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This is a discussion on WET or DRY within the Nitrous forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; okay guys. i have a few bucks to spend and would like to spend it on a nitrous system (not ...

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    WET or DRY

    okay guys. i have a few bucks to spend and would like to spend it on a nitrous system (not a cheap kit). budget is 800 bucks for now. cool controllers can come in a month or two. i only want to go with a 150 shot plate system. who's got the best bang for the dollar? i only want to buy this once and add to the system. my car is stock with just BORLA cat back and the VOLANT air intake kit and a great tune. DYNO'd 332RWHP. just wanting to get close to 500RWHP.

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    WET!!! i would never put dry on my car. dry just a poor/lazy man's method. i'd put it on my car if i had a 5.0 bustang, but not my LS. as far as which one best bang for buck, i dunno the answer to that one.

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    While it's possible to go with a "budget" N2O build, be very careful with cutting corners just to save cash on the front end.

    The benefit of the dry kit on a low budget is that the CPU does the bulk of the tuning for you (hence, saving you the expense of a dyno tune). The downside is that you're trying to toss a 150 shot on the car, so you'll more than likely need to upgrade your fuel pump and injectors. Those two parts alone should hit you for around $500+. A dry kit might be a good fit for you if you're comfortable with a 100 shot while you're waiting to piece together the rest of the system.

    Personally, when I was doing my N2O build I was trying to be as cost conscious as possible, however I wasn't willing to sacrafice safety and reliability. By the time I figured up what everything would cost, the wet kit ended up being cheaper and in my opinion, a good wet kit mated with a proper dyno tune ended up being a better fit for my setup.
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    i think the stock fuel pump will start seeing its limits @ ~460rwhp.
    going dry, you'll also have to consider injector sizes, since it relies on the injectors to add all the fuel... while wet doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by side2000 View Post
    WET!!! i would never put dry on my car. dry just a poor/lazy man's method. i'd put it on my car if i had a 5.0 bustang, but not my LS. as far as which one best bang for buck, i dunno the answer to that one.
    You have that backwards. I would never put a dry kit on a 5.0 as their computer is not even close to the ls1 computer. Dry usually costs more money but in my opinion is safer- look up the Harris speed works dry plate and all of their safety equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    i think the stock fuel pump will start seeing its limits @ ~460rwhp.
    going dry, you'll also have to consider injector sizes, since it relies on the injectors to add all the fuel... while wet doesn't.
    what's a good fuel pump to go with? i don't want to install crappy parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black01_ws6 View Post
    You have that backwards. I would never put a dry kit on a 5.0 as their computer is not even close to the ls1 computer. Dry usually costs more money but in my opinion is safer- look up the Harris speed works dry plate and all of their safety equipment.
    i used the 5.0 bustang as a joke (not that i'd own one). . .my point is i do not trust a MAF sensor to keep my motor from detonating to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuriousGeorge View Post
    and a very well explained write up here from a nitrous shop as well:


    http://www.lsxnation.net/showthread.php?t=329

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedude02 View Post
    okay guys. i have a few bucks to spend and would like to spend it on a nitrous system (not a cheap kit). budget is 800 bucks for now. cool controllers can come in a month or two. i only want to go with a 150 shot plate system. who's got the best bang for the dollar? i only want to buy this once and add to the system. my car is stock with just BORLA cat back and the VOLANT air intake kit and a great tune. DYNO'd 332RWHP. just wanting to get close to 500RWHP.
    On a dry system I would limit it to around 125 shot based on you're current injectors. If you decided to do a set of injectors, by all means spray a dry shot. No one is going to be safer than the other. I personally like to keep fuel out of an intake that wasn't designed to flow fuel. With that being said though, I would feel comfortable recommending a wet plate system to upwards of a 200 shot.

    Take a look at our Sudden Impact plate systems. They feature a 360* spray pattern as well as large nitrous and fuel solenoids as well as all aluminum and stainless steel construction. If you have any questions about it, please feel free to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedude02 View Post
    what's a good fuel pump to go with? i don't want to install crappy parts.
    Racetronix with the hotwire harness is the way I would go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black01_ws6 View Post
    You have that backwards. I would never put a dry kit on a 5.0 as their computer is not even close to the ls1 computer. Dry usually costs more money but in my opinion is safer- look up the Harris speed works dry plate and all of their safety equipment.


    Best system on the market hands down!

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