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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by chillcupra, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. chillcupra

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  2. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    After using one I came to the conclusion that it can't.
    Mine told me I had 127bhp compared to dyno plots never reading below 220bhp.
     
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    yes it can but bhp isnt very accurate on it, so i just use it for 0-60 and 1/4 which is only 2 or 3 tenths of a second out.

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    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    I hope the 0-60 is accurate as I recorded 5.65s :)
     
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    But how does it calcutalet 0-60 etc and where can i get one from except ebay.
     
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    whats the highest g force reading you have got is more to the point! bet thats good fun!
     
  7. v8rush

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    A word of warning - these GTech ones aren't great. I got one and was disappointed, even for 30 squid...

    They don't take account of body roll (so give false acceleration info), and only have a single axis accelerometer (so need mounting sideways in order to read lateral G, making it impossible to see the display...)

    As for the calculations, it's pretty easy - 0-60 just measures the acceleration and as speed=acceleration*time... But of course, the acceleration is out, due to the tilting of the car, which you can't correct for in the unit.

    For a useable accelerometer, I'd get the Race Technology AP22:http://www.race-technology.com/HomePage.html . Not as cheap, but more accurate (allows tilt correction etc).
     
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    spec?
     
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    I have a Gtech, i dont use it anymore, need to find instructions tho...

    make me an offer if your interested

    Its better using Vagcom anyway...
     
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    CupraJay 20v T - Its where its at!

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    Take all the results from this thing with a pinch of salt..Or maybe a spoon full.
     
  12. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/garymort/specification.htm

    I've also had a Race Technology AP22 as mentioned above, this gave extremelly similar readings to the G-Tech meter I had previously.
    Personally I prefer to use vagcom though.
     
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    CupraJay 20v T - Its where its at!

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    No offence..I mean, i have one myself....But as said above..take all results lightly. I mean, to record 0-60 times at a track takes ££££ worth of eqiupment..same for BHP...for something that costs £30...i wouldnt expect to much from it.
     
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    like I said BHP is rubbishfrom it, but 0-60 wont be a million miles off, at least with .3 of a second which is close enough to get a good idea
     
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    CupraJay 20v T - Its where its at!

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    I dont for a second beleive it will be within .3 of a second. A few seconds either way maybe.

    Some1 said in this thread theres recorded a 5.6 0-60..I find that highly questionable. Without going to an event ect, theres no way of telling properly.
     
  17. GaryM

    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    5.65s, I've also recorded very similar times with vagcom.
    Even using a stopwatch puts it under 6 seconds so its hardly a few seconds out!!

    0-100 video will also confirm its not a million miles away
     
  18. v8rush

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    Without spending a decent amount on a meter, video is definitely the way to go (if you've already got a camcorder/bullet-cam/whathaveyou). Trouble is, if you can read the speedo, so can umm, anyone who might stop you... :whistle:
     
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    :lol: at the guy claiming a few seconds either way

    5.8 is very believeable, iv looked at the spec
     
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    trouble with videos, is the speedos arent 100% accurate at 100mph coul be 95mph or even 105???
     

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