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Old 04-07-2010, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dodge ram speedometer

hey,im putting a torqshift 5r110 in my truck.
does my spedometer read off the rear axle?
i know the fords do.
if mine reads off the t case how can i get a spedo reading?
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My '98 reads speed off the rear axle; I just did a gear swap 4.10 to 3.54 and the speedo is still correct. Check and see if there is a reluctor ring pressed on the carrier behined the ring gear in the rear axle; if there is, your speed sensor signal comes from there-mine did.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, but your speedo reads from sensor either in trans (2WD) or transfer case (4WD). The speed sensor moved to rear end in '98. GPS maybe?
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah i may be rolling with the gps. that p's me off tho.
is there anything i can do to convert mine to read off the rear end? without changing the axle? my only other bet is since the stand alone computer that runs the transmission senses speed. mabuy i can hook up the spedo to the module. i know you can program it to send it out. ill have to call pcs tommorow and see what i can do. the speedometer is electric right?
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I've heard of some installing later model year rear ends in their trucks and wiring their sensors in. I've never run into this so I've personally not tried to do it. I don't know if the sensor in rear end would send out the same signal as sensor in trans/transfer case. If your stand alone computer could be programmed to control speedo, then I would definitely try that route first.
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i know it senses speed. i just need to figure out how to get that info to my spedometer
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just buy a speedo gear for $65 ,, call them and he will tell u what you need as far as teeth

Speedometer Gears for Dodge and Jeep, Gear . . . . .
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were will the gear go?
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it will go in the ford transfer case?
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Does anyone know if i can put a speedo sensor and gear in a later 241 DHD that came out of a truck with the speedo in the rear axle?
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i have a 31 in my t-case now.... go biggr or smaller to correct for 37" tires ?
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