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Old 04-20-2011, 03:34 PM
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Dyno Locations near Iowa?

Hey guys, just wondering if there were any good places in the Iowa region for dyno tuning a turbo 8 with the cobb.

I just finished installing the turbo, and planned on going with Mazdamaniac's custom calibration service, but before I do, I was wondering if there was a dyno place that could get it done first.

I just don't like the idea of waiting 6 months for a calibration tune and not being able to drive the car the way it should be driven all summer. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:46 PM
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Wow can't beat that. Thanks.
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Not sure if you are still looking, I grew up in the Quad Cities on the IL IA boarder. I used Illinois Dyno Center back then. They are in Port Byron, IL right on the Mississippi River just north of the QC. If you take the first exit off i-80 in IL and head north, you will be there in a few min. I've seen these guys build a 700whp supercharged '96ish Viper and a 300whp Hyabusa turbo. They know there ****.
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The question is, do they know how to correctly dyno a rotary. I shop from Normal, IL supplied the portable dyno (that they use in their shop) for the Mazda Corral this weekend at Mid Ohio. All the rotary cars had trouble with their torque curves after about 7K RPM. The owner admitted that he had no idea why. Kudos for him, he is curious enough, he is going to check into it. The problem has to do with the breakup of the ignition signal that the dyno uses.
I dynoed a 173 hp and to my knowledge, that was the highest RX8 of the weekend. A new R3, with 5K miles, measured 145 HP(?).
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