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Old 02-27-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Putting car on the dyno tomorrow, where to strap to?

Not sure where to ask this, but I figured this would be the best place.

I will be putting my car on the dyno tomorrow, and I am not sure how many Subarus they have strapped down. If I was dealing with a little more than stock power I wouldn't be as concerned, but I am hoping to hit 500+. The other issue is that I also removed the front u-brace and the right rear tow hook.

Where do they normally run the straps to? Where should I have them strap to? Control arms? Lateral links? Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance, and the sooner I can figure this out, the better.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Suspension arms.

That is where I've had my car strapped down several times and had no problems.

More than likely the people running the dyno will know how to strap down your car. If they don't, I wouldn't trust them to drive my car onto the dyno in the first place.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:43 PM   #3
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Suspension arms.

That is where I've had my car strapped down several times and had no problems.

More than likely the people running the dyno will know how to strap down your car. If they don't, I wouldn't trust them to drive my car onto the dyno in the first place.
Ok, thanks. I'm sure they can handle that. I didn't know if I had removed the common strapping points (u-brace and tow hook).

I also didn't want to dig the u-brace out and bolt it back on if I didn't need to.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
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Ok, thanks. I'm sure they can handle that. I didn't know if I had removed the common strapping points (u-brace and tow hook).

I also didn't want to dig the u-brace out and bolt it back on if I didn't need to.
Do you have WRX lateral links still? Those have a tendency to bend.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:27 PM   #5
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Do you have WRX lateral links still? Those have a tendency to bend.
Yes, I do.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:47 PM   #6
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best bet is to call or pm some other dyno shops that tune lots of subies. or maybe they will chime in?
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:59 PM   #7
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If you have the factory front subframe there is a tow hook loop on both sides in the front look under there you will see them. and I cross the fronts.

On the back straps look near the exhaust there is a small loop latch into there. and next to the carbon canister on the passenger side rear. I leave thm straight so the exhaust doesnt burn them.
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^^^good pointers

pretty cool you have your vendor's sn now
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Thanks Cole. Hopefully you are able to make it down this summer nice chatting with you the other day.
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Suspension arms.

That is where I've had my car strapped down several times and had no problems.

More than likely the people running the dyno will know how to strap down your car. If they don't, I wouldn't trust them to drive my car onto the dyno in the first place.
yea thats true
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:47 AM   #11
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If you have the factory front subframe there is a tow hook loop on both sides in the front look under there you will see them. and I cross the fronts.

On the back straps look near the exhaust there is a small loop latch into there. and next to the carbon canister on the passenger side rear. I leave thm straight so the exhaust doesnt burn them.
I have neither the front sub-frame or the right rear tow hook. That was my original reason for asking my question.
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Ahh yeah didnt read that.
Then the front control arms and the rear lateral links work well. If they have axle straps.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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IMO if you are really building a +500whp car then using a wrench shouldnt be a real big problem. IMO Id reinstall the front subframe and the rear tow hook.

even on the dyno a 500whp car puts out some forces.

If they tried using the lateral links and control arms id never let them touch my car.

Stamped steel front control arms bed, steel lateral links bend as well. if you have a sti or have upgraded to aluminum control arms or lateral links then your front and rear subframe gets tweaked where they attach to the subframes

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