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    What is the top speed you guys have hit with your Jato?

    I think the title explains itself.
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    I wish i knew, i have a venom speed meter (bought i cheap on ebay), but i can't figure out how to mount it on a Jato.
    Maybe some day i can figure it out!
    but yeah, just like need for speed said, it's pretty fast!
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    My Jato is so fast Andy Green called me to find out how I do it.
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    I know it can do 35 because I follow cars with it, I know it isn't smart but they are in my track
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    I would say my on-road Jato runs in the mid to upper 70's, possibly hits 80. I need to get a radar gun some day and test it out.
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    ya, mine with moabs all around(no other tires) will go about 60-70.
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    no doubt that the jato is a speedy truck. though sometimes human eyes miss judge the estimation of the speed. I do believe that the best way ever to calculate the jato speed is by placing a gps handheld devise over the truck with a zero setting then read the top speed reached ..
    it’s even better than radar gun I geuss…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jatomann
    ya, mine with moabs all around(no other tires) will go about 60-70.
    the same thing i noticed Jatomann, yes it's accelerating crazy with a powerful punch that i didn't see while using the ancaondas.
    it's even on the dunes during cold weather running like a scared rabbit

    i would call my Jato " the Scared rabbit " : ALL RIGHTS RESEVED , Desert Jato

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    I think a radar gun is better, its more accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jato25n33
    I think a radar gun is better, its more accurate.
    GPS is probably more accurate than the cheaper radar units and also the angle you take radar from determines how close it is. You have to be as close as possible to parallel to the direction of travel and that can be a little dangerous at high speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidS302
    GPS is probably more accurate than the cheaper radar units and also the angle you take radar from determines how close it is. You have to be as close as possible to parallel to the direction of travel and that can be a little dangerous at high speed.
    Cheap radar unit might be less accurate than the GPS but if you had a calibrated radar unit they are +/- 1 mph. That's about as accurate you are going to get. To catch an accurate reading with the radar gun, you don't have to stand directly in front (or if it's going away from you, direclty to the rear). The amount of angle would have to be more than 25-30 degrees off center to get a lower reading. I have to admit that it's difficult to catch a good doppler tone reading on a stock jato due to the fact of it being mostly plastic instead of aluminum or metal. More metal, easier to hit with radar.

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    i would say the most accurate way is to mark off a 200ft section of road, run through it at top speed, and take the time it took to cover 200ft and convert it to mph.

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    I tryed to run it on a 1/2 or 1/4 mile lot and my estimate was like the high 55's that was useing the 2.2 foams wich rev up the engine really fast. It was les time with the stock tires but when I get new tires, 40/20, and a new body I will try to do it again.
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    Thats with 2.8s and a 53 tooth spur.

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    we ran behind our jato with our corvette topped out at 82 mph

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    I have had my 2.5 clocked at 60. I wnt to send my motor out to moded

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    Hey, desert jato do you have moabs? Got any pics?
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    yes Need4Speed, i installed it around 10 days ago,
    i'll come back with pics withen a moment..

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    Last edited by Desert JATO; 11-24-2007 at 12:33 PM.

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    ok, thanks
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    You alyaws welcome

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    they look good
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    but the rear agitator wheels will catch some tiny scratch from that button head blue screw. so either to change that screw or better to place a bigger wheels.

    to be honost .. those scratch are too small, for the time been no need to change anything unless if it's going to crack the wheels one day.
    Last edited by Desert JATO; 11-24-2007 at 12:54 PM.

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    I have those agitator wheels also in the rear on my 2.5 and they never touch, but ive heard that 2.2's do so i guess im glad mine don't
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    this is one way to get rid of the tire spin lol. But really cuts the top speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon
    this is one way to get rid of the tire spin lol. But really cuts the top speed
    what are you talking about ......how to get rid of tire spin?
    drive it like you stole it !!!!!

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    I agree MRB1GG thats why these tires are part timers cause if you aint dumpin money in it you aint havin fun !!!!!!

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    i've hit 64 mph once

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    I think Gps and radar are both pretty accurate, but gps is easier to use, cause you can just strap it on.
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    has anyone checked to see how many satelites they have on thier gps? you need atleast three for triangulation. we have compared two different gps units to two different radar guns and found the gps units not that accurate in short distances. we put them in one of our trucks and it took almost a quarter of a mile to get accurate readings. im not trying to slam gps units, but we are always experimenting with stuff and this was some info we came up with. so dont slam me for my post but my stalker pro radar gun is dead on.
    i can radar a mosquito its that sensative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triton5150
    has anyone checked to see how many satelites they have on thier gps? you need atleast three for triangulation. we have compared two different gps units to two different radar guns and found the gps units not that accurate in short distances. we put them in one of our trucks and it took almost a quarter of a mile to get accurate readings. im not trying to slam gps units, but we are always experimenting with stuff and this was some info we came up with. so dont slam me for my post but my stalker pro radar gun is dead on.
    i can radar a mosquito its that sensative.
    But new gps units that are WAAS enabled are accurate >3 meters. That should be pretty darn accurate.
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    well i have a 3.3 with force carb and res pipe and revo gears 15/38 and car weighs 4.9 lbs and i have hit on gun...79.3 mph.....cant wait for spring to see if i can get 80...btw out of 4 runs that was avg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmnpcso
    ……To catch an accurate reading with the radar gun, you don't have to stand directly in front (or if it's going away from you, direclty to the rear). The amount of angle would have to be more than 25-30 degrees off center to get a lower reading……….

    I never said you had to be directly in front of or behind the car to get a reading. My point is you need to be as close as possible to parallel to increase accuracy. This would be for someone wanting every last .1 mph. The steeper the angle the more inaccurate the radar is. At a 45° angle radar is off by 50% at 90° to the direction of travel the radar would show zero. In the hands of a properly trained operator with a properly calibrated unit radar is very accurate.

    As far as GPS if someone has a unit that takes ¼ mile to get a good reading you need to send it back to the factory because it has problems.

    I currently have 5 GPS units installed in the same vehicle and they all show the same speed to the tenth. They do have different refresh rates so the speed reading does bounce around a little. Three of the units are made by Garmin one is a Pharos and one is in my QualComm unit. The first four are all WAAS enabled.

    Quote Originally Posted by triton5150
    ……i can radar a mosquito its that sensative.
    What’s the fastest mosquito you have clocked so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidS302
    I never said you had to be directly in front of or behind the car to get a reading. My point is you need to be as close as possible to parallel to increase accuracy. This would be for someone wanting every last .1 mph. The steeper the angle the more inaccurate the radar is. At a 45° angle radar is off by 50% at 90° to the direction of travel the radar would show zero. In the hands of a properly trained operator with a properly calibrated unit radar is very accurate.

    As far as GPS if someone has a unit that takes ¼ mile to get a good reading you need to send it back to the factory because it has problems.

    I currently have 5 GPS units installed in the same vehicle and they all show the same speed to the tenth. They do have different refresh rates so the speed reading does bounce around a little. Three of the units are made by Garmin one is a Pharos and one is in my QualComm unit. The first four are all WAAS enabled.



    What’s the fastest mosquito you have clocked so far?
    average is 1 to 5 mph. you know we were bored to death if we were radaring bugs. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by triton5150
    average is 1 to 5 mph. you know we were bored to death if we were radaring bugs. lol

    yes. I wonder how fast a mosquito could go if it did WOT. I still think the newer gps's are just as accurate.
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    actually a mosquito averages 1 to 1.5 miles an hour at full flight...
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    I had my Jato radar tested with the 2.5 and SC resonator at 53.8.

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    71.7mph with 3.3 bro's a cop and clocked for me

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    i got my jato to 79.8...with a gps unit

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    I've only had mine up to 47mph (cop verified), but that's with a fairly weak Mamba Max motor on 2s lipo and a single speed tranny.

    Someday, I'd like to REALLY gear up with a better motor on 3s/4s and better tires to see what it's really capable of...

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    A GPS need to hold the speed for a longer period, to get a good reading.
    The radar give the instant speed. And its prety accurate.

    I clocked my friend's jato 3.3 with a broken a-arm (zip-tied in palce ) to 64mph

    Can reach 66-67 mph for sure. 3.3 not modded.
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