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June '18

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18 THE SHOP JUNE 2018 DragSim2018, is written in C# with Unity. Shops can literally do a 1/4-mile run with a VR headset and feel like they're at the track. Now is a good time for shops to invest in a dyno because … … there continues to be a very strong interest among automotive enthusiasts for performance upgrades, and all the market indicators are pointing upward for the foreseeable future. The biggest misconception among shops regarding dyno ownership is … … its cost. Assuming the dynamometer is in the hands of a capable tuner, it's a moneymaking machine. If dynamometers cost more than they bring in, there'd not be any demand. Most of our customers count receipts from dynamometer tuning sessions as their most profitable service offered. An unexpected benefit for shops offering dyno tuning is … … it increases customer retention and opens up new opportunities for busi- ness that many shops haven't considered. Business-to-business sales alone can pay for the upfront costs associated with own- ership. Many shops report sales from local dealers, municipalities and other small businesses as being steady and highly unexpected. Also, most shops that invest in a dynamometer have been renting time somewhere else before making the leap themselves. STUSKA DYNO Sussex, Wisconsin Rob Kwasniewicz Sales & Service Coordinator Our hottest dynamometer product for 2018 is … … the TrackMONSTER 3000. It's capable of handling engines up to 3,000 hp and can be equipped with a gearbox for vari- able rpm. Its best features include … … it's one of the premier engine test stands on the market because of the Total Auto- mation and Closed Loop Control features that Stuska has equipped. It's also enticing to a lot of engine builders because of its high horsepower capacity. Now is a good time for shops to invest in a dyno because … … we're seeing an upward swing in the performance market overall. The need for experienced engine builders and tuners is growing, and owning a dyno is becoming more commonplace. The biggest misconception among shops regarding dyno ownership is … … many shop owners believe that they can't possibly make money on their dyno ownership. This is usually a byproduct of not having a simple testing solution for the customer's needs. Stuska provides turnkey solutions that make investment payback quick and easy. We even have a tool that will allow you to anticipate your future earnings based on a few simple calculations. An unexpected benefit for shops offering dyno tuning is … … dyno tuning brings people to your shop who may not normally have been interested. Engaging customers for engine tuning can generate more business past the obvious performance aspects. It builds credibility in your business and can fill gaps in service that your customer might not have even been aware of. SUPERFLOW Sussex, Wisconsin Travis Thirkettle Sales Engineer | Performance Products Our hottest dynamometer product for 2018 is … … SuperFlow is currently quoting, selling and installing quite a few of our SF-800 Series all-wheel drive chassis dynamome- TestResults The need for experienced engine builders and tuners is growing, and owning a dyno is be- coming more commonplace. (Photo courtesy Stuska Dyno) Engaging customers for engine tuning can generate additional business. (Photo courtesy Stuska Dyno)

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