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Old 04-01-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Question Please post your measured 0-60mph performance

I am interested to know what kind of 0-60mph performance that you are seeing. It would be great if you can measure yours and post your results. Please mention if it is an Auto or Manual and what model (X, XS, XT). I wonder if most of you are seeing a sub 6secs performance with your XT.
With manual shift, do you reach 60mph in the 3rd gear? I presume that would give you a better performance than shifting to 4th before reaching 60mph.
I will post my results after crossing the 1K miles break-in period.
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:32 AM   #2
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The best I can do is give you my G-tec times which was 5.2 seconds @ 12 psi

2004 Forester XT, Green Filter, IC Spray kit and stiffer suspension
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Old 04-02-2004, 12:48 PM   #3
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How is the best way to measure that?
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Old 04-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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The only real way is with a G-tech or radar gun. I assume by the detail in drag strip timeslips they must use a radar gun.

G-tech will give you actual times, but they're faster than at a drag strip since the device doesn't start timing until you're actually rolling. The drag strip time is based on when the light turns green.

Otherwise you need someone with a stop watch looking over your shoulder from the back seat, but when you hit 60 is rather subjective, and the speedo might be off by a few mph.
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Old 04-02-2004, 02:32 PM   #5
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Right, that's kinda why I was wondering if how acurate it would even be.
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Old 04-02-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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The only real way is with a G-tech or radar gun. I assume by the detail in drag strip timeslips they must use a radar gun.

G-tech will give you actual times, but they're faster than at a drag strip since the device doesn't start timing until you're actually rolling. The drag strip time is based on when the light turns green.

Otherwise you need someone with a stop watch looking over your shoulder from the back seat, but when you hit 60 is rather subjective, and the speedo might be off by a few mph.

I am pretty sure that when you run at a drag strip the clock doesn't start until you break out of the trap i.e. your car crosses the light meter at the posting stage, but then again I could be wrong.

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Old 04-02-2004, 10:12 PM   #7
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I am pretty sure that when you run at a drag strip the clock doesn't start until you break out of the trap i.e. your car crosses the light meter at the posting stage, but then again I could be wrong.
Kevin is right. You could sit there for 5 minutes after the light turns green and STILL run an 11 second 1/4 mile. The clock doesn't start until the tire exits the light beam. This DOES mean that the car has a very slight "head start".

I would note, however, that very few 1/4 mile tracks give you your 0-60 time. I've been to 4 including a rather large one in Norwalk, OH, none of them have given 0-60. And the G-tech, though fairly consistent isn't horribly accurate.

If you want accurate, comparable times, you should be looking at 1/4 mile or 1/8 mile times instead of 0-60.

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Old 04-04-2004, 04:13 PM   #8
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[quote]Originally posted by zhe wiz
Kevin is right. You could sit there for 5 minutes after the light turns green and STILL run an 11 second 1/4 mile. The clock doesn't start until the tire exits the light beam. This DOES mean that the car has a very slight "head start".

I would note, however, that very few 1/4 mile tracks give you your 0-60 time. I've been to 4 including a rather large one in Norwalk, OH, none of them have given 0-60. And the G-tech, though fairly consistent isn't horribly accurate.

If you want accurate, comparable times, you should be looking at 1/4 mile or 1/8 mile times instead of 0-60.

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hes right a the only reason they have light for is racing another car it doesnt effect youre times
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:13 PM   #9
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I am pretty sure that when you run at a drag strip the clock doesn't start until you break out of the trap i.e. your car crosses the light meter at the posting stage, but then again I could be wrong.

Kevin

The head start you are reffering to can be somewhat eliminated if you run "deep" or at the point just before the second light comes on.
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