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This page discusses the use of nitrous oxide in a racing context. For other uses, see Nitrous oxide. more...

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Nitrous is a slang term for nitrous oxide (N2O), commonly used by drag racing classes like Pro Street, Top Sportsman, and Pro Mod. Nitrous oxide is an oxidizing agent used to increase an engine's power output by allowing for faster burning of a fuel (usually gasoline). Nitrous can be used with alcohol in the mud racing categories.

Overview

Nitrous oxide is not a fuel, it is an oxidizer. It carries more oxygen to the engine, allowing for faster burning of the fuel and generating more power. At high temperatures, such as those found inside a firing cylinder, nitrous oxide breaks down into nitrogen and oxygen gas. This raises the partial pressure of oxygen in the gas mix above the level found in normal atmospheric air, and lets the fuel burn more efficiently.

Nitrous oxide is also incorrectly called 'NOS' among racers after one of the first companies to provide nitrous systems, Nitrous Oxide Systems. This is normally sounded out by letter ("en-oh-es") by pro mod drivers, although some pronounce it as a word (like "nahs"). Today, there are several competing companies in the field, including ZEX, Wizards of NOS, Compucar, Top Gun, NitrousDirect, Nitrous Express, Nitrous Works, Cold Fusion, Venom, Nitrous Pro Flow and Edelbrock.

Nitrous systems can increase power by 35% or more, depending on configuration, and are usually built in one or two stages. All Pro Mod cars and some Pro Steet cars use three stages, for additional power.

Fans can easily identify nitrous-equipped cars at the track by the fact that most will "purge" the delivery system prior to reaching the starting line. A separate electrically-operated valve is used to release air and gaseous nitrous oxide trapped in the delivery system. This brings liquid nitrous oxide all the way up through the plumbing from the storage tank to the solenoid valve or valves that will release it into the engine's intake tract. When the purge system is activated, one or more plumes of nitrous oxide will be visible for a moment as the liquid flashes to vapor as it is released. The purpose of a nitrous purge is to ensure that the correct amount of nitrous oxide is delivered the moment the system is activated - Air or gaseous nitrous oxide in the line will cause the car to "bog" for an instant until liquid nitrous oxide reaches the intake.

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Edelbrock Remote Bottle OpenerEdelbrock Remote Bottle Opener $165.00 Nos 15640 Nitrous Microswitch w/ bracket - Wide Open Throttle SwitchNos 15640 Nitrous Microswitch w/ bracket - Wide Open Throttle Switch $19.60
Nos Power Shot Kit, 125 Hp For Holley Carb Rat Rod, Hot Rod,Nos Power Shot Kit, 125 Hp For Holley Carb Rat Rod, Hot Rod, $176.50 Edelbrock 72279 Microswitch Nitrous With Universal BracketEdelbrock 72279 Microswitch Nitrous With Universal Bracket $13.97
Zex 82023 Efi Wet; Nitrous System Kit 86-07 Magnum Marauder MustangZex 82023 Efi Wet; Nitrous System Kit 86-07 Magnum Marauder Mustang $583.61 Snow Performance SafeInjection Safe Injection 30020Snow Performance SafeInjection Safe Injection 30020 $179.95
Nitrous Express Np618 Billet Crossbar PlateNitrous Express Np618 Billet Crossbar Plate $316.80 Nx nitrous remote bottle opener new never usedNx nitrous remote bottle opener new never used $76.00
Compucar Nos -3An Braided Stainless Line 1 ft Part # 210301Compucar Nos -3An Braided Stainless Line 1 ft Part # 210301 $15.99 Zex Machine Gun Rapid Fire Blue Led Nitrous Purge Light Kit 82370-BZex Machine Gun Rapid Fire Blue Led Nitrous Purge Light Kit 82370-B $102.00
Nitrous Express Np304 Nitrous Plate Stage 6 Holley 4-Barrel 50-300 hpNitrous Express Np304 Nitrous Plate Stage 6 Holley 4-Barrel 50-300 hp $131.04 Nitrous Express 17003 Nitrous Express CaseNitrous Express 17003 Nitrous Express Case $24.96
Nos 16030Nos Nitrous Bottle Purge ValveNos 16030Nos Nitrous Bottle Purge Valve $153.77 Nos autometer silver face mechanical nitrous pressure gauge 2 5/8Nos autometer silver face mechanical nitrous pressure gauge 2 5/8 $45.00
Nos 16140Nos Hi-Flo; Nitrous Bottle ValveNos 16140Nos Hi-Flo; Nitrous Bottle Valve $98.59 Zex 82021 Efi Wet; Nitrous System KitZex 82021 Efi Wet; Nitrous System Kit $583.61
Zex Nitrous 82369 Adjustable Nitrous Bottle HeaterZex Nitrous 82369 Adjustable Nitrous Bottle Heater $213.99 Nitrous Oxide Systems Nos13716 Nitrous Soft Plume Fogger Spray Nozzle 1/16" NptNitrous Oxide Systems Nos13716 Nitrous Soft Plume Fogger Spray Nozzle 1/16" Npt $56.60
Nitrous Oxide Nos 4 brl 250hp Installation/ Replacement KitNitrous Oxide Nos 4 brl 250hp Installation/ Replacement Kit $30.00 Edelbrock 72288 Bolt-On 2-Solenoid Mount BracketEdelbrock 72288 Bolt-On 2-Solenoid Mount Bracket $42.99
Nitrous Express 15945 Insulated Bottle JacketNitrous Express 15945 Insulated Bottle Jacket $150.44 Nos 14150 Standard Nitrous Bottle BracketsNos 14150 Standard Nitrous Bottle Brackets $66.95
Nos 13760-90Nos Precision Ss; Stainless Steel Nitrous Flare JetNos 13760-90Nos Precision Ss; Stainless Steel Nitrous Flare Jet $25.39 Nx Fuel/Nitrous Line D-6 Stainless Fuel/Nitrous Braided Hose -6An 18" L w/BlueNx Fuel/Nitrous Line D-6 Stainless Fuel/Nitrous Braided Hose -6An 18" L w/Blue $47.39
Nos 13765-22Nos Precision Ss; Stainless Steel Nitrous Funnel JetNos 13765-22Nos Precision Ss; Stainless Steel Nitrous Funnel Jet $25.01 Edelbrock 72219 Victor Pro Nitrous SolenoidEdelbrock 72219 Victor Pro Nitrous Solenoid $56.99
Nos 16148Nos Hi-Flow; Nitrous Bottle Tee ValveNos 16148Nos Hi-Flow; Nitrous Bottle Tee Valve $132.95 Nos 0050 Safety KitNos 0050 Safety Kit $164.95
Compucar 10lb Nitrous Bottle Bracket Set Part # 201000 StainlessCompucar 10lb Nitrous Bottle Bracket Set Part # 201000 Stainless $29.99 Sniper Nitrous System # 07001Sniper Nitrous System # 07001 $25.00
Nos 17970 An Flare to Pipe FittingNos 17970 An Flare to Pipe Fitting $6.15 Nos Big Shot Injector Plate Kit 12610NosNos Big Shot Injector Plate Kit 12610Nos $181.95
4 Cyl Direct Port Fogger Nitrous Kit New4 Cyl Direct Port Fogger Nitrous Kit New $599.95 Nos 15990Nos Nitrous Pipe TapNos 15990Nos Nitrous Pipe Tap $45.01
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