So i went ahead and did the math on this, because these are the kinds of things that will end up keeping me up at night.Let us know I thought about it too!! Just curious how much it cost to get a bottle refilled
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So i went ahead and did the math on this, because these are the kinds of things that will end up keeping me up at night.
For the sake of keeping things incredibly basic, i am comparing the cost of nitrous to ONLY the base procharger kit. You will likely need additional items, but i am only considering the base cost of the kit:
Base kit with forum discount: $5,475
Now nitrous is a little more tricky because of all the options. I am seeing prices go for around $700-$800 for single nozzle systems with WOT switches and window switches, so i will just call it $750. As far as refills, it looks like it just depends on shop and part of the country, i'm seeing prices reported anywhere from $3 a pound to $8 a pound -_- useless. I'll just run the math a few different times, its easy enough.
So when we consider the cost of nitrous is y= 30x + 750 ($3 a pound for 10 lbs + base cost of kit) and set that equal to y = $5,475 for the base procharger kit you get x = 157 bottles of nitrous before you break even. This of course is assuming perfect draining and perfect filling and exactly 10 lbs of nitrous each time. I can tell you that its likely not the case, and you will never get perfect filling / draining, but i cant tell you by how much. Here's a few different scenarios depending on cost:
$3 / lb = 157 bottles.
$4 / lb = 118 bottles.
$5 / lb = 94.5 bottles
$6 / lb = 78.75 bottles
$7 / lb = 67.5 bottles
$8 / lb = 59 bottles
Now, as far as how long a bottle lasts, i found a NX calculator that basically states you'll use about .8lbs per 100 hp (sprayed) per 10 seconds. So lets assume a bolt on 3.7 with a 100 shot is making around 400 whp and running about 12 seconds flat. If you're running a 12 second pass, thats 20% more than the 10 seconds in the calculator, so multiply .8 * 1.2 and you get about .96 lbs of nitrous used per pass. Take that number applied to our number of bottles and you'll basically get the number of passes to break even:
$3 / lb = 157 bottles. / .96 = ~163.5 12 second passes
$4 / lb = 118 bottles. / .96 = ~123 12 second passes
$5 / lb = 94.5 bottles / .96 = 98.5 12 second passes
$6 / lb = 78.75 bottles / .96 = 82 12 second passes
$7 / lb = 67.5 bottles / .96 = 70 12 second passes
$8 / lb = 59 bottles / .96 = 61 12 second passes
Depending on the cost of nitrous in your area, the procharger very quickly becomes an appealing option, granted the cost is much higher up front. I'm fairly certain my math is all right, but i laid it out in case people want to check my numbers or run it a few different ways (quicker 1/4 times, larger shots, different FI options, etc). If i made any mistakes please let me know.
Lol I opened this thread just to see the "upgrade to a GT" comment. But I vote one for twin turbo. Your looking at about 6500 for jmp base kit.
2013 mustang v6 premium package
Powder coated gold metallic wheels
MPT ghost cam tune
Quarter window louvers
3.55 gears manual
I don't really wanna have this conversation here. Thanks guys
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Yes. After driving my 3.7 for awhile and it having a ton of mods, it only took 1 drive in the 5.0 to realize how big of a power gap there still is between the two. And that was with driving a stock 5.0.You get it now don't you Kevin, welcome to the dark side. Nice car BTW.
I have to man I am sorry!!!!
But I say 5.0... :lol:
But I know you said this so I would say Turbo if any new plans come up..
This.I think what he is trying to say is that if you go with a turbo your car will seem to always have something wrong do to the complexity of a turbo system. While if you went with a procharger you will instead have a more reliable and a lot faster car than you do now.
Personally my choice would be procharger, but thats just me.
So you're saying nos will have my car in the shop? Can you explain please
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NOS is the ricer term for nitrous - NOS is a company that makes a kit (Nitrous Oxide Systems), just like Zex, Nitrous Express, etc. So I don't know that NOS is any more likely to cause issues than any other kit if it isn't set up properly.This.
I said nothing about NOS, which is a good option in my opinion if you aren't going to race it often, otherwise it'll get real expensive real quick.
If this car is your daily, SC or NOS would be my choice hands down.
If you have another vehicle to get to work, then a vacuum leak or a bearing issue wouldn't be as back breaking.