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01-14-2005 11:54 AM
fidus_maximus I want to try the G-Tech RR. Some guys at the track use it and say its pretty f'n cool. I just dont want to spend $300!

Anyone here using it? impressions?
01-14-2005 12:57 AM
Dr_Watson god, don't get a g-tech... yes, they work; but as was stated earlier the older ones are kinda crap for accuracy. and whats the point of telemetry if its unreliable?
FYI:
an accelerometer is like a radar detector... if you're getting one for less than $100; you're not getting "a smoking deal"; you're merely getting smoked.

If you're actually interested in an accelerometer check out : http://www.race-technology.com/acata...ce_Meters.html

the AP22 meeter is a very good unit, it gives you ALOT more data, and alot more accuracy.
once you have it setup for your car and test environment, it can even give you a pretty accurate aproximation of your hp/tq.

and unlike the g-tech, you can hook it to a pc for detailed analysis and databasing your results.

+ its got a bolt-on GPS unit that makes it insanely accurate, and allows you to make detailed track maps etc..

its pretty sweet... I played with one a guy had, i was pretty impressed with it... soon as i have the disposeable income i'll probably pick one up.
01-12-2005 12:51 PM
GCubes Dont forget the Beltronics Vector. I have the FX1 and I would say it's a good tool to have.
70$ new from etronics.com
01-12-2005 12:04 PM
fidus_maximus Be cautious when dealing with the older GTechs, they were notoriously inacurrate (sometimes up to 1 or 1.5 seconds off) and were not very consistent either. The newer ones supposed be really good, light years better than the original.

and I would NOT buy from the ebay auction listed earlier in this thread. I sent the guy an email asking if what he was selling was the original 1994 version, or the redesigned 2001 model. He responded with the following:

"There is no part number. Tesla did not assign part numbers to this model. The original GTech came out in 1994 but did not have the word PRO attached to the name. I believe that model also had two suction cups, but I've never seen one in person because we have never handled that older version. The original GTech was redesigned somewhere around the year 2000 and the work PRO was added to the name. This is the model we are offering. Please read our auction, .it is clearly pictured and described. "

go to www.gtechpro.com and you will see that what he has pictured IS the original 1994 model, but he never carried it (according to him) If he doesnt know the product he is selling, then I wouldnt trust buying from him.
01-11-2005 11:22 AM
213slayer666 it's a diablo on a dirt track

01-11-2005 04:57 AM
MISVTfocus dude 213slayer666 I've been dying to ask what issss your sig. Its SO weird.
01-11-2005 02:35 AM
213slayer666 i used the gtech on my mom's '00 lightning (k&n intake, borla exhaust) and ran a 5.5 sec 0-60 and a 13.8 1/4 mile on worn out tires. it's not fair, my moms car will kick my car's a$$.
01-11-2005 02:29 AM
MISVTfocus
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Originally posted by popecruz
THat definitely sounds right if you have an intake. You have to remember, .1-.3 seconds... thats soooooo little time. A second in 0-60 makes a big difference, but a car with good driver will probably fluctate in time by .5 seconds or so. Nice to have a car 0-60 in under 7 seconds, makes it sound alot faster, even if its only .3 seconds hehe.
Haha yeah, but its not even .3
01-10-2005 04:49 PM
sidney61199 In my opinon reading how those things work they are pretty accurate. You have to think, even a dyno is only as acurate as the conditions you dyno'd in (humidity, temp, elevation, etc..) so nothing is really dead on but I think they are cool. They work of some fancy gyro's and stuff which measure inertia and does the calculations and such. The price has dropped like mad in the last 2 years or so. When they first came out Car and Driver and MotorTrend were advertising the hell out of them for around $300 dollars now the same ones two years later are $30 on ebay, pretty amazing I think.
01-10-2005 03:46 PM
popecruz THat definitely sounds right if you have an intake. You have to remember, .1-.3 seconds... thats soooooo little time. A second in 0-60 makes a big difference, but a car with good driver will probably fluctate in time by .5 seconds or so. Nice to have a car 0-60 in under 7 seconds, makes it sound alot faster, even if its only .3 seconds hehe.
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