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Old 07-02-2005, 09:21 PM   #16
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What then is amp draw used for?
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:34 PM   #17
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I appreciate the help but for some people I included do not really have the money to purchase this type of equipment.I put more money in my car keeping it as competitive as I can.With all that said is there an alternative for someone like me to test a motor besides running it to check it and possibly determine if the motor is worth racing or demoting it to a practice motor?
You may want to look into something along the lines of a dyno charge from aps racing. It tests rpm (free load) amp draw and has some nice break in features. It also is still a charger. There are usually between 150 and 180$ depending on where you get it.

Now this is by no means as good of a test as a turbodyno, but it can help to give you a reasonable idea of the motor's performence, and at a much nicer price tag.

Trinity also makes a similar unit, but it can't charge. Much more has something along these lines as well.
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Thank you for all of ya's advice.
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Yea unfortunately there's not much of anything available inbetween the hundered dollar type motor checkers, (glorified brush break-in devices), and commonly close to a thousand dollar load type dynos.......Most if not all of the information derived from the (no load type units) are pretty useless no matter how technical you get with them......EVERY, and I mean EVERY, important reading from these devices like the amps , watts, and rpm, changes drasticly when a motor is put under load......with anything short of a true dyno, tune your motors to the best of your ability and keep things with your car as consistant as possible, what I mean is no major set-up changes while your trying to see which of your motors are better.....also keep in mind that even several "identical" brand motors may very well need different gearing to achieve their best power....good luck
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What is wrong with Fantoms Dyno?
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Unless you are drag racing a fantom dyno is pretty much worthless. It does not load the motor and it will ALWAYS show the motor with the highest RPM is the best. Its just not a accurate way of measuring a motors output compared to how we use them unless your a drag racer.

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