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    Has anyone got themselves a G Tech g-meter? If so, have you got the Pro or the newer competition? Are they are worthwhile investment would you say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by froggy_drew
    Has anyone got themselves a G Tech g-meter? If so, have you got the Pro or the newer competition? Are they are worthwhile investment would you say? Thanks
    They are a lot of fun .. and they can settle a few arguments, tried the pro-version (not the new comp) and it works .. is $750 worth it? ... well if you are a hard-core tuner .. certainly, as an expensive toy .. well depends on the size of your disposable income ... just be prepared to loan it to all your friends, they'll all want a go (that'll be $25 a time please).

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    I've got one of these;

    http://www.race-technology.com/WebPa...eterIntro.html

    Expensive toy is an accurate description. I think I've spent more time whizzing around the house trying to break my max G record than actually sticking it in the car.

    I took it to the track though which was interesting. 1.25 lateral G's made me scratch my head a bit, maybe it was right......who knows.

    Friends borrow it for months on end.

    Chicks dig it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    They are a lot of fun .. and they can settle a few arguments, tried the pro-version (not the new comp) and it works .. is $750 worth it? ... well if you are a hard-core tuner .. certainly, as an expensive toy .. well depends on the size of your disposable income ... just be prepared to loan it to all your friends, they'll all want a go (that'll be $25 a time please).

    http://www.importscene.com.au/prod362.htm

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    Be quick if interested...

    Btw, why do we pay SO much more for everything here in Australia? it's not fair. Thank god for ebay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    I've got one of these;

    http://www.race-technology.com/WebPa...eterIntro.html

    Expensive toy is an accurate description. I think I've spent more time whizzing around the house trying to break my max G record than actually sticking it in the car.

    I took it to the track though which was interesting. 1.25 lateral G's made me scratch my head a bit, maybe it was right......who knows.

    Friends borrow it for months on end.

    Chicks dig it too.
    So what's your technique for higher Gs around the house? Figured out which sneaker rubber compound gives you the most grip?
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    1.25G couldn't be right. I've seen up to about 1.1G pulled by some high performance cars on high speed bends, but that's about it.
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    Brad - what about on slicks? Either way I still have my reservations about how accurate it was.

    On straightline stuff it seems bang-on accurate. It estimated my car had 99kw which I was well impressed with.

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    How about in waist size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    1.25G couldn't be right. I've seen up to about 1.1G pulled by some high performance cars on high speed bends, but that's about it.
    The lateral G measurement on the Race Technology meter (AC22) doesn't allow for body roll, as the car rolls it artificially increases G-force. Just by turning the meter 90 degress will see 1g measured which is called gravity! It is more accurate in acceleration measurements because it has a "squat" factor which can be adjusted depending on how much suspension squat your car gets 0.07 for race springs 0.15 for a luxo car. Even then the G-force measured gets spikes because of violent gear changes but the actual time for 0-100km/h is accurate.

    I have one of these meters and have used it in a wide variety of cars, the times for new car are usually 1/10th or so off the times that Motor/Wheels gets, which I think is realistic. Considering I do it on public roads without taking any weight out of the cars etc.

    The only new French car I have measured is a C3 sensodrive which clocked a blistering 10.67secs I'll do my 205 and also I should be able to do a 206GTi180 in a couple of weeks.

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    yeah for 750 i wouldn't even consider, but with the new model out they are available for $130 on ebay as was mentioned.
    trying to convince dad that he needs one, but he is hell bent on waiting for the comp one to come down in price so he can actually download lap times etc.
    might just have to stop being a stingy bastard and buy one for myself.
    as for accuracy on accelration, they reckon they are extremely good, except on cars that do the 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds. so i think i'm safe for a few more years.

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