Originally Posted by Bee20e
So I have a set of 4.10 gears I'm waiting to install. I also have an SCT tuner.
Everybody says that you should get it dyno'd for best performance.
So this leads me to a couple of questions.
(If I sound like a n00b forgive me I really don't know):
•so the dyno guys actually make a custom tune for you right then and there?
•are they able to save said tune on my SCT?
•what's the average price for a dyno run?
•do they run your car once or more than once?
•can they really blow your motor while on the dyno?
•what's the difference between SAE and STD?
•does the graph tell you where (rpm) you should shift?
•what are some terms I should know before I go in so these people don't think I'm an idiot and try to scam me/say false things?
•what constitutes a good "dynoer" (tuner? Lol)
•I get the sheet now what?
-what do these numbers tell me? Besides hp n tq of course
-how can I use this to my advantage if I were to go to a track or course?
After the the gears install that's gonna be it for my bolt ons for a while that's why I'm thinking about going. But I have never done one or seen one that wasn't on YouTube.
I would like to get as many answers as I can and would also appreciate a y more tips you guys have as well as dyno anecdotes (good and bad lol)
-Yes they give you a custom tune much better than a mail order.
-Depends on your tuner on how many tunes you can save but idk why you'd still want the other tunes when you have a good custom one.
-Depends where you go, just go to a good certified one and itll be around the $500 range.
-There is a possibility but the point of running the dyno is to safely monitor the car so most likely no.
-"What this all means is that "Standard" will give you 2.6 percent better numbers (very popular for the import crowd). The example the magazine gave was a Vette making 412 (SAE corrected hp). With the Standard correction it made 423. All that you will have to do is multiply your "Standard rwhp" by .974 This should equal SAE (the one everyone uses). Up here in the great white North (Washington) the temps are in the 40-50 degree area, along with 29.9-30 in/hg. So, our numbers are actually corrected down from what it made at the rear. Usually, 96-97 percent of actual posted numbers. If you dyno when it's a hotter temp or higher altitudes the numbers will usually correct up to equal the desired temp, humidity and pressure of the correction factor. "
-know your mods, kind of tune you want, and a fair price range.
-just look around for a quality tuning shop and make sure theyre certified in what theyre doing.
-you should get it right then and there once they print it off.
-max hp/tq at what rpm
-the tune? It will help your car run to its full potential much safer, the sheets? Just bragging rights.
Id suggest just ask around and see what shops are good in your area, imo its worth going a little farther to someone with a good reputation and experience. Also research! Most of these answers could be found if you search lol. If you cant find an answer after researching feel free to ask. Also Id get all the mods I was planning on doing first and installed before tuning, its not cheap. Hope this helps!