Did you know ISC has 2 shock dynos in house for product testing, custom valving, and quality control?
Having the SPA Dynomometer is a very useful tool to have in any suspension shop. It is not only convenient but an effect tool to be able to test the shock before and after when testing setups. It can also be useful for gathering data regarding the shock’s behavior. Nearly all shocks can be tested on the Dyno, from a stock Napa brand shock to a top of the line Ohlin’s or FOX shock. If your shock is adjustable you can get immense amounts of data out of the Dyno each time you make an adjustment. As you progress through each run, it will show up in assorted colors on a line graph format. The following images illustrate a single run on each of our three ISCs: comfort, street, & track. At first glance they look quite similar. If you look at the starting numbers on the right side of the graph you will notice each start at different numbers. That is because we started at the hardest setting first and went down to the softest setting. ICS coilovers have a 32 adjuster step up, 32 being the hardest 0 being the softest. The last image is explained below.
The last image above explains what the data in the chart represent. The Y-axis represents force in pounds applied to the shocks vertically. The X-axis represents the velocity measured in inches per second. Moving to the right hand column, the data in red displays the adjustment numbers starting at hard to soft. In this case, the numbers are the same because these coilovers are only single adjustment. The next set of data in green displays the force it takes to move each adjustment. The third set of data in black has two details, 1.) the “B” displays the compression or bump. 2.) The “R” displays the rebound. The last data set in light blue displays the max reads on the graph.