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Old 06-22-2001, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default is there any laws in canada saying you can't use nitrous oxide on street cars?

same as topic. i was just owndering if there was any laws saying we can't use nitrous oxide on street cars?
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Old 06-23-2001, 12:13 AM   #2
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Let me guess...

you saw The Fast And The Furious

am i right or am i right.

that movie kicked some serious @$$

as for the question, I don't know but the shop I deal with sells it (NOS), but that doesn't mean that it's legal.

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Old 06-23-2001, 12:18 AM   #3
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In alberta, nitrous oxide is not legal on a street driven vehicle. If the cops catch you with it, your car is impounded on the spot.
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Old 06-23-2001, 01:54 AM   #4
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ok bad idea i guess. well actually i didn't see the fast and the furious. hehe. i want to see it really bad. i'll see it next week when i go down to e-town. i was thinking about a venom kit running a 50 shot. i guess really bad idea. i wouldn't want my car impounded or anything. BTW what are the charges against you if you get cought with nitrous on your car?
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Old 06-23-2001, 02:09 AM   #5
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i thought Fast and Furious also rocked!!!!! It totally exceeded my expectations in car/racing scenes! Awesome action! forget the story...

Though, I thought that the use of NOS in EVERY vehicle in the movie was kinda dumb. Every character kept on pushing that little button, and *PSSST* blast off!

go ahead with a nitrous kit. its a fun, cheap mod that gives u most speed for your buck. But be very careful, its dangerous stuff, gotta play safe with it, yada yada yada.
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Old 06-23-2001, 02:29 AM   #6
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if i get nitrous i'm not going to be stupid with it. hehe. alot of people have told me that a wet system would be safer but the venom dry system sounds very safe since it shuts off if the engine runs lean. if using nitrous gets your car impounded and into some serious trouble than i'll think twice, but if its just a ticket and a slap on the wrist than i don't care that much.
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Old 06-23-2001, 03:40 AM   #7
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It depends on which province you're in. The BEST and SAFEST way (read: LEGAL) to find out if nitrous oxide is legal on street driven cars is to go down to your local DMV or police station and ask them nicely. Go straight to the source of the "trouble" to find out, because you'll probably get several different responses from regular people.

DeathB: Actually, not EVERY car in the movie had nitrous. Most notable is the Integra driven by Ja Rule. No nitrous. I think RJ de Vera's car didn't have nitrous either.
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Old 06-23-2001, 05:32 AM   #8
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Think about it guys:

Who was the No.1 sponsor for the movie. NOS!
They dumped more money into that movie than F.P.
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Old 06-23-2001, 09:44 AM   #9
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Guy, with the big crack down on street racing and such in alberta right now, NOS is not a ticket and a slap on the wrist. nitrous is very dangerous to have on a street driven car, especially if it is your intent to leave the bottle full and in the car at all times. That bottle in your trunk is a bomb if you get rear-ended. Nitrous Oxide is an accelerant (meaning it speeds up combustion) which is why it works so great in your motor, but less well than desired when you tank punctures and burns your car to the ground.
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Old 06-23-2001, 10:28 AM   #10
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screw that.

its perfectly fine to have. just dont get caught using it. the cops cant do anything just because you have NOS in your trunk.

technically speaking, any mods on your car are illegal. you think turbos are allowed? nope...
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Old 06-23-2001, 01:27 PM   #11
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keiho thanks for the suggestion but i'm not going to ask the cops in my town anything because i live in a very small town maybe with a population about 2000-3000. if i asked them they would search my trunk every day since i'm one of the only few that have a japanese car

so you mean to say a turbo is illegal to have too?

EDIT: sorry, i can't spell

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Old 06-23-2001, 07:33 PM   #12
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Dude, if you say you're one of the few in your town with an import than what are you worried about? I take it your car is probably already the coolest and fastest?

Why even bother with nitrous? Just save your money and get some bolt-ons, suspension and powerwise.
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Old 01-18-2004, 01:38 AM   #13
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OMG this guy that says its dangerous if you get hit in the tail end with it the explodeing car on f&f NITRUS ISNT FLAMABLE all it dows is make gasoline burn hotter it is one molecule of nitrogen and 2 of oxigen meaning more oxegen more bang
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:18 AM   #14
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If the pressurized tanks are in the trunk and they get punctured from a bad hit, I *think* that would cause an explosion.
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:24 AM   #15
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What i heard from 2 authorities (both local and provincial) that nitrous is legal if the nitrous is not connected to the engine (ie. bottles for show, AND intercooler spray). Meaning it's not illegal to have bottles in the car, but it is if you can use them.
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:18 AM   #16
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ok nitrous: I run it on 3 veichles.

my wrx: 50 shot, nitrous express wet (a must with turbo) (actually this is the new kit and its on order)

my lowered gmc: 150 shot, edlebrock performer rpm, wet cheater plate (hope to run 250 with the new setup)

my jacked up chev: 100 shot, edlebrock performer, wet cheater plate

I ran the lowered gmc the longest on nitrous... i'm pumped a lot of races through that thing.. i purchsed the kit in july 2002 and it dropped the truck a full second in hte 1/4 mile.

in bc.. don't know about alberta. Nitrous is LEGAL. even to be running it and all. now theres certain rules for it.. nitrous carries the same laws as propane and as long as its hooked up its considered part of your fuel system. therefore IF ITS NOT hooked up its ILLEGAL. thats considered trasnpertation of a condendessed gas. also you have pressure releif valves on all bottles so you don't have to worry about it blowing up.. second ITS NON FLAMMABLE! and its a great way to cool your engine when your racing
I used to carry the number of hte veichle inspector with me in the truck. i got a lot of hassle from cops at first but after i won arguments a few times i never had any hassle, please note i was never towed. just know your **** i guess you can say.

don't use nitrous top end.. you'll put to much strain on your engine and will blow.. ideal usuage is your medium gears. top of first or second gear engage and then mid top gear disengage. only use nitrous under wot (wide open throttle). most have sensors with the kits that its controlled via an arming switch which turns on the throttle switch. there for when your armed and it senses full throttle it will engage the nitrous.. also the rule of thumb is retard 2 degrees for every 50 shot.


dry kit: great for n/a fuel injected veichles: injects nitrous only which is jetted as per your preference and has a lil computer that talks to your cars computer telling it to add gas when necessary.
wet kit: great for forced induction: has the jetting built into the lines for both gas and carb and then injected into your engine as a mixture. never have to worry about fuel fluctuation.
cheater kit: under the carb plate (basically a wet kit): a plate that sits between the carb and hte intake manifold that has nitrous jetted in one side and gas jetted in the other side. most simple install ever.

oh and use wisely

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Old 01-18-2004, 12:41 PM   #17
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There is no law that specifically prohibits the use of Nitrous Oxide. But there is a list of fuels approved for use on public roadways. Nitrous is not one of them. There is, however, many laws that any vehicle using an unapproved fuel, will be seized and/or destroyed. You read that correctly. Destroyed. The law is there. I have never seen the latter enforced.

'kid: I'd advise against NOS in your car. I have a handfull of Subaru engines destroyed by it. All by ppl that said they were careful w/ the use. The safest way to use NOS is in a dentists chair for root canals.

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Old 01-18-2004, 01:40 PM   #18
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haha. old post. i started this thread nearly 3 years ago. since then i did put nitrous on my car, sold the kit and went turbo.
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Old 01-18-2004, 05:28 PM   #19
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holy crap that is old!
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Old 01-19-2004, 12:20 PM   #20
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I thought the fact that the person still wanted to see The Fast and the Furious would give away the fact that this was old... at least the original question got answered better this time!
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