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Unread 03-06-2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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This is a picture of my car on a rolling road after having had a custom remap on the ECU. If you are going to do any performance modifications then ideally you should do a before and after test on the rolling road which will verify exactly what gains have been made.

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you mean a dynamometer or as other people call it a dyno
Yes you are probably correct as far as the US is concerned but in the UK the common term is rolling road.
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Yes you are probably correct as far as the US is concerned but in the UK the common term is rolling road.
thats not in just the US thats its real name anywhere you go its called a dynomometer not a rolling road.

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Rolling road huh? Ive never heard it called that. Must be a European thing... Over here its always called a Dyno.
exactly. calling it a dyno isnt american slang for it but calling it a rolling road is slang the US uses the correct tech term therefor its a dyno not a rolling road

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I have heard it reffered to as a rolling road several times. Perhaps it is just regional. Mr. Nooblar most large tuning shops will have a dyno and they shouldn't be hard to find in even a moderately sized town.
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exactly. calling it a dyno isnt american slang for it but calling it a rolling road is slang the US uses the correct tech term therefor its a dyno not a rolling road
I wasn't implying that either term was slang.
A Dynamometer is a machine that measures mechanical force. There are lots of different types that measure different types of engines or equipment. Some require that an engine be taken out of the equipment or vehicle to be measured but in the case of measuring the BHP of a car without removing the engine the only type that can be used is the rolling road variety. Neither term is slang its just that the rolling road is one type of Dynamometer.
In England it has generally been referred to as a rolling road dynamometer which has simply been shortened to rolling road. Sorry if I caused any confusion.
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but in the case of measuring the BHP of a car without removing the engine the only type that can be used is the rolling road variety. Neither term is slang its just that the rolling road is one type of Dynamometer.
Im talking about the same dyno that its the picture you posted thats called a dynamometer(dyno) The dyno in which requires the engine to be removed is referred to as an engine dyno. so if you dont want to remove your engine and run the engine on an engine dyno you can just run the car on a dynamometer(dyno)

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Im talking about the same dyno that its the picture you posted thats called a dynamometer(dyno) The dyno in which requires the engine to be removed is referred to as an engine dyno. so if you dont want to remove your engine and run the engine on an engine dyno you can just run the car on a dynamometer(dyno)

I think you feel that I'm making it up about the rolling road so here's a couple of sites to confirm what I am saying

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I think you feel that I'm making it up about the rolling road so here's a couple of sites to confirm what I am saying
I know that your not making it up Im just telling you what its real name is

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That has nothing to do with my topic, I don't care about it.
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