Nitrous Oxide is both a gas and a liquid. When compressed in a bottle it is a liquid and when injected into your air intake system it becomes a gas that causes a reduction in the air/fuel temperature, increasing the air density and the amount of fuel that can be burned, which results in more power.
No. Like any performance upgrade proper installation and tuning is crucial. If an installation is done correctly and the proper adjustments are made to the vehicle you will not sacrifice durability or reliability.
Nitrous is the most economically efficient power-adder available. For a fraction the cost of a turbo or supercharger system you can produce a relatively unlimited amount of horsepower.
Yes, boosted applications love nitrous and Nitrous Outlet has a wide variety of systems and accessories specialized for boosted vehicles.
"Shot" is slang for the amount of horsepower a system's jetting is producing. A 100 shot produces roughly 100 horsepower to the wheels.
"Jetting" refers to the jet that dictates the amount of fuel and/or nitrous that is injected by a system. Jets are measured by orifice size, the bigger the orifice the more fuel and/or nitrous it can flow.
A "wet" nitrous system injects fuel as well as nitrous whereas, a dry system injects only nitrous. Neither system is better or faster than the other. In most cases we recommend a wet system because tuning is generally easier tuning a dry system.
No, nitrous Oxide is not flammable. However, the oxygen present in nitrous oxide supports the combustion of fuel allowing it to take place more rapidly.
No, the only difference between medical grade and automotive grade nitrous oxide is that the automotive grade has a minimal amount of sulfur dioxide added in order to deter substance abuse. Sulfur dioxide does not affect performance.
Yes, because nitrous oxide allows for more fuel combustion.
The majority of stock fuel pumps will sufficiently handle smaller nitrous applications. You should verify that your fuel pump can pump enough fuel to your stock fuel system (fuel injected, or carbureted), as well as being able to handle the additional fuel demanded by the nitrous and under full throttle conditions. Instead of upgrading a vehicles fuel system it is often cheaper and more efficient to use a dedicated fuel system for your nitrous system Nitrous Outlet provides state of the art custom dedicated fuel systems for most vehicles.
A dedicated fuel system is a fuel system that is separate from the main fuel system that feeds your motor and provides fuel for your nitrous system. A dedicated fuel system usually holds anywhere from 1/2 a gallon to 3 gallons of fuel and is mounted in the trunk or engine bay of a vehicle. In addition the dedicated fuel cell has its own fuel pump in regulator separate from the main fuel system.
Nitrous purge kits are used to clear the nitrous feed lines of unwanted air and vapor in order to get immediate and consistent power from your nitrous system. Purge kits are also used to evacuate pressure from the nitrous bottle. A purge kit is not 100% necessary, but it is one of the first system accessories we recommend.
Nitrous refills can range from $3.50 - $15.00 per pound depending on your location. Generally, nitrous refills are about $5.00 per pound.
Many performance shops, specialty gas supplies, race tracks, and welding supply stores fill nitrous bottles.
Yes, no other system in the world provides the amount of horsepower per dollar.
The most accurate way to find out, is to weight the bottle and see how many pounds are left. For example a 10 pound bottle weighs 14.5 empty and 24.5 pounds when it is full, so if your bottle weighs 19.5 pounds your bottle is half full.
The majority of late model vehicles have ignition systems that are well suited for nitrous applications. In higher HP applications it is recommended to look into a higher quality ignition system.
Nitrous systems are not for everyone, some people prefer other methods of gaining power or use their vehicle for other driving styles.
Depends on endless amounts of variables, but most customers will typically see a 1 - 2 second improvement in quarter-mile times sometimes more sometimes less depending of the size of the shot.