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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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What do I need?

I want to put 150 shot on my 3.8 SC Thunderbird and I was wondering what all I would need to Modify in order for my engine to take it and not blow up? Like for Example: What kind of Spark plugs should I get....one of my friends said I should get a couple ranges colder then what I have. but I haven't checked out what I have yet. Thanks guys, I dont know nuthin boutr nitrous.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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150 shot is kinda risky, do a 75 shot instead. The engine should be fine.
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150 is extremely risky in my opinion. start at 75 and pray that it holds up long term. I would get a dyno tune just to be sure.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Strapping it on a dyno would be ideal.

Make sure the timing is set to stock or even lower. Advanced timing is the killer I tell you.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 06:15 AM
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before you dump your money on nitrous do a lot of reading on the subject. If this is your only car to get back and forth from school/work, then consider saving your money for something else.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Come on man, I know within 2 years I'll probably be done with this car. I got this car to supe up and beat on........ with style that is of course. When I'm done with this car, I wanna look at it.... and not say "man i shoulda done that to it". I wanna say " damn I'm so glad i did that to it". This car is gonna be a huge part of my life for the next two years at least. I wanna make this one roaring mother****er ya know. I know moddin cars is just like playing with fire and the more you do, you just lose that much more reliability. But hey man I see that as just part of the game. Can't have everything........well......no you cant. What Spark plugs would you guys prefer with what heat range?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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You also don't want to say, "damn I'm so glad I blew this engine."

I know what you mean, but a 150 shot is a lot for a supercharged V6.

My dad has a 150 shot on his Camaro, I mean we could go higher but he also has forged pistons, rods, and crank.

Have you ever used nitrous?

The 75 shot will also act like an intercooler and will net a higher gain on forced inducted engines. You will probably put out 100 hp from that 75 shot.

Have fun with the car, although don't go to crazy to blow its brains out.
Nitrous doesn't blow engines, the users do.
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I got this car to supe up and beat on........ with style
style would be gears flowmasters and a overdrive pully.

a 150 shot on an sc wont be two years

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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Just do the basic bolt ons and you should be happy. Then throw on a 50-75 shot and call it a day.
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