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Old 03-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Official 0-60 thread!

I looked at all 13 pages of the 3.7L section and was surprised to NOT see a dedicated 0-60mph section so I decided to start one. I invite everyone to post their results and chime in about how they managed it with the following template:
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0-60mph time:
Mods(gears, tune, bolt-ons, wheels, etc etc etc):
Launch Method: example for manualid you just take off like you would for normal city driving and just gun it as soon as the car was rolling or did you do a "clutch drop", if the latter, at what RPM. Automatics: Did you just stomp it or did you use torque braking to pre-load before releasing the brakes? For both: Traction control was on or off?
What did you use to calculate your time?:

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I think this info could be interesting as well as reveal maybe the ideal launching method as we start seeing a pattern emerge. Plus it could help quantify and compile the results of different modsets all in one thread.

As for me, I will post as soon as I get the car, which should be within the next 3 weeks
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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I looked at all 13 pages of the 3.7L section and was surprised to NOT see a dedicated 0-60mph section so I decided to start one. I invite everyone to post their results and chime in about how they managed it with the following template:
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0-60mph time:
Mods(gears, tune, bolt-ons, wheels, etc etc etc):
Launch Method: example for manualid you just take off like you would for normal city driving and just gun it as soon as the car was rolling or did you do a "clutch drop", if the latter, at what RPM. Automatics: Did you just stomp it or did you use torque braking to pre-load before releasing the brakes? For both: Traction control was on or off?
What did you use to calculate your time?:

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I think this info could be interesting as well as reveal maybe the ideal launching method as we start seeing a pattern emerge. Plus it could help quantify and compile the results of different modsets all in one thread.

As for me, I will post as soon as I get the car, which should be within the next 3 weeks
Rough calculation with stop-watch, so obviously not 100% accurate
0-60mph time: 5.9
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Launch Method: T/C completely off, brake-torque to 2500RPM and drop the brake...spun tires something good (Stock 235/50/18 Pirelli PZero Nero All-seasons)
What did you use to calculate your time?: Stop watch.
I'd love to redo it but measure it more acurately.

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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4.8-5.3 seconds using stopwatch method, and the timer on our car.

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There is no 0-60 thread because its pretty pointless. There is no accurate/reliable way of measuring it and its such a short distance.

1/8 and 1/4 mile are what matter.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:22 AM   #5
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There is no 0-60 thread because its pretty pointless. There is no accurate/reliable way of measuring it and its such a short distance.

1/8 and 1/4 mile are what matter.
exactly
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:49 AM   #6
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There is no 0-60 thread because its pretty pointless. There is no accurate/reliable way of measuring it and its such a short distance.

1/8 and 1/4 mile are what matter.
I can refute that by saying that most of us do most of our driving on the streets rather than at the track. And considering that the highest speeds limits on north american public roads usually range between 55 and 65mph (with some exceptions), then the 0-60 times start making more sense since it's what we're most likely to be using when we decide to have some fun on the commute. 1/4 mile times on the street are rather pointless because at that much distance you're obliterating the speed limit and risk losing your licence in many parts.

1/4 = relevant for track use
0-60 = relevant for street use


Oh also, there are accurate and reliable ways to measure it tool wise, of course the results are completely driver dependent i'm aware.

For those who feel like it, go ahaid and post your 1/4 times if you want to under the same format.
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no one is saying its not relevant information, its impossible to measure accurate enough to matter. There is a huge difference between 5.0 and 5.9, but thats the difference in how quick you hit the button and the slight lag on your speedo.
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I can refute that by saying that most of us do most of our driving on the streets rather than at the track. And considering that the highest speeds limits on north american public roads usually range between 55 and 65mph (with some exceptions), then the 0-60 times start making more sense since it's what we're most likely to be using when we decide to have some fun on the commute. 1/4 mile times on the street are rather pointless because at that much distance you're obliterating the speed limit and risk losing your licence in many parts.

1/4 = relevant for track use
0-60 = relevant for street use


Oh also, there are accurate and reliable ways to measure it tool wise, of course the results are completely driver dependent i'm aware.

For those who feel like it, go ahaid and post your 1/4 times if you want to under the same format.
So you're just going to completely ignore that I also said 1/8 mile? Your car does 75-80mph in the 1/8 mile.

Also, the majority of the places you can legally do 60mph don't have lights for you to take off from. They're freeways, so its not like you'll be stopping and going, you're just going to be going.

Maybe you can find a flat freeway entrance ramp and take off a stop. I doubt you'd stop as soon as you hit 60mph so you might as well complete an 1/8 mile and get some that data.

Lastly, people don't measure times to a speed, they measure times to a distance. Races are won't by hitting a certain speed first, they're won by getting somewhere first.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:26 AM   #9
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I've gone 0-100+mph in less than 14seconds from a standstill repeteadly&consistently does that count? lol
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I live my life one 1/4 mile at a time...
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For those 14 seconds or less? I'm free lol
Seriously though if you go drag race you will be hooked its insanely fun and you are surrounded by nothing but car people what could be better?
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Oops missed tge 1/8th mile part. Also there are gps based tools and tuners that can measure your 0-60 pretty acurately. I am also aware that driver skill plays a lot. It also plays for 1/4 and 1/8. I also agree with your statement about first to a fistance being more important to first to a speed. But to some first to a speed is important nonetheless. The way I see it a good 0-60 should give an indication of how well you will feel the initial acceleration.

Anyways one of my main goals which i forgot to mention on this thread was to compare launching techniques which is another seemingly untouched subject and the 0-60 was to compare the outcome of a launch
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Oops missed tge 1/8th mile part. Also there are gps based tools and tuners that can measure your 0-60 pretty acurately. I am also aware that driver skill plays a lot. It also plays for 1/4 and 1/8. I also agree with your statement about first to a fistance being more important to first to a speed. But to some first to a speed is important nonetheless. The way I see it a good 0-60 should give an indication of how well you will feel the initial acceleration.

Anyways one of my main goals which i forgot to mention on this thread was to compare launching techniques which is another seemingly untouched subject and the 0-60 was to compare the outcome of a launch
The best thing to compare launch techniques is 60ft times.

Question, does your device also measure 1/8 and 1/4 mile times?
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Geez the op was trying to have some fun sprinkled with numbers and people are poo pooing on him, shame on you guys! On the 0-60 thing, all the car mags find a way to figure it out so it can't be all that complicated. Cheers
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Geez the op was trying to have some fun sprinkled with numbers and people are poo pooing on him, shame on you guys! On the 0-60 thing, all the car mags find a way to figure it out so it can't be all that complicated. Cheers
Exactly!

Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Consumer Reports etc all have electronic tools that allow them to measure everything from 0-60, skidpad, 1/4 mile, 5-60mph and even braking distance. Some of these tools are even relatively affordable AND accurate. So it is possible. And even if it isn't for most here then the point was just to have fun with it and compare results. Anyways do as you like if you wanna pitch in fine if not so be it.
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if any of you have a smartphone there are plenty of GPS based apps that will calculate 0-60 for you.

^Upsh1ft, they all use a GPS based system. (obviously more intense than a phone version)
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Just stopwatch for me. Stock out of the dealer time was about 6.4 to 6.6.

With the old tune and 3.55`s I have had from 5.4 to 5.7. Even some a little faster but.......

Not pretending these are accurate.
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