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Troy
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6/06/2002
16:19:03

Subject: accuracy of mag times
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Are magazine (C&D, Motor Trend) 0-60 and 1/4 times anywhere near accurate? Has anyone compared there stock truck to the times stated by these mags, and was your truck as quick as stated? I have tested my Dakota and my friends Durango R/T (bone stock), and the times are about 2 seconds slower on my Race Technology meter verse the mags times. Did we just get slow vehicles, is my meter not accurate, or what? I have about 10 days left before I can return the meter for a refund, and I want to make sure it is not screwed up before I return it. Thanks.



Demon-Xanth
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6/06/2002
16:53:01

RE: accuracy of mag times
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Ignoring driver skill, check other factors such as traction, altitude, configuration, and test setup. I've found Car and Driver to be one of the more accurate and consistant mags (not to mention more likely to give critisism where needed) while Motor Trend does alot of brown nosing.

Some are accurate some are not. Most don't powershift with manuals (that's thier thing) which affects time and some correct for altitude/humidity.



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6/06/2002
17:36:32

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Driver skill? They're automatics: just mash the gas and go! Not much skill required. By the way the Durango R/T times were 10.2 and 10.86 0-60, if anyone is interested.



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6/06/2002
18:11:00

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Mash the brakes ,mash the gas then let of the brakes.



John925
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6/07/2002
05:57:43

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My Dakota 4.7 CCis a Auto 3.55 LS and if I floor it at a dead stop , I'll get all sideways and hurt my times bad.
Any one else have this traction prob.?




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6/07/2002
06:32:11

duh... i dunno
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heh.. yep. driver skill.


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6/07/2002
10:06:08

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Bone stock '02 Dakota with powershifting my auto, timed at 8.26 seconds by my local city police. I think the magazine times are bunk. They tend to be much more conservative driving vehicles other than high performance ones (and our trucks are not considered high performance). They are definitely wrong on several of my other vehicles as well (like my '01 1.8T Wolfsburg Jetta. I have over a second better 0-60 MPH time than R&T or C&D (can't remember which one did the article now). I really suppose it's the conditions more so than the driver.



Troy
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6/07/2002
10:21:29

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Demon Dakota,
Is your truck a 2wd RC or something else? How did the cops time you?



Demon-Xanth
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6/07/2002
10:30:22

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There's alot of little tricks you can do with autos to make them accelerate quite a bit faster. Most people on this board pull 0-60 and quarter mile times FASTER than the mags.

Try this, hold the brake all the way down, give it some gas, then let up on the brake. You'll have to figure out how far to press the gas down and how fast to let the brake up to get the best acceleration.

This preloads the drivetrain and doesn't shock the tires quite as badly, as well as getting the engine RPM off idle and getting the air in the intake manifold upto speed.



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