Dynos have become an integral part of tuning and even diagnosing vehicles. Doing more than just measure horsepower, they can help simulate real world driving conditions, allowing for better drivability when tuning street cars instead of just peak performance. Repair shops are increasingly purchasing dynos for use as diagnostic aides.
For the last decade Dynocom has been offering Dyno systems for shops, including those with a lower budget. In celebration of their upcoming 10th anniversary in 2014, Dynocom is having a blowout sale on their Dyno X, selling the unit for just $10,000. While that may be a hard pill to swallow for some, it is a bargain for a machine of this quality, and is a good fit for some performance shops, and repair facilities, especially those just opening their doors, or looking to invest in a dyno for the first time.
The Dyno X blowout includes Air/Fuel sensor package, software, hardware, tie-downs, etc. A dyno for $10k, sounds too good to be true to most, but rest assured that with the exception of the Eddy Current Brake Dynocom dynos are made in the USA. This includes the patent pending tapered shaft design, and the use of Dodge industrial bearings. There’s even an OBDII interface allowing for data logging of OBDII PIDs.
The Eddy Brake comes from Frenelsa, a European company that specializes in building Eddy Brakes. “We’ve had zero failures with Frenelsa Eddy Brakes in the last ten years, their quality is impeccable and they carry a two year manufacturers warranty,” says Allison Blackstein, Dynocom Director of Sales and Marketing.
Dynocom was also showing off their 5,000 series dyno. This unit has some more features over the Dyno X, including four differential analog outputs, built in stops to prevent a vehicle from “walking” off the dyno in the event straps come loose, Gates kevlar poly-chain GT3 belt. The 5,000 series can also be mounted above the floor, remain portable with a caster and dolly kit, or even be mounted into a trailer. The 5,000 series will handle 1,250 hp and 175 mph, in two wheel drive configuration. In all wheel drive configuration this dyno is good to 2,200 hp, and 155 mph.
These are just two examples of the variety of Dynamometers available from Dynocom, for more check out the Dynocom web-site.