Will Manadatory dyno testing kill quattro and 4wd?

Bernard Littau bernardl at acumenassociates.com
Thu Sep 4 17:06:59 EDT 2003

> This was provoked by Jim Green's post on using a 2 wheel dyno on a 90q.
> Dyno testing will become mandatory in all populated areas of California
> commencing soon if not already.  Other states are sure to follow suit.
> I didn't think about it until Jim's post, but how will the 4wd owners get
> their dyno testing done?
> Will the requirement make the 4wd's unpopular and go away?

In WA, where we have dyno testing, 4wd are exempt from the dyno portion.  I
hear rumors of some stations being equipped with 4wd dyno's, but have not
seen one yet.

Note that most 4wd can use the 2wd dyno as they have a transfer case for
2wd/4wd.  It's only the permanent AWD with a center diff rather than
transfer case, such as Audi, that are exempt.


Bernard Littau
Woodinville, WA
'88 5ktq

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