Interesting Facts On Dyno Tuning

Dyno tuning is a viable solution for people who intend to increase the horsepower or torque of their vehicle. However, most people do not comprehend the dyno-tuning process. Below are some interesting facts about dyno tuning

All Vehicles Can Be Dyno Tuned 

Most presume only race cars can be tuned. However, any vehicle with an Electrical Control Unit (ECU) can be dyno tuned. The principle behind dyno tuning is recalibrating the ECU to improve or lower the vehicle's performance. Ideally, manufacturers avoid maximising an engine's power to increase its functionality. It enables the manufacturers to meet emission standards. 

During a dyno tune, the tuner examines your vehicle's current performance to determine how to recalibrate the ECU. For instance, they assess the engine size against its performance to establish how far they can push the engine limits. The tuner must consider longevity and durability as they tune the engine. For instance, internal engine components could suffer increased wear if the tuner significantly increases the engine horsepower. The professional also considers functionality. For example, exceeding a specific limit could affect the vehicle's fuel efficiency. 

Maintenance And Upgrades Can Significantly Improve Outcomes

Your vehicle must be in excellent mechanical condition before the tune. Remember, parameters such as the amount of air in the engine, the performance of the injectors and pumps, efficiency of the cooling and braking system could significantly affect the outcome of the tune. Therefore, your tuner will recommend thorough servicing before they tune the car. 

If you plan to increase the vehicle's torque and horsepower significantly, the tuner could recommend some upgrades. For example, they could ask you to consider an aftermarket engine block if they presume the current engine block could crack when they recalibrate the ECU settings. The tuner could also ask you to install a larger turbo, performance cooling and exhaust system to ensure the vehicle can handle the tune. Finally, they could upgrade your braking system to give the car sufficient stopping power. It is a sure way to avoid accidents at high speeds. 

Tests Are A Vital Element Of Dyno Tuning 

Most drivers are excited to drive their vehicles once they leave the dynamometer. However, most tuners recommend some tests before commissioning the car as safe to drive. For instance, they assess how the vehicle responds to gear changes and the RPM readings at high speeds. These assessments help the tuner determine whether they achieved the goals of the tune. At your request, the professional can detune the vehicle if you feel it has too much power.