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Old 12 Jun 2006, 08:35 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1987 corvette. it has roller rockers, valves, springs, chrome moly pushrods custom ground cam, ceramic coated headers, ported aluminum heads, k&n filter, TPI runners, 58 mm throttle body, borla full stainless exhaust... the reason i told you all that, is because i want more. and naturally i didn't want to spend an arm and a leg... so what else could I do and preferably the cheapest option would be best. thanks:thumpup:
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 09:05 pm   #2 (permalink)
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i saw a vid about using a leaf blower and nitrous shot into the leaf blower that added 50 more hp to the wheel!

no really look for it on streetfire not kidding ya

I wouldnt do it tho.
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 09:22 pm   #3 (permalink)
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get some rear gears and then some nitrous.
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I have a 1987 corvette. it has roller rockers, valves, springs, chrome moly pushrods custom ground cam, ceramic coated headers, ported aluminum heads, k&n filter, TPI runners, 58 mm throttle body, borla full stainless exhaust... the reason i told you all that, is because i want more. and naturally i didn't want to spend an arm and a leg... so what else could I do and preferably the cheapest option would be best. thanks:thumpup:
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Old 13 Jun 2006, 05:59 am   #5 (permalink)
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Cheap + big power = nitrous.

To pre-empt anyone that says: "oh, nitrous is bad, it will blow your engine", for the hp levels it delivers, nitrous provides the least wear on a motor if properly tuned <-- that is the key caveat. A small block chevy can run a 150 shot all day long if there is no detonation.

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please tell me more... i'm not familiar with nitrous, well i mean i know how it works and what it does and all that technical, but i mean cost, installation, what is involved if i bought a system.
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another question, do i go wet or dry? and will i need a new rear end
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nitrouse is damm cheap for a set up. well for the bhp per buck u get. kits can go from any where from £400+.( $700 maybe ) and depends if u want/need a controler with it as well.
lol as u can tell i dont know much about nitrous
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nos is cheating
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It will cost you about $1000 to do it properly. You could get away with a basic kit for less, but what you want is a system to ensure that you minimize the chances of leaning out and causing detonation. I would go with a wet kit, bottle warmer, colder spark plugs, window switch, ignition box to retard timing while on the spray.

Im not sure how much shops charge for installation, but I learned how to do it myself this spring. Really, there isnt much involved to it at all. Once you understand the theory behind the wiring, its very simple. I can email you some wiring diagrams if you like. It took me about a day to install the actual components, and another two days to do all of the wiring. You can see some pictures on my car domain website.

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Old 13 Jun 2006, 11:55 am   #11 (permalink)
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I prefer wet kits. Wet kits are criticized because ppl claim that fuel is not distributed evenly in the manifold. I check all of my plugs after tuning and havent found this to be the case. I find that wet kits give you better tuning options and I didnt want to upgrade injectors, which would be necessary if you went with a dry kit and wanted to spray above 100 hp. However, I did upgrade my fuel pump to a racetronix unit which will support up to 550 hp or so.

Whether you will need a rear end is dependent on a few different things:
1) how you aggressively you launch your car
2) what kind of tires/clutch you are running

If you are using drag radials with a strong clutch and spray out of the hole, you will probably snap the rear end.
Im still on the stock 7.5" rear end.

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Old 13 Jun 2006, 12:00 pm   #12 (permalink)
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Cheating: To violate rules deliberately

For my benefit, please point out the section in the "official street racing rule book" that speaks to prohibiting the use of nitrous.




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^^wow.. thanks for all the info.. i would def. appreciate some diagrams. I think nitrous so far is the way to go.. thanks, anything else you would like to share??
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imo id go dry. even with the best of tuning shit still goes wrong and fuel pools and when you go to start your car...boom....


ill find some sources for you to read up on man
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrous theres the basics.

heres a more advanced link, this one helped me out a lil bit.
http://webhome.idirect.com/~trini/car/nos.html

HERE is all the FAQ about nos
http://members.aol.com/agspeed/nos.htm


hope this helps and if you need more links just ask
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