The VUDU Performance Dyno

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Dyno Testing at VUDU Performance

Hub Dyno – Take your Ford to the dark side

In our quest to squeeze every last drop of power from our customers’ engines, we decided against using an engine dyno and opted for a hub dyno. We wanted a measurement tool that would deliver better accuracy, enhanced control and sensitivity and greater speed. In essence, we wanted to create ‘laboratory conditions’ to enable us to get the very best results.

The Dyno

The Dynapack offers our customer all of that and more. As a chassis dyno, the Dynapack couples directly to the wheel hubs and applies a precisely controlled hydraulic load. This method of direct coupling, plus its built-in strength, results in a huge number of benefits over a rolling road.

The Fan

We have the largest centrifugal fan in the country! Powered by a 30KW motor, this unique method of non-radial cooling applies the flow to an area of 1.3273msq, covering the entire front of the vehicle at a velocity of 11.58m/sec. And, as air is pumped in from outside the building, temperatures are kept as near to ambient as possible.

The Capabilities

Combined, the equipment is able to measure, in real-time, the engine torque, air intake temperatures, turbo boost pressures and the air/fuel ratio. BHP is also calculated and corrected to British DIN standards

  • Total control – direct hub contact and precise hydraulic load
  • Cost effective – quick and no direct tyre contact
  • Safe and stress-free – 2 to 30 sec. runs for all data types
  • Precise engine results – no inertia to mask results
  • Accuracy – greatly improved sensitivity and no wheel slippage
  • Repeatable – accurate back-to-back runs within 0.3%

All of this means that we can find ways to tweak the engine for maximum power output, and analyse faults that are only apparent when driving under load, in ways that ordinary rolling road Dyno operators cannot. What’s more, it enables us to tune and remap in a fraction of the time… all without wearing out your tyres!

Our hub dyno will handle 2WD cars up to 1200 bhp, and 4WD cars up to 2000 bhp.

The ‘Voodoo’ car on our hub dyno

The dyna pack hub dyno offers safe, consistent and accurate whp figures and is a vital part of our equipment when it comes to diagnosing and tuning car on a daily basis. There is no guess work when it comes to increasing performance.


Here at VUDU, we have one of the best chassis dyno setups available in the UK and we like to use it! No matter what your setup or aim we will have a service package to suit.

Power Runs

Power runs are available throughout the week and are very useful. Whether you want to simply check your cars actual output or if you think your vehicle has a suspected issue and you wish to test it, we can help. A power run actually consists of 3 power runs which give us consistent feedback from the car. This feedback comes in the form of a dyno graph which you get to keep. Our dyno operator will then go through the graphs with you and, if required, will offer advice on what to do next.

  • 2WD run = £65 + VAT
  • 4WD run = £80 + VAT

Dyno Hire

Hiring the hub dyno. If you have your own preferred mapper, wish to carry out research and development, or want to do some setup work yourself then why not hire our facilities and do it in a safe environment? Hiring the dyno can be done on an hourly basis and a dyno operator is included in the fee. We, at VUDU, have worked closely with many other companies performing R&D work and pride ourselves in being able to offer a state of the art facility and utmost confidentiality.

  • £80 + VAT per hour
  • £70 + VAT per hour (trade)

Robbie Robinson

"Top class service. Been on dyno with a few mates to see if what power my hybrid turbo was making and it’s making 245whp which I’m well chuffed at. I’ll definitely be going again and would recommend to others "

- Robbie Robinson, April 2017



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