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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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which Zex kit

Ok on a stock car basically 1997 4.6 with small engine mods and superchip tunning. What ZEX kit is made for MN12 I thought someone said they had one for us or basically si it a mustang kit? I wanna go low power or at least look into what it might cost do do this someday? thanks

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 04:43 PM
 
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Zex Kit 82015: Dry kit with jets for 75 to 125 HP-- $450-$500

I would also recommend the following to go with it:

Nitrous Guage: $200 (Electric)
Fuel Pressure Guage: $200 (Electric)
Bottle Heater: $130 (Pressure Regulated)
255 L/Hr Fuel Pump: $100

Guages are not required but are a good idea to monitor the system, especially with a bottle heater! The heater is not required but unless it is extremely warm where the bottle is mounted, you will never reach optimum bottle pressure (950 psi to 1050 psi). I would recommend, however, if you don't have a good fuel pump to get one before using this kit. Also, anything over the 75 HP setting, will require a good nitrous tune ($400 for a chip). As you can see, the kit isn't the expensive part and by the way, it costs about $45 dollars to fill a 10lb bottle which is good for about 7 or 8 runs at the strip. I use this kit, but I've only used the 75 HP setting.
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Zex Kit 82015: Dry kit with jets for 75 to 125 HP-- $450-$500

I would also recommend the following to go with it:

Nitrous Guage: $200 (Electric)
Fuel Pressure Guage: $200 (Electric)
Bottle Heater: $130 (Pressure Regulated)
255 L/Hr Fuel Pump: $100

Guages are not required but are a good idea to monitor the system, especially with a bottle heater! The heater is not required but unless it is extremely warm where the bottle is mounted, you will never reach optimum bottle pressure (950 psi to 1050 psi). I would recommend, however, if you don't have a good fuel pump to get one before using this kit. Also, anything over the 75 HP setting, will require a good nitrous tune ($400 for a chip). As you can see, the kit isn't the expensive part and by the way, it costs about $45 dollars to fill a 10lb bottle which is good for about 7 or 8 runs at the strip. I use this kit, but I've only used the 75 HP setting.
i agree here, gauges are very important but you can do them much cheaper than that. with my nitrous set up on my 97 thunderbird, i had a zex nitrous pressure guage mounted on my bottle, it only costs $50 and i had a summit racing fuel pressure guage installed on the fuel rail, only cost $25.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 03:12 PM
 
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Yeah, I should have mentioned the electric guages are for mounting in the drivers compartment. That's what I have using a dual guage pillar mount. I also have one mounted on the bottle and a guage mounted on the fuel rail for easy adjustments of my fuel pressure regulator. Those guages are definitely cheaper!
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Is there any way to use that ZEX kit but use a smaller shot? Something like 35 or so? SInce my engine has 120,000 miles on it. Although always oil changed within 3000 miles and not driven hard very often i dont think a 75+ shot will be a good idea... Is there anyone that knows if u can use like a 35 shot or something? And do i still need to purge and everything with the 35? Thanks!
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if you call up zex they can tell you what size jets to use. thats how i found out what size i needed to use for a 50 shot.
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The purpose behind purging nitrous is to get rid of any of the warm/hot nitrous in the line so when you go to use it, you get only cold nitrous which is the best. Some people will do there burnout with the nitrous to purge it. A purge kit can cost $100 or so. So this would be a cheap alternative.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2006, 02:49 PM
 
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you won't even know a 35 shot is on there, you'll never even feel it. i'd spray it 75. if all you want is 35, look into a set of gears and a trac-lok for the rear end. not more HP, but it'll make the car faster by much more than that small nitrous shot.

nitrous is not a mod to enter into lightly, everybody thinks you can just bolt it on real quick and gain big power, but those are the people who end up blowing up engines. (not trying to pick on you, just saying make sure you know what you're doing)
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I have to agree with ThunderChicken. I took months of research, before I ever purchased one thing. I did not even run it for the first couple months because I wanted to make sure that everything was right. I also wanted to make sure that the tune was good. With the nitrous the user and the setup are equally important when it comes to safety of the cars mechanics.

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