Benefits of Dyno Tuning

 Tunehouse performs both dyno power runs as well as dyno tuning – it is however important to point out the difference

Dyno power runs:

This is where the car is loaded onto the dyno and we perform a run; for example from 1500 RPM through to 7000 RPM at full throttle in fourth gear. This gives us a dyno graph and shows the torque and power that the car produces within that RPM range. We can also gather other data at this time depending on the vehicle including air fuel ratio and injector duty cycles. From this data we can also give you feedback on the level of performance and how it might compare to another vehicle and we can also use this information to assist in diagnosing faults and gremlins with the vehicle.

Dyno tuning:

During dyno tuning, we perform many dyno runs. In between these dyno runs we are making small changes to the setup and configuration of your car.  Runs are performed between changes to measure the difference that our alterations have made.

This is where the stability, repeatability and control of our unique and award winning dyno testing cell is incredibly important as without it, there is room for error in the collection of data. You can read more in detail about what went into this room here: Tunehouse Dyno Cell and Wind Tunnel.

Dyno tuning can only be performed if there are changes that can be made. In some vehicles there is very little that can be changed and in others there is much more. On the same token there are solutions and products available from Tunehouse that allow us to make these adjustments where otherwise it might not be an option. Call Tunehouse on (02) 9557 4000 to discuss what options are available including flash ECU upgrades, interceptor ECU’s and complete replacement & programmable ECU’s.

This is an example of a Tunehouse dyno graph: the left graph represents torque while the right graph represents power. The lower lines are power and torque of a standard MY08 STI while the higher magenta lines represent power and torque of the Tunehouse Time Attack MY08 STI.

Dyno tuning of your car allows us to test and adjust your car’s settings in a controlled environment where the slightest of changes can be measured.

All types of cars old and new can benefit from dyno tuning. Typically from the dealership, most even new cars are in a state of miss-tune. Factory tunes are conservative to account for poor fuel and inconsistent conditions allowing for a range of tolerances that today’s cars are delivered with.

Older cars may also go out of tune due to damage and wear of components and failing sensors etc. On the Tunehouse dyno road speeds and loads be replicated in an environment where adjustments can be made and measured in the pursuit for maximum response, power and economy. Only a Tunehouse dyno test can genuinely show the performance changes from your A/C or headlights being turned on and off – it is that accurate!

A custom dyno tune at Tunehouse will improve not only the day to day performance of the vehicle but also reduce your fuel costs saving you money in the long run. This will in turn help to save the environment by reducing harmful greenhouse gases and your carbon footprint. Remember, a powerful tune is an efficient one!


A periodical visit to the Tunehouse dyno can also check and log the performance of your car, check your speedometer for accuracy, diagnose faults in real time, replicate real world conditions and perform new engine run-in procedures.

The Tunehouse dyno is also often booked for motor sport research and development and is used extensively during the testing of all Tunehouse performance and motor sport parts as well as all of our performance upgrade kits.

We often hear of stories about workshops using the same maps and settings across many different cars. This can’t possibly be any further from the Tunehouse philosophy – every single upgrade performed at Tunehouse is 100% custom tuned on the dyno to ensure the best possible results every time. This is the essence of custom tuning! It isn’t until you make these changes with a view to improving performance do you know if you’ve got the best results for your client.

Call Tunehouse to discuss your needs today. The Tunehouse dyno has seen all kinds of cars grace it’s hubs including open wheeler race cars, drag cars, circuit racers as well as good old V8 muscle cars. At Tunehouse we specialise in tuning virtually all makes and models, including carburetor and EFI systems. Call today on (02) 9557 4000 to discuss your next project or drop us an email at

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