J-Body Automobiles Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i was wondering if anyone had a turbo or a nitrous kit on there z.i have a 96z24 and i found a turbo on rksport.com it dont say the horsepower rating...and it cost alot of money $3600 american...the nitro is only $500 but im worried that it will mess up the block and the rest of the motor..if you have one and want to tell me which ones worth iti'd appreciate it or if you know what will hurt my car more or any type of input that would help alot
thanks
jimmy
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
7,650 Posts
Well, you could damage your engine with either, but i would say you would probably be more likely to do so with the nitrous than with the turbo. If you aren't carefull with nitrous, you can mess up your engine pretty quick. I saw it happen to someone in a 3rd gen at the j-body bash last year. Sure, the turbo costs a LOT more, but then you have the power there ALL the time, not just when you hit a little button that draws power from a bottle you will have to refill all the time. So if you have the money, i would go with the turbo. Not sure how much of a power increase RK's has, but I know I would definately prefer a turbo over nitrous
Good luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
Jimmy, the NOS is ok only if you use it wisely. The RK kit will give you no more than 35-50 HP. Its small enough to give you the power to beat someone, but not enough to destroy the engine. It should come with some kind of computer override which increases fuel flow with the NOS so it should be ok.
I plan on using this system as my last mod to my 97Z and will work only under full throttle applications to be safe.
Your engine(2.4) can handle 200-240 HP safely and the injectors can handle the extra fuel flow too.
Before you begin the nitrous, you must make the car breath better than stock. Intake, exhaust and maybe even headers will be a good start before the NOS.
http://www.misnblu.com</URL> "><LINK_TEXT text="http://sites.hsprofessional.com/misnblu ... "><img">http://sites.hsprofessional.com/misnblu/files/newsig42101qtrscrn.jpg"><img</LINK_TEXT></URL> src="<LINK_TEXT text="http://www.coolgraphics.com/gallery/ani ... /gobly.gif">http://www.coolgraphics.com/gallery/animations/smiley/gobly.gif</LINK_TEXT>">
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
7,650 Posts
On a stock engine, I beleive a 50 shot of NOS is about the higest you could go safely. About 8 or 9 PSI from a turbo or supercharger, which equates to around 60-70HP. To go any higher, you are going to want to do some internal work, namely rods and pistons...
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top