View Full Version : Chassis Dyno question

06-05-2006, 07:29 PM
Does anyone have any good information about chassis dyno's (DynoJet) and wheter they are hard on the motor. I have been told that they put a lot of undue stress on the crank, rods, etc due to "free-wheeling". However, if you read articles about DynoJet they actually state that thier Free-wheeling design put 75% less stress on components, so I'm not sure what to believe. I just put a 383 in my 68 Chevelle about 2000 miles ago. Our target was 500 hp at the crank and I would like to see what the bph is. But I don't want to risk damaging it if dynos aren't good on the motor. Any advise? Thanks!!!!

Fuelie Fan
06-06-2006, 12:03 PM
If you're comfortable doing untold numbers of full throttle pulls down the dragstrip or your local back streets, you shouldn't have a big problem putting your car on a dyno (provided, of course, that the shop is well equipped with cooling fans for the engine AND tires, good straps, etc).