While I don't really care for the type of connectors that were supplied, it is an all inclusive kit. The only reason that I used the screw together connectors is that eventually I am going to 4.10s, and this part will come out. About all I really had to buy was a fuse tap (the supplied one wasn't going to work) and some double sided tape. No real big deal.

Not only is the speedo corrected, the odometer reads accordingly. I did what Google maps called a 69.9 mile trip and I logged 68.9 miles on the trip odometer. This works out to a 1.5% error rate. Considering it was 9% off prior, that's pretty darn good.

The only down side is that the Top Speed Eliminator is not an optional function where the speedometer correction is optional. Because I use an SCT, top speed eliminator is irrelevant.

In conclusion, it's a good part and $95 isn't too bad of a price. Putting the inner fender back in SUCKS, but other than that, it was pretty easy.
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find a used edge cs....

You can monitor so much more and get a corrected speed too, you type in the stock tire size, and what tire size you have now. plus egt, boost, eot/ect, ficm and so much more.
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While the Insight CS/CTS are nice pieces, Edge products usually display the speedo, not correct it, as indicated in the pdf attached.

http://www.edgeproducts.com/product_...on_pdf-405.pdf

Not correcting the speedo means that you are still seeing 70 mph on the dash while Johnny Law is writing you a ticket for doing 76. You must also still hand calculate the error rate of your speedometer if you want to know what your mpg is when running 35s or larger. This piece not only corrects the speedo as indicated in the dash, it also corrects the odometer. Therefore, what is indicated on the odometer is the actual miles traveled making mpg calculations that much less of a PITA. Furthermore, having the speedometer in the dash recalibrated would free up a display spot on your CTS display screen.
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How was the install? Looked on the website and couldn't find any instructions. Do you have to calibrate it yourself? My speedo is way of with my 37s so this would be very nice to have.
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How was the install? Looked on the website and couldn't find any instructions. Do you have to calibrate it yourself? My speedo is way of with my 37s so this would be very nice to have.
Sorry, bro, long day.

Anyway, there should be a PDF on the bottom the bottom of that link. The short answer is that it taps into a wire in the ABS and then 12V key on/ground. The adjuster on the side is good for a 25% adjustment. With 37s you shouldn't be more than 17% out. Just twist it a little more clockwise.

**EDIT** The PDF is on the left side below available makes, engines, etc.**
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Thanks. I'm on a phone so it may not be popping up. I'll check when I get home
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While the Insight CS/CTS are nice pieces, Edge products usually display the speedo, not correct it, as indicated in the pdf attached.

http://www.edgeproducts.com/product_...on_pdf-405.pdf

Not correcting the speedo means that you are still seeing 70 mph on the dash while Johnny Law is writing you a ticket for doing 76. You must also still hand calculate the error rate of your speedometer if you want to know what your mpg is when running 35s or larger. This piece not only corrects the speedo as indicated in the dash, it also corrects the odometer. Therefore, what is indicated on the odometer is the actual miles traveled making mpg calculations that much less of a PITA. Furthermore, having the speedometer in the dash recalibrated would free up a display spot on your CTS display screen.
Its has a corrected mileage tab too. Sp you can see your corrected speed on the edge, and you just type the mileage currently on your truck and it keeps an updated mileage tab in ypur maint. Tab so you can always see what your true current mileage is on the ttruck
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