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What's the point of a Dyno?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by WaGood24, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. WaGood24

    WaGood24 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Like the subject asks, I want to know what a Dyno is good for. Does it just give you a readout of how your truck performs under certain conditions? Or does it tune it to perform a certain way under certain conditions?
     
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    A Dyno is used to find both peak horsepower and to specifically tune to reach the engines maximum potentials when modifying engine components.
     
  3. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    To get a torque and HP curve for the vehicle. With a modified vehicle, you can then tweak it to optimize performance for various situations.
     
  4. WaGood24

    WaGood24 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so you don't take a stock truck and put it on a Dyno then? Only when you're changing something up with exhaust, intake, so on?
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    You could put a stock truck on a dyno as a baseline, then you can see what affect any modifications had on your torque and HP by doing another dyno run.
     
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    Ok thanks for the info!
     
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    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    You can put whatever you want on a dynamometer.

    Most people won't spend the money to see if they gained the 7 hp the intake claims to give. lol

    Usually only race vehicles or vehicles with forced induction really use a dyno to its full potential.

    But yea, you can pay the $90 or whatever dollars to figure out that your truck has lost 15 horsepower since you bought it new a couple years ago. haha
     
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