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Old November 8th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Anybody have a speedo recalibrator?

I am looking to get a speedo recalibrator for the car after going to 3.55's and I wanted to check if anybody has one laying around before I get a new one. I was loooking at the yellow box version and was wondering if anybody had anything good or bad to say about them. I can get a new one shipped for $99 accrding to thier site. How much fine tuning is available in these units? It says they are setup for 3.55s by default and thats what I have but my 19's are taller than stock so my speedo isnt off as far as I think it should be. Doesnt bother me much other than the fact that I am logging more miles on the gauge than I am really driving. I just want to ensure that I can dial it in pretty close to my gps.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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I have the yellowbox. It works great. It is nearly infinitely adjustable. I bought my unit from Unitrax. It was supposedly set up for my GTS with 3.55 gears. However, I had to make an adjustment to get the speed perfect.

After installing the yellowbox, I drove the car and used a GPS to check my speed compared to the speedo reading. If the speedo is a little off, make adjustments on the yellowbox. The yellowbox has 8 or 10 dip switches that are used to make changes. It takes a few minutes of reading to understand how the switches are used to make changes, but once you understand it, it is really pretty simple.

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Old November 8th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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I have a Unitrax box I never used NIP. And a yellowbox. Probably use the yellow.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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I have a Unitrax box I never used NIP. And a yellowbox. Probably use the yellow.
I'm confused. Your saying you have a unitrax and yellowbox? I thought that unitrax sold the yellow box and didnt have thier own. Either way, are you trying to get rid of one of them?
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Old November 9th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #5
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Unitrax has their own box. Yellow has their own box. I have one of each never been used. I might install the yellow some day on my car.

The only negative feedback I have heard on the yellow is from ba$$fan at the morg, and that was that at speeds over 100 either the tach or the speedo (can't remember which...) would jump around a little. If I remember I'll send him a text later to clarify.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 07:34 AM   #6
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Texting done, issue clarified with ba$$fan.

Up to 95 mph speedo is fine. At about 105 speedo jumps all over. He said he gave up trying to resolve this with yellow. His car is a sapphire GTS. Think that might make it an '01. He did an install writeup at the morg.
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Put in a Yellowbox last year to adjust for 3.73's.
Good instructions and easy install- service manual had the info for which sensor wire does what.
I did the splices on the speed sensor wiring so not to cut the cars harness.
Figured if I fucked it up it'd just cost me a new sensor.

I put the unit in the little well under the front of the center console under the PW switches. Its not weather-proof so an outside install would need to be protected from the elements somehow.

I have the same issue as above- above about 90 mph my speedo needle will just drop to zero for a second, then jumps back up. May do it 3 times on a straight- may not do it for the next 5 laps.
Seems to be no rhyme or reason to it- and no problem. Just a bit of a distraction.

Had it delivered in a week right from the manufacturer in Australia at half price in exchange for pictures of the connectors for the speed sensor.

They were looking to make a plug adapter so there'd be no cutting on the install.
Not sure if they have it done.
Would be worth asking if you want one.
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I can't imagine that at xxx speed (or close to it and on your way there), in the "heat of the moment" (street confrontation...), that having your speedo all of a sudden bounce to zero would be a good distraction. I'd rather have it off and be able to know in my head the correct value. Well, when I am actually looking at it, which is not when having street fun.

Might put the Unitrax on my project list then, versus the yellow. At least being the parts ho I am I can choose.
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I did beta testing on the yellowbox about a year and a half ago. I relayed info to yellowbox (via Devin @ Unitrax) about the speedo "bouncing around" above certain speeds. Not sure if it has been fixed or if it hasn't. I'm sure it just needs a faster resolution/speed on the part that picks up the factory speedo signal...should be a simple electrical engineer's calculation??

Dave... it's a cinch to install. See if yours does the same thing.
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I have the yellow box installed. I have not noticed any needle-bouncing at speeds up to 130 mph.
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