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Old 08-02-2009, 01:10 PM
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Anyone know a shop with a shock dyno around redondo beach, ca.?
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Sorry for the dumb question: What is a shock dyno?
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Sorry for the dumb question: What is a shock dyno?
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No. That's a shaker rig, as the title of the video indicates. A shaker rig (depending on the number of posts) can recreate the bumps, road forces, and even the aerodynamic forces of a lap around the track on the suspension/chassis of a car in a controlled environment where advanced data acquisition can be used.

This is a shock dyno:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYFQ9kqPSPs

A shock dyno is used to find the damping curve of a damper (force with relation to piston speed) just like an engine dyno shows the power curve of a motor. The information gleaned helps with all sorts of things...from finding out whether a damper is fresh to showing the results of rebuilds and valving changes. Some of the more advanced/powerful dynos can be used to recreate the forces a damper sees on a lap around the track.

I would recommend a dyno to anyone with adjustable dampers. You'll often find that your "clicks" to not make linear adjustments. The clicks at the end of the range may not even change your damper at all. It will help you to know what sort of changes you are actually making when you turn the ***** and eliminate spending your time making clicks that really aren't resulting in any changes.
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Glenn Yee Motorsports in San Dimas, Ca.

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Originally Posted by Bryan Watts View Post
No. That's a shaker rig, as the title of the video indicates.
Ooopsss. You're so right. Sloppy post by me.
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Or try Evosport. I think they are in Irvine?





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Brian, thanks for posting the UTube video. Very interesting. My car is in the shop now having the suspension upgraded to Moton Clubsports along with other goodies. Good to know about this.
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Originally Posted by Bryan Watts View Post
to anyone with adjustable dampers. You'll often find that your "clicks" to not make linear adjustments.
Abso-frikking-lutely true.





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