View Full Version : Used the new nitrous oxide kit today for the first time

11-12-2002, 03:52 AM
and got it on video. probably isn't much to see on the video but i will try to get it up somtime. ANYWAYS.. heres how it went:

Got onto the freeway... was going about 55. I floored it and right at about 65 it hit the switch. It seemed like it instantly jumped to 80mph... it was awesome! then i noticed my hood wasn't all the wya latched down (oops) so i got off the freeway and closed it good/ checked every to make sure all was ok.

Then i went off on the side street and came to a dead stop. got rolling up to about 45, armed the nitrous and punched it. HOLY @#%$. Second gear pulled like a raped ape. went 45-75 in like a half second lol. then 3rd gear came and seemed like i was at 100 just as fast. then i let off and called it a day.

The line going to my boost gauge had fallen off before i used it so i had a good sized boost/vac leak and it still went really fast.

I am addicted to the throttle in a bottle and thats all i have to say :D :D :D

11-12-2002, 08:54 AM
How big of a shot are you using?

11-12-2002, 11:17 AM
Hey man. I am REAL Interested in finding out info on that. I have been searching for a couple weeks, but do not know what setup will work on my SC nor do I know where to shoot it... Updates Please!!!

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11-12-2002, 03:54 PM
In a different thread I think he said he was running a 55 shot.

When I get my SC going nicely it would be fun to finish off the Grand Marquis with a 200 shot or something. That should finish off that engine :D


Robert Kohlman
11-12-2002, 04:06 PM
Can you post some pics or your install?


11-12-2002, 05:14 PM

She run's low 20's in the quarter, really.

11-12-2002, 07:25 PM
I'm running zex nitrous kit #82011. heres a pic of where it goes on (this is not my car, it is miles nerona's car, but i put mine in at the same place)

it comes with jets from 55 - 75 hp, i am running the 55 right now. when i called they said somthing about you could order jets up to 200hp but i'm not 100% sure. extremely easy install. heres the pic of where the jet is:


its on the tube that comes off the lower i/c tube right into the intake manifold in the back.

the install consisted of running the 16ft steel braided line from the bottle in the trunk up to the management unit under the hood. It says to route this under the car but after doing that somhow i poked a hole in the line so i ran it inside the car and it was much easier. then you take the 2ft braided line and run it from the managment unit to the hole u tap in the intake. then u take two vac lines and run one from the unit to the fuel pressure regulator and the other one to the vac nipple in the intake where the fpr used to connect to. then you have to wire the switch and tap into the tps signal wire for the WOT switch. took about 4 hours total, and thats taking my time. Heres a picture of it installed on a honda:

This is all you see under the hood... no messy solenoids or anything.


heres the bottle:


if you have any more questions just ask i may be able to answer.

11-12-2002, 07:46 PM
Hit it from a stop or while going very slow to really see what it will do. Why spray so little?

11-12-2002, 10:02 PM
why so little? to keep reliability. i will probably up the shot once i get bigger injectors.

11-12-2002, 10:43 PM
Hey GooeyGus2,
I just checked the Zex website and they don't have a kit 82011. There is a 82021 and a 82123. I am interseted in this kit if you could double check your part number I would really appreciate it.


11-12-2002, 11:42 PM
i'm 100% sure its 82011. call them they have it, but order it from summit if you are going to buy it. summit part number is CCA-82011 its only $517.90 shipped as opposed to 600+ from zex.

11-12-2002, 11:55 PM
heres the pictures (yea its really dirty right now)

OH by the way before anyone asks.... the reason the zex management unit thing is mounted upside down is becuase the line going to the jet from the unit is only 2 feet long, and if i mounted it the right side up, it wouldn't reach. longer lines are available but i'm too poor. lol.

heres an overall engine shot


heres where i tapped the hole into the plenum (again forgive the messiness... lol)


Heres a closeup of the Nitrous Management Unit (NMU)


here is a picture of where i ran the line in the car (its sideways)


11-12-2002, 11:56 PM
Cockpit view facing my dirty garage (you can see my brothers talon too)


Heres a closeup of the switch


Heres a pictures of the tb where you tap into the wire for the WOT switch


Heres a picture of the bottle sitting in the trunk (dont mind all the crap in the back i was doing some clean-up lol)


11-13-2002, 12:03 AM
heres the last one, its a closeup of the label on the bottle (notice to the left where it says non flammable gas... haha fast and the furious.. THE NAWZZ WILL BLOW!!)


there ya go! tell me what ya think!

11-13-2002, 01:42 AM
Actually it will explode if the bottle is heated up too much and pressure is built up too much. (seen aftermath pictures of a non-thermostatically controlled bottle heater that was left on, blew the maxima's trunk through the garage door)

Someone also said that a zex shot is actually less hp than a NOS brand shot?

11-13-2002, 01:45 AM
only if the bottle is screwed up. all bottles are required to have a bursting disc that empties the bottle if the pressure gets too high. and it wont be a firey explosion.

11-13-2002, 06:58 AM
looks like rats were arranging a nest of sorts with that Gooey persons car:eek:. Oh I forgot, it was temporary and he was just ;) cleaning up...right

11-13-2002, 10:47 AM
Would it be ok to put the control box for the zex under the dash? or does it need to be under the hood? (trying to think of places to hide it ;) )

Also is Zex compatible with the 94/95's? (For some reason I was under the impression FPR's were different)

11-13-2002, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by GooeyGus2
why so little? to keep reliability. i will probably up the shot once i get bigger injectors.

You should not need bigger injectors to run lets say.... a 100 shot. The Zex kit ups the fuel pressure. Being this is on a supercharged engine you should keep it below a 100 shot. I would say a 75 would be optimal.

11-13-2002, 01:02 PM
here's a place you can order the Zex kit for $464 plus they have accessories (purge valve bottle heater) and such for really good prices.


11-13-2002, 10:53 PM
You Guys have them looking good!

I mounted my NMU on top of the DIS, the bolts lineup in the back perfectly.

I also talked to alot of Nitrous Tech. and they recommend injecting before the blower on the intake pipe. They told me a 55 shot on the intake will also cool the air charge and is equivlant to 75 or 80 shot. Always start out with the 55 and work your way up. the last thing you want is a blown engine.



Robert Kohlman
11-13-2002, 11:55 PM
Where to place the jet seems to be a big debate? Before the supercharger, after the supercharger, before intercooler, after the intercooler and etc... I see that some of you guys have it on the intake going into the supercharger and some of you guys have it just before the intake on the engine.

does anyone have a logical reason why it should be located in a certain place?

Thanks, Bob

11-14-2002, 12:14 AM
Injecting closer to the intake is supposed to give you a more dense of a charge.

Injecting before the blower will give you a more dispersed charge by mixing with the air better.

Mine is mainly for show and play, I think if you were a serious drag racer you would want it to be as close to the combustion chamber as possible.

11-14-2002, 01:30 AM
they told me to inject after the supercharger. and it HAS to be after the ACT sensor

Tom Mack
11-14-2002, 05:50 AM
That's a nice looking red SC with the nitrous kit. Can anyone tell me where I can get a double intercooler like the one on that car?