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Old 12-24-2003, 11:37 PM   #11
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Boat? You got wheelspin, and that caused the high trap? Huh?
Yes, supposedly wheelspin does cause a higher trap, and I have seen it with evidence on timeslips before. The GTP traps at just over 108 mph with a decent 60' (high 1.7, low 1., but with a bad 60' (like a high 1.9) I have seen it trap at almost 110 mph (like 109.90). I have heard someone explain why that is before, but it didn't make any sense to me.

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ahh, glad someone can back me up on that. so, does anything seem wrong to you with the rest of the numbers???
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damn.. I think that'* even faster than my car
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Hmmmm.... I deleted 2 posts.... I will not tollerate BS today... This is Christmas Be nice.... Let here some good info not ****... I'm not in the mood for it....

Now on a nicer note, DB2k can you tell us how the G-Tech and other like products work, and what times you have seen for 3800 II V6 powered cars, such as the L36 and L67... Thanks Shawn...
I have only ever used a G-tech on the GTP before. It didn't seem too horribly accurate to me, but some people believe it to be very accurate (like willwren). I have thought about going out and trying it on my car on the street or the track, or on the GTP at the track to see if it seems accurate. I can't really say much about it, I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to things like that because I really would rather believe a timeslip than a computer screen.

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ahh, glad someone can back me up on that. so, does anything seem wrong to you with the rest of the numbers???
The numbers seem a little quick, but they seem to be accurate. The difference in the 1/8 & 1/4 mile times is about right, and the trap speeds seem to be right for the times, so all looks A-okay to me. Personally, I would go to the track and get a timeslip to see how fast the car is, but I also live fairly close to a track, and it isn't so convienient for others, so I can understand not doing that.

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Those first numbers seem a little too fast for whats in you're car, but then again the 95 SE is light. 15.55 sounds much closer to the real deal.

One thing I noticed with the G-tech, when I compare G-force curves on the computer, is that if Traction Control is off and I let the tires spin, I get a slight lag of force but then the G'* jump higher than with TC on. Also the 60ft and 330ft times are slower with TC off, but after that the times are faster. Confused? I am too.
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Those first numbers seem a little too fast for whats in you're car, but then again the 95 SE is light. 15.55 sounds much closer to the real deal.

One thing I noticed with the G-tech, when I compare G-force curves on the computer, is that if Traction Control is off and I let the tires spin, I get a slight lag of force but then the G'* jump higher than with TC on. Also the 60ft and 330ft times are slower with TC off, but after that the times are faster. Confused? I am too.
ahh, i don't have TC. hmm the times seem to be a lot lower when the tires spin off the line, so who knows what'* up with it
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Let me qualify my impression of the Gtech Pro-comp:

I believe it to be the most accurate of all the performance meters out there (about 6 that I know of, including it'* predecessor), but the more I use it, the more I wonder about it'* consistency.

Much of it'* accuracy seems to revolve around how it'* set up. Nothing can compare to a real timeslip, but a Gtech, if properly set up can get you CLOSE. I have alot more to learn about mine, and I've got some times behind me with the older model for comparison.

Jury is still out. We've got about a half dozen GTPC meters here now, so maybe some more reviews are 'waiting in the wings' as the weather turns ripe for runs this spring.
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I think they are great for judging differences in setups, but having them properly dialed in is hard, no matter what #'* you use. Every car is different, and 1/4 tank of fuel difference will produce different #'*. I think the thing you want to do is get your car weighed on a big scale, for the best starting point, then take it to a track, and see how that compares to your slips.

I think the weight difference between say a 95 and a 94 isn't much, and with more gas, and junk in your trunk it won't matter. If you woulda run some runs with it before mods, that would've helped alot. But otherwise they sound slightly fast for a car with just an exhaust, what are your braking #'* with those new rotors? 0-60/100-0 on that GTPC?
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I think they are great for judging differences in setups, but having them properly dialed in is hard, no matter what #'* you use. Every car is different, and 1/4 tank of fuel difference will produce different #'*. I think the thing you want to do is get your car weighed on a big scale, for the best starting point, then take it to a track, and see how that compares to your slips.

I think the weight difference between say a 95 and a 94 isn't much, and with more gas, and junk in your trunk it won't matter. If you woulda run some runs with it before mods, that would've helped alot. But otherwise they sound slightly fast for a car with just an exhaust, what are your braking #'* with those new rotors? 0-60/100-0 on that GTPC?
haven't checked the 100-0 times, but the 0-60 is in the mid-low 7'* and the largest difference between the 94 and 95 is the engine. the series 1 is more of a torquer than the series 2 (not saying the series 2 isn't a torquer, but it'* just as happy to wind out as stay down low) and 35 HP stock doesn't hurt ethier
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