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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 76512 4An Purge/Gauge AdapterEdelbrock 76512 4An Purge/Gauge Adapter > $16.99 Nitrous Express Green Chemical X Octane #16005Nitrous Express Green Chemical X Octane #16005 > $9.37
Nos 16169Nos Nitrous Bottle Racer Safety Blow-Off AdapterNos 16169Nos Nitrous Bottle Racer Safety Blow-Off Adapter > $53.22 Civic Si Prelude Accord Prelude Fit S2000 Integra Rsx K20 Ep3 Gt35 Gt3582 TurboCivic Si Prelude Accord Prelude Fit S2000 Integra Rsx K20 Ep3 Gt35 Gt3582 Turbo > $209.99
New High Flow Nitrous Bottle Valve fits 5Lb, 10Lb, 15Lb & 20Lb BottlesNew High Flow Nitrous Bottle Valve fits 5Lb, 10Lb, 15Lb & 20Lb Bottles > $55.00 Nos Pro Race Fogger Soft Plume Knozzle Nitrous Plumbing Kit, Carburetor Or EfiNos Pro Race Fogger Soft Plume Knozzle Nitrous Plumbing Kit, Carburetor Or Efi > $802.64
Nx Hitman 1 4-Bbl Nitrous Kit 40040-10 Chevy Ford Mopar Holley EdelbrockNx Hitman 1 4-Bbl Nitrous Kit 40040-10 Chevy Ford Mopar Holley Edelbrock > $479.99 Nitrous Express Universal Console Switch Panel #15896Nitrous Express Universal Console Switch Panel #15896 > $65.06
Synapse Missing Link Eclipse 420A Neon 420A Ml003C Low Import Invoice Fast ShipSynapse Missing Link Eclipse 420A Neon 420A Ml003C Low Import Invoice Fast Ship > $53.52 Nos/Nitrous/Nx/Zex/Edelbr ock/ 6An Bottle Gauge/Purge Kit Swivel Fitting #16104Nos/Nitrous/Nx/Zex/Edelbr ock/ 6An Bottle Gauge/Purge Kit Swivel Fitting #16104 > $7.99
Redhorse Performance 3000-08-08-1Redhorse Performance 3000-08-08-1 > $9.00 Nitrous Express 1/4 Npt Control Valve #15850Nitrous Express 1/4 Npt Control Valve #15850 > $23.91
Nos/Nitrous/Edelbrock/Hol ley/Dynotune/ S/Steel Wet Fogger System 60Hp Jet Kit!Nos/Nitrous/Edelbrock/Hol ley/Dynotune/ S/Steel Wet Fogger System 60Hp Jet Kit! > $11.98 12 Volt
2000
 On/Off Toggle Switch With 20" Wire - Car Rv Golf Cart - 10 Pack12 Volt 2000 On/Off Toggle Switch With 20" Wire - Car Rv Golf Cart - 10 Pack > $12.25
Nitrous Express Proton Series Nitrous System Wet 150 Hp Max 10 lb BottleNitrous Express Proton Series Nitrous System Wet 150 Hp Max 10 lb Bottle > $411.71 Nitrous Express Fuel Pressure Regulator W/ Bleed #15956Nitrous Express Fuel Pressure Regulator W/ Bleed #15956 > $63.47
Nitrous Express 4An Purge Kit #15600Nitrous Express 4An Purge Kit #15600 > $132.04 Nitrous lineNitrous line > $70.00
Nitrous Express Dual Vent Purge Line Kit #15604Nitrous Express Dual Vent Purge Line Kit #15604 > $108.03 Xrp 981603 Adapter FlareXrp 981603 Adapter Flare > $3.00
Nitrous Express 10/15 Lb Bottle Brackets #11106Nitrous Express 10/15 Lb Bottle Brackets #11106 > $54.54 New listing
		nitrous gaugeNew listing nitrous gauge >$20.99
Edelbrock 72550 Series 1; Nitrous NozzleEdelbrock 72550 Series 1; Nitrous Nozzle > $56.70 Zex Nitrous Kit,brackets,extra bottle,Nx bottle opener,Dual purge kit, Zex gaugeZex Nitrous Kit,brackets,extra bottle,Nx bottle opener,Dual purge kit, Zex gauge > $710.00
Nitrous Kit Venom Vcn2000Nitrous Kit Venom Vcn2000 > $995.00 12 Volt On/Off Toggle Switch With 20" Wire - Car Rv Golf Cart12 Volt On/Off Toggle Switch With 20" Wire - Car Rv Golf Cart > $3.49
Hose Braided Stainless -4 An Female End Blue 1/8 Npt Male End Blue 24" LengthHose Braided Stainless -4 An Female End Blue 1/8 Npt Male End Blue 24" Length > $40.90 Xrp 441133 -Straight Ext. Neck BanjoXrp 441133 -Straight Ext. Neck Banjo > $7.50
Nos nitrous plate .Nos nitrous plate . >$45.00 Nitrous Express Pro Wiring Kit #15499Nitrous Express Pro Wiring Kit #15499 > $71.76
Nos Stainless Steel Braided Hose 15081NosNos Stainless Steel Braided Hose 15081Nos > $42.90 Edelbrock 76507 Nitrous Filter FittingsEdelbrock 76507 Nitrous Filter Fittings > $25.74
Xrp 640009 Hose AssemblyXrp 640009 Hose Assembly > $9.00 Pro-Nitrous 4" 0-1500 Psi Gauge with -6 an bottle fittingsPro-Nitrous 4" 0-1500 Psi Gauge with -6 an bottle fittings > $75.00
03-04 Cobra Nitrous Plate, Terminator,zex, Nos, 4.603-04 Cobra Nitrous Plate, Terminator,zex, Nos, 4.6 >$60.00 Nos Efi Nitrous Oxide System Dry 150 Hp Max 15 lb Bottle 05177NosNos Efi Nitrous Oxide System Dry 150 Hp Max 15 lb Bottle 05177Nos > $652.95
Nos BottleNos Bottle >$92.00 Nos N2O pressure gaugeNos N2O pressure gauge >$10.00
Xrp 982203 Elbow 90 #3 FlareXrp 982203 Elbow 90 #3 Flare > $5.00 Nos/Nitrous/Nx/Zex/Edelbr ock/ 6An In-Line N2O Billet Aluminum Filter #15552 New!Nos/Nitrous/Nx/Zex/Edelbr ock/ 6An In-Line N2O Billet Aluminum Filter #15552 New! > $59.99
Nos/Nitrous/Nx/Zex/Edelbr ock/Holley/ Nitrous Bottle Blow Down Tube Kit#16160 NewNos/Nitrous/Nx/Zex/Edelbr ock/Holley/ Nitrous Bottle Blow Down Tube Kit#16160 New > $13.79 Xrp 422533 -3 Male To M10X Seal W/Washer PairXrp 422533 -3 Male To M10X Seal W/Washer Pair > $7.50
Fastlane "Gangsta" .178 orifice Bottom-outlet Nitrous SolenoidFastlane "Gangsta" .178 orifice Bottom-outlet Nitrous Solenoid > $210.00 Snow Performance Boost Juice, Case of 4 gal 40008Snow Performance Boost Juice, Case of 4 gal 40008 > $82.99
Nos 13721Nos Super Powershot; Nitrous Flare Jet PackNos 13721Nos Super Powershot; Nitrous Flare Jet Pack > $32.96 Aeroquip Fcm 2926Aeroquip Fcm 2926 > $17.00
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