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Old 07-10-2018, 09:50 AM
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So Ive learned a bit from reading, I want to run a wet shot 75-100. My car is a bolt on 2000 trans am automatic with a gm55 converter, 2.73 rear end. I ran a 13.2 with a 2.0x 60, really wanted 12s this year. Instead of dropping the trans and putting in a yank 3600 and some tires, I feel like trying nitrous, Ive never used it befor.

I feel like experienced people in my situation wouldnt just go buy a zex kit, or would they?

I found a NX hitman kit locally, brand new, out of box, for 450$ that is tempting me. Would this be a smart buy? Theres tons of kits out there I see, I dont know if you truely need a LS kit or not and buy a plate and window switch seperate?

I know I need some bkr7e plugs, I had frost tune my computer, do I need to send it back to have timing taken out? If its unlocked still I think a friend can do it, or just stay as is for a 75-100 wet shot?

If a kit isnt the best way to go, can someone be kind enough to link what they would buy? If a kit is the easiest way and cheapest way to go which would you run if it was your car? It will only see nitrous at the track, and maybe only a few times a year. If the bug bites again I may upgrade rear end gears to 3.42's and maybe get the elusive yank ss3600 that I cant seem to ever get. Id get it now but nitrous seems like a better option for a car thats on the street most of the time, or just sitting, plus it would be cool to try a new way to make power.

And yes, befor someone says it, I dont know what Im doing here. Alot of people can look back and say "oh I shouldve done it this way", hoping you guys chime in.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:44 AM
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Are you looking at maybe a 100 shot at most and no more?
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I think id be ok starting with a 75 shot and then having the option to run a 100shot for more fun.

But what do you think? I have no idea if my car can safely take a 150 shot, that would probably be the highest id ever want to go.

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Pretty much any of the big name basic kits are fine when you're looking at kits that spray 150 or less. To do it right you'll want to pull some timing and then at least be able to see the AFR. If your n/a tune is good your AFR will probably be fine with the recommended fuel jet for that particular shot (they are always on the conservative side) but it's still wise to at least see where the AFR is at
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Thanks

So by any big name you mean this type of kit? Nitrous express kit?
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Yep that kit is fine, but honestly you don't need a plate kit for something like a small 75-100 shot. Just get their simple shark nozzle wet kit and save a few bucks. That's the one I run by them, and it's been fine
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Part# 20421-10 with a shark nozzle?

I do like the looks of the plate kits with all of the plumbing for the LS engine.
Like this kit Nitrous outlet plate kit
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Yep that Proton kit is perfect for a small shot like you're wanting, and obviously much cheaper as well. I do agree the plate kits do look nicer though, but like most things it comes at a price
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dyno tune kit

That looks pretty good too for not much more money compared to the proton kit.
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Well I just accidentally ordered 3 of the dynotune kits, I got a discount on one and I thought about it and just decided to go with it. Was really just price shopping and somehow ordered 3 since my cart kept saying empty while trying to apply a coupon. Their website isn't the best. It's got a plate and the 2 jets I want...

so hey, worse things happen. I've always wanted to try nitrous out.
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That looks good for the money. So you have 3 kits being shipped to you lol?
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No they cancelled two. I've never seen a site that doesn't say "complete purchase!" Or "complete order!" Or something saying you're finalizing. This just said continue and I was waiting to see a coupon/discount code screen. The first two times it didn't even say "thanks for your purchase" third time it did and I said "ah ****!".

I just hope it's a good kit.
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I've heard of DynoTune before, but not real familiar with it. Im sure its fine. How do you plan on pulling timing?
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No idea. What's the preferred way?

I was hoping frost/efi performance left the pcm unlocked and my friend can go in and adjust it.
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You have a few options. Do you wanna be able to pull timing while on the fly, or doesn't that really matter to you?
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Honestly it doesn't matter that much if I'm making full power on the street or not right now.
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Honestly the best simple way is to use a timing retard module like the LNC-2000. That's what I used. You could also use one of this IAT resister boxes too. Or if you have tuning software, you could simply do it that way, but that requires that the vehicle be parked to do so. Few different ways to do it
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Click the links in my signature. One of them shows how to pull timing using the tune such that it only pulls when the system is armed. I suggest getting a NOS mini and LNC2000. Then once you get comfortable, make the investment in tuning software. You'll need your ECM flashed to a 2002 so that you can pull the timing in HP tuners through the traction control feature and you'll need to wire in a relay.
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Thanks. Yea I went from "I can do this and run 12s finally" to a bit overwhelmed in those last 2 posts. On a street car that doesnt see WOT that often does it really matter if its tuned that way? We are only retarding timing at WOT right? The traction control option does sound pretty awesome though.
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The arm switch has to be on and car has to be at what you set it at (mine is 3000 rpms and up) for the pulling of timing to activate.

When the arm switch is not on, timing is not pulled.
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