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Old 12-11-2004, 23:56   #1 (permalink)
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Can anybody advise on how the o-60 times are measured is it done at a drag strip and timed or is it as simple as a passenger with a stop watch looking at the speedo,
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Can anybody advise on how the o-60 times are measured is it done at a drag strip and timed or is it as simple as a passenger with a stop watch looking at the speedo,
I reckon we might need more info to answer this one....

I take it you mean 0-60kmh times, not 60 foot times? Like Motor or Wheels 0-60kmh times, and how they do it? I dont think they would do it with a passenger with a stop watch and looking at the speedo, they use a correvit for that kind of thing as far as I know, for track times etc. And I think they take cars to drags strips say at Calder, or to airport runways and things like that.

Im really not sure though, Im sure someone here will know.
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I reckon we might need more info to answer this one....

I take it you mean 0-60kmh times, not 60 foot times? Like Motor or Wheels 0-60kmh times, and how they do it? I dont think they would do it with a passenger with a stop watch and looking at the speedo, they use a correvit for that kind of thing as far as I know, for track times etc. And I think they take cars to drags strips say at Calder, or to airport runways and things like that.

Im really not sure though, Im sure someone here will know.
Sorry 60mph (100ks) , Ive read different motor mags with speed specs on cars and they vary a bit, sometimes when I see positive right ups on cars I wonder if theres any payolla going on like some extra advertising or some cheaper cars for the writers ,
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times are done by electronic units , measures HP, G force and speed.
here is the one i use
http://www.gtechpro.com/
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have a test drive of it
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times are done by electronic units , measures HP, G force and speed.
here is the one i use
http://www.gtechpro.com/
Thanks will have a look at the site, does anybody on the forum go to Croydon Market 3rd Tues of the month, for those who dont know about there are hundreds of great cars and bikes on display,
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$200, is that $US or $AUS? still pretty cheap for all the feature you get.
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