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Old 30th July 2008, 11:58   #1
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Thumbs up Dynolicious : Want to Dyno your car? Get an iPhone.

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Dynolicious is an all-purpose automotive performance meter, utilizing the built-in accelerometer in the iPhone and iPod touch to record your driving characteristics. BunsenTech, the makers of the software, claim that it can record 0-60 times within .08 of a second, accurately estimate your current speed and monitor and record any directional G force. The system seeks to perform nearly every function of (much) more expensive dedicated monitoring units, which seems like an awfully tall order for a $12.99 piece of cell phone software.

Fortunately, bloggers more experienced with the dedicated units have dispelled fears that this app is a waste of money. Dynolicious can actually do what it claims, and presents its data in a useful and attractive way.

Read more at Gizmodo.

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What do you get for your $12.99?

Specifically, the Dynolicious software gives you:
  • 0-60 MPH
  • Other Speed Tests (0-10 MPH through 0-100 MPH in 10MPH increments)
  • Quarter Mile Elapsed Time
  • Quarter Mile Trap Speed
  • Elapsed Time and Trap Speed for standard intervals (60', 330', 1/8 Mi, 1000')
  • Lateral G's (current and peak)
  • Braking G's (current and peak)
  • Wheel Horsepower
  • Estimated Engine Horsepower
  • Realtime Speedometer and Graphs
  • Realtime graphical skidpad display
  • View results for latest test run or any saved run
  • View averages based on vehicle, date, or modification
  • Compare results between vehicles, dates, or before-and-after modifications

Coutesy: Driving Sports also mentioned above.

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seems like a cheaper alternative to the gtech which also uses an accelerometer but i dont think this will be too accurate.
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seems like a cheaper alternative to the gtech which also uses an accelerometer but i dont think this will be too accurate.
Akshay, check that link at the bottom. Since I dont know much about dyno's I dont know what they are talking about. They conclude that it is good for that price.
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wow... now this may force me to buy an iPhone when it is launched in Indiacheers:.

The catch: spending nearly $400-$500 for an iphone to make use of an $13 app.
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thanks for sharing this. i think this will make a better alternative to fixing my speedo. I think gtech too is not that accurate in calculating bhp figures. so i get a phone, a gtech and a new speedo. this is fantastic.
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wow... now this may force me to buy an iPhone when it is launched in Indiacheers:.

The catch: spending nearly $400-$500 for an iphone to make use of an $13 app.
You stole my words!! And I have never bothered with any of Apple stuff (except for Safari and Quicktime), so this may be my first venture in to the Mac-land!!
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These things can never be accurate since they don't consider drive, gearing, aerodynamic/rolling resistance, traction etc when calculating power through acceleration.

2 cars with the exact same power and weight, wont always have similar performance.

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Wow, So an Iphone with this App installed is all You need to DYNO test your car.
Though it wont be that accurate, I think its good enough for casual Testings..
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This will only be good for casual testing. But if you are good enough, you will see improvements (hopefully) and then dyno only at the end of all your tweaks.

I dont know if this works properly, but it seemed like fun so posted it here.
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Ofcourse, it fun to have something like this provided you don't take it too seriously.

It'l be a nice thing to meet up on a weekend and see who can clock the fastest time in a particular car or pull the most G's around a corner.

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Waiting for testing to start...
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Waiting for testing to start...
Great! you were the first one that came to my mind when I saw the iPhone thread. Was waiting for this

Let us know how it goes and I might have reason to look for a 3G iPhone
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Good job tadukuttan. Please do post a review
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How do they connect this thing with the car?

Edit : Where can i get a dyno test of my car in Delhi .
How much will it cost me ?

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How do they connect this thing with the car?
you dont. the accelerometer built into the iphone does all the work.
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