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guest May 3, 2012 06:14 PM

How do you test 0-60 without breaking the law?
 
So I bought the very fine Torque Pro app at Google play and have been enjoying it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en

Given traffic etc I was only able to make a single 0-60 run but I forgot to turn off traction control and I forgot to put it in drive sport mode. It recorded a 0-60 time of 5.8 sec but I think it can get around 5.2 from what I've read.

I'm thinking about getting up real early and try to catch a traffic light and blast out from there.

The nice thing about Torque is it's always looking for the best quarter mile, 0-60 time etc so there are no buttons to press or anything.

It will also record video while overlaying the gauges of your choice but the video is a bit out of sync with the data.

Here is a video someone posted on how it can record video while logging data.

Greasy May 3, 2012 06:18 PM

Find a 55MPH road, and do it. If you're that worried about going over the speed limit, go to a drag strip. :nuts:

Sasquach May 3, 2012 06:24 PM

On the road duhh...

And laws are made to be broken, especially if you drive a BMW....:bleh:

guest May 3, 2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Greasy (Post 1336915580)
Find a 55MPH road, and do it. If you're that worried about going over the speed limit, go to a drag strip. :nuts:

Drag strip isn't free and I'm not sure if one is around. Roads around here are busy that's why I'll try to go out early some weekend. I'll probably end up hitting a damn deer.:lol:

Greasy May 3, 2012 06:36 PM

What car are you driving Guest?

guest May 3, 2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Greasy (Post 1336915599)
What car are you driving Guest?

I bought a 2012 Infiniti G37x. I've seen more than one review that tested the all wheel drive version faster than the RWD in 0-60. One was a PBS(I think) show that had it at 5.2 seconds. :lol: They claim the added traction overcame the extra weight. Since the car has 1,300 miles on it I decided to play around with it a bit.

VW_Factor May 3, 2012 06:49 PM

If you aren't spinning out or anything should be ok. I would read through your state codes for "Exhibition" type of stuff. Around here, is exhibition of speed or something along those lines.

Otherwise, around these parts. There is no law against simply going from 0 to the speed limit quickly. :bleh:

OverclockN' May 3, 2012 06:53 PM

Ohhhhh, I could have some fun with that. :evil:

guest May 3, 2012 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by VW_Factor (Post 1336915629)
If you aren't spinning out or anything should be ok. I would read through your state codes for "Exhibition" type of stuff. Around here, is exhibition of speed or something along those lines.

Otherwise, around these parts. There is no law against simply going from 0 to the speed limit quickly. :bleh:

I was wondering about that. The car is AWD until it shifts into RWD mode around 20 MPH so it's not going to spin out.

I think you can get in trouble if it appears you are racing someone.. I try to avoid that.

guest May 3, 2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by OverclockN' (Post 1336915637)
Ohhhhh, I could have some fun with that. :evil:

If you do go here and read... http://torque-bhp.com/

There wiki is here: http://torque-bhp.com/wiki/Main_Page

_TiTaNiuM May 3, 2012 07:08 PM

You don't. I believe it's called contest of speed in some states and treated as street racing. If the cop wants to be a dick about it.

edit: what VW said. I should read more first.

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Originally Posted by guest (Post 1336915584)
Drag strip isn't free and I'm not sure if one is around. Roads around here are busy that's why I'll try to go out early some weekend. I'll probably end up hitting a damn deer.:lol:

$15 all night here.

Pornstar Yard Gnom May 3, 2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by VW_Factor (Post 1336915629)
If you aren't spinning out or anything should be ok. I would read through your state codes for "Exhibition" type of stuff. Around here, is exhibition of speed or something along those lines.

Otherwise, around these parts. There is no law against simply going from 0 to the speed limit quickly. :bleh:

I think my buddy got a "excessive acceleration" ticket iirc, wasn't speeding

VW_Factor May 3, 2012 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Pornstar Yard Gnom (Post 1336915664)
I think my buddy got a "excessive acceleration" ticket iirc, wasn't speeding

Easy way out of those. The "Exhibition" part of the law, doesn't have a legal definition or precedent set here in Oregon yet. Meaning, as long as you obviously were not putting on a show for others.. Easy win.

Edit : Unless he was wheelstanding. Even without spinning out, I think that would meet the legal requirement as well.

VW_Factor May 3, 2012 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by _TiTaNiuM (Post 1336915658)
$15 all night here.

Our local strip has a Friday night fun drags. 20 bucks, gets you racing all afternoon and night.

_TiTaNiuM May 3, 2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by VW_Factor (Post 1336915671)
Our local strip has a Friday night fun drags. 20 bucks, gets you racing all afternoon and night.

flashlight fridays. funny though, there's no use of flashlights (at least these days.)

****in drag strip is right next to 38D though and it's easy to mix up with the runway if you're unfamiliar with the area lol.


ice May 3, 2012 08:32 PM

I'm annoyed that my RX-7 doesn't have OBDII, I guess I don't have much reason for getting this :bleh:

logical May 3, 2012 09:57 PM

If I didnt want to pay to go to some drag strip.. Id just go on the highway late at night pull off to the side and wait for it to be clear and then go for it. :shrug:

hogfish2k May 3, 2012 10:32 PM

0-60 in the 6 second range, nobody's gonna know your giving it all she's got :D



But yeah as others have said you can get a careless and wreckless ticket in this state for doing it so I'd be careful.

I'd love to try one just to see how much it costs me in fuel to do a 0-60 romp in the truck. It'd probably make me think twice b4 doing it again.

necropimp May 4, 2012 12:54 AM

i'm messing about with the free version... doesn't have the 0-60 stuff but it still has some useful info and the ability to check/clear codes

some day i'll probably end up buying the pro version

DigitalDemon May 4, 2012 03:10 AM

Pfft.. I floor it all the time and cops wouldn't bat an eye.


I got a 10 second car ya know....
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0-60 in 10 seconds :lol: ......:cry:

necropimp May 4, 2012 03:34 AM

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Originally Posted by DigitalDemon (Post 1336916058)
Pfft.. I floor it all the time and cops wouldn't bat an eye.


I got a 10 second car ya know....
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0-60 in 10 seconds :lol: ......:cry:

oh good someone in a slower vehicle... of course a jeep doesn't need to be fast... it just needs to be able to go places the fast car cannot

Kovster May 4, 2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by _TiTaNiuM (Post 1336915658)
$15 all night here.

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Originally Posted by VW_Factor (Post 1336915671)
Our local strip has a Friday night fun drags. 20 bucks, gets you racing all afternoon and night.

I wish great lakes dragway was even close to that much.

$50 for all night Friday, and $25 just to get in there and watch, and to think why locals don't understand why kids still drag race on the back roads around here.

Pornstar Yard Gnom May 4, 2012 02:08 PM

vw is lucky, he lives like 5 minutes from a dragstrip...

Quickstrike May 4, 2012 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by guest (Post 1336915627)
I bought a 2012 Infiniti G37x. I've seen more than one review that tested the all wheel drive version faster than the RWD in 0-60. One was a PBS(I think) show that had it at 5.2 seconds. :lol: They claim the added traction overcame the extra weight. Since the car has 1,300 miles on it I decided to play around with it a bit.

Just keep in mind that Car Magazine editors aren't afraid to really punish a car to get the best 0-60 time. That means near red-lining the thing and dropping the clutch - if it is AWD.

If you plan on owning the car for awhile, probably not the best thing to get every millisecond out of it.

VW_Factor May 4, 2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Kovster (Post 1336916116)
I wish great lakes dragway was even close to that much.

$50 for all night Friday, and $25 just to get in there and watch, and to think why locals don't understand why kids still drag race on the back roads around here.

That is a bit expensive.. Anyone thought about talking to whoever manages or owns the track about a community service type program to help find funding to make it cheaper for the standard "street racer" type to go race legitimately? That is assuming that their operating costs are actually that high.

guest May 4, 2012 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Quickstrike (Post 1336916618)
Just keep in mind that Car Magazine editors aren't afraid to really punish a car to get the best 0-60 time. That means near red-lining the thing and dropping the clutch - if it is AWD.

A 7 speed automatic is used in both their case and mine. About the only thing I can do is try it without traction control and put it in drive sport shift mode. I was just curious what this 4 door sedan could do..

Perky McGiggles May 6, 2012 12:53 AM

Uhh, how exactly would you be breaking the law by accelerating quickly? Not sure where you live, but there are stretches of 55MPH road that see little traffic at late evening hours here. Find one of those, make sure no one is coming behind you and come to a full stop, then just gun it.

ice May 6, 2012 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Perky McGiggles (Post 1336917673)
Uhh, how exactly would you be breaking the law by accelerating quickly? Not sure where you live, but there are stretches of 55MPH road that see little traffic at late evening hours here. Find one of those, make sure no one is coming behind you and come to a full stop, then just gun it.

Because some places have laws where that can get you in trouble. Maybe he's in one of them.

Perky McGiggles May 6, 2012 12:56 AM

I sometimes don't come to a full stop at a stop sign.

ice May 6, 2012 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Perky McGiggles (Post 1336917679)
I sometimes don't come to a full stop at a stop sign.

I turn left at a red light up the street when it's late at night because it literally takes a full minute to change even with no cars coming in sight. I agree that I don't see the big deal here, I'm just saying there are laws in some places.

Hell, find an onramp somewhere and stop dead.


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