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crusher
09-04-2003, 03:23 AM
Hey guys..

I just bought a g-tech pro performance meter. My question is anyone have expenrience with this baby? Are they any good? I just can't pass this one cuz it's cheap compared to their price at the website. I hope I can see some improvements on my mods *shiner* before I do another ones. BTW, will the cops hassle me for this on my windshield? This thing looks like a radar detector!!!

PS: sorry had to put this in need for speed since i'm thinking 1/4 mile stuff heheh

Jeff

MP328
09-04-2003, 07:21 AM
i have it and i used it the first two weeks or months all the time, when i found a nice long road. but now it's just sitting in my glovebox wasting space.

the book says it's + or - .1 sec in the 1/4 mile. i used it while on the track and the g-tech was .5 sec faster then the track time. but who knows if it was leveled 100%

how much r u paying for it??? i got mine like 2 years ago for $240!

crusher
09-04-2003, 04:11 PM
about $60 + $4 insurance USD very cheap compared to the gtech website. Plus it's free shipping.

Check it out. Yes it's ebay but check out his feedback, I only buy from excellent sellers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&category=46100&item=2430285230

Later
Jeff

thinair
09-15-2003, 06:42 PM
appearently they have very consistant results after multiple runs, so if you keep going to the same section of road and doing runs there, you should see improvements after mods and stuff. But they will always be off compared the track.

I'm actually considering buying either a Race-Technology AP-22, or if I notice I have too much money laying around, a DL-90.

328power
09-17-2003, 04:33 PM
I have had my G tech for a couple years now and it comes in very handy...

Make sure you do your runs on the same road cause it can really vary your Time....

For that price its amazing... i paid 130 like 2 years ago

crusher
09-23-2003, 09:32 PM
finally received the gtech, can't wait to try it out!! now if only I can find a nice straight abandoned road! :(

Jeff

MP328
09-24-2003, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by crusher
finally received the gtech, can't wait to try it out!! now if only I can find a nice straight abandoned road! :(

Jeff

the best place i found, was always the exit on the highway. especially at night when i was coming back from work 3 in the morning.

i dont remember when i used mine the last time :confused:

EMPOWERD
09-24-2003, 12:34 PM
i just bought one this past weekend at NOPI. I've had the old G-TECH for a while now and love it... looking forward to using the new one on my GT2. Anyone interesting in buying my old one for $150 OBO?

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 03:17 PM
Jeff,

Don't leave it on your windshield. 1st off, your just asking for someone to smash your windshield and steal it, happened to 2 friends of mine. 2nd, the cops will obviously hassle you for it. The only reason it's there is to test 0-100/100-0 and 1/4 mile which means speeding on public roads. Keep it in your glovebox and only take it out when you use it.

I had problems with the suction cup on mine, it would never stick. I had to use so much tape on the windshield. I hope the newer ones actually stick!

Last year when I tested my 1/4 mile and 0-100 it was very consistant. Got 16.1, 16.4, 16.2 and my car was stock, 0-100 in 8.8 seconds which isn't too bad for a stock 318, considering they are supposed to do 0-100 in 9.8-10 seconds and 1/4 mile is 16.6, not much change in the 1/4 mile, but BMW manual was way off in the 0-100! I should G-Tech my car before the winter, with all my mods I'm sure it will make a huge improvement.

Anyways, drive through the road first at normal speeds to make sure it's more or less level. Then make at least 3 runs if your clutch hasn't started to slip.

Good luck and let us know your results :)

Bry

Gamite
09-24-2003, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Autotechnica

Last year when I tested my 1/4 mile and 0-100 it was very consistant. Got 16.1, 16.4, 16.2 and my car was stock, 0-100 in 8.8 seconds which isn't too bad for a stock 318, considering they are supposed to do 0-100 in 9.8-10 seconds and 1/4 mile is 16.6, not much change in the 1/4 mile, but BMW manual was way off in the 0-100! I should G-Tech my car before the winter, with all my mods I'm sure it will make a huge improvement.


Um.. I dun think so there buddy...

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6263&highlight=gtech

Originally posted by Autotechnica

1st run
0-100km/h - 8.88 seconds
1/4 mile - 16.7 seconds @ 80.7mph

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 04:36 PM
I tried it again after that when I wasn't on my winter wheels. The traction was way better. With the winters I could spin my tires for the full 1st gear all the way to redline.

I even got 15.8 one time, but I hit a bump and I'm sure that threw off the leveler.

Back then I had a Magnaflow muffler and an intake that was sucking in hot air. I don't think that's really considered "performance" modifications. Now I have a Dinan chip, full cat back exhaust, bored out TB and a proper intake that keeps at a good 20-25 degrees which is consistant with outside temperature.

Bry

Gamite
09-24-2003, 04:49 PM
dude, I get 16.4, so you're saying your car is faster than mine?

How can you be getting faster times than me.

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
dude, I get 16.4, so you're saying your car is faster than mine?

How can you be getting faster times than me.

Your car runs 16.4? Are you sure about that? No offense but that doesn't sound right. A BMW 318 runs 16.6 stock. Your car is only .2 seconds faster than me 1/4 mile? That's kind of a joke.

You have a larger displacement engine yes, but my car is lighter, has lighter wheels, it's 5 speed and not auto and I have more mods. Your's is single cam which is good for torque and pulling power. I have no idea if my car is actually faster than yours (at your current state) 1/4 mile. But those are the times I got.

Bry

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:00 PM
read the thread man, that's what I got, my stock numbers are like 16's, I have a chip and a muffler, but then I have big wheels and subs which pulls my speed down. I doubt I have that much of a gain off stock.

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by Autotechnica
Your car runs 16.4? Are you sure about that? No offense but that doesn't sound right. A BMW 318 runs 16.6 stock. Your car is only .2 seconds faster than me 1/4 mile? That's kind of a joke.

You have a larger displacement engine yes, but my car is lighter, has lighter wheels, it's 5 speed and not auto and I have more mods. Your's is single cam which is good for torque and pulling power. I have no idea if my car is actually faster than yours (at your current state) 1/4 mile. But those are the times I got.

Bry

ok I will race you then.

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
read the thread man, that's what I got, my stock numbers are like 16's, I have a chip and a muffler, but then I have big wheels and subs which pulls my speed down. I doubt I have that much of a gain off stock.

I have no idea. But I'm not lying. I can confirm the 16.6 stock 1/4 mile time for the 318 if you don't believe me. You basically called BS on my numbers so I had to back it up. My car is faster than stock for sure. Ask anyone at the meets who have cruised with me. They even owned 318's before and said that their 318's never moved as quick as mine.

Bry

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
ok I will race you then.

Makes no difference to me. I've got nothing to prove.

Bry

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:05 PM
you have your numbers to prove. I kno a place we can go, we'll go after bimmercruize weekend.

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
you have your numbers to prove.

anything over 16 seconds is pathedic as hell. Who would lie about those numbers?

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:07 PM
well if I get 16.4, and u get 15.8, u should be able to beat me no problem.

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
well if I get 16.4, and u get 15.8, u should be able to beat me no problem.

eh, read the thread. I said I hit a bump and it threw off the G-TECH, obviously that one was not correct.

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:09 PM
ok, well if u get 16.1 u should still be able to beat me.

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
ok, well if u get 16.1 u should still be able to beat me.

When you use G-TECH a difference of anything less than .5 seconds is not accurate. I don't know how accurate your 16.4 from last time was either, but I still believe that you'll beat me, not by much but for the fun of it I'll race you. Like I said, I don't got nothing to prove.

Bry

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:13 PM
That's true, I had a 200 lb penalty in the passenger seat, namely you!! But I doubt I'm hitting 15's, I still think I'm in the 16's

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
That's true, I had a 200 lb penalty in the passenger seat, namely you!! But I doubt I'm hitting 15's, I still think I'm in the 16's

When we race you should have a second passenger in the car just to balance out the weight handicap :D

Bry

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:17 PM
I have my 200 lb subs now

Autotechnica
09-24-2003, 05:20 PM
Just for reference. Taken from this website

http://web.missouri.edu/~apcb20/times.html

1995 BMW 318i 8.8 16.6
1993 BMW 535i 8.2 16.3
1990 BMW 535i 8.6 16.5


No idea if it's auto or 5 speed. The 318 time is obviously 5 speed. Still the M42 motor.

Gamite
09-24-2003, 05:26 PM
535 time is auto, manual time is like 15.5 or some shit. Post 92 535's are faster cuz we got 4.27 LSD.

crusher
09-24-2003, 06:12 PM
hahah stop crashing my tread :P j/k anyways, i know the gtech is like +/- .5 or something off the real time. But still it's fun to know your times if you don't have the luxury to go to cayuga like me ;)

Randy, let me know how the new gtech go, i was originally going to get that but it was just too much for now. Anyways, $150 is cool! hope you could have posted that before I bought mine up. BTW, are you bringing your GT2 on bimmercruize? :D

Jeff

EMPOWERD
09-24-2003, 10:07 PM
Jeff... Looks like the GT2 won't be ready till sometime in November (essentially, next spring) There are many things I can't control (back-ordered parts, finances etc...) I did just pick up some nice leather reclinable buckets and crazy-ass 315/25 ZR19 tires this past weekend.

///MsAniTy
09-25-2003, 12:05 AM
25's omg that is thin but very sexy lookin

crusher
09-25-2003, 05:01 AM
Originally posted by EMPOWERD
Jeff... Looks like the GT2 won't be ready till sometime in November (essentially, next spring) There are many things I can't control (back-ordered parts, finances etc...) I did just pick up some nice leather reclinable buckets and crazy-ass 315/25 ZR19 tires this past weekend.

thats sick man! can't wait to see it in person

Jeff

djcontra
10-17-2003, 11:18 AM
woohoo! the guy you bought the gtech-pro from is selling it for $48 now! I just bought one ('cause I just couldn't resist :( )

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2437179290

crusher
10-17-2003, 03:15 PM
WTF!! LOL damn that guy is good hehe..

I wish he sells radar detector that cheap :)

85eta
10-18-2003, 03:26 AM
Originally posted by Gamite
well if I get 16.4, and u get 15.8, u should be able to beat me no problem.

16.4! serious!? with G-tech I ran a 16.1 @ 86 and at Cayuga I ran a 16.2 @ 84. and I can't see anyway that my "eta" could beat your 535i? even with your system and auto tranny!