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Why turbo instead of NOS

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Why would you go turbo? I had a friend that builds muscle cars and he is doing everything to talk me out of going turbo. He suggested NOS to me.
Wont the turbo burn out your engine fast?
I have a 2000 Tib and I want to have some fun.
I only have 28K milage so I have a long way for warranty.
Do you know anyone who has used turbo for any given length of time. Seeing the Tib revs at such a high RPM during everyday crusing speeds. The turbo will be kicking in all the time. I'm also going on the specs for the Alpine Kit.
I think it kicks in at 2500 rpm. Man you do more than that just crusing down the highway. It's like 3500 rpm for Highway crusing speed. You would be pumping all that presure in your engine all the time. Talk about wear and tear on the engine.
I'm not planning on racing 'Well".
I want the car for an everyday driving car without beating the **** out of it. But I want to have the power for when I feel froggy<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>
Please give some feedback.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/eek.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

<hr noshade width=60% size=1 align=left>I am an owner of a Y2K Tiburon. As of now 01/04/02 my car is stock. As I learn I will be making mods.
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Generally speaking, nitrous is a better bang for the buck than a turbocharger or supercharger setup -- UP TO a certain point. Let's be honest: if you want an additional 55 horsepower on your stock Tiburon or Elantra, the easiest, fastest and cheapest way is a nitrous kit. $550 or so, about an hour of install, some rudimentary tuning and you're done.

BUT, I did mention "some point". That point is crossed when your nitrous setup becomes progressively more expensive due to limitations either in the engine, fuel system or nitrous delivery.

Let's use the crazy Puerto Ricans for an example. There have been multiple stories of guys in PR running a 125 and 150 shot on stock 2.0L blocks. Is it possible? Sure it is, although I'm not exactly sure of the life expectancy. But at what cost? You know it's got to be a direct-port setup, which is expensive. They're also running progressive controllers, which are more expensive. A secondary fuel system for the nitrous fuel nozzles, which is more money (2nd pump, pressure regulator, fuel lines, blah blah).

Eventually it becomes a very expensive balancing act. Yeah you got another 125-150 flywheel horsepower, but at what cost? I *bet* you could do that with a turbo too, even on the stock block, but how long will either one last?

After a certain point, the nitrous gets too expensive... Especially considering all the bottle refills<img src=/images/forums/snitz/tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

Turbo is much easier for me, thanks. Although I'm not precluding the use of nitrous later in life...

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