Our Mustang AWD-500 Dyno

Here at Turner Service, we provide customers with an enhanced “ultimate driving experience”.  One of the services we provide is “Dyno Testing.”  This is a LIVE view of our Dyno!  We’re not ALWAYS testing and tuning, so if you don’t see anything happening, come back again later!

What is a Dyno?

A “Dyno,” short for “Dynamometer,” is a device used to measure a specific power output of an engine or vehicle. We have Mustang AWD-500 Chassis Dyno that we use for testing purposes and creating custom tunes. It is important to have a controlled environment when creating custom tunes to ensure we collect consistent data run after run. A Dyno is also used for diagnostic testing on a vehicle that we may or may not be able to drive on the street. Our Mustang Dyno is equipped with an Eddy Current Brake, so we can add load to the vehicle as if you were going up a hill. This is perfect for vehicles that may have an issue under certain driving conditions. So if you want to see how much horsepower and torque your car creates, or if you want to do some testing yourself, we can take care of that!

Full time AWD (All Wheel Drive) vehicles are designed to provide maximum performance regardless of road conditions.  In cases where traction is less than ideal, a vehicle may be designed to improve stability and traction at the expense of power.  This means adding torque to a spinning wheel or retarding of timing. In order to properly test an AWD vehicle for peak performance, an AWD chassis dynamometer must be able to simulate ideal road-load conditions to the vehicle.  This approach allows the vehicle to be evaluated under “optimum” operational conditions; whereby torque is distributed to the vehicle’s tires in the same manner that would normally occur when a vehicle has equal traction at all four drive wheels, and is therefore operating at peak efficiency. 

To achieve this, Mustang’s AWD-500 Series incorporates an internal drive system that synchronizes the front and back rollers to simulate a flat, dry road condition.  Synchronization, or linkage, ensures that the front and rear rollers are always spinning at precisely the same road speed. This process eliminates the possibility of activating a vehicle’s traction control system and also insures that a vehicle’s torque management system is operating under the assumption that the vehicle is not skidding, turning or slipping.