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#16 Russ

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 03:12 PM

yeah ur speedo can go 5% each way from being accurate, where as the sat-nav is 100% accurate, thats why if u get pulled over be te police sayin that ur speedin for example 34mph in a 30 zone and ur sat-nav says that the highest speed you'v done is 30mph then they havnt got a leg to stand on when it comes down to gettin u nicked


incorrect, sat navs aren't 100% accurate! and with regards to the cops not having a leg to stand on i doubt very much using "i have a sat nav and it's more accurate than your radars/speed trap yadda yadda" would work in court!

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

incorrect, sat navs aren't 100% accurate! and with regards to the cops not having a leg to stand on i doubt very much using "i have a sat nav and it's more accurate than your radars/speed trap yadda yadda" would work in court!



erm yeah they are cause theyr always being tracked as theyr always connected to the satellites, making them 100% accurate, or is that incorrect too???

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 09:44 PM

Sat nav is not 100% accurate. There is a slight time delay for the time of the signal to be relayed. I beleive that the signal is picked up on the sat nav in pulses not a continuous stream of information.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:21 PM

I suppose Blakey260 could also, belt down the road as per his speed on his sat nav ( in front of a cop car ) then when stopped argue his case, win it and post back here with his findings...........or maybe not eh!

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:22 PM

I suppose Blakey260 could also, belt down the road as per his speed on his sat nav ( in front of a cop car ) then when stopped argue his case, win it and post back here with his findings...........or maybe not eh!




hows about i've already been in this situation where its happened, or are u guna go off on one not believing me then?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:06 AM

ive tried a few differents things but i think putting a set of 15 inch alloys on it has slowed it down dramatically anyone got any ideas how to get my speed back without taking off the alloys ?

I've fitted a set of 15 inch rims on my Fiesta and the speedo did seem to respond more slowly but there was a definite improvement over the standard 13's. Much better road handling, the front wheels barely lock up anymore. Only downside is that the top speed was a tiny bit down, but I fixed that with a K&N air filter with a cold air feed pipe secured to the bottom grill and a 4 inch backbox exhaust.
What I think you should do is fit some carburettors as they will give you a few more extra horses, but I would get them professionaly tuned up otherwise your engine will run a bit rough affecting fuel economy and power. I think that K&N do air filters for carburetted cars so bag yourself that aswell. Exhaust wise, if you want to keep it cheap I bought my backbox from essexracing.com for 55 squids. You'll need to cut and weld the exhaust though but it'll be worth it.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:54 AM

im lookin 4 rims for m9 to. But yh put a new backbox and k&n n u will notice the difference a bit. k&n cost me 69 and exhaust cost me 85 including fitting m9 needed welding n all that done to it but its well worth the money. im thinking of chipping m9 n all when its done i will let u no if it does any difference :)

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:03 AM

yeah ur speedo can go 5% each way from being accurate, where as the sat-nav is 100% accurate, thats why if u get pulled over be te police sayin that ur speedin for example 34mph in a 30 zone and ur sat-nav says that the highest speed you'v done is 30mph then they havnt got a leg to stand on when it comes down to gettin u nicked


That doesnt apply if there equipment reads 34mph. And sat navs aren't 100% accurate, they are more accurate than a speedo but they do not take in too consideration elevation of the road and as previously said there is a slight time delay.

Your speedo should read slightly higher than what your actually doing as standard it shouldnt be 5% either way!

An air filter and an exhaust are the cheapest and quickest way to increase performance but to really get any proper gains you will have to spend more money.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 04:52 PM

omg chavs lol ur not gonna get anything more out of a fiesta 1.3 than probably extra 14bhp thats after spending about 800 on it tbh cheaper fitting a puma 1.7 engine or a zs engine

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:00 PM

omg chavs lol ur not gonna get anything more out of a fiesta 1.3 than probably extra 14bhp thats after spending about 800 on it tbh cheaper fitting a puma 1.7 engine or a zs engine


Why chavs???

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:52 PM

cause there basically sheep who follow crowd and the word chav is welsh which means sheep there chavs cause they now nothing about cars and reckon adding a induction kit and a universal exhaust adds 20bhp

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:34 PM

Has anyone actually said that its gonna add 20 bhp, with an induction kit and exhaust you'd be lucky to see 5bhp.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 10:14 PM

lil more power as thead state doesent that mean hes referring to bhp though?

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:25 PM

lil more power as thead state doesent that mean hes referring to bhp though?


And he has said a little more power...... didnt specify how much!

I dont think wanting an air filter or an exhaust makes him a chav, i did the same when i was 17 but i wasnt a chav.

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