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Old 01-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Odometer reads farther than I have driven

First off, 2010 JKU with no engine mods, 17" Black Rock wheels with 255/75/17 Goodyear Wranglers.

My odometer is adding miles faster than an actual mile. For example after I drive 5 miles based on the highway mile marker signs, my odometer actually reads that I have went 5.5 miles.

Is there anyway to fix this issue? Would it make sense if I go to a bigger tire it should correct itself? Thinking of going to 285/70/17.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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Wow...that's WAY off. I'd want to fix that too.

May I ask how you know for certain that you traveled that exact distance?

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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I have used the mile markers found on these straight, flat Kansas roads. Also found the same results using mile roads, which we have a "grid" of county roads in Kansas every mile. Those are the only two methods I have used so far.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Try to use a GPS or a smartphone GPS app. Then, maybe a ProCal can fix it...good luck!
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
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Yes use a GPS to confirm, and measure over a longer distance. Any wheel/tire change recently to a smaller overall diameter (i.e. from 32" to 29")? 10% off is a huge margin.
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