Performance & Hotrod Business May '14

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PERFORMANCE I t's difficult to pass a test if there's no way of grading the results. Dynamometer ownership allows speed shops to offer customers accurate readings of the performance enhancements new upgrades provide. A dyno purchase is obviously an important investment that should be thoroughly researched prior to making a commitment. For businesses that determine a system is right for them, the benefits can include the ability to offer testing, tuning and service work, and the knowledge gained by reviewing unbiased results. "I'm not sure how you would demonstrate to a customer the value of your work without the ability to perform a baseline test and quantify the improvements you made to their engine," notes Mike Giles of SuperFlow Dynamometers & Flowbenches. For shop owners considering a dyno purchase, several manufacturers provide introductory information on available prod- ucts, potential benefits, and what it takes to earn a passing grade when adding testing systems to your menu of services. The results are in: dyna- mometers pass the test. Compiled by Jef White 34 n Performance & Hotrod Business n May 2014 A dyno is a large investment and should be carefully considered. (Photo courtesy SuperFlow Dynamometers & Flowbenches) (Photo courtesy SuperFlow Dynamometers & Flowbenches) Accurate Readings PHBMAY.indd 34 4/2/14 11:24 AM

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