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Dyno Next Week for Model S- any instructions?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by frientmj, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. frientmj

    frientmj New Member

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    Hi - first post. Have read and seen some videos about a few people putting Model S up on a dyno. I have the opportunity to put my Model S on one next week. I was wondering if anyone could help with the following: 1)Tie Down Points 2)Special Instructions 3)Other? Thanks.
     
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    fiksegts Active Member

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    start the dyno session from a standstill going 100% wide open throttle, don't roll up to a speed and start it.... turn off traction control and all other accessories, AC, radio, lights, etc... make sure the car has a 100% charge...
     
  3. frientmj

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    Thanks fiksegts. Traction control makes sense. Why turn off the other accessories? Just curious. Also, any idea on tie down points?
     
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    Only do the minimum amount of runs you need - dyno runs are known to ruin motorcycle tires, I imagine they don't do car tires much good either.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    The car may freak out and throw a bunch of alarms. I've seen that after a dyno run before but everything cleared after a few min of driving.
     
  6. LuckyLuke

    LuckyLuke Model S P85DL

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    And please record the process on video and post here :)
     
  7. frientmj

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    Thanks - still looking for tie down points if anyone has suggestions. Thanks!
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Drive it like ya stole it.....
     
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    Has anyone gunned it in reverse to see what would happen and what reverse torque would be??? I wonder if they limited the speed in reverse at all or if it could still pull a 12 second quarter mile in reverse LOL
     
  10. G-F

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    Did you get the chance to test it on the dyno yet?
     
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    kevincwelch Active Member

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    #11 kevincwelch, Aug 7, 2014
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    Or worse.

     
  12. G-F

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    This happened locally(ish) by a company that would bring along their mobile dynos to fairs and events around the province. People would pay a fee to have a dyno reading of their car. The readings were not accurate and people that knew better would never trust those guys nowhere near their cars.

    If you test on a real "permanent" Mustang or DynoJet dyno, you will be safe. Guys operating dynos know their stuff. They do this day in and day out. Clowns bringing dynos around on a trailer to entertain kids during small town fairs should be avoided. Especially if you have a high power car like the Tesla.
     
  13. frientmj

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    Not yet. Was delayed one week due to weather.

    I am still looking for recommended tie down points if anyone has any thoughts. thanks
     

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