"Joe Bailer and his 99 Solara made 315 FWHP 316 FWTQ We all think Joe was sand baggin' a little. This thing was supercharged and on the bottle. At the time of testing Joe only used a 75 shot of a possible 150. Plus there is plenty left in the blower and motor. We cant wait to see you and your car next time Joe!" -Daniel Strauss, Team Dyno-Go DYNO TIP Specifically for Camry or Solara owners with the V6 1MZ-FE and the A541E 4-Speed automatic transmission but the concept also applies to other automatics with a little modification:There are many dyno operators that don't do well with automatics. Don't let them do 2nd gear pulls. Your numbers will be roughly 8% low, the run duration is too short to get all the data and it is just an easy way out for them. The reason they like to do 2nd gear pulls is, they can lock it into gear and not worry if the converter is going to lock-up or not. Also, they have trouble with the tranny downshifting when in 3rd. Don't let them take the easy way out, it's your money, get what you came for. This is what you need to tell them to allow them to successfully make a 3rd gear pull with the automatic.Take off the overdrive (disable it) and put the car in drive (or the operator can walk it through 1rst 2nd, doesn't matter). In 3rd gear make a smooth increase to around 73MPH, start the dyno right there or just before. At 73MPH, don't just floor it, walk into it, smoothly taking it to the floor and hold it for the run. I've had it downshift into 2nd gear just below 78MPH. This procedure will keep it from downshifting.Like I said, this is applicable for other automatics as well, the speed will probably differ though. A good way to figure it out before going to the dyno is to (not on a public road of course) floor it and see what MPH your car wants to shift from 2nd to 3rd. Subtract just a little bit off that number and that's where you want to start.This information is from 2004. TRACK DAY! 14.05This was not only my first run at the 1320 with this car but my first time ever. I was very nervous but very happy with the times. I was surprised how well I did with my reaction time and 60'. I've been having trouble figuring out how to launch the car without just smoking the tires. It was a beautiful day and the other drivers helped me out a lot, nice guys. I noticed their date was off on the time slip, I hope nobody cares. I'm sure there's not a lot of racing on Monday anyway :-). Also, you can tell it wasn't 3/29/04 as the slip says because I'm posting this on 3/28/04.