Sport Compact Nitrous Injection

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Sport compact vehicles - Hondas, Acuras, Nissans, and even the Ford Focus - and the alteration of these vehicles is the fastest growing automotive performance market in the country. Nitrous oxide injection is the perferred performance enhancement for street driven vehicles and is on of the easiest, least expensive, and fastest way to substantially increase engine horsepower while maintaining everyday drivability. Used incorrectly, ...

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Overview

The photos in this edition are black and white.

Sport compact vehicles - Hondas, Acuras, Nissans, and even the Ford Focus - and the alteration of these vehicles is the fastest growing automotive performance market in the country. Nitrous oxide injection is the perferred performance enhancement for street driven vehicles and is on of the easiest, least expensive, and fastest way to substantially increase engine horsepower while maintaining everyday drivability. Used incorrectly, nitrouse oxide can destroy an engine. This title shows the reader how to produce safe, nitrous enhanced power from high-revving, small desplacement, 4-cylinder engines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613251126
  • Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/21/2001
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface And Acknowledgements 5
Introduction: What is Nitrous Oxide? 7
Chapter 1 Pushing The Limits 13
How Much Power Can Your engine Take? 13
Two Limits: Fuel and Mechanical 13
Dry System Power Limits 14
Chapter 2 Nitrous Systems for Every Need 17
A Basic Nitrous System 17
System Buyers Guide 19
Chapter 3 The Fuel System 23
Designing a Fuel System 24
Understanding Fuel Delivery 27
Tips for Tweaking and Tuning Your Fuel System 28
Fuel Injector Tuning Factors 29
Chapter 4 The Nitrous Circuit 37
Nitrous Bottles 38
Bottle Valves 39
Hoses 40
Filters 40
Solenoids 41
Injecting Nitrous 41
Chapter 5 Activating and Controlling Nitrous 45
Nitrous Activation Components and Systems 45
Variable Delivery Control Schemes 48
Chapter 6 Become an Expert Nitrous Tuner 51
Flat Flow Rate of Nitrous Systems vs. Engine Air Flow Rates 52
Spark Plugs and Nitrous Oxide: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why 53
Nitrous-to-Fuel Ratios 54
Modeling a Nitrous System 54
Fuel/Nitrous/Air Flow at Peak Torque 55
Mass Flow Comparison of Nitrous to Naturally Aspirated 55
Fuel/Nitrous/Air Flow at Peak Power 56
Observations and Interpretations 56
Exhaust Notes 56
More Nitrous Tuning Tips 57
Tuning How the Nitrous Hits 62
Chapter 7 Operating Nitrous Oxide Systems 63
System Checks 64
Transfer Pump Instructions 65
Chapter 8 Installation Tech Guide 69
Installing the Bottle 69
Installing Hard Lines and Nozzles 71
Zex Nitrous System Activation / Control 75
Chapter 9 Nitrous Engine Building Tech 77
Crankshafts 78
Connecting Rods 78
Properly Torque Rod Bolts 79
Pistons & Rings 79
Improving Air Flow 80
Nitrous Engine Component Buyer's Guide 82
Chapter 10 How to Wire It 89
Designing a Wiring System 89
Matching Power Cable Gauge To Power Demand 90
Routing Power Cables 91
Reliable Electrical System Connections 91
Chapter 11 Engine Tuning Reference 93
Controlling Max Cylinder Pressure Timing 94
Tune Your Engine Without Nitrous First 96
How Air Density Affects Air/Fuel Ratio and Power 96
Baseline Your Fuel Curve 98
Fuel Fundamentals 99
Cold Start Conditions 102
Energy Density and A/F Ratio 103
Using Alcohol Fuels 103
High Performance Fuel Buyer's Guide 104
Chapter 12 Nitrous Tuning Reference 109
Using Ratio & Flow Equivalent Tables 109
Troubleshooting Detonation 112
Baseline Tuning Data for Various NOS Systems 114
Appendix A Nitrous-Legal Racing Classes Rules 117
NIRA Classes 117
Power 4 117
Power 6 117
PRO Classes 118
PRO 4 Cylinder 118
PRO FWD 118
PRO COMP 119
PRO Import 120
IDRC Classes 121
Toyo Tire Street Class 121
Nitto Tire Turbo Magazine Quick Class 122
A'PEXi Outlaw Class 123
JE Pistons Pro Class 124
Appendix B Nitrous Source Guide 125
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