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Performance & Hotrod Business May '14

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May 2014 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 39 For shops looking to add the service, the biggest misconception surrounding dynos is … …dynos are all the same, just buy the cheapest one. We see too often people buying based on the lowest price rather than real features, quality manufacturing, industry reputation and ongoing service. A dyno is a large investment and should be carefully considered. Do research to val- idate manufacturers' claims, contact exist- ing users to see how they like the products, etc. The last thing you want to invest in is a piece of equipment that doesn't perform as advertised. Dynos help improve a shop's bottom line by … …adding a profit center if used to sell tuning time along with aftermarket power- adders. In the case of a dyno used solely for R&D, greatly reducing testing expenses and development timelines. An unexpected benefit for shops offering dyno testing services is … …this isn't unexpected, but credibility. I'm not sure how you would demonstrate to a customer the value of your work with- out the ability to perform a baseline test and quantify the improvements you made to their engine. Stuska Dynamometers Sussex, Wis. Steve Huelsbeck Sales manager Our most popular dynamometer prod- uct is … …our time-tested Stuska water brakes. With over 3,500 of these around the world, it's hard to dispute their popularity. Its best features include… …we carry all of the parts and can rebuild Stuska brakes that are up to 40 years old. Not to mention we upgrade very old systems with our latest Automatic Load Controls and Power Pro Data Acquisition systems. PHBMAY.indd 39 4/2/14 11:27 AM

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