Gtech Times for Greenzilla.....and questions - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2004, 01:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Genoa, Illinois
Posts: 4,013
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Allmachtige is on a distinguished road
Default

You know...I figured out that you have to do a quick 5-10 second acceleration without the tree to get the Gtech to recalibrate if you move it to another location. Helps to read the manual Bill.

Like I said, 12" rollout and Full .500 Tree (don't do Pro-tree).
Then the weight should be 3800-3900lb'* with 6 gallons in the car and just you. I think mine is somewhere in there...no spare, bottle not in trunk, snow tires, nothing else weighing car down.
Allmachtige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 01:49 PM   #12
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Gtech hasn't budged a millimeter in 6 months Securely mounted, never moves.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 01:52 PM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Genoa, Illinois
Posts: 4,013
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Allmachtige is on a distinguished road
Default

Huh...did you have to calibrate your accelerometers (or whatever they're called)? Cause after a certain date you don't have to, they come pre-calibrated....lucky me.
Allmachtige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 01:53 PM   #14
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine was delayed in shipping for that new firmware revision. No calibration for mine, either.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 02:38 PM   #15
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Allmachtige
You know...I figured out that you have to do a quick 5-10 second acceleration without the tree to get the Gtech to recalibrate if you move it to another location. Helps to read the manual Bill.
No quick acceleration in that car, it'* GREEEEEN.
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 02:40 PM   #16
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montréal, QC
Posts: 1,374
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Foghorn is on a distinguished road
Default

That 103mph trap speed on your good run seems a little high. I would think that you wouldn't likely break 100 mph on a real strip.

We don't have conditions here at this time of year to even consider a 'run'...lucky you being on the west coast.

Cheers,
Foghorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 03:31 PM   #17
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

The 103 trap was a bit high, but that was last September....when conditions were ideal. However, only 2 days before that, my highest trap wasn't over 100. I should be in the 98-99 range.

Conditions last night were a different story

The whole point of this is to see if anyone else is getting the same inconsistencies with the Gtech as I am. I'd really like to get it hashed out before the July West meet, then be able to run it at the Wilsonville strip for comparison. My car has never been to the track.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 03:44 PM   #18
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posts: 7,551
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSsuperchargedEi is on a distinguished road
Default

i know a guy with a regal gs that runs 13.2'* @ 103mph. thats my reason for doubting the g-tech readings...
SSsuperchargedEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 04:11 PM   #19
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Holt, MI & Lima, OH
Posts: 3,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbtk2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Well this is the thing. I have said in the past that I always get inconsistant reading on the G-tech, and all of you told me I wasn't using it properly. I just don't think it is entirely accurate, or consistant with itself. When it was new it was pretty consistant, but I don't know if it just got moved around to much or what but it isn't very consistant from what I have found. I ran a 15.334 @ 89.7 (which seemed about right), then without even moving it other than hitting the OK button, i followed it up with a 12.1.

That is just my personal opinion on why I prefer the track. Sometimes it is very obvious when the times are inaccurate, but what if they just aren't far enough off for you to notice...how do you know the times are accurate. Thats my problem. At least at a track you know the numbers are fairly close.

Shawn
dbtk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2004, 04:20 PM   #20
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 310
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
94Regal is on a distinguished road
Default

Willwren I can vouch for the GTechs being a little wrong in weird conditions. Me and bonnytrek in his gtp ran 0-60 in 8.2 sec, and he has a 1998 with a few mods. Go figure....
94Regal is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gtech times and discussion. BonneMeMN Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 13 05-29-2005 01:59 PM
More fun with Greenzilla...and a unique find! willwren Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 15 03-14-2004 09:53 PM
Greenzilla pics....repost since the crash. willwren Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 11 12-17-2003 02:48 PM
Greenzilla in action! willwren Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 48 10-20-2003 11:32 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:52 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.