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Old 03-06-2014, 08:51 PM   #21
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I dont want to blow my engine!!
200 hp is 200hp, whether it comes from n/a mods, forced induction, or more oxygen through N2O.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:15 PM   #22
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I guess your right, still putting nirtous through my engine scares me hahaha. If it werent my daily driver i'd go for it but for now i think i'm going to stick with boltons a tune.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:40 PM   #23
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How nitrous IS the safest forced induction, period.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:15 PM   #24
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How nitrous IS the safest forced induction, period.
Don't see how that's true. Turbochargers And superchargers are perfectly safe. I can give plenty of examples. Focus st, Shelby gt500, sti, evo, BMW m3, focus rs, all the ecoboost ford motors for that matter. There plenty of custom turbo kits on old svts and zetec motors. I fail to see how nitrous is any safer than those two other options.
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How nitrous IS the safest forced induction, period.
On a wet kit that blends enough extra fuel perhaps. However on a dry kit going beyond what the fuel system can adjust for can run the engine dangerously lean in a heart beat. It's easier to tap into the fuel system of a port injected engine than it is on a direct injection motor.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:42 PM   #26
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Usually nitrous ends up being more dangerous because people don't know how to use it properly, run too much and blow their motor, don't tune properly for it, etc. I'm not saying the method is any more dangerous, just that there's a more common occurrence of error in the application.
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Don't see how that's true. Turbochargers And superchargers are perfectly safe. I can give plenty of examples. Focus st, Shelby gt500, sti, evo, BMW m3, focus rs, all the ecoboost ford motors for that matter. There plenty of custom turbo kits on old svts and zetec motors. I fail to see how nitrous is any safer than those two other options.
Better examples are turbocharged aviation piston engines. Reliability is paramount
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How about supercharged twin turbo two-stroke diesel engines from really big ships? Those must be reliable if they cross the ocean in them whilst moving lots of stuff.
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Better examples are turbocharged aviation piston engines. Reliability is paramount
Of course for turbo assisted prop planes usually the turbocharger is just there to provide for power compensation at altitude as the air becomes thinner the turbocharger helps the plane to get close to the same air mass it would have on the ground at standard temperature and pressure.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:11 AM   #30
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I'd say leave the nitrous for the mud boggers. It's not something I'd want on a DD.
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