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Old 01-13-2009, 08:26 AM   #1
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Default nitrous on a n/a subie?

I have a 1999 z28 camaro 6 speed and need a subie for winter and snowboarding and what not. Say if i were to get a 2000 2.5rs, has anyone ever installed nitrous on a stock motor like that, or can it be done safely? If so, can someone give me some info.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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Nitrous is generally bad for a daily driver. I'm kinda of assuming that's what you want to do with it if you're going snowboarding. A Subie would be great for getting stuff up the mountain, but doing it with nitrous is a little ridiculous.

To answer your question, it wouldn't last long on stock internals.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:47 AM   #3
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If you tune your car for nitrous and the shot is not too high yeah it will hold. Stock internal will hold, but if you very aggresive with nitrous any car can go boom, just got to play it right.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:12 PM   #4
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Yea, I agree, Prob not the best idea. Better off either buying a project car and putting money into building a good motor that will take the boost and nos. Stock Nos just makes my stomach turn-over just thinking about it.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:19 AM   #5
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Lol, you'll be fine with a 50shot. Just don't be stupid and spray all the damn time and empty a full bottle in a day, or spray for like a solid minute.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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smallest shot should work, but these cars can't handle that much NOS w/o proper mods.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:50 PM   #7
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this seems a little strange...will you be in an extreme hurry to go snowboarding?
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #8
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this seems a little strange...will you be in an extreme hurry to go snowboarding?
With global warming snow is becoming more sparse...
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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With global warming snow is becoming more sparse...
...............fail
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:18 PM   #10
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...............fail
Fail? You would know about snow, because you live in the south right?
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #11
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Nitrous for a 2.5 RS is fine.

Most believe nitrous is bad.

Some might argue it's safer than a giant turbo, since you're only using it once in a while.

A simple 50 shot is about as big as I would go.

The safest way to start is with a 25 shot.

Wit NOS, you're usually only spraying at WOT (especially with a dry kit).

The "myth" that nitrous is dangerous is based on some fact.

If you are not in gear, or the car is off, but the ignition is on, and you have your nitrous kit turned on, you can mistakenly fill the intake manifold with nitrous. If you have an intake manifold full of nitrous, and start your car, BOOM! You will have a nitrous backfire.

There are easy ways to prevent this.

On my BMW, I had a secondary switch for nitrous. To activate the system, there was a huge, red switch that lit-up. You could see the thing in full sunlight.

I also had a red LED that lit every time the nitrous was spraying.

If you go so far as to install a "progressive" system, you can have the car spray a set amount, which increases with RPM.

With this type of system, I suggest a wet nitrous kit, which adds extra fuel to the nitrous spray to prevent det. These kits cost a bit more, but you can easily spray a 50 or 75 shot without worrying about running out of fuel.

Start with a small, 25 shot. This will allow you to get a feel for how your car reacts to nitrous. The 25 shot may be more than enough to give you that extra grunt you want. If you then decide to go for a 50 or 75 shot, you'll already know how nitrous works, and how to properly use your system without becoming another blown motor.

Nitrous can be a safe and easy way to add HP. It's also pretty cheap.

If you are a dumbass, though, it can make your engine go bye-bye.

The instant reaction most folks have to nitrous is, "Oh, no! You'll put your eye out, kid!"

In reality, if you blow your car up on nitrous, you simply did it wrong.



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Old 02-27-2009, 11:37 PM   #12
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I used to run nitrous on my 1990 wagon. Ended up running almost a 100 shot near the end. Can't remember if I ever blew a piston due to nitrous alone or not.

But it took me from 16.6 to 14.7!
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #13
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my buddy gots a 93 wagon and has run over a 100 shot... as far as i know its running
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #14
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I'd say nothing more than a 50 shot to keep the innternals safe..they said this on Tuner Mag but with good pistons you could do it all day...well not really but more than with stock internals...
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #15
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I've got a 2008 legacy 3.0 spec b (6 cylinder boxer engine 243bhp 6 speed MT)

I've been asking around the forums what i would need to do if i wanted to turbo charge or add nitrous.

I guess i could go with a 25 shot or 50 shot of nitrous on stock internals.

But if money wasn't really an issue.... how far can i go? What would i need to change (internals) in order to turbo charge?
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:45 AM   #16
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I really, really want to take this spare intake manifold I have and tap it for a DP setup... the Zex kit allows you to get down to 12.5 hp per cylinder (50 shot) which is what I'd like to start on. I'm just not sure if it would be a good idea to try out on my car with stock 150k mile old internals...
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:47 AM   #17
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Alot...pistons and rods if you want to run any amount of boost. And also injectors and i'm sure the fuel pump. Also a custom manifold.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:24 PM   #18
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Remember premium gas and octane booster :P
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:08 AM   #19
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How much would a reliable 50 shot kit cost?
And how easy is the installation?

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