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Old 06-03-2012, 08:22 AM   #20
BlackEyeII
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2007 STI Limited#213
05 STI (rip) 03 WRX (rip)

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Originally Posted by csullivan View Post

A straight comparison of nitrous vs. boost use isn't a direct comparison anyway. With nitrous, the extra combustible air is instantly available. It would be like your turbo being on a switch, where it either provided 20psi or nothing at all. If you were constantly running peak boost, including off idle, of course that would be terrible for your engine.

Safe nitrous use is just about using it intelligently, all there is to it.
With respect to the "switch thing" there are quite a few progressive nitrous kits out there. You have about the same level of control as you do with a meth injection kit, if you pay for it and want it.

I have always had single stage wet and dry kits, but I have certainly seen multi stage kits and other solutions to the light switch issue.

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Cheapest I ever found around me was $50 a fill
Well the last time I bought a tank was before I bought my first WRX so that would have been back in 2002, so I am not sure how pricing has changed in a decade. < old fart...
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