To adjust for changing tire size:
 

Old tire x Old Gear / New Tire = New Gear
OT x OG / NT = NG

(some one told me that 31" tires usually has a 19 tooth gear, and 235/75/15 tires has a  21 tooth gear)


Example:

Old Tire - 29"
Old Gear - 19 tooth
New Tire - 33"
New Gear - ?

235/75/15 = 28.9"

Old Tire
Old Gear

New Tire
New Gear
28.9
x 19
= 549.1
/ 33
= 16.639 (17 tooth)
29
x 19
= 551
/ 33
= 16.697 (17 tooth)
31
x 19
= 589
/ 33
= 17.848 (18 tooth)




If you change tire size and gears (or just gears), you have to go one step further:

New Gear / Old Ratio x New Ratio = New Gear

NG / OR x NR = NG
17 / 3.55 x 4.56 = 21.8
 

21 / 33.5" * 28.8" = 18.1
18 / 3.55 * 4.56 = 23.1
 

Each tooth on the speedo gear adjusts your speedometer reading by approx. 5%. So when you add a tooth, you reduce the speedometer reading by 5%. 






Ford (truck) Speedometer Gear's
Tooth Count Colour
Part Number
Notes
16
Wine
C0DZ-17271-A

17
White
C3DZ - 17271-C

18
Yellow
C0DD-17271-B

19
Pink
C0DZ-17271-B

20
Black
C1DZ-17271-A

21
Red
C4OZ-17271-A

22



23
White?
aftermarket




Here is what speedo gears I have had to use:

302, AOD / BW1345 / 4.56' r&p / 35" BFG KM's = 19 tooth gear (pink)

302 / AOD / BW1345 / 5.13 r&p / 36" Irok's = 21 tooth gear (red)




 

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