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Old April 3rd, 2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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nitrous Questions for those with Experience

Seriously considering Nitrous but have a few questions for those that have experience:

Consider my goal: Add as much power in the safest manner. I don't wish to add gobs of potential if the risks are too high. Perhaps 55-75hp jets.

1. Wet or Dry and why?
2. Zex, NOS, others....which brands are best?
3. Are there other things such as fuel pumps/boosters needed...plugs changed out??

Thanks in advance for helping with all my questions. I'll be working with my local shop that has some experience to do the installation, but appreciate insight from folks here too.
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Old April 4th, 2004, 01:19 PM   #2
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I don't recommend getting a nitrous system for a new car because it's kind of stupid. But if you do... go with ZEX. You should probably e-mail their corporate headquarters and they'll be more obligated to answer your questions.
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Old April 4th, 2004, 07:10 PM   #3
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can you clarify a bit more on the reason why not? Nitrous when done correctly is fine. those that have issues typically don't have a good ignition system, proper plugs with correct gaps, or a properly sized fuel pump / booster.

other than that, nitrous is just simply feeding the engine more oxygen. I'm leaning towards a dry system as they are easier to install and remove should warranty work be needed and overall, they are safer than wet systems failsafe wise.

I do have an email into Zex, but opinions from users here are important to me.

thanks for the insight.

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I don't recommend getting a nitrous system for a new car because it's kind of stupid. But if you do... go with ZEX. You should probably e-mail their corporate headquarters and they'll be more obligated to answer your questions.
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you cant use Zex on a 7g
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Old April 5th, 2004, 02:49 AM   #5
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Look, it will void the warranty and they will know if you have used it "dry or not". Even if you have proper everything, and I don't know what kind of driver you are, but you yourself can harm the engine using nitrous very easily. Take more then just technical precautions... especially if it's brand new.
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yes. nitrous, whether dry or wet, leaves yellow deposits in your engine. so when they take your engine apart to find out why you blew out a seal, you will be SOL.

oh, and wet is always safer than dry. there have been numerous discussions on why. search.
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It would be really really hard to screw up your engine if installed correctly. Yes it's true that if your engine blew they'd tear it apart. But even if your tranny went and you took off the kit beforehand they won't check the engine. They got too many things to do anyways. If you're really worried about warranty then just hold off for a while and buy some bolt ons.
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With the fuel system on the 7th gen, I beleive you can only use a wet kit, I believe the new Zex wet kit will work. Nitous Express and NOS offer good wet kits also. I do know the Zex dry cannot work on the 7th gen. I had a kit on my civic and when I bought my Accord Zex steered me to their wet kit . I have not bought it yet, but I think you should be more than safe in the 55-755shot range. If you have an auto, do not spray from a dead stop as the torque off the line will shorter the life of your tranny. Anything over 3000rpm should be fine.
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Thanks for the feedback. I will stay at the 75hp shot for sure. That's more than enough. I also don't plan on using it from the initial launch. Most likely as I pull upwards into 2nd or on the highway.

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With the fuel system on the 7th gen, I beleive you can only use a wet kit, I believe the new Zex wet kit will work. Nitous Express and NOS offer good wet kits also. I do know the Zex dry cannot work on the 7th gen. I had a kit on my civic and when I bought my Accord Zex steered me to their wet kit . I have not bought it yet, but I think you should be more than safe in the 55-755shot range. If you have an auto, do not spray from a dead stop as the torque off the line will shorter the life of your tranny. Anything over 3000rpm should be fine.
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Told you to go with Zex..
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