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Old 10-22-2004, 07:11 AM   #11
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ahh good stuff..Yeah the nitrous was fun when it worked right. I talked to both Zex and Holley and they both said a dry shot through a supercharger will net an additional 10-15hp. Keep this in mind when deciding how high you want to go. I wouldn't suggest going over 75hp, which is a fair amount anyway.
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If your serious about this, you may want to check out the n20 section over at www.3800tech.com . N20 can be dangerous (as we all know) if its not set up properly with the correct safeguards. I would hate to see you blow that pristine block up.

I think direct port wet shot with an rpm window switch is the safest way to do it. A wet shot before the SC will mess up the teflon coating of the rotors and can cause puddling.
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well the 10 - 15 horsepower doesn't seem to be worth it.
500 bucks for 15 HP'* ...
The wet system sounds even more expensive. Man, what happened to the days where I could just bolt on a plate and squirt 125 horses ?
Oh well, thanks for the info.

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??...I think you misunderstood. I meant you should get an additional 10-15hp OVER the shot. So a 50 shot becomes 60-65hp, a 60 shot becomes 70-75hp and so on. haha
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Your right I did misunderstand ...
now 65 HP'* sounds interesting ... Maybe put me close to 300 HP'* ?
What is the safest amount I can run ? I like the dry kits due to simplicity.
I understand this limits the size. So will a 75 horse dry shot
work safely ?

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Personally I'd keep it at or below 75hp (including the added 10-15hp). Properly setup nitrous is generally safe to use, but get greedy and it'll sting. Also keep your transmission in mind. This isn't a "normal" 75hp as in it gradually gets there. Its a sudden jolt of 75hp, some weaker parts might not like it too much.

The engine should be able to handle more but I've had my worries about using it with our superchargers. They actually pulse, its not a constant flow of air. And is it possible that excessive amounts with gather at one side? Those and other reasons kept me at a 55shot (65-70hp in all) when I used it. 5 or so bottles and no problems.
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yeah 55 sounds like the safe limit to me given your reasoning. I've ran 125 shots on a carbed mustang. This SC stuff is a whole new ballgame.
What type of kit do you use ?

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"did", "did" is a very important word

I used the Zex system. I still have it in the car, but no intention of using for A) A loooong while or B) ever
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You've got me scared now. I'm nervous about the stuff anyway. I've saw intakes
blow off ... valve covers blow off .. and few other cool things with N20.
I'm just looking for the SAFE option. If there is one.
Why the reservations ?

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I've spent a fairly large amount of money on my engine, its barely got 1,500miles on it, and I'm using a pretty small pulley.
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