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RE: Inspections on Dynos...
In MD, they put the traction controlled cars on the AWD dynos. It appears
that these things are computer controlled and capable of matching
front/rear speed differences at the rollers. This is partiallly disabled
for AWD vehicles (it only makes sure the differences are not large...).
On Tue, 28 Apr 1998, Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:
> Here's something to think about: Even in those states that have (and use)
> AWD chassis dynos, there are still some cars that cannot be tested. For
> instance, the '92 Ford Crown Victoria had an optional traction control setup
> available and there is no bypass switch on the dash ... even though it's
> RWD, it can't be tested since the computer won't allow the rear wheels to
> spin up that much faster than the non-driven front wheels. Does Audi equip
> its traction-controlled FWD cars with bypass switches?
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