Dyno Tuning

Dayenight Performance is proud to offer our in house dyno tuning service. 

Dyno tuning is part of our engine program and included in all of our engine packages.

We build, supply and fit engines ranging from stock to highly modified. We understand the mechanical aspect and take this knowledge and experience of what an engine requires and apply it to our dyno tunes. 

Our tuning service is meticulous and thorough. We take the time to properly tune all facets of how your engine runs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is a dyno?

A: A dynamometer, or “dyno” for short, is a tool used to measure the torque and horsepower of an engine.


Q: Why do I need a dyno tune?

A: To maximise the potential performance of your engine and prevent possible premature wear or damage.

Q: When do I need a dyno tune?

A: We recommend getting a dyno tune whenever you make any modifications to the engine. For example; when you change the intake or exhaust system, cams, heads, displacement, compression etc.

Q: What does a dyno tune involve?

A: A dyno tune involves installing sensors to your vehicle and strapping it to the dyno. We then run the engine thoroughly and monitor all aspects of how the engine is running. Adjustments are then made through the engine management system to achieve the best performance and efficiency.

Q: Will my vehicle make more power after a dyno tune?

A: Not necessarily, it all depends on how bad the engine was running before the tune.

Q: Will I get better fuel economy?

A: Again, it all depends on how bad the engine was running before the tune.

Q: Do all dynos produce the same power and torque readings?

A: No, every dyno will put out different readings. Some read higher, some read lower on the same engine.

Q: How do I compare two vehicles run on two different dynos?

A: You can’t. The only way to compare two vehicles is if they are both run on the same dyno, in the same conditions.

Q: Can I watch my vehicle on the dyno?

A: No. Due to insurance and safety requirements, you are not allowed to be on the premises when dyno work is occurring. 

Q: Do I get a dyno printout?

A: Yes, all dyno tunes come with a dyno sheet.

Q: My engine has high mileage, is it still a good idea to dyno tune?

A: Dyno tuning is NOT recommended for engines which are worn or high mileage. The engine will be tested to its maximum capability during the dyno tuning process. 

Q: Is there anything I should do before booking a dyno tune?

A: Yes, you should ensure the following:

  • Fuel - Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of fuel. We recommend 98 octane for most performance vehicles.
  • Maintenance - Make sure your vehicle is well maintained and recently serviced - new oils, spark plugs etc. We can do this for you as part of our service.
  • Roadworthy - Your vehicle will most likely be road tested at some point. It must be roadworthy.
  • Tyres - Some competition tyres are not suitable for dyno use. Most street tyres are fine.
  • Expectations - Please ensure you have realistic expectations of what your vehicle is capable of. 
  • Talk to us - If you have any questions or would like to make a booking, please call us.