Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
SNL Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-03-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
PMJ
Seeking 9s on M6...
 
PMJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS LS3 aka "BlackWidow"
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 371
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?
__________________
PMJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
MikeSVX
The magic smoke genie....
 
MikeSVX's Avatar
 
Drives: Jewels (2010 RJT 1SS)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 2,334
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.
MikeSVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
RedDragonSS
Account Suspended
 
Drives: Red Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Miami,FL
Posts: 6,566
There are Iphone Apps.... Its cheap and pretty accurate... Good luck

PocketDyno, or Rev
RedDragonSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
E.T.


 
E.T.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 3,146
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.
__________________

E.T. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
nitrorcr1787
 
nitrorcr1787's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 240
How about going to your local drag strip?? Just sayin'
__________________
To my brother Scott, Thank you for your gift. I would give it all back just to have you here again.
Scott N. 08/05/64 09/28/2010
nitrorcr1787 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #6
flyby

 
Drives: 2010 Silver SS
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Glen Gardner, NJ
Posts: 1,326
Best way to improve 60' and 1/4 times is stickier tires and practice. Best place to pracrice is at your local srtip.
flyby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
Lee123

 
Lee123's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS M6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 764
The Performance Box from Racelogic seems to work good. Very easy to use, but expensive at about $500.
__________________
2012 2SS Convertible
Magnuson, Headers, Cam, JRE Tune. 563 HP.
Lee123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #8
blackSSRS
 
Drives: 2010 RS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 541
I was wondering about 0-60, best bet to just use a stop watch?
blackSSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #9
Lee123

 
Lee123's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS M6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 764
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackSSRS View Post
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.
__________________
2012 2SS Convertible
Magnuson, Headers, Cam, JRE Tune. 563 HP.
Lee123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 02:54 PM   #10
blackSSRS
 
Drives: 2010 RS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 541
That's what I'm thinking, have the passenger run the watch, mostly for accuracy and some for safety :P
blackSSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #11
camarofreak
 
camarofreak's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Silverado LT
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyby View Post
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.
camarofreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
camarofreak
 
camarofreak's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Silverado LT
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackSSRS View Post
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.
camarofreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #13
ZED SLED


 
ZED SLED's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 CRT ZL1 Vert M6, 2011 Equinox
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cortland, NY
Posts: 4,640
Torque app and ELM327 bluetooth OBD2 diag scanner. You can get one of these for about $25. There's several threads about them.
__________________
Under hood airbrush by JT's Custom Paint Garage
Moroso CC, CAI Inc intake


(Click above image to learn about UpstateC5)
ZED SLED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #14
Nessal


 
Drives: Lotus Exige
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA, Bay Area
Posts: 2,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by mclark10 View Post
Torque app and ELM327 bluetooth OBD2 diag scanner. You can get one of these for about $25. There's several threads about them.


We have a WINNER!
Nessal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #15
E.T.


 
E.T.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 3,146
Yeah, but u gotta have something to run the torque app on, right?
__________________

E.T. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
Quick

 
Quick's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS 45th
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Union City,Tn.
Posts: 862
The best devise for recording 60ft and 1/8 / 1/4 mile times is
staging in front of a christmas tree.
__________________
OBX 1 7/8 LT's w/high flow cats. Doug Thorley catback w/x pipe. Cold air intake by CAI w/apex scoop.V-max ported throttle body.DynoSpeed tuned by Forest.369 rwhp/385 rwtq

Something wicked this way cometh...
Quick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #17
RayYork
LordVader
 
RayYork's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RS 2SS 99 BMW 328i 96 K1500
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: WA
Posts: 238
I use Ulysse Speed pro on my Android Phone. It's not perfect but best bang for the buck. I compared it to what my buddy's on board system gave on his Challenger and it's close enough for me.
__________________
2011 2SS/RS M6 (My daily driver)
www.facebook.com/racingyorks

RayYork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #18
PMJ
Seeking 9s on M6...
 
PMJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS LS3 aka "BlackWidow"
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 371
So i downloaded PocketDyno+ for the iphone and gave it a try tonight... my first 1/4 mile attempt was 13.47 @ 109.82. 0-60 was only a 5.27. I also downloaded Dynolicious, but will have to give it a try later. I got a little carried away with the research and ordered a Kiwi Wifi to plug into my OBD...now i already spend more than the GTech i was looking at...but i'm going to have a lot of fun playing with them!
__________________
PMJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:43 PM   #19
amz
Factory Correct
 
amz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Richmond,Virginia
Posts: 597
The Ford forum says the Mustang guys use either sun dials, or an hour glass. eheheheh
amz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 12:07 AM   #20
Silver-SS
 
Drives: 2012 2SS RS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Orlando
Posts: 231
I may be mistaken, but I think the op wants the 0-60mph time and a lot of people in this thread seem to think that is the same thing as the 60ft. time at the track, which it's not. I would imagine a good accellerometer should suffice though.
Silver-SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #21
REDXIIIDave
El Chupacabra
 
REDXIIIDave's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS A6 Black/Black
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 923
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nessal View Post
We have a WINNER!
$15 for the Bluetooth OBD II module, and $5 for the app. Best $20 I ever spent. I use it with my Galaxy Tab mounted above the radio, but any smartphone will do.
__________________
El Chupacabra
REDXIIIDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #22
Broffermoon
 
Broffermoon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS RS
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDragonSS View Post
There are Iphone Apps.... Its cheap and pretty accurate... Good luck

PocketDyno, or Rev
Torque is an app for Android. Cool features.
__________________
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. --T.S. Eliot
Broffermoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 12:25 AM   #23
MikeSVX
The magic smoke genie....
 
MikeSVX's Avatar
 
Drives: Jewels (2010 RJT 1SS)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 2,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeSVX View Post
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.
Played with my GTech today (no video). I need to calibrate it better.. It didn't read the RPMs worth a crap. Gave me a 0-60 time of 5.1265 seconds and that was with wheel spin. Horse power calculated at 295. FYI, I have an SS so it's a little off. I can say the HP is off because I messed up the vehicle settings (weight and gear ratio) but I'm pretty sure my 0160 should be higher then that.

What does the factory say it should be? My cars got 58k miles, needs and oil change and I'm not exactly a pro driver.
MikeSVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 07:16 PM   #24
tarik1985
 
tarik1985's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeSVX View Post
Played with my GTech today (no video). I need to calibrate it better.. It didn't read the RPMs worth a crap. Gave me a 0-60 time of 5.1265 seconds and that was with wheel spin. Horse power calculated at 295. FYI, I have an SS so it's a little off. I can say the HP is off because I messed up the vehicle settings (weight and gear ratio) but I'm pretty sure my 0160 should be higher then that.

What does the factory say it should be? My cars got 58k miles, needs and oil change and I'm not exactly a pro driver.
I use the torque pro app with an obd scanner and I the best I got is 5.2 s for the 0 to 60. Not sure if it's accurate or not because I had wheel spin. But I know the ss can do 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 s if everything is perfect .
tarik1985 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
0-60, 1/4 mile, accelerometer, quarter mile

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.