View Full Version : venom speed meter

08-03-2004, 01:43 PM

I was thinking about geting a venom speed meter and i was wondering if it will be hard hard to install Also will it effect my run times.


08-03-2004, 03:28 PM
According to the ads ive seen in magazines, it uses a VERY small fraction of the voltage. I checked out the website for it and it has directions on how to install it on several vehicles. It seemed pretty simple. A tip though is to check ebay cuz they sell them brand new pretty cheap.

08-04-2004, 11:31 AM
i think it wont work in all vehicles, it checks the speed of spur gear so in a buggy with central diff it wont be accurate :D

08-04-2004, 11:49 PM
Depending on the vehicle, the installation could go easily or it could be a major pain in the ***. Like tec_41 said, they have posted some user-formulated ways to install it on some vehicles on their site. However, they only have instructions for a few, and people with aftermarket parts may not be able to use them anyway. I know on my B4 I had to formulate a whole new way to install mine since I had the RPM gear cover, not the stock one. But generally, I've heard installation goes more smooth than rough. As for it affecting your run times, I highly doubt it. The amount of power it draws is probably so low that the loss is near nil. I personally haven't noticed a difference at all. And as for what -=ADA$=- said, if you have that case, you could mount the sensor to measure the magnet on one of the final outdrives to the wheels, and it'd be accurate enough; it'd only give false readings if your diffs unload to that one tire.

08-05-2004, 12:28 PM
i think it gives you top speed of run so if it would unload you could bring the car back, and see ohh 100mph :D

08-05-2004, 03:09 PM
thanks for all of the help

08-06-2004, 12:15 PM
I had one on a nitro tc3, held the car off the ground, and goosed it to see what it'd read, and it got only like 2 mph higher than i could get it to hit on our not-so-smooth street. I'd say it's pretty accurate.

08-08-2004, 11:05 PM
any links to tha product?

08-09-2004, 11:03 AM