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Old 06-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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nitrous on an older engine?

How safe is nitrous on a 100k + mile engine?
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With a good tune and the right size shot very safe. Running nitrous will not hurt your motor at all if you've got the right setup. The added power might break other stuff though.
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What would be " the right size shot"? And the "right setup"?
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Is your car stock?

And most people stick to a hundred shot
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I have been wondering the same thing. What would you guys say on a motor that has 141k on it? Would probably only go 75 shot, MAYBE 100
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Mostly stock....just basic bolt-ons
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Same thing here, 02 GT 118k, thinking of a 75 shot but worried about blowing something with my high miles.
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Same thing here, 02 GT 118k, thinking of a 75 shot but worried about blowing something with my high miles.
I'm worried cause I have 141k and it's my only car and I'm about to go into college so I can't really afford a new engine.
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I'm worried cause I have 141k and it's my only car and I'm about to go into college so I can't really afford a new engine.
+1 same here man, I'm 21 and make payments on my car, CANNOT afford to blow my engine at this point lol..I'm highly debating it, thing is its not like you constantly run nitrous, so it being my DD I'd probably have the bottle closed 90% of the time. Hmmmm, it just be so nice to have that real extra power when needed ya know?
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+1 same here man, I'm 21 and make payments on my car, CANNOT afford to blow my engine at this point lol..I'm highly debating it, thing is its not like you constantly run nitrous, so it being my DD I'd probably have the bottle closed 90% of the time. Hmmmm, it just be so nice to have that real extra power when needed ya know?
Exactly what I think.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:47 AM   #11
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I had 175k on my cay at least I think it has that many miles? Ran as much as 125 shot no problem for a couple of week lo I just had to prove a point...

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I would so trust 75 shot on stock plugs and everything...
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I had 175k on my cay at least I think it has that many miles? Ran as much as 125 shot no problem for a couple of week lo I just had to prove a point...

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I would so trust 75 shot on stock plugs and everything...
I hear the 3650 doesn't handle it too well?
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I hear the 3650 doesn't handle it too well?
We're did you hear that?
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The 3650 is stout as hell, whoever told you that has no clue what they are talking about.
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The 3650 is stout as hell, whoever told you that has no clue what they are talking about.
Kinda what I thought because tremec makes pretty good stuff..
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The 3650 has a very stout gearset and is good for a good 500ft lbs before you have to worry about the 10 spline input shaft. If you have one apart and upgrade the forks and the input shaft to 26 spline she's good to more but at that power level you're going to need to beef up the rest of the car and you'll still break stuff.
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If you can't afford the after math of nitrous then dont do it. Not saying it isnt safe but with these cars you never know. Some take 150 shots all week long while others blow up at 75 shot. At least have some spare money for an extra manifold at least.

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Must have missed that part about the car being a DD that needs to stay running. Honestly if that's the case stick to bolt ons and get a 93 octane tune if you must. Besides that I would just maintain the hell out of it and hope it lasts for 4 years in college. I have seen some stupid high mileage 5.0s and 4.6s so it is possible. Just make sure you get all the maintenance stuff done and caught up before you go off to school.
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Must have missed that part about the car being a DD that needs to stay running. Honestly if that's the case stick to bolt ons and get a 93 octane tune if you must. Besides that I would just maintain the hell out of it and hope it lasts for 4 years in college. I have seen some stupid high mileage 5.0s and 4.6s so it is possible. Just make sure you get all the maintenance stuff done and caught up before you go off to school.
Would a tune make the car any less reliable throughout college? I'm going to college this fall and taking my mustang, so I was wondering tune or no tune?

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