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Yea, it works pretty well..more (archive)

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Posted by MattH on April 26, 2000 at 08:45:05:

In Reply to: Does G-TECH meter work? posted by steve m on April 26, 2000 at 08:29:56:

Maybe I should say that it _can_ work pretty well. It contains a very precise accelerometer and a little computer. The computer integrates the acceleration over time to get speed and again to get distance. So with these numbers it can tell you things like 0-60 time, braking distance, quarter mile, etc. You can also enter your vehicle's weight and it will estimate horsepower. The trick is that you've got to accuratly level it so that it is reading your car's acceleration. Also, it helps if you do several runs and take an average. But if if used properly these things can give 0-60 and 1/4 mile times that are accurate to the .1 second. In my experience the HP numbers aren't as good but they can be used to see gains or losses from modifications.

It only needs to be plugged in to the lighter jack. Other than power it's self contained.

Good luck!
-Matt

: worth 140bucks? I can't figure out how it would work, does it detect spark or something? Does it need any wiring?




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