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Old 11-24-2009, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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nitrous for dummies

course, that's me. been doing alot of reading on here and things are very conflicting on what you can do and not do with nitrous. here's my scenario: my truck is an 06 mega with the following done; intake, exhaust, hts tranny, airdog 150, smarty with TNT, and a boost fooler. not much done to it at all. in the spring i hope to upgrade turbo, cp3, then injectors. truck currently has 100k miles on it. i love to run it down the track and have learned the old pay to play thing, see new tranny. anyways, i currently have a best of 13.58 at 99mph at 5200ft. elevation. i wanna see what a "little" shot of nitrous will do. we're talking 100 shot or less. my concern is 3 fold. excessive internal heat=melted pistons from too much timing, head gasket failure, and stock turbo overspool. any of you guys with similar set-ups or real world nitrous experience i would sure appreciate the input. the kit i am specifically looking at is the zex #82028. ZEX DIESEL NITROUS SYSTEM NOS NX 35-200 HP #82028:eBay Motors (item 140360527929 end time Dec-16-09 18:46:26 PST)

would this be safe for me to run just down the track until i get the other stuff done? thanks in advance.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ran 100 shot with stock turbo with BD stacked over DrP.and no problems should get you in the 12's.
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You will be perfectly fine with a 100 shot. The kit that you posted will get you there with no problems. Do yourself a favor and call a few different companies that are manufacturing Nitrous kits for Diesels and talk with them until you are comfortable. I believe Nitrous Express has a good FAQ section on their website where you could learn something.

Running nitrous is not hard to do, and I would be absolutely amazed if you somehow hurt your engine with a 100 shot or less. Absolutely amazed! I have never ran that small of a shot before. 150 is the lowest for me personally, but I have never ran it on a diesel. I spray my race car all the time, but the diesel is my DD and puller.
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I think most of the Nitrous Oxide kits for diesels are going to be as "safe" as you allow them to be.
My personal opinion though would be don't buy your FIRST kit off e-bay. It could be worth alot more in time, effort and broken parts if you buy it from someone reputable that has experience, so if you have problems, questions, or concerns you can get ahold of them before you hurt yourself or your truck.
However it is your truck and your money, So you can take that advice for how much you had to spend to get it.
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thanks for the advice so far guys
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i would not run any NOS in my truck ever...but thats just me.....
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i would not run any NOS in my truck ever...but thats just me.....
Right, that is why he is looking at Nitrous Express for the kits. Not NOS. I believe NOS is a company and not a product. Sorry. I just hate it when people call it NOS. The correct terminology is Nitrous Oxide
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Right, that is why he is looking at Nitrous Express for the kits. Not NOS. I believe NOS is a company and not a product. Sorry. I just hate it when people call it NOS. The correct terminology is Nitrous Oxide
what ever its called i just dont like the stuff an to me it is cheating. if you want power then spend the money an do it right. just IMO though. lots of guys run it an have good success its just not for me.
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what ever its called i just dont like the stuff an to me it is cheating. if you want power then spend the money an do it right. just IMO though. lots of guys run it an have good success its just not for me.
O.K. bud. thanks for the honest opinion on it. just thought you might have known something about it having some adverse affects or something.
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Just to give you a insight on Nitrous. Bigger is not always better. In some cases a smaller shot nets you more power. And why use nitrous when your fuel is already burned all the way? If your clearing your smoke up, there is no reason to use nitrous.

Also, if you run too much. The rig shuts off at times and when you start it, it will backfire and scare the living $hit out of you.
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Go for it! Its only "Cheating" if you didn't come prepared!
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