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C02 vs Alcohol injection for a vortech

Discussion in 'The Blower Bistro' started by joegt38, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. joegt38

    joegt38 New Member Established Member

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    Since I don't have a intercooler or an aftercooler Im either going to go with c02 or Alcohol injection so I can jack up my timing for a little more power and not be bothered with detonation. What does everyone think, which one is better?
     
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    GR8WHITE The BIG FISH Established Member

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    I say skip adding timing and use a small shot of N2O as the intercooler. ;-) Tends to be the easier way to get hp.
     
  3. joegt38

    joegt38 New Member Established Member

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    I was thinking of that to, I have a NX kit in my garage.
     
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    GR8WHITE The BIG FISH Established Member

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    Can't argue with the wet kit when it brings it's own fuel. I'd just get the jetting sizes for like a 30-50 shot from NX. A little N2O will go a long way like this, as far as cooling and increasing HP.
     
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    I always wondered....does just throwing on a 30-50 shot of N02 put any added stress on the motor, or does it simply cool the boost? In other words, would 10lbs of boost with a 30 shot be any more harmful to the motor than 10lbs of boost without any cooler. How do you think a stock 281 would survive with moderate boost and a 30-50 shot? This kind of leads me to the next question of which would be safer....n02 or alcohol injection?
     
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    SVTHorsnake Banned

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    what's a "small" shot? just for cooling, I have a kit too but don't know what's safe on stock internals at 11 lbs...
     
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    I have my car in the shop right now getten P&P heads and cutom cams installed. I also will be running a 3.125 pully on my SQ Vortech w\power pipe. I should be making 14 psi. and my short block is stock. it will be a month or so after the tune is in but I will be adding a Snow Performance water\methenol inj. this will drop the intake charge and will last for around 500 miles on the street. got to http://www.snowperformance.net/
     
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  8. joegt38

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    Yes their will be more stress added to the motor w/ n2o, anytime you add a power adder to a stock motor it will cause stress, its even worse when having two power adders (n20/s/c). Water/Alcohol injection will add a lil power cause your timming will increase with the cooler charge but your wont get as much as the n20. I have the water/alcohol injection kit and n/x kit, Im still going to go with the alcohol it is much safer.
     
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    Im just useing the water/alcohol injection kit just as a cooler. not looking for more power at this time.
     
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    joegt38 New Member Established Member

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    Thats what Im doing till I build my motor.
     
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    So did you get the Stage 1 or 2 Boost Cooler kit?
    Looks like a nice kit. I heard SMC has a decent kit too.
     
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    What do you guys think about me running a nitrous nozzle to my intercooler? I figured spraying the intercooler should cool the coolant running to my aftercooler alot faster. Would this make much difference? Is it worth it? And has anyone tried it?:??: :shrug:
     
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    I will be going with the stage 2 kit.
     
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    It would cool the intercooler but I think the cooler will do its job just fine alone. I dont think it would make much difference where u put it. I also think by putting the nitrous nozzle at the intake will cool the air much better and be more of an instante cool and power bump.
     
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    30 as a cooler is fine.
     

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