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Old 06-09-02, 22:35   #1
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On the Bottle - Mildly VS related

Hey guys,

I'm toying with the idea of bottle feeding my VS. OZRACE do wet NOS systems for like $1200 with everything except install, which i can get done for nothing from a pro.

The can run to 75 shot of NOS into stock internals and claim that there's no engine damage, my question is, Is it worth it??
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Old 06-09-02, 23:32   #2
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If your engine is in good nick, well yeah! Sorta i guess. Its definately the most power gain you'll get, but there are a few things to think of first.

For that intial $1200 or whatever, you will use the bottle, then need to refill it. How many times are you willing to fill the bottle? If your only racing every couple of months, then $1200 could be spent elsewhere and used more often.

You must get it tuned, that will cost money and nitrous before you even race, if you don't you could blow your engine.

Watch out for cops, although i guess your car doesn't look like a defect magnet.

Other than that, you will go farkin fast!
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Old 07-09-02, 11:17   #3
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Fitting and Dyno testing i can get done through a brother of the boss at work, so thats not really an issue.

The engine is in pretty good nick internally and has never skipped a beat.

As for the re-fills, BOC give 10% off to OZRACE customers, but i think Nitrous Oxide is still REALLY expensive.

I'd probably be racing every fortnight in the car, so it would get used. And unfortunatly, its illegal to carry a NOS bottle in the car with you. So i'd have to keep it strictly for Race use only.

Would i be better spending say an extra $3000 and getting something like a Blower which doesn't require any on-going costs?
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Old 07-09-02, 14:50   #4
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Well i guess its totally up to you. I like the blower idea, That way you can always get your value out of it, everytime you drive your car.
Although if you want to sell the car, then you could just pull the nitrous kit off and sell it seperately. Nos would be ideal for drag racing however.
And what if Taiwanese gangsters pull out their uzis and shoot up your car!
You'd be in a whole world of trouble then! :P
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Old 07-09-02, 17:56   #5
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I guess ya have a point...

I do like the idea of NOS but then when you think about it, i could only use it on the track.

A blower is probably the go
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Old 07-09-02, 18:23   #6
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i thought it was only illegal for you to have an armed NOS system setup (in NSW anyways). ie, u can buy 'quick' disarming kits. Even if u get NOS setup, u would want it stelthy installed so coppers would have no idea to complain even if it was disarmed.. do some searches on google for more info..

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Old 07-09-02, 20:05   #7
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I think i've read the rule is that you arn't allowed to have the bottle connected on the street...
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Old 08-09-02, 00:39   #8
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Yeah in NSW you can have the system in the car, and the bottle in there but the system must be disarmed by an A-1 rated thing....

In QLD, you aren't allowed to carry a bottle of Nitrous Oxide in a vehicle that isn't registered as a dangerous chemicals transporter.

The system can be connected, and obviously disconnected.


For the sake of keeping things slightly legal, i'm gonna put the pennies away for a Vortech
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Old 08-09-02, 15:04   #9
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would a turbo be cheaper, ive seen eh prices of these supers and they get pricey.. Or arnt there turbo's made fro VS's ?

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Yeah the blower is quite a good idea. Turbos need manifolds and you'd have to get a custom one made up which would cost many $.
Now all you have to do is worry about how many tyres you're gonna go through in a year :twisted:
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Old 08-09-02, 23:09   #11
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I thought about a turbo, but as Lobe said, its not really an option on a VS.

I've looked at the Vortech blowers on the net and thats the way i want to go, so all the pennies are goin away for that.

And as for tyres... i don't even wanna think about that just yet.
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