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I am planning on purchising the ZEX nitrous kit for my 01 tibby in the next 4 months, just would like some info on nitrous in general from people who really know about it... how dangerous is it rweally on my engine... mind you, i dont plan on u8sing it much, just for fun and shows... mind you, its a dry kit... so will it eventually eat my engine up?? or will i have safe engine use for years to come?? please help... give me some info... thanks!!
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N2O runs fine just as long as you keep the air fuel ratio around the stoicheometric number 14.7:1 or a even better ratio 12.5:1 and not let it get lean. If you happen to hit the arm switch when the engine isn't running and purge nitrous into the manifold or cylinders, pull the plugs and crank the engine. Never hit it at idle. When nitrous goes lean, I have seen piston crowns melted into aluminum slugs, rods bent and intakes blown off. Purging nitrous only comes into play if want to put on a show at a stop light or if your running a really serious nitrous set up. Purging clears the lines and provides a fresh shot of N2O. Another myth running external fuel source, an oem pump can supply enough fuel for a 250hp wet system. The timing issue, usually 1 degree per 100hp, there are some people saying that by retarding the timing your negating the effects of the nitorous by dropping effective cylinder pressure. Nitrous is harmelss if used correctly, and as long as the cylinder pressure is kept with in load factor design limits. Meaning don't exceed the limits of the oem components. Automotive manufactures usually test there components to a 1.2 to 1.5 load factor, where as diesel engine manufatures test there components to 2.0 to 2.5, meaning that would be 2.0 times nominal load. The testing is over a given number of engine cycles.


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Yes, HRD- I'm new to NOS use myself. I have heard the term "nitrous button". Do people actually rig up a button instead of the "arm switch"? I have an '01 Elantra and it's a daily driver. I want to make certain that if I go with the ZEX system, I hook it up right with the correct fp regulator (if necessary) as well. I also want to use it correctly. I like to have fun with this car but I'm not really a street racer, per se. TIA man<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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The arm switch is what actually turns the power on for the system, so that the nitrous and fuel solenoids can be activated by a button, RPM switch or a throttle activated micro switch. You never really want to use nitrous longer than 30 seconds at a time. The ZEX kit is nice, but the system by Nitrous Express has more capability. Nitrous Express has a nice single wet nozzle, that work really good. I've run Nitrous Express for quite a few years on other vehicles and have had great luck, though I've never ran dry nitrous system before. I feel that wet system are a little safer to run.


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Simple translation:

Yes Nitrous is safe if you use it wisely.
Go with a 65 shot on the Tib and you will be fine. You can go a lil bigger if you like but don't push it.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>




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I am running a 50 Shot of NX I have been through at least 13 bottles not a problem just make sure you dont use platinum plugs...I wait till around 3grand on my RPMs before I lay into the Nos its actually really cool because if its an SI (my Favorite victims) thats about when they start pulling on me being an Automatic then when I spray and shoot past them its fun to hear there reaction at the next light or parkinglot. I have heard of going with a 65 shot but have never tried 50 is enough for me...and perge valves are fun like HRD said you can do all kinds of stuff I got mine coming out by the windshield wippers my friend has his to where it shoots out of both sides of his car it looks really cool.


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