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Old 12-14-2005, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question will it blow up?

hey everyone, my brother has a 95 325i, he wants to put a nitrouse system in (ZEX if it makes a difference) so far hes put in a power flow intake, iridium spark plugs, and bavauto.com high performance ignition coils, he wanted me to ask you guys if he can put nitrous in it just like that, or would he have to upgrade anything on it like the exhaust or something? thanks alot!
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My advice is if you have to ask this question then you/he does not need to be using nitrous. However, the simple answer is if the amount he wants to use is enough to make a difference then yes it will blow up. A small shot would most likely be ok if he knows how/when to use it. But it does not sound like that is the case, so yes it will still eventually blow up.

Go watch "The Fast and the Furious". Then learn the one thing there is to learn from that movie: you will blow up your engine if you improperly use nitrous.
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OK nitrous isnt THAT bad. Of course if you're putting in a 150 shot on a stock motor you probably arent going to be driivng tomorrow. Nitrous almsot defitnely decreases an engine's life, but what doesnt?

I think people watch the fast and the furious too much and think nitrus is the most hazardous mod.
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I agree but if you do not know how to use it, and I am most certainly not claiming to completely know how, then you can do severe damage to the car.

I was in my friend/mechanics shop when he just got finished putting in a "new" engine, under 35k miles into a 89 Supra Turbo. I went back to his shop the next week and guess what I saw. The same 89 Supra Turbo. That weekend he went to the drag strip. He needed some moderate engine work from a 75hp shot of nitrous gone wrong. In 4 days the guy (kid) had managed to install a nitrous system. Amazingly the guy had installed it correctly and not in his gas tank. (yall remember that one?)

I do not want anyone to put one on their car without understanding how to use it, unless they understand the risk. That is unless of course they are blessed with cash that they could light on fire and not miss. In which case they can learn by trial and error.
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Listen the THE KID. In other words DO YOUR HOMEWORK or in this case TELL YOUR FRIEND TO DO HIS HOMEWORK.

and BTW, why not use the BMW to pull panties rather than Horsepower?

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Old 12-14-2005, 09:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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alrighty then...i see everyone here is against nitrous...i wasnt to supportive of the idea...but my brother was a little skeptical too, but still he insisted i ask you guys...and theKid...no need for sarscasm... you/he...i happily drive my 318i, may not be the fastest...but does turn some heads and i for one love my car...but still thanks everyone for your input

also, im curious now...what is the proper way to use NOS?
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Sarcasm almost has to be used to get the point across. The fast and the furious is the only way I know of, since I do not have any vids of a car getting messed up from nitrous, to kinda show what can happen.

Is this sarcasm free enough? Nitrous is something that should only be used by experianced drivers with well built cars. It should be the icing on the cake, not the cake itself.
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Read that. And if your car is all icing and no cake, what you've got... IS A RICER!
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Read that. And if your car is all icing and no cake, what you've got... IS A RICER!
Although im not being helpful here, where do u come up with all these phrases
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hey take no notice of most of these comments yeh o.k you need to know when to use it and how long for but i know someone with a 318i which has a NOS system but not on a stock engine. he spent arount 2500 on engine then NOS cost around 400 but what a rush when you hit the button. i would suggest the usual mods first then think of NOS but not on a stock engine because then it will blow. i for 1 am doing my engine at the moment and have spent 2000 and am about to fit a NOS system.
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hey everyone, my brother has a 95 325i, he wants to put a nitrouse system in (ZEX if it makes a difference) so far hes put in a power flow intake, iridium spark plugs, and bavauto.com high performance ignition coils, he wanted me to ask you guys if he can put nitrous in it just like that, or would he have to upgrade anything on it like the exhaust or something? thanks alot!

Depends. How many miles on the engine? What is the condition of the engine? How much power are you planning to use? The systems come with different jets, usually from about 30 hp on up. The higher the hp, the more nitrous you spray. The more nitrous you spray, the more fuel you have to add. Is it a "dry" or "wet" system? The short answer is, if you don't put TOO MUCH hp in it, it will probably live. But you won't know for sure until you arm the switch and start spraying. Best thing would be to ask people who use these systems regularly. Like a "HONDA" forum, for example. I know it's scary, but jump in and ask.
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Depends. How many miles on the engine? What is the condition of the engine? How much power are you planning to use? The systems come with different jets, usually from about 30 hp on up. The higher the hp, the more nitrous you spray. The more nitrous you spray, the more fuel you have to add. Is it a "dry" or "wet" system? The short answer is, if you don't put TOO MUCH hp in it, it will probably live. But you won't know for sure until you arm the switch and start spraying. Best thing would be to ask people who use these systems regularly. Like a "HONDA" forum, for example. I know it's scary, but jump in and ask.

i think it has around 105,000, engine seems to be in pretty good condition, as for how much power, he told me he wants this dry zex kit form bavauto with 55hp increase, but yea, makes sense to ask around a...ho...ho..damn it cant say it...HONDA!...forum
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If it's been regularly maintained, 105,000 is nothing on these engines. BMW's seem to have pretty stout bottom ends in stock form. Bavauto is a reputable and knowledeable BMW aftermarket supplier. 55 hp is about midrange and probably would not hurt. I would still ask around , including an email to Bavauto. Good luck.
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