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Old 10-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #21
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dragracing is cool and all dont get me wrong! it just doesn't last long enough! now if it was longer and they threw a couple lil S turns in there, then it would get exciting! hahaha
They have that too. Its called road racing
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They have that too. Its called road racing
haha road racing is a crazy track that basically a circle, round and round you go! and the start line is the finish line.

i cant remember which need for speed it was buts pretty much there was a start and a finish line, with a couple of turns! the coarse would be bout a mile long! here the start and finish are totally different lines!
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That's called mountain driving lol
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That's called mountain driving lol
erg! somtimes explaining things on a forum is so hard! haha
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:26 PM   #25
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That is the problem, you have to wait for spool up. Mean while, the other guy with much less power is at the 300' mark whoopin ***.
No, you don't have to wait. With launch control you can build as much boost as you want while standing still. When it's time to go, you let out the clutch and you go. And then, when you're shifting at redline, you are always in boost even with a big turbo.
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No, you don't have to wait. With launch control you can build as much boost as you want while standing still. When it's time to go, you let out the clutch and you go. And then, when you're shifting at redline, you are always in boost even with a big turbo.
I am not familiar with launch control or how it works. I will take your word for it.

I am aware that turbos are becoming the norm in drag racing, and it is pretty hard to be competitive unless you are huffing a turbo anymore. However, I have seen a lot of timeslips, and rode in cars with both power adder types. Nitrous cars 60' better, period. It is what makes them so much fun at the drag strip.

I know this is not miatanitrous.net, and I was hoping this would not be a nitrous versus turbo discussion. I simply want to know if there is anyone else out there on this forum, how fast they have gone, and what type of system they are running.

Am I the only one?
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:09 PM   #27
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im pretty sure there are some people that are out there and on here who like the bottle!
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...that oxide!
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...that button...
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...tha BOOST!
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...hall ***!
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...**** el buff!
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... road racing and ****!
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...whoopin ***.
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Is it really that horrible?
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Is it really that horrible?
I think you need to burn your copy of The Fast and the Furious, yes.
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i wanted to say that earlier but didnt want to hurt anybodys feelings!
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i used to run a 100 shot direct port on my 99
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:23 PM   #34
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I think you need to burn your copy of The Fast and the Furious, yes.
Ouch!
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Nitrous cars 60' better, period.
Really, please do share your infinite wisdom with us.
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Thats good stuff.

I've never been a fan of the bottle. It might be fine for a drag car, but thats about the only use I see for it. Even then I would probably only use it to spool a turbo. Nitrous just sucks because its power you can only use when you press a button or when you hit a certain throttle %, and even then you can only use it for maybe 30 seconds total per refill, depending on bottle size of course. Too much trouble and not enough driving/usage ratio. Turbo is there all the time, ready for use whenever you want it, for more than 100,000 miles in most cases. Of course have some wrenches to tighten loosened nuts.
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thats good stuff.

I've never been a fan of the bottle. It might be fine for a drag car, but thats about the only use i see for it. Even then i would probably only use it to spool a turbo. Nitrous just sucks because its power you can only use when you press a button or when you hit a certain throttle %, and even then you can only use it for maybe 30 seconds total per refill, depending on bottle size of course. Too much trouble and not enough driving/usage ratio. Turbo is there all the time, ready for use whenever you want it, for more than 100,000 miles in most cases. Of course have some wrenches to tighten loosened nuts.
amen!
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I run nitrous and boost. Hell my system is boost actuated when armed realy i like nitrous but the way i drive i would go through 3-4 tanks a week just going to work. At 70 bucks or more a tank i just cant afford to run the **** as my only power adder. So i have it on baord cause my snail cant realy blow much more air and the N20 gives me the lil extra.
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I ran a 50 shot on top of my FM II back in '96 or so. It was fun and great for the instant spool. I was greedy and ran 16 psi and had a crappy tune with the link. Left part of a rod and 5 qts of oil in the left lane of Capitol Raceway on my first pass. I knew the motor would go eventually, but not on my first pass. I had 145K miles on the motor so it was no big deal, except for getting the car towed home. :(

16 psi + a 50 shot at 6500 rpm with knock = cylinder pressure through the roof and rod through the block.

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Really, please do share your infinite wisdom with us.
Here are some of my best timeslips, when I had nitrous. I would like to see a turbo car with similar horsepower and trap speed have a 60' time as good as that.

The car had JR 4-2-1 header, JR N/A exhaust, centerforce clutch, aluminum flywheel, Mickey Thomson 20"x8"x14" on stock wheels, and a NOS dry kit, jetted with somewhere between 75-100hp. I can not recall exactly. The internals were bone stock.

Total costs for upgrades were less than $2800.00

I am not knocking turbos, definetly awesome. I want one. However, nitrous is not all bad.
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