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Dry or Wet NOS?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:33 PM
I have a 2004 Cavalier coupe.
2.2l ecotec and automatic trans.
all I have is an exhaust. would
you recommend running dry or wet nos,
because i have been told one or the
other by different people.
Sugestions and testimonials
would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:59 PM
It depends on your budget and how big of a shot you want to run.

Wet kits cost more, but you can run a larger shot.
Dry kits are less expensive, but you need to keep it to a smaller shot.

Thatís an over simplified answer.
There is a lot more involved in choosing a kit.
If you can tell me what you want to do with your car I can give you a much better answer.

-Jeff-





If its worth doing its worth over doing.
Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:30 PM
I want to run the kind of kit, preferably wet,
where you flip a switch before you start your
run and once you depress the gas pedal
to a certain point the nos just opens up.
my friend has this setup on a 99 Mustang GT
I want the performance and pickup right off the line.
Will a kit like this work on my
2004 2.2l ecotec with a bone stock engine?
All i have is an exhaust.
Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 7:17 PM
just to save you some falmeage. NOS is a brand of nitrous it stand for Nitrous Oxide Systems. when refering to nitrous, use nitrous or N20.

anyways, i think your looking for a kit that has a wide open throttle switch to it.
when it really comes down to it, a nitrous kit is a nitrous. you can take your friends kit on his mustang and put it on yours.
look at Gravana tuning, or Highrev sells kits



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Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 7:57 PM
Thanx for the tip, i am really naive when
it comes to terminology.
What size shot of wet would it be safe
to run on a stock engine such as mine.
2004 2.2l ecotec DOHC
Are wide open throttle kits common
among j-body's or "tuners"
And just for good measure is it
better for me to run wet or dry?
Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 7:59 PM
99redz24 wrote:

just to save you some falmeage. NOS is a brand of nitrous it stand for Nitrous Oxide Systems. when refering to nitrous, use nitrous or N20.

anyways, i think your looking for a kit that has a wide open throttle switch to it.
when it really comes down to it, a nitrous kit is a nitrous. you can take your friends kit on his mustang and put it on yours.
look at Gravana tuning, or Highrev sells kits



I agree.
Based on your questions I suggest you get a dry kit, because there easer to install and maintain.

Wet or dry you want to activate the nitrous, like 99redZ24 said, with a wide open throttle (WOT) switch.

-Jeff-





If its worth doing its worth over doing.
Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:03 PM
What size shot would be good and what
realistically can i expect performance
wise from such a kit?
Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Friday, February 11, 2005 2:40 PM
NX doesnít recommend exceeding a 75 wet shot on a stock bottom end Ecotec.


Nitrous shot = Horse Power
75 shot nitrous = 75 horse power increase.
140 hp ecotec + 75 shot = 215 hp

Every car is different. No one can tell you exactly what type of gains you going to see.
In the real word there are lots of variables that factor into that equation making it much more complicated. ^Thatís broken down into simplest terms.

-Jeff-

DISCLAIMER
Donít forget spark plugs and fuel mods.
Do your home work before spraying.
Donít blame me if you break something.
Nitrous is for track use only. Donít use it on the street.







If its worth doing its worth over doing.
Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Friday, February 11, 2005 8:27 PM
Would a 50 shot dry with the WOT suffice for some get up and go in most cases?
Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Sunday, February 13, 2005 3:38 PM
Damn --- To answer your questions I would have to recomend a Wet kit -- It is just flat out safer. Most of the newer kits out come with a WOT switch so nitrous turns on only at wide open throttle

I am running a 75 shot in my eco and have not had any real problem yet -- with a 50 shot of course you are going to notice some get up and go --





Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:40 PM
I have always been told that dry was better but all of you j-body guys say run wet.
Does your 04 cav have a stock engine?

Re: Dry or Wet NOS?
Monday, February 14, 2005 6:31 PM
Dry would be better if you have some way to stay at the proper air/fuel ratio. But since nobody runs around with the 50 shot all day long then a wet kit would be best.



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