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Old 02-25-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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On the fence Nos setup or Cam install

I recently had my car tuned and 3.91 gears installed. 393RWHP 388RWTQ with just high flow mid pipes and fastlane cold air intake. It's like a drug I want more
My question is if spending same amount which would be the better route to go Nos outlet plate system or nice Cam setup I know I have to swap the mid pipes for Longtubes to get best results but just don't want to go down wrong road and regret later.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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Think of it this way. How often are you going to use the nitrous? Which would you like more, a few seconds of spray or an infinite time with the power the cam and longtubes offer? I say don't waste it on the nitrous. Get LT's and a cam.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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I absolutely agree. A cam is usable more often, you don't have to refill the cam, and the cam won't backfire and blow your intake manifold off. Plus you will get the awesome old school sound and rock n roll of a cam.

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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cam then nitrous. thats the way i went . with nitrous u can buy a lil bit here and there and install it urself .
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please give us a call here at Lethal Racing. we would be glad to help you decide what would work best for you! we have had many customers make the trip from the Carolina's
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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Why settle for 1? get both and tune for Nitrous.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:53 PM   #8
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@Black10 you guys at lethal racing are the ones making me change my mind I was all set on a Nos outlet plate system 100shot. Then I see again and again Night fury cams making 500-490RWHP that's just awesome.
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@Black10 you guys at lethal racing are the ones making me change my mind I was all set on a Nos outlet plate system 100shot. Then I see again and again Night fury cams making 500-490RWHP that's just awesome.
I'll let you know Rams.
mine is going to Lethal on the 21st for a 3 day stay..
getting stage3 and a few more tricks.

I'll be sure to post the dyno slips that Sunday night
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #10
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Long tubes and a cam will be a 100 shot that's there all the time.

I'd go with a lethal cam if it was up to me. Just my.2
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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i would go cam mine is also being dropped off at lethal racing on wed im not against the nitrous but i would do the cam first
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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I vote cam & tubes.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
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Bump for cam.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #14
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Nitrous is nice, but on a street driven car, it will rarely be used, so it just sits there collecting dust and is a waste of money. GET A CAM!!!!!!!!!! You will not regret it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #15
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Long tubes and a cam will be a 100 shot that's there all the time.

I'd go with a lethal cam if it was up to me. Just my.2
^^ pretty much sums it up in my book
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #16
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I guess the only reason i wanted the NOS setup is to get some quick horsepower.I have 1/8th mile track about 5 miles from my house and them ford boys is always yapping giving me a hard time.My best time was 7.99 87mph but i wanted little more quick and in a hurry. I guess i will just wait and get the cam and longtubes.
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I have never been a fan of NOS, and the fact is once you start to NOS you will always want it. so might as well do a cam if that makes sense.
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Long tubes and a cam will be a 100 shot that's there all the time.
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if i dont change my mind i may switch my lg g6x3 to the nightfury and see how it does on the bottle. but once u put a cam in it u wont regret it u will gain a lot for a lil amount of money. with nitrous i only use it 1 or 2 times a month. when i first got it i sprayed it alot. that 50 to 60 bucks for 4 or 5 runs before bottle pressure starts droping adds up quick. but i must admit the torque is fun when sprayin.
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Night fury cam and long tube headers is the way to go.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #23
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Nightfury's specs are good for the juice IMHO.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #24
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Nightfury's specs are good for the juice IMHO.
yes they are. we made 520rwhp on an LS3 vette, then hit it with a 150 shot............made 700rwhp
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #25
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150 shot nitrous will yield a quicker time over a cam only setup (ask me how i know), and is more cost affective. You can get the whole nitrous package for around ~900$ at nitrous outlet, and around ~$1300 for a nitrous NANO setup. Only costs around $30 to fill your bottle thats good for about 5 passes. You can also install this at home with some buddies, its very simple.

Dont be scarred of nitrous, once properly installed and tuned properly with the right equipment, its no different than adding a blower or turbo.

With a cam, on a l99 you HAVE to pull the heads and change out the lifters, delete the dod/afm and for simplicity reasons you have to delete the VVT. That kit costs around $500 just for gaskets and delete parts; and the cam is normally around $400 bucks. You also need valvesprings in relation to how high of a lift your cam is ground to, pushrod checker if you're doing it yourself, chromoly pushrods, new/stronger timing chain, misc gaskets, radiator fluid, stronger clutch (also needed with any hit of nitrous), new TTY crank bolt, and this is not including labor and tuning.

If you go with the spray, nobody will race you on the street if they know you have it, even cam only guys, hmm i wonder why???? Also remember, with spray, you are at your given hp shot throughout the entire time you are spraying.

So my vote is for nitrous over cam, throw a 150 on it and dont look back.
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