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    G-Meter

    I was wondering if there is any sensors or program or something that is available that can be plugged into a computer. If you don't know what I'm talking about, the skyline and corvette have this meter. It just tells you how many G forces you are pulling on turns. Though it is almost completely useless for me, I would liek ti for the coolness factor(as long as it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg). If anyone has heard of this please let me know.
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    www.xbow.com

    Check ebay too.

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    this may look ugly, but I think it does what you want:
    http://www.beltronics.com/fx.html

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    The G-tech Pro does something similar.

    http://www.gtechpro.com/

    Measurements:
    Reaction-Time
    0-60ft time
    0-330ft time
    0-60mph time
    1/8mile E.T and speed
    1000ft time
    1/4 mile E.T. and speed
    Horsepower
    Torque
    RPMs
    Braking distance
    Handling G's
    Accelerating and Braking Gs

    RPM vs Time Graph
    HP & Torque vs RPM Graph
    Speed vs Time Graph
    Speed vs Distance
    Gs vs Time Graph
    It is also slightly pricey. Although, I think it looks better than the beltronics :hehe

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    wow I didn't think those would be that expensive. The xbow one seems nice but I couldn't find a price for that one. Looks like this is going to be put ont he shelf till some cheaper stuff comes out. Thanks for all your responses.
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    Yeah these things aren't toys you know!

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    I got the analog device evaluation board based on ADXL202 dual axis accelerometer +-2g...good enough for car use

    Its still abit expensive, but you can make it much cheaper than that. Check www.farnell.com I got mine from them.

    Wanna make a really cheap but functional one? Buy a suitable analog joystick, put a weight on top of it. Turn it upside down, read the joystick value from the port and you are done

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    I have one made by apexi, Used it about 3 times and now its just sat there!
    Great for timing 0-60 tho because it doesnt time until you are moving :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky327
    Wanna make a really cheap but functional one? Buy a suitable analog joystick, put a weight on top of it. Turn it upside down, read the joystick value from the port and you are done
    man that's clever

    Etienne

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    man that's clever

    Etienne


    I have actually done it before, its good just for indicating performance improvement rather than showing you the proper G values.

    Do a search in the forum I have mentioned this before somewhere

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