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so i know there is a tones of threat about nitrous, but i'm getting serious on buying a kit for my y8

i saw an edelbrock( sorry if spelled wrong) going for about 600 bucks...

now i wanna do a 50 shots but my car is a daily driver
right now i have aem intake headers exhaust done brake and suspension now i want a little more power

basically i dont think i wanna keep that engine,if it blows that would give me a good reason to give to my wife about getting another engine:)
i'm in colorado and my car just.....doesnt go ANYWHERE so i need a little more power

any opinions...bad stories....any comments..... would help

thanks!
 

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y not just boost it for around 400 more? it'll put less stress in your motor
 

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Why I prefere boost over Nitrous. Average cost is about 4 bucks a pound. Using a small 10lb bottle you'r elooking at $40 per refill. You get probably 60 seconds of button time depending on what size jets you are using. Thats being very conservative. Everyone I've known who ran Nitrous would use up a bottle every week to 2 weeks. So, at $80-160 per month its just not worth it. Boost never has to be refilled! Redo your math and ask yourself, is nitrous the right choice for me? :)
 

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Bizzar said:
Why I prefere boost over Nitrous. Average cost is about 4 bucks a pound. Using a small 10lb bottle you'r elooking at $40 per refill. You get probably 60 seconds of button time depending on what size jets you are using. Thats being very conservative. Everyone I've known who ran Nitrous would use up a bottle every week to 2 weeks. So, at $80-160 per month its just not worth it. Boost never has to be refilled! Redo your math and ask yourself, is nitrous the right choice for me? :)
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I agree with bizzar, boost it. Not only will you save money but you'll actually get to use the boost climbing those mountains in colorado.......
 

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In order to keep your engine with basically ANY power adder, you'll need an ECU tune. Nitrous, Supercharging and Turbocharging being the bigger power adders definitely require a tune, otherwise expect to find a new motor.
 

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that exactly what i wanna do...climb those mountain.... so...let say boost... where should i look at? what is a good horsespower for our car? and budget?
 

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Budget for a decent 200hp runner is about $2,000, give or take. Depending on a few factors.
 
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