Over the last while we have posted a variety of blog posts about everything from ceramic coatings to the value of using an independent shop. Its been a while since we posted any dyno runs and its one of the single consistent requests that we get.
Although there are a few shops with a dyno, we believe that our facility is unmatched anywhere for many reasons. One of the main ones is that, unlike many shops, our dyno is not a moveable afterthought. We have a specific and dedicated Engine Diagnostic Lab as well as a separate dedicated dyno room. We've put over $1.2 million dollars just into that area of our shop.
Our dyno has two separate rollers for the front and the rear wheels that handle anything from motorcycles, front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, all wheel drive or any other vehicles. We often have comments on our dyno pulls with people asking if the car being tuned is all wheel drive (AWD) as they see the front and rear wheels spinning. Regardless of the type of car, all wheels will be turning on one of our dyno pulls. Coupled with the massive air intake and exhaust fans we can closely simulate real driving conditions of an engine under load.
We use a state of the art SuperFlow AutoDyn 30 All Wheel Drive Chassis Dynamometer that can accurately measure over 1200 wheel horsepower and speeds up to 200 mph (300 km/h). We combine this with the latest technology in electronic data acquisition and engine function graphing techniques. Air flow is maintained by 4 massive 10 HP fans as well as exhaust extractors. So much air is moved that we push 8 times the volume of the room through per minute.
A few different views of the fans in our dyno room and our diagnostic Lab.
In this Dyno pull the car is a 1999 BMW 320i that's been heavily modified for the track with a full roll cage. After tuning it was a smooth and steady run.