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Nitrous Dreaming.

Spent a while today doing some nitrous dreaming (Holding off on the wet dream joke ). It doesn't seem like it gets much favor on the forums though. The only question I never really see answered is that is there anyway that a n2o system can be street ready? As in, leave it in n2o tune, and it's available anytime I floor it (rare)? Or does it have to be tuned in and out for each use as in straight up drag only? If I had to pass or something it'd be nice to have the power on hand, but is that why FI is more feasible?

The install, size, and such seems straightforward and I've done a good bit of research on those.

I know to most of you this is probably asinine, I'm just trying to understand it a little more. It's not like I'd be doing this anytime soon. I'm just trying to learn a little.


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you mean n2o? nitrous is dangerous for your engine unless tuned right. in my opinion, a properly boosted car would be much more reliable than a shot of nitrous even with a tune for it. yes it may cost more, but it's more reliable IMO. again, pick 3: fast, cheap, reliable. the way i see it is that nitrous will make you fast, cheaply. where as boosting your car properly will be fast and reliable. or you can stay where you are, cheap and reliable

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Don't be scared about asking questions, no matter how silly you think they may be. These are all things we'd like (and in some cases, need) to know. After all, there's no such thing as a stupid question.

As for me, I voted cheap and reliable (N/A baby)

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you mean n2o? nitrous is dangerous for your engine unless tuned right. in my opinion, a properly boosted car would be much more reliable than a shot of nitrous even with a tune for it. yes it may cost more, but it's more reliable IMO. again, pick 3: fast, cheap, reliable. the way i see it is that nitrous will make you fast, cheaply. where as boosting your car properly will be fast and reliable. or you can stay where you are, cheap and reliable
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and I agree, but fast all the time vs fast when its needed. So I always thought about it in sort of a gray area if done RIGHT. Not saying I'd put in a $500 spray kit and pray, but a solid kit with a WOT switch. That way I'm not s/c'ing and running boost (gas) at even low rpms or T/C where I spend $3000 and get the same 50 or so hp as my internals wouldn't be built up. idk. Thanks for the input though!

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Your motor is less likely to pop with a supercharger than it is with a shot of nitrous

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after the thousands of youtube videos I've seen with people engines exploding after a shot of go juice I decided it wasn't something I was gonna do to my cobalt lol.


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