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#84 of 134 Re: 2011 Cruze Eco 6MT [drvette] *Update* [drvette] [kyfdx]
Nov 25, 2011 (12:49 pm)
I do run stock diameter tires, yet take into consideration that the true dia when new vs nearly worn out may be substantial especially with large SUV/Pu tires.
In the past dealers offered speedometer "pinion gears" of different sizes to correct speedo/odometer errors.
Even in the days of the 700R4 with the electronic speedo, the gear sets were available, as in the case of my "91 Caprice.
As I understand it, some vehicles must be "calibrated" via a plug-in laptop module to correct speedo errors, as in pickup trucks with non-standard tires. These can cause in addition to ECM confusion, Braking Problems, besides speedo errors
#85 of 134 Re: 2011 Cruze Eco 6MT [drvette] *Update* [drvette] [kyfdx] [drvette]
by kyfdx HOST
Nov 25, 2011 (1:53 pm)
Yeah... old Ford Econlines had a plastic odometer gear.... if you were running off, you just changed from 16 grooves to 17.... (or something like that)..
Most odometers I've had have been dead on.... mile markers, gps, whatever..... The speedometers and on-board mileage computers are another matter...
#86 of 134 speedo gears / cruze control steering wheel
Nov 26, 2011 (5:31 am)
(new edmunds forum idea: name a random car part and i'll have a specific story about it.)
there were two speedo gears on the pre-electronic-dashboard cars and they had to be matched. one gear at speedo head and one in/on transmission.
in an ongoing zeries of Z28s, my 89 iroc (5 manual gears, 2 catalytic converters) arrived from factory with mismatched gears such that speedo registered nearly 1.7x actual speed.
it took months to fix. GM shop tried 3 times and randomized the speedo ratio each time.
they couldn't get it right - kept ordering/installing the wrong gear.
in the end, the GM shop sent the car to local speedshop which certified cop car speedos with custom speedo gears, which they did for my 'z' . Also GM extended the warranty by 2k odometer miles.
along the way i learned to know my speed via rpm/gear/SOTP as well as learning to divide by 1.7 all the more more quickly. a state police officer helped provide incentive for such education and also provided a genuine belly-laugh and a citation for 70 in a 55 when i told him of the broken factory speedo and pointed at the stack of GM paperwork about it.
the chevy cruze surely has no speedo gears whatsoever. :|
but apparently does have a steering wheel & electric steering mechanism, also with way fewer gears than a 1980s steering wheel/rack.
previously someone had mentioned/theorized that one could swap an LTZ/whatever steering wheel onto an LS to provide CRUISE-CONTROL with no other mods required. anyone tried this or got any more info on it?
Nov 29, 2011 (6:51 am)
What model has dual pipes, I can't find it on here?
#88 of 134 Re: Cruise [puffin1]
Nov 30, 2011 (4:12 am)
i don't think any cruze has dual pipes - nor speedo gears.
(previous post went on about speedo gears from a 1989 GM car with dual cats, so probably didn't belong in a cruze forum at all!)
#89 of 134 Re: Cruise [elias]
Nov 30, 2011 (10:23 am)
i think the cruze LTZ model might have dual pipes,not sure though.
#90 of 134 Deep Discounts for Spouses of Military, Retired or Current
Dec 02, 2011 (2:49 pm)
USAA United Services Automobile Association offers deep discounts on GM Vehicles
You will need your DD214 Number and join up at USAA.com
I only wish my years of recovering crashed V-22 Osprey's and others counted as "Military Service" however the USAF CAP is NOT covered, boo hoo for me..
#91 of 134 Re: 2012 chevy cruze ls price [steven39]
Dec 02, 2011 (2:53 pm)
That's a good grand cheaper than NW Ga or Chattanooga pricing.
#92 of 134 Number of units available and MSRP discounts
Dec 15, 2011 (11:18 pm)
The Atlanta area, is the ABSOLUTE worst area in the SE USA to buy a GM..
They attempt to get yoiu to accept a $500~ "discount" because of the limited availability of the Cruze. BULL SH**
The Cruze is in Full production, check out these dealer inventories,
Your Search Returned the Following,
1313 New 2012 Chevrolet Cruze models within 150 miles of your ZIP, 3016*
autotrader.com found 1580 within 200 miles of my Zip here in NW Ga
Real Low inventory there Guys,, uh-huh, Yeah, Right.
I wanted a Cruze bad, but the run-around, back-room snickers, insulting offers and in general insults to my intelligence has me wadding my money back up into a CD and back to the bank.
#93 of 134 Re: Number of units available and MSRP discounts [drvette]
Dec 16, 2011 (10:53 am)
Not sure what it's like in the atlanta area as far as the cruze inventory goes but down here in south fla they have plenty.i was at maroone chevrolet in pemb pines flordia a few days ago looking at malibus and cruze's and must have counted atleast 30 cruze's on the lot in different colors and models.no shortage down here.