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    Performance Meters- comments?

    Heard from one of the threads, I think it was Mr Xquisid..was using a GTECH PRO meter. I heard they were not very accurate and cost around $390 (from the brisbane performance website)....

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    R they a good toy to have and how accurate r is it? High $300s sounds abit much, but I also saw a ESCORT GT2 meter from <a href="http://www.rexilla.com" target="_blank">www.rexilla.com</a> for $549!!! I've also seen a meter from BLITZ as well, but thats bound to cost big..... eek!
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    <a href="http://www.autospeed.com/shop/category_2199/browse.html" target="_blank">http://www.autospeed.com/shop/category_2199/browse.html</a>

    Check this out guyz, APEXI meter....cheapest I've seen so far..... worth getting maybe????? OR stcik with the GTECH?
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    I have an AC22 performance meter which cost ~$400 It is simple to use and I have tested a number of cars. The times recorded are close but not as quick as what Motor get. But I do them on public roads which don't have as much grip as a dragstrip etc.

    see:
    <a href="http://www.autospeed.com/A_0703/cms/article.html" target="_blank">http://www.autospeed.com/A_0703/cms/article.html</a>
    for a comprehensive review.

    I mainly test 0-60-80-100 times as these are easy to do on the road. But the meter will also do 1/4 mile times but in most cars you are travelling well over 100km/h at the end.

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    I've got an AC22 as well - nice piece of kit, but I don't use it much.

    It's pretty handy for things like this though;

    <a href="http://www.bc.tc/0-180-0.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bc.tc/0-180-0.htm</a>

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    http://www.bc.tc/0-180-0.htm
    Where did you do 0-180-0 tests???
    I do most of my tests on public roads. I've done 100-0 braking tests in a Porsche 911C4S on the freeway, it stopped in 36m, then I had to get out of the way.

    0-100 you can do on just about any road since it's all over quickly. Here's some of the times I have acheived:
    -911C2 (auto) 6.1
    -'03 WRX (man) 6.55
    -350Z (man) 6.97
    -Integra Type-R 8.14
    and down towards the bottom of the list, my 205GTi at 11.8 frown

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    I had to drive out to Wagga on a work trip, so there are quite a few roads out there to play on.

    You can see I stuffed up the 4-5th change. The figures are OK considering I had standard unleaded in and 2 weeks worth of luggage and work stuff in the car.

    Don't ask me what happened at the end of the braking test either.

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    Thanks Macquered and Mcpug;

    The review seems to say its abit better than the GTECH Pro, esp with Features and accuracy. I'm thinking of getting one in the future. Lack of backlit LED is a bummer for night use though....
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    The back light is an issue but at least it doesn't drain the battery of the meter. You would be better off getting a map light that runs off the 12v socket for night use.

    When doing 0-100 runs I don't even look at the meter, just take the car up to about 110km/h and then stop and read the meter.

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