Sport Compact Nitrous Injection

Sport Compact Nitrous Injection

by Joe Pettitt


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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 preferred 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, nitrous 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613251126
Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface And Acknowledgements5
Introduction: What is Nitrous Oxide?7
Chapter 1Pushing The Limits13
How Much Power Can Your engine Take?13
Two Limits: Fuel and Mechanical13
Dry System Power Limits14
Chapter 2Nitrous Systems for Every Need17
A Basic Nitrous System17
System Buyers Guide19
Chapter 3The Fuel System23
Designing a Fuel System24
Understanding Fuel Delivery27
Tips for Tweaking and Tuning Your Fuel System28
Fuel Injector Tuning Factors29
Chapter 4The Nitrous Circuit37
Nitrous Bottles38
Bottle Valves39
Injecting Nitrous41
Chapter 5Activating and Controlling Nitrous45
Nitrous Activation Components and Systems45
Variable Delivery Control Schemes48
Chapter 6Become an Expert Nitrous Tuner51
Flat Flow Rate of Nitrous Systems vs. Engine Air Flow Rates52
Spark Plugs and Nitrous Oxide: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why53
Nitrous-to-Fuel Ratios54
Modeling a Nitrous System54
Fuel/Nitrous/Air Flow at Peak Torque55
Mass Flow Comparison of Nitrous to Naturally Aspirated55
Fuel/Nitrous/Air Flow at Peak Power56
Observations and Interpretations56
Exhaust Notes56
More Nitrous Tuning Tips57
Tuning How the Nitrous Hits62
Chapter 7Operating Nitrous Oxide Systems63
System Checks64
Transfer Pump Instructions65
Chapter 8Installation Tech Guide69
Installing the Bottle69
Installing Hard Lines and Nozzles71
Zex Nitrous System Activation / Control75
Chapter 9Nitrous Engine Building Tech77
Connecting Rods78
Properly Torque Rod Bolts79
Pistons & Rings79
Improving Air Flow80
Nitrous Engine Component Buyer's Guide82
Chapter 10How to Wire It89
Designing a Wiring System89
Matching Power Cable Gauge To Power Demand90
Routing Power Cables91
Reliable Electrical System Connections91
Chapter 11Engine Tuning Reference93
Controlling Max Cylinder Pressure Timing94
Tune Your Engine Without Nitrous First96
How Air Density Affects Air/Fuel Ratio and Power96
Baseline Your Fuel Curve98
Fuel Fundamentals99
Cold Start Conditions102
Energy Density and A/F Ratio103
Using Alcohol Fuels103
High Performance Fuel Buyer's Guide104
Chapter 12Nitrous Tuning Reference109
Using Ratio & Flow Equivalent Tables109
Troubleshooting Detonation112
Baseline Tuning Data for Various NOS Systems114
Appendix ANitrous-Legal Racing Classes Rules117
NIRA Classes117
Power 4117
Power 6117
PRO Classes118
PRO 4 Cylinder118
PRO Import120
IDRC Classes121
Toyo Tire Street Class121
Nitto Tire Turbo Magazine Quick Class122
A'PEXi Outlaw Class123
JE Pistons Pro Class124
Appendix BNitrous Source Guide125

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