Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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lenko
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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If the vehicle you are trying to program is the 1999 F350, then it's probably because your vehicle is too old for Forscan to perform this ability. Doubtful if Forscan can do anything to that vehicle's limited computer.
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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For those of you with a 2017-2020 F150 (with 10 speed transmission) and are having DTC errors after writing your tire circumference. I've done some research and posted it here:
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djbunge1
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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When i do all the above and try to change my tire size on my 2018 f-150 platinum i always get the wrench on my dash and have not been able to get rid of it. when i put everything back to stock and relearn the wrench goes away. i am running a 2719mm or a 275/65/r20. i have tried both ways to input this in both the code and the tire circumference and have always got the wrench on the dash. can someone please help on why
Jason1988
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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PLEASE HELP!!!!! I have a 2016 F250 6” lift with 37x12.5x20. I’m am trying to correct the speedometer. I can’t get anything to work… I even seen were some Wednesday to change the tires to 35 inch and change the axle ratio and it will work, but it still doesn’t work. Everything will throw the codes and relearn doesn’t take them away nor does clearing DTCs. And even adjusting to so many different sizes and test driving it still does it change it at all.
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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I feel your pain! I went through the same thing only to find I had to remove Forscan from my computer then download the latest version. Everything after that worked perfectly.
Jason1988
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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Maybe that’s what I need to check is my forscan. I downloaded it a month or 2 ago.
the70spoiler
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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Ive tried inputting the tire size in the spreadsheet calculator and got my baseline size/hex figures to enter into BCM 726-12-01 after going up in tire size from a 65 series to 70. After trying to adjust from there using the gps speedo data change, it got me close to correct speedo vs gps but couldn't quite get it on the money. So, I literally jacked up one drive tire and measured the actual circumference, converted it to mm and took 96.7% of that figure as suggested. Converted this to hexadecimal and input the result in BCM 726-12-01. Cleared my DTC with no issues. I think. Seemingly dead nuts on now. However, when I looked at my off road menues it shows me as being in front wheel drive. I'll recheck it next time out and see if it relearns. It also had to relearn TPMS numbers so maybe, maybe not. No dash errors showing.
2018 f150

This is tomorrow, all good, the front wheel drive issue was me looking crosseyed at it or something, no problems. TPMS all reset on their own, speedo is better than stock was.
james_pederson
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

Post by james_pederson »

Hi, for some strange reason, I have the option to relearn the PCM but I do not have the option to relearn the TCM. Any thoughts? I downloaded the latest version of FORScan. Could this be that I don't need to relearn the TCM?

EDIT: Okay, it seems as though the latest version automatically does a TCM relearn when you run the PCM relearn. Would be nice if someone could verify this.

I was also curious about the mm value set in the BdyCM parameters. It seems that it is necessary to use the .967 conversion factor. My original tire size calculation was 2561 but my value after using the conversion factor (2561 * .967) came out to 2477. Should I be using the 2477 value?

EDIT: I went ahead and used the 2477 value (after the using the .967 conversion factor) and odometer reads perfectly.

Finally, I've seen many videos with settings for tire size in addition to the tire circumference. Is that still an option in the latest version? Or are the tire dimensions (i.e. 285/45/22R) no longer needed?
lenko
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Re: Setting arbitrary tire sizes for speedometer calibration

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Dimensions are for all makes of tire and circumferences could vary a little and put a different code in. Actual tire circumference of your specific tire is more accurate for you. You could do it either way but circumference is better.
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