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Speedo recalibration

Is the speedo recalibration device that Hypertech sell any good? I have a chance to by a new one for a $100 and just wanted some feedback one it. Thanks

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I'm not sure how those work but I do have a Superlift Truspeed that I know a lot of people use. PM me if you're interested.
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Quick Write Up On Hypertech Speedometer Calibration
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Um... you know that the dealership can do it for you? Same with the AutoEnginuity or many other scan tools?

It's just a setting, up to 37" tires so people say but I was able to put in dimensions larger than that and the calibration changed accordingly( I did 40's just to see if it would let me and it seemed to). Calibrated my 37s in about ten seconds, did my buddies 06 with 35's too. All done on my AE

I bet the dealership is free, or no more than 50$.

I don't see spending 200$ for a programmer that will only do your speedo, when the AE costs 350 and can do so much more.

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It works as described. Heavy_GD posted the link to my quick write up. Lmk if you have any questions. Imo its definitely worth $100 to be able to change setting when you want to and not have the bring the truck to a shop and have to pay someone any time you change tire sizes.

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It works as described. Heavy_GD posted the link to my quick write up. Lmk if you have any questions. Imo its definitely worth $100 to be able to change setting when you want to and not have the bring the truck to a shop and have to pay someone any time you change tire sizes.
In your link you say 192$ that's pretty much 200$, not 100$

AE costs 350$ , and can do everything, DTC, diagnostic testing, programming keys, monitoring and data logging every sensor on the truck. Which is really the more cost effective option? Especially if you are the DIY type the AE pays for itself the first time you have a problem

AND its just a setting, no extra crap under your dash.

Otherwise if your smart and friendly with a local mechanic that has a tool capable of manipulating your truck, I'm sure they could be convinced to spend the 5 minutes for the price of a coffee

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In your link you say 192$ that's pretty much 200$, not 100$

AE costs 350$ , and can do everything, DTC, diagnostic testing, programming keys, monitoring and data logging every sensor on the truck. Which is really the more cost effective option? Especially if you are the DIY type the AE pays for itself the first time you have a problem

AND its just a setting, no extra crap under your dash.

Otherwise if your smart and friendly with a local mechanic that has a tool capable of manipulating your truck, I'm sure they could be convinced to spend the 5 minutes for the price of a coffee
Thanks for clearing the prices up for me. I probably know how much I spent for mine and that $192 is almost $200. If you re read the o.p. post about getting a new one possibly for $100 I agree that is a good deal. Have you ever thought that someone may only have $100 to spend on their truck at the time and $350 might be out of the question. Not every dealership you can just drop by and say hey I'll buy you a cup of coffee can you do anything to my truck? LoL

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Thanks for clearing the prices up for me. I probably know how much I spent for mine and that $192 is almost $200. If you re read the o.p. post about getting a new one possibly for $100 I agree that is a good deal. Have you ever thought that someone may only have $100 to spend on their truck at the time and $350 might be out of the question. Not every dealership you can just drop by and say hey I'll buy you a cup of coffee can you do anything to my truck? LoL
The speedo calibration is part of the ABS system. So its not a dealership only settings change here, most mechanics are going to be able to change this for you.

Even 100$ for something simple like a speedo recalibration is way too much.

And I mean, how many times are you really going to change it? Most people buy tires and that's about it. 38's he's going to have to spend a lot of money to go up or down properly so I bet he'll stay where he is for a while.

I know my local dealership would charge a half hour of shop time to do that, 44$, but my comment about the coffee was regular mechanics... You know the small time guys who actively try and be friendly because that's how they survive. Any decent mechanic can't get buy without pretty good diagnostic software now.

If he was close to me I'd offer to do it for free.

He asked for an opinion so I gave it. The hypertech is a waste. And I say that for a couple reasons..

38's can be programmed, if he had like 44's that would be different
He has well over 10k in mods listed in his Sig so an AE is just a damn good thing to have, especially with a 6.0.
He is planning on making a Fummins out of his truck anyway so that programmer probably won't work eventually.
And it may take some searching but he should be able to find somebody to get it for just a couple bucks

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