# Speedometer Conversion I would like to give my Canadian volvo to my son who lives in the states. Are there easy/cheap ways to convert the speedometer from kph to mph?

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• lerskine Oct 22, 2008

its not really a matter of my son knowing how to do the conversion but, instead, about the car passing US vehicle inspection

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Multiply anything you see on the speedo by 6, and drop the 0

40km = 24mph
50km = 30mph
60km = 36 mph
70km = 42mph
80km = 48mph
EX and cheap!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

• ejhalme Sep 14, 2011

Also to be a little closer, every 50 kph block add 1.
60 = 6x6+1 =37
110 = 11x6+2 =68
160 = 16x6+3 =99 and so on.
Easy to remember. I worked this out by checking each calculation when I was about 12 and all the cars were mph and all the signs were kph here in Australia.

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Most canadian vehicles show both mph and kph is this not the same on the volvo my 1980 had both it was a 240 DL

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If it passes the US guidelines clean then speedometer conversion will be a piece of cake..

Posted on Aug 15, 2012

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Personally i find that that is a waste of time any money for the reason that he should know or be taught the conversions such as 60 mph to 100 km/h and the basics and it probable would not be cheap if you want to get it done right.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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