PRI 2012: Nitrous Express Sends a Chill With Its New Plate Systems
The team at Nitrous Express offered quite the demonstration of its direct-port system by sending 3,200-horsepower-worth of chills through the PRI show floor. It takes three 15-pound bottles to replicate a Nor’easter, one that had the surrounding booths crying foul over the unexpected ice storm.
This particular system exemplifies the Shark direct-port system and uses a pair of Lightning 250 solenoids. The Shark nozzles mix fuel and nitrous before exiting the nozzle body, a strategy that improves atomization. Also included in a Shark kit will be stainless-steel lines, nickel-plated fittings, B-nuts, high-flow feed lines and necessary hardware. Alone, this system is worth around 2,100 horsepower. For an extra 1,110-horsepower kick, this demonstration manifold also had a Shark plate system.
Sharing more conventional news, Nitrous Express showed off new plate systems for LS engines, the hot-selling Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S twins, the feisty little Dodge Dart turbo and fire-breathing Shelby GT 500. The GM system features a 3-bolt billet aluminum plate that fits behind the throttle body. Depending on the jets, the system is worth 50 to 350 horsepower. Included are a ProPower Lightning solenoid, 6AN feedlines, braided stainless, brackets, WOT switch, hardware and choice of 5-, 10- or 15-pound bottle.The Scion, Dodge and Ford systems are similar in content and options. With the Dart system, NE integrates the solenoids into the throttle plate for the 2.0-liter engine while the 1.4-liter system has an external solenoid. The Shelby system has a direct bolt-on fuel rail so that cutting into the factory system isn’t required.
The WOT switch on all the systems activates the system only at wide-open throttle and shuts off the nitrous when the driver lifts.