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Old 06-03-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Accelerometers - Best way to record 0-60 and 1/4 mile times?

I'm looking at a couple accelerometers...GTech SS and K.A.T. Matrix to capture accurate 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. Has anyone used the GTech SS? I've seen some mixed reviews on the KAT Matrix. Any others folks would recommend?
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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I have a GTech Pro RR. It's decent for just playing around, but not as accurate as using a dyno for HP or the drag strip for times. You have to get a lot of data inputted right for it to get a halfway decent HP/Torque reading. It takes the RPM reading (from the power in the accessory outlet) from your engine to estimate speed, based on what you enter as the gear ratio.

I haven't played with it in the Camaro yet. Maybe I'll give it a try this week and see how well it works.

I'll stick it on the windshield and put the GoPro camera facing it so you can see it working.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:55 AM   #3
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Been wondering about this, too. I'm just curious about 0-60 times. I've heard Dynolicious is a good app, but I don't have iPhone.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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How about going to your local drag strip?? Just sayin'
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
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Best way to improve 60' and 1/4 times is stickier tires and practice. Best place to pracrice is at your local srtip.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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The Performance Box from Racelogic seems to work good. Very easy to use, but expensive at about $500.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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I was wondering about 0-60, best bet to just use a stop watch?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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I was wondering about 0-60, best bet to just use a stop watch?
That's almost impossible with a manual transmission since 60 comes up right after the shift to second. Maybe if you had a passenger work the watch.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #9
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That's what I'm thinking, have the passenger run the watch, mostly for accuracy and some for safety :P
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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Best way to improve 60' and 1/4 times is stickier tires and practice. Best place to pracrice is at your local srtip.
Probably the reason he is getting one is to get 0-60 times also.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #11
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That's what I'm thinking, have the passenger run the watch, mostly for accuracy and some for safety :P
I did that once but the problem with that is human error so there is no way to get an accurate time. The driver has to say when he hits 60 mph then the passenger has to stop the stopwatch a lot of room for human error. The best time i got was 5.3 and that was pretty good because the rear tires were not the pirelli's they were cheap nexen tires.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:19 PM   #12
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Torque app and ELM327 bluetooth OBD2 diag scanner. You can get one of these for about $25. There's several threads about them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #13
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #14
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Yeah, but u gotta have something to run the torque app on, right?
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