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Old 01-01-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Speeding ticket

got pulled over tonight, cop said he clocked me at 36 in a 25, well he wrote the ticket for 35 and told me that if i was doin under 35 he wouldnt have even pulled me over because he said he is very lenient (spl). well my tires are 235/75s so just a little bigger than stock and im puttin 31s on on monday so i told him that i had bigger tires which threw my speedo off. he was like "well i had the same thing happen with my truck, just get it fixed and bring in a receipt and we'll drop the charges".. so im going to get it calibrated since i have to for my new tires anyways..anyone know how much a speedo calibration costs at most shops??

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I seriously doubt they will "drop" the charges...but if they do....good luck on that and you're one lucky guy/gal...

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fight the ticket always.worst that can happen is you pay the ticket.
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04rubi-might do that but wasnt gonna say that on here

and yea they'll drop it, i know a lot of people that have done it, my gf had to do it when her speedo completely quit workin
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They threw your speedo off? I'll bet that was a surprised cop when he saw your jeep, ur naked butt looking at him, and a speedo in the passenger seat..
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not gonna fight it, gonna get it dropped lol fighting means i could pay the ticket which means my insurance goes up which would suck seeing as how it went down 25 dollars last month due to my good driving record
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They threw your speedo off? I'll bet that was a surprised cop when he saw your jeep, ur naked butt looking at him, and a speedo in the passenger seat..
hahahahahahahahahah
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For what it's worth, most shops charge between 50 and 75 dollars for a recalibration.
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They threw your speedo off? I'll bet that was a surprised cop when he saw your jeep, ur naked butt looking at him, and a speedo in the passenger seat..
Bahahahahahahahahaha man I needed that laugh!!
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For what it's worth, most shops charge between 50 and 75 dollars for a recalibration.
damn yea imma try that route, and i did i have a 2 door car before my jeep that i put a lot of money in, got 2 tickets and was pulled over alllllllll the time in it (loud exhaust, tint, etc,) and this is the first time being pulled over in the jeep, i never spend since i got it, kinda hard too with a 4cyl
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I doubt those tires are gonna make that big of a difference. My 33's don't. My speedo is pretty close to what my wife's stock Sport Trac says. Along with every radar sign I pass. I say just quit speeding if you want to avoid a ticket. In Georgia, as well as a lot of other states, it won't go on your record unless its 15 over or more. Virginia is a communist state though. Can't even have a radar detector. Whats up with that?
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i now to quit speeding guys, i posted this soley to find out how much a recalibration costs on average, thats the only question i asked, and neverfastenough1 not worried about my record , worried bout insurance which would go up, also not worried bout the speedo being off but its gonna get me outta the ticket soooo, and i also agree with virginia being a communist state (comonwealth actually) we have so many stupid rules and laws
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You do not need a shop to recalibrate. You need to change the gear in your tailshaft. Very easy to do '98 TJ Speedometer Gear
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If it doesn't go on your record, your insurance shouldn't go up. The don't speed came off wrong, and I am not one to talk because I didn't trade my Stang in on the Jeep just so I would have something to get from point A to point B a little faster than I should. I have plenty of 20+ over tickets unfortunately, and its really not good on a CDL.
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You do not need a shop to recalibrate. You need to change the gear in your tailshaft. Very easy to do '98 TJ Speedometer Gear
Thought the 06 was electronic, not gear driven. Could be wrong though.
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I seriously doubt they will "drop" the charges...but if they do....good luck on that and you're one lucky guy/gal...
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fight the ticket always.worst that can happen is you pay the ticket.
I don't know what they have going on over in Virginia but it sounds like what Oregon has. It's called "fix a ticket" and it does work. I got a ticket for no mudflaps on my Jeep after I lifted it. I took in the receipt and the Jeep to the court house and a cop came out to see the mudflaps and the ticket was dropped. Simple as that.
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Neil F- the only reason i want to recalibrate it is to get out of the speeding ticket lol and i need written proof from a shop in order to get out of the ticket, fixing it myself would be completely the opposite
Neverfastenough1- no worries lol
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I don't know what they have going on over in Virginia but it sounds like what Oregon has. It's called "fix a ticket" and it does work. I got a ticket for no mudflaps on my Jeep after I lifted it. I took in the receipt and the Jeep to the court house and a cop came out to see the mudflaps and the ticket was dropped. Simple as that.

Yupp Virginia is the same, had a friend got a ticket for not having baffles in his muffler on his civic, he went and bought some, put them in, and drove to the court house and a cop went out and checked to make sure the baffles were in and the ticket was dropped lol
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meant to quote that first paragraph ^ haha
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coyote- yes sir, sorry about that, a lot of confusion in this thread, my point was that i want to go to shop and have it calibrated then have them write something down that i can show the court proving they did it which will drop the ticket
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coyote- yes sir, sorry about that, a lot of confusion in this thread, my point was that i want to go to shop and have it calibrated then have them write something down that i can show the court proving they did it which will drop the ticket
You're fine. We just can't have illegal acts or activities posted on the board.

Your question is fine and when/if you get the service to recal your speedo the shop will give you a receipt for services preformed. All you need to show the judge. Although it doesn't matter in some states or to some judges. I personally know it will not fly in Missouri.
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Thought the 06 was electronic, not gear driven. Could be wrong though.
The only TJ that has an electronic/no speedometer gear type speedometer is the Rubicon due to its 4:1 transfer case. All other TJs use a speedometer gear.
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I don't know what they have going on over in Virginia but it sounds like what Oregon has. It's called "fix a ticket" and it does work. I got a ticket for no mudflaps on my Jeep after I lifted it. I took in the receipt and the Jeep to the court house and a cop came out to see the mudflaps and the ticket was dropped. Simple as that.

Yupp Virginia is the same, had a friend got a ticket for not having baffles in his muffler on his civic, he went and bought some, put them in, and drove to the court house and a cop went out and checked to make sure the baffles were in and the ticket was dropped lol
Every state I've lived in, if a cop wrote you a speeding ticket, there is no recourse other than fighting it in court. That is a "moving violation." If he wrote you an equipment ticket (speedo, lights, mudflaps, etc) then you fix it and take in proof (receipt or visual inspection) and they will invalidate the ticket.

On a side note, years ago (I was around 19) I fought a speeding ticket based on the same premise (oversized wheels/tires on my 442.) I went to court, had a signed affidavit from a certified mechanic stating that my speedometer was affected by the oversized tires...judge sat there and listened to the cop's statements, then took my statements, read the affidavit... and promptly sided with the state. Not sympathetic to a 19yo kid with a 442, I guess. Or more likely, a judge figures if you are smart enough to know that your speedo is affected by your tire size, then you're smart enough to compensate for it.
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Find out how much it will cost to get your speedo calibrated. Then call the little number of the citation to find out how much the ticket will cost. Base your decision off that. It might be worth it to just pay the ticket.

I had a guy re-calibrate my VR6 after I got my last reckless (96/60) and it was some really sketch guy that had womens underwear in the passenger seat of the car he showed up in..he looked like a hobo that just walked out of the Ice Age. I was hesistant to let him drive me lowered Jetta...turned out the judge completely through it out and I ended paying the fine and actually did jail time for that little maneuver.

I now drive a Jeep...slowly.
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Find out how much it will cost to get your speedo calibrated. Then call the little number of the citation to find out how much the ticket will cost. Base your decision off that. It might be worth it to just pay the ticket.

I had a guy re-calibrate my VR6 after I got my last reckless (96/60) and it was some really sketch guy that had womens underwear in the passenger seat of the car he showed up in..he looked like a hobo that just walked out of the Ice Age. I was hesistant to let him drive me lowered Jetta...turned out the judge completely through it out and I ended paying the fine and actually did jail time for that little maneuver.

I now drive a Jeep...slowly.
Did the guy come to court to testify on your behalf? I have had a few "fix it tickets" in California and every single time, all you have to do is bring proof of the repair and have an officer sign off and verify it.
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Find out how much it will cost to get your speedo calibrated. Then call the little number of the citation to find out how much the ticket will cost. Base your decision off that. It might be worth it to just pay the ticket.

I had a guy re-calibrate my VR6 after I got my last reckless (96/60) and it was some really sketch guy that had womens underwear in the passenger seat of the car he showed up in..he looked like a hobo that just walked out of the Ice Age. I was hesistant to let him drive me lowered Jetta...turned out the judge completely through it out and I ended paying the fine and actually did jail time for that little maneuver.

I now drive a Jeep...slowly.
If you have a four banger like me your guaranteed to never get a reckless ticket. Now could have gotten one the other day in my friends camero. But I wasent driving. How much jail time is a little?
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I had my Jeep checked for accuracy, although not fixed, to compensate for slightly over sized tires that were originally on it. Would've cost $65 to fix at that shop here in Michigan.
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Hmmm ... 36 in a 25 ....

I would think that your speedo was off by 1 or 2 mph at the most. Not sure that this argument would fly.
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The only TJ that has an electronic/no speedometer gear type speedometer is the Rubicon due to its 4:1 transfer case. All other TJs use a speedometer gear.
Gotcha, thanks! Oh, and by the way, most states have a statute that requires municipal police to give you 10 mph. Thanks AAA! Too many complaints about trying to generate revenue by stopping tourists for doing 1 mph over knowing they won't travel back for court. Cops aren't just being nice.

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