Nitrous: Shutting down the haters
So, I've always been a big nitrous fan. Instant power when you want it, no extra engine wear when you don't. That massive torque hit that makes me get an erection every time.
I've run nitrous for years, on 3 different vehicles. As most of you know, I'm currently building a 351w swapped new edge. This will be a nitrous car as well. Granted, this one will have 600 or so HP on motor, so even without spray, she will be a monster.
In the words of 69fastback.... Nitrous is king, bitches!!!
Yet, nitrous still gets so much hate. So, I decided to shut down some of the arguments made against it.
First off, here are some of the major pros of using nitrous:
(A)Unlike other power adders, there is relatively little added wear. Yes, there is a drastic power increases, but this is only for seconds at a time.
(B)It is easy to install.
(C)It is relatively cheap to start.
(D)Added power on demand.
There are more benefits, but these are the most obvious few.
Now for the arguments people make:
Nitrous is cheating.
How? The name of the game is to cross the line faster. You do that by modifying and adding power. Do you consider boost cheating? If not, shut the fuck up. Nitrous was considered cheating back when people hid nitrous systems in their cars to gain an advatage in races where it was not allowed such as stock car racing. In any other race, it is only considered cheating by the people who lose to a nitrous car and get butthurt. In drag racing, you're either a cheater or a loser. Apparently.
Nitrous is for cheap fucks.
Yeah, it's cheap...When you get a basic kit and only spray a little bit. Add in safeties, and forged internals, etc for larger shots...It's not so cheap. You can easily spend $1,500-$2,000 on a safe nitrous set up. Hmmm, seems to be the same price as a used supercharger or turbo setup.
Nitrous will blow your motor.
Nitrous doesn't blow motors. Dumbass drivers blow motors. Spray too much for your engine to handle, boom. Spray at the wrong times causing pooling, boom. Igonre timing and fuel octane when spraying large shots...boom. Ride the rev limiter...boom. Lean out...boom. Etc. Nitrous is 100% safe when used correctly on a healthy motor.
Any half-assed idiot can install and use nitrous. Real racers don't.
See above^ You need to know what you're doing with nitrous.
You couldn't win shit without that baby bottle.
Say that to the guys with built motors who could drag your ass around anyway, and only have spray just in case, because as we all know, there's always someone faster.
These are just some examples, but I think I've made my point and got the ball rolling. Feel free to post your opinions and reasoning.
CONVERTIBLE CREW #28
2007 GT Vert
2002 GT Vert(351W swap COMPLETED)
If I were to make a movie on your life, one scene for sure would be you plowing some chick and then all of a sudden, you with your dick on fire. Legit fire.