Yeah, so is a blower, or a turbo, or to a lesser degree heads and cam. Anytime you increase HP you are increasing the stress on the engine parts. Nitrous is as safe for your engine as anything else that will drastically increase HP (when properly used, and carefully monitored). I sprayed my '95 Camaro hundreds of times with no ill effects untill I tried pushing the HP levels beyond what I knew the stock pistons would likely handle. End result was a burned/cracked piston, pieces of the top two rings beating up the chamber, and a cracked cylinder wall. You play you pay, regardless how you wanna do it The main problem (if you can call it "a problem") with nitrous is that it's SOOOO EASY to get more power, you start getting greedy, and then....KABOOM!I will NEVER run nitrous through ANY of my engines. Reguardless of what ppl who have a set up say, it IS rough on your engine!
Yea all the dealer has to do is look at the exhaust for white residue, then bye bye warranty, might as well bought usedI know that the safest is to use a "wet" shot and I've heard 100HP to 150HP safely but while under warranty, that is a quick way to make the dealer forget all about any warranty. I wouldn't do it but it is your money and your car.
Uh oh I see the potential in this response to lead off the subject here. Ok here we go, it dosen't matter what you do to a car once you turbo, supercharge, or add nitrous it will obviously decrease the life/work the engine harder. The benefit of having the nitrous compared to the others is that you can choose when to use it and how much of it you want to spray. Supercharges are on practically the entire time, where as turboing will only start boost at a certain RPM so its not on as much as the supercharger is.75-100 shot and you might be pushing it. I prefer to run a supercharger as it is, for me a more controlled forced induction.
Wow 15 bottles, thats pretty good. Yeah colder spark plugs and higher octane are essential when running NOS also making sure your running the correct amount of fuel pressure and timing. If I decide to run NOS I would be using it very sparingly and probably be putting some money on it so I could save up for any problems that may occur in the future. Aren't the rings the first thing that goes out when properly using nitrous?Gone through about 15 bottles and no problems. It is actually safer then a turbo or a blower when used with caution.
Dont just slap on the N20 kit and go, you got to change to colder plugs and use higher octane fuel and many other things to ensure engine safety.. People are blowing up the Hemi's b/c of turbo's or supercharger's improperly tuned and so on and I havent heard of anyone hurting anything with N20 on the LX's