Just installed a Faria 0-60 GPS speedometer in my 24 C Cab, purchased from Cabela's $ 89.95 - 12v & ground hookup only no antenna needed - works very well. Thought I would pass it along. John Monticciolo, Algonac Michigan.
Where and how did you mount it so you can see it? I hung a GPS on my windshield but it's hard to read because of the angle it hangs at. Don Lyon, PDX
Mounted speedometer below light switch and amp meter, using the lower bolts- on plastic plate 1/16 thick
I use an app on my iPhone and have a holder that mounts with suction cup to dash or windshield. Big easy numbers to read and keeps track of milage. Called Speed Box, it's free and can be found at App Store under speedometers. Just another alternative.
I have a Bryton Rider 100 bicycle GPS. Bought it on Ebay for about $65. Less than 2" square but numbers are easy to read, speedometer, odometer, elapsed time,calories burned, rechargeable, no wires, mounted on my windshield with velcro, removable for security. Works great!!
how many calories do you burn if you take your t for a 15 mile drive?
I have a GPS speedometer, too. -While installation was very easy, there are disadvantages such as sporadic satellite reception and poor accuracy. -Maybe it's because I couldn't mount the magnetic antenna head any higher than the front fender due to my car being a Touring. -Oh, well; it's better than nothing.
It's a function of how many doughnuts you consumed prior to the 15 miles. Your results may be different.
I crack open the windshields a bit to insert this clip and snap my Garmin in the below mount. My power connects to a cigar lighter hidden under the dash that is wired to a Motorcycle battery.
Hope this Helps.
George I used the speed box this past weekend it worked great. Thanks.
I have two speedometers:
1) The pitch of the transmission whine.
2) When my rear view mirror shakes so bad it's unusable, I'm going too fast.
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I purchased this speedometer after reading about yours. The directions say to connect to ground, 12 volt and what they call a signal wire(12 volt from ignition switch). What did you connect to the signal wire? I am putting it in a metal dash, it may be shielded too much by the metal to get GPS signal. I will find out.
I've been using speed box on my iPhone. My reason for not getting an original speedometer set up was the price. About 6 months ago I just started buying a part here and there and I finally got all the pieces and put them together today. I like having the mileage there where it doesn't reset itself. Just an idea. It's fun working on the pieces and you get an original set up that doesn't impact your wallet all at once.
I used a bicycle one like Steve's... small and inconspicuous. I was an idiot, however, and mounted the sensor on the left front wheel... instead of the directionally stable rear wheel. Some day, I'll get around to re-mounting.
In the meantime, I have an old NUVI GPS, as i use my phone in my modern vehicle. The NUVI is mounted yo the lower windshield by a suction cup mount. It has a speedometer mode, that is great. I usually don't need directions... just speed, and how many miles driven... helps me remember how many miles O have on a tank!
I also put Velcro on the back of my phone case... then wrapped the fuzzy side up around my leg, and used the phone's map program.
... and, alternatively, a speedometer app. It worked well, but I didn't like taking my eyes away from the road to look at my leg, so abandoned it. Plus, it really wasn't bright enough at that angle for use with sunglasses.
So, for now, the NUVI wins....