Dampers are one of the most critical components on a vehicle. They contribute heavily to many aspects of vehicle performance, including handling, traction and comfort. It is therefore important to understand the role your dampers play in the performance of your vehicle.
Dampers contribute to vehicle performance in a number of ways. Most notably through their damping functions, but also through less desirable characteristics such as friction, heat sensitivity, mis-matched dampers, mis-adjusted dampers, etc.
It is therefore important to understand your dampers, and to be sure that they are working correctly, and exhibiting suitable damping characteristics for your application.
The damper dynamometer (commonly referred to as a "damper dyno") can shed light on many of the above issues.
Here is a brief overview of the operation and functions of a damper dyno:
A damper dyno is an extremely valuable tool for analysing damper performance, but it is a necessary tool for the servicing of dampers. Always be cautious of companies and individuals that offer damper services without a dyno. Without one you are working blind, and there is no way to guarantee the quality of your work.
We offer a full dyno testing service with prices starting at £20 per damper. This service can be adapted to suit your specific requirements. Some customers simply want each of their dampers tested to check that they are all in good working order, or to check the damping characteristics that they are running on their vehicle. Other clients may have more in-depth or specific requirements, such as troubleshooting a problem. Others just want graphs showing damper adjustment sweeps so that they have a full idea of what their dampers are doing when they make changes to the settings. The pricing varies depending on the degree of involvement required by our engineers.
Basic damper check - £20 per damper
Detailed damper testing (e.g. adjuster sweeps) - £60 per hour
In addition to our damper testing services, we also offer spring rate testing services. Our testing equipment can accomodate most sizes and patterns of coil springs, including both flat and open ended springs. Springs can be tested for rate across their full displacement, which is particularly useful for testing progressive springs.
Spring testing is priced at £15 per spring
If you require additional information about the services that we can offer, then please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
All prices exc. VAT