Learn the differences between various types of nitrous oxide systems by watching this Summit Racing Quick Flicks video.
On this installment of Summit Racing Quick Flicks we are going to talk about the basics of nitrous systems.
Now, we get a lot of questions regarding wet nitrous systems, dry nitrous systems, fogger systems, direct port systems, plate systems and what the difference is between all these different types of set ups so we will start by talking about wet nitrous systems vs. dry nitrous systems—the two main types of nitrous systems out there. Wet nitrous systems come with their own fuel components which allow you to introduce more fuel to your intake charge and increase horsepower that way. Dry nitrous systems, on the other hand, don’t come with fuel components and actually utilize your factory or existing fuel system components. And they will actually alter your factory fuel curve or they will drum or fuel out your injectors by creating more impulses from the nitrous solenoid. Dry nitrous systems are generally easier to set up between the two simply because you don’t have the added fuel components to install. Now let’s move on and talk about the different delivery methods for nitrous and this is where you get into plate systems versus direct port systems versus fogger systems. So first let’s start with the plate type systems. With a plate type nitrous system you essentially have a bar—a spray bar that’s mounted on a square plate and this plate mounts either between your carburetor and intake manifold or your throttle body and intake and injects the nitrous into the incoming air stream. For a direct port system, nitrous is actually injected into each individual engine cylinder through individual injectors. Plate systems are generally the easier of the two to install. The direct port systems are more accurate there is better distribution of the nitrous and therefore they are more powerful, however, they are usually more expensive and much more difficult to install than a plate system. Taking it one step further you also have fogger systems which kind of work off the direct port system. These essentially atomize the fuel a little more finely so you get just a little more horsepower for your dollar off of this. Now if you have more questions about nitrous systems or any other high performance related topic please feel free to leave a question in the comment section below.