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Re: G-Tech users (questions?) (archive)

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Posted by Robert on March 30, 1999 at 21:53:51:

In Reply to: G-Tech users (questions?) posted by Mabilis on March 30, 1999 at 17:02:43:

1. How long did it take to get the product?

I found it for sale locally (Dallas), I called the GTEch company and they told me who sold it locally.

2. Have you tested it for accuracy?

Its ability to count seconds is amazing (okay I'm being a smart ass). But seriously, I've looked at my gauge speed and it seems to consistently trip just before an indicated 60mph (which I guess is accurate given the spedo-error). You can throw off the accuracy quite easily with uphill and downhill runs, this is the biggest weakness of the unit you have to be on flat land. An uphill grade will be interpreted as additional positive GForce and distort the tests. For this reason I don't lend much creditability to comparing Joe Bob's times to Billy Bob's times.

3. How reliable has it been (warranty work)?

What this highly accurate device shows you is how pathetically unconsistent a human can be. I got the device to measure before and after upgrades. Between the before and after of my first upgrade I learned how to shave a good half second off my 0 to 60 times completely invaidating my upgrade measurements.

4. Would you buy another?

If you could rent one for a weekend that would be the best option. That's all you need to learn what this thing can teach you. Once you've learned the lesson its like an old (but good) computer game. I've loaned mine to some friends and I think they would agree with that statement.

5. If an M-Owner, what 0-60 times have you recorded?

I've already mentioned that I don't think comparing differnet peoples times is really very accurate, but if you want to see one of my runs via realvideo click here.

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