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DIY Nitrous Kits

Discussion in 'Technical forum' started by stamford, 13 February 2017.

  1. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    From:
    Hampshire
    Car:
    MG ZS200
    Just chucking this out there to see if anyone has installed their own nitrous kit and whether this is worth doing rather than getting a specialist to fit it? I have hankered for one ever since a friend and myself had a blast around Brands Hatch. He had nitrous but I didn't but I was quicker over the lap as he didn't do corners very well! I'm only looking for a 50 shot for a bit of fun when on track days. I'm off to Daytona next week and noticed the kits over there are a lot cheaper. Only worry is getting that lot back in my luggage, looks a little iffy when scanned, wires and stuff!
     
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  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
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    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    They are quite easy to fit and install yourself. Just a few wires to a switch, fuel/nitrous lines and injectors which can go into the intake pipe before the manifold. More complex systems have heated bottles or direct injection setups but if you keep it simple you'll be fine.

    Can you post it back through the mail? Surely you can get a bottle here and just get the wiring/injectors and other parts out there, it will look less suspicious.
     
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  3. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    I brought a complete nitrous kit back from the States a few years ago. I had to prove that the bottle was empty but apart from that no issues. I would put the iffy stuff in your hand luggage so it can be easily inspected without your main luggage being sifted through out of your sight. I bought back the main body of a Holley 750cfm carb in my hand luggage last year which caused some interest but quickly sorted :)

    Which system are you considering, wet or dry?

    A 50bhp shot shouldn't need a controller, unless you want to ramp the nitrous in so as to reduce shock loadings to the transmission. If so, get one out there as they are cheaper :)
     
  4. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    I was looking at a wet kit, what would you recommend?
     
  5. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Hmmmm. Gosh..how long is your piece of string? :) They both work. I used a wet kit but I don't know enough to advise. Have a chat with Wizard Of Nos. 01322 834343
     
  6. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    I'll be popping into Titan Motorsports whilst in Florida and speak to them about it.
     
  7. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    That's also a good idea :)
     
  8. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    Well, wish I visited Titan Motorsports at the beginning of the holiday, what nice people! I spoke to Kevin Foy there, spent near on 2 hours chatting, he showed me around their workshops and cars being worked on. They do have some superb cars there! Should take a look on their website, Supras, Skylines etc, 1700bhp one is looking to run, the 'modest' ones were circa 1300bhp. So a wet system will do the trick, they didn't have any as they seem to be losing their appeal due to new fuels being used and mapped to suit. They can ship one over and is still alot cheaper than the UK versions.
     
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