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just curious as to how accurate this thing is. i got at best 6.22 with an intake and ETS tmic, and rear engine mm. i thought i'd be at least under 6 for a noob like me. What do u guys think?

LOL, my bad I was half asleep when I posted this I meant under 6. yeah I wish I could get under 5. :lol:
 

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You're not gonna get to sub 5 second 0-60 with an MS3.....ever. With your mods, I'd expect mid to high 5's. This is a FWD compact, not a 911 Turbo.
 

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[quote author=kalix link=topic=138893.msg2993813#msg2993813 date=1237021787]
just curious as to how accurate this thing is. i got at best 6.22 with an intake and ETS tmic, and rear engine mm. i thought i'd be at least under 5 for a noob like me. What do u guys think?
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:huh:
 

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I think he meant "in the fives".
 

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5.5 here. On 17" snow tires at 45 degrees. Its all about massaging the clutch on launch.
 

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5.5 here. On 17" snow tires at 45 degrees. Its all about massaging the clutch on launch.
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Timed how? I don't buy that number.
 

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On the dashhawk.  Read the title of the thread.

I don't care if you don't buy it, because what we're discussing here is the validity of its measurement.


Edit: I was suprised too. That's the best run I ever got, and have since been unable to repeat it, mostly getting 5.6x's I believe I still have the log for one of those. My DH is currently in my brother's 08 WRX, which gets 5.4's pretty consistently.
 

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[quote author=angryRotarian link=topic=138893.msg2994037#msg2994037 date=1237044865]
On the dashhawk. Read the title of the thread.

I don't care if you don't buy it, because what we're discussing here is the validity of its measurement.


Edit: I was suprised too. That's the best run I ever got, and have since been unable to repeat it, mostly getting 5.6x's I believe I still have the log for one of those. My DH is currently in my brother's 08 WRX, which gets 5.4's pretty consistently.
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The problem with using the DH is that it uses the speedometer readings. Speedometers are notoriously on the high side, thereby giving falsely low 0-60 times. Compounding that is running anything but original size tires.

Yet another problem with using any device that relies on the speedometer is that the speedometer reads the speed of the wheel, not the car. Not that I expect tons of wheel spin at 60 MPH, but....

The biggest reason why an MS3 will have a really hard time approaching 5 second 0-60 times is the fact that it needs third gear to do it. That extra shift costs you 0.25-0.5 seconds.
 

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[quote author=hilmar2k link=topic=138893.msg2994063#msg2994063 date=1237045960]
[quote author=angryRotarian link=topic=138893.msg2994037#msg2994037 date=1237044865]
On the dashhawk.  Read the title of the thread.

I don't care if you don't buy it, because what we're discussing here is the validity of its measurement.


Edit:  I was suprised too.  That's the best run I ever got, and have since been unable to repeat it, mostly getting 5.6x's  I believe I still have the log for one of those.  My DH is currently in my brother's 08 WRX, which gets 5.4's pretty consistently.
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The problem with using the DH is that it uses the speedometer readings. Speedometers are notoriously on the high side, thereby giving falsely low 0-60 times. Compounding that is running anything but original size tires.

Yet another problem with using any device that relies on the speedometer is that the speedometer reads the speed of the wheel, not the car. Not that I expect tons of wheel spin at 60 MPH, but....

The biggest reason why an MS3 will have a really hard time approaching 5 second 0-60 times is the fact that it needs third gear to do it. That extra shift costs you 0.25-0.5 seconds.
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Yeah, the shift to third is a real f*cker.  However, the wheels were not spinning, and my speedometer agrees with my Garmin. 

I wasn't sure what kind of effect the snows were going to cause - They certainly don't handle as well as the REO50A's. I think the lighter 17" rims (winter rims, winter tires) might have had an impact. I've never done a measured 0-60 run on the stockers, as I bought the DH recently.

What are other people getting?
 

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I got a 5.5x a while back with lighter wheels, CAI, rear mm. I have no log to back it up though. I am not sure how accurate the DH is though. I am surprised that some ppl who 1/4 mile/ 1/8 mile their cars haven't kept their DH up to test its accuracy.
 

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Mazda's speedos are consistently 2 mph higher than actual speed. I know because the last time I got ticketed I was a little over 60 on the gauge but the officer clocked me at 59. Plus I've read about it more than a few times.
 

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[quote author=hilmar2k link=topic=138893.msg2994063#msg2994063 date=1237045960]
[quote author=angryRotarian link=topic=138893.msg2994037#msg2994037 date=1237044865]
On the dashhawk. Read the title of the thread.

I don't care if you don't buy it, because what we're discussing here is the validity of its measurement.


Edit: I was suprised too. That's the best run I ever got, and have since been unable to repeat it, mostly getting 5.6x's I believe I still have the log for one of those. My DH is currently in my brother's 08 WRX, which gets 5.4's pretty consistently.
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The problem with using the DH is that it uses the speedometer readings. Speedometers are notoriously on the high side, thereby giving falsely low 0-60 times. Compounding that is running anything but original size tires.

Yet another problem with using any device that relies on the speedometer is that the speedometer reads the speed of the wheel, not the car. Not that I expect tons of wheel spin at 60 MPH, but....

The biggest reason why an MS3 will have a really hard time approaching 5 second 0-60 times is the fact that it needs third gear to do it. That extra shift costs you 0.25-0.5 seconds.
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that 4.6 second 0-60 time certainly proved you wrong.
there are a few ppl on these forums who are in the mid to high 4 second mark.
 

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[quote author=NoobInACan link=topic=138893.msg2996895#msg2996895 date=1237207634]
[quote author=hilmar2k link=topic=138893.msg2994063#msg2994063 date=1237045960]
[quote author=angryRotarian link=topic=138893.msg2994037#msg2994037 date=1237044865]
On the dashhawk. Read the title of the thread.

I don't care if you don't buy it, because what we're discussing here is the validity of its measurement.


Edit: I was suprised too. That's the best run I ever got, and have since been unable to repeat it, mostly getting 5.6x's I believe I still have the log for one of those. My DH is currently in my brother's 08 WRX, which gets 5.4's pretty consistently.
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The problem with using the DH is that it uses the speedometer readings. Speedometers are notoriously on the high side, thereby giving falsely low 0-60 times. Compounding that is running anything but original size tires.

Yet another problem with using any device that relies on the speedometer is that the speedometer reads the speed of the wheel, not the car. Not that I expect tons of wheel spin at 60 MPH, but....

The biggest reason why an MS3 will have a really hard time approaching 5 second 0-60 times is the fact that it needs third gear to do it. That extra shift costs you 0.25-0.5 seconds.
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that 4.6 second 0-60 time certainly proved you wrong.
there are a few ppl on these forums who are in the mid to high 4 second mark.
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Proves only that the speedometer thinks the front wheels are spinning at 60 MPH. Too many variables for me to take them seriously.

There is a reason that car mags use equipment costing tens of thousands of dollars (and not called a DashHawk) to measure 0-60 times.
 

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I've hit 4.9 multiple times, and that was even before my standback was put on. Haven't tried since.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o152/btkrausen/0-60.jpg

Mine was with very little wheel hop, and I did have to hit third to get to 60. I admit it took a few times to get the shifting just right.
 
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