Getting ready your vehicle for a dyno session

Preparing Your Car For The Chassis Dyno

Getting ready for your dyno appointment might be a little intimidating but it doesn’t need to be. This guide should give you an idea of what you need to prepare before your dyno appointment.

 Any car that you have been able to drive full throttle down the road should not have a problem on any dyno. Usually the problems only occur on new builds that have not yet been tested – as the dyno is the first test, naturally any issues show up.

The Basics:

  • Ensure the tyres are all inflated correctly. Ideally set them to the highest figures specified by the manufacturer for high loads.
  • Ensure the vehicle has good quality fuel, (the fuel that you will be using) and that you have a full tank.
  • Ensure all fluids are at the correct level (engine oil, coolant, transmisison)
  • Ensure there are NO leaks of any kind. This includes exhaust leaks.
  • Ensure the coolant is bled and radiator fans are working.
  • If radiator fans are operated by a switch, be sure to tell the dyno operator that the fans are NOT automatic.
  • Ensure the drive-train is in good condition, including wheel bearings, suspension and related components.
  • If any sensors are faulty or not working, repair or replace them prior to your appointment.
  • Spark plug gap, make sure to have the plugs gapped to the specs based on your power goals / boost levels if turbo.
  • Make sure wheel lug nuts are torqued to spec, tires are not old or cracked. 


For Forced Induction Vehicles:

  • If possible - perform a boost leak test and fix all leaks prior to your appointment. Boost control tuning and in some cases fuel tuning will NOT be accurate if performed with a boost leak.
  • Ensure fuel pressure is set.
  • All vacuum and boost hoses must be zip-tied or secured at their ends. Any hoses that are suspect to chafing or wear should be re-routed or replaced prior to the appointment.
  • Ensure boost control and wastegate correctly plumbed.
  • Ensure turbo and exhaust components are tight and properly fastened.
FWD Drag Racing and Traction control

What is traction control and why is used on drag racing? 

Traction control is a system that is designed to help a vehicle maintain traction with the road surface, especially in slippery or low-grip conditions. It does this by detecting when the wheels are slipping by comparing the wheel speed between front and rear tires and applying the brakes (on OEM applications)  or reducing engine power in a few different ways like, retarding ignition timing, reducing the boost, closing the throttle body (on electronic throttle body applications) ignition cut and more to help the wheels regain grip.

In drag racing, traction control is often used to help the vehicle launch more effectively off the starting line and maintain traction through the first few seconds of the race. This can be especially important in high-powered vehicles, as the torque and horsepower of the engine can easily cause the wheels to spin and lose traction. By using traction control, the driver can maintain control of the vehicle and get a better launch, which can translate into a faster time.

The traction control sounds good and it does work but the idea behind it is to use as little traction control as possible on the tune side, Chassis adjustment, tire type, pressures, weight distribution plays a big role. If your alignment is good, weight distribution and every chassis / suspension part is working good then the traction control will interfere just when it’s needed allowing the computer to free up all that power that your engine can produce. In the other hand with a bad alignment, bad weight distribution and the wrong tires, the traction control is going to be active constantly trying to compensate for that traction loss and it will result in way less power being delivered.

In simple words- is an assistant but don’t expect it to fix all traction issues. 

On the traction side there’s other things like weight plates, different spring rates, longer wheelbase and more that will be covered in another blog.

 In the front wheel drive application it is now getting integrated on older cars that didn’t had the option from the factory in a few different ways, On Hondas is very common to use the integra rear wheel disc conversion (usually comes with factory ABS) In that case we can use that factory abs ring or wheel tone by adding this kit

 Or if it does not have factory ABS, then it can be done by using the one that says- rear disc or rear drum and it will be getting the signal or speed from the lug nuts.

 In the future this will be available for more vehicles but also you can make your own brackets and use one of the gear tooth sensors that we offer.

This can be integrated with almost any standalone ECU on the market. Traction is key, you can make all the power but if you don’t put it to the ground you won’t be able to make those numbers. 

Questions about this system and the options?

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JD Tuning is now Authorized Dealer for Almanzar Motorsports

As JD Tuning keeps growing, we are always looking for better parts to offer and bring better solutions for your build. Always looking for the latest we came across Almanzar Motorsports / Delacruz Motorsports a company that keep improving and creating new solutions from crank triggers, cam gears, sensors, options to add wheel speed sensors (mostly used for traction control on standalone computers). 

As seen on multiple record holder import vehicles Almanzar Motorsports keeps growing and creating proven parts that are being used on the World Fastest Imports including vehicles like No War (World Fastest 4 cylinder). But Delacruz won't stop there and created a new option for the rotary engines allowing them to use a hall effect crank sensor in a enclosed billet distributor style base. The #001 Billet Distributor will be used on the one and only Loquito Killer RX8 (20B).

In recent conversations with Delacruz he make it clear that he will keep new products coming to the market, and here at JD Tuning Motorsports we are working hard to have some of those products on hand at our store but on our website you will find the whole catalog of Almanzar Motorsports! What are you waiting to have your vehicle with Almanzar inside?

Link to the Almanzar Motorsports catalog

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JD Tuning Motorsports Price Increase Announcement:

As the automotive industry evolves, we face new challenges and increasing costs associated with cutting-edge tuning technologies, advanced equipment, and ongoing research and development. The price adjustment will enable us to continue investing in the latest tools and training, ensuring that your vehicles receive the best possible tuning results.

Jorge D. Díaz
JD Tuning Motorsports

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A medida que la industria automotriz evoluciona, nos enfrentamos a nuevos desafíos y costos en aumento. El ajuste de precios nos permitirá seguir invirtiendo en las últimas herramientas y capacitación, asegurando que sus vehículos obtengan los mejores resultados de ajuste posibles.

Jorge D. Díaz
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Bounty Drag Racing- Release Date June 15, 2023
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Upgrading your car’s engine control unit (ECU)

If you're a car enthusiast looking to get the most out of your vehicle, consider upgrading the engine control unit (ECU). The ECU is a computer that manages and controls various systems and functions in a vehicle, including the engine, transmission, and emissions. You can improve your car's overall performance and efficiency by upgrading the ECU.

Before diving into upgrading your ECU, it's important to have a precise understanding of what you hope to achieve. Do you want more power with better fuel efficiency? Do you want just to drive the car with better response, improved fuel economy? Do you want to have a car with OEM working functions while being tuned? This will help you determine the right ECU for your needs. Some ECUs are designed specifically for racing while there’s some others that offers better integration for daily driven vehicles. You'll also want to consider compatibility with your vehicle, as well as the performance capabilities of the ECU.

Once you've identified the right ECU for your car, the next step is to have it installed properly. This typically involves removing and replacing the existing ECU with the new one. This process may be straightforward or more complex, depending on your vehicle and the computer that you decide. It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and to use the proper tools to ensure a successful installation, while there is some plug and play options not everyone is plug and play and may require harness building. If you're not comfortable doing the installation yourself, it's best to have a professional mechanic handle it for you.


In addition to the installation process, there are a few other things to consider when upgrading your ECU. One of the most important is the impact on your vehicle's warranty. Some automakers have policies that void the warranty if modifications are made to the ECU or other systems. It's worth checking with the manufacturer or a dealership before making any changes to your vehicle to ensure you don't void your warranty.

Finally, it's very important to remember that upgrading your ECU may only sometimes produce the results you're looking for. Other factors could be limiting your car's performance, for example, the engine's condition or the fuel's quality. If you are still looking for the improvements you were hoping for after upgrading your ECU, it may be worth considering other modifications or looking into the other potential causes.

Overall, upgrading your car's ECU can be a great way to improve performance and get more out of your vehicle. Just be sure to research, choose the right ECU, and have it installed properly to ensure the best results.

Need some help selecting the right one for your project? We can help! Send us a message or email.




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