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Old 10-30-2005, 05:16 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Rick Schu
Some interesting stuff, some of it a little over my head. I guess the real question is, would it be possible for dyno operators, even with different brand dynos, to adopt the SAE procedures and would this result in comparable results? If so, then maybe there could be a coalition that dyno operators could join and then results from those dynos could be used for comparison?
Unfortunatly, the hardest part is that the standards themselves don't apply for this kind of operation. While new standards could be developed, the difficulty (and the primary contention in the second half on the original post) is that the dyno itself makes the car make different power based on how it operates.

It is not a the end of the world of course, but do consideration is needed when comparing the information from different sources. (and from the same source, in the case of a dyno that uses a fixed sweep time).


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