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Old 03-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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any nitrous v6s?

I have had my 2010 RS since July of 2010. I have done the common bolt on up grades, and added a Zex Nitrous system, almost as soon as I bought the car. I knew that the Bosch platform was never going to be tuned early on, so it was a no brainer. Since then ,I have pulled up next to some pretty mean cars, and either smoked them or stayed right next to them. But I have still not run into any other Camaros running Nitrous. I live in Salt Lake City, and it isn't like its a small town... so I guess I'm baffled by the lack of Nitrous v6s. I know there are only so many upgrades offered for this car.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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not a popular mod because if you blow up your engine your out 22k+ thousand dollars and blowing the lifetime warranty also doesn't attract a ton of ppl.

Most ppl who wanna go fast like that just get the SS.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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Ya... I heard that one before. I have had a couple of the ss and the new mustangs try me, and not like the results. I have spanked my share of chest thumping v8s. In fact, one of the only street races I've lost came from a Lancer Evo. And it was an ass whup if I've ever seen one. If nitrous is done correctly, it is just as safe as any boost system. Research alittle. This isn't the fake fast and furious mach4 movie system. It is built specifically for this car. SS doesn't mean elite. There are plenty car enthusiasts that know v8 isn't the only muscle car.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:24 PM   #4
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There are two guys on here, don't recall the names, but they are on the doorstep of the 11's with nos on their v6's. If you search around you should turn them up really quick.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:26 PM   #5
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Nice!!. Wow!! 10.19 is impressive. Fine job.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #6
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theere are quite a few of us running nitrous, my set up isnt done yet but all i need is the fuel line hooked up and jets....look in the v6 fi area there is a list of everyone who is doing some kind of FI
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
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Rod1 has the record for fastest quarter with a v6, look him up, very knowledgeable and talkative I think.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #8
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Sweet.. that, is good to know. I was quite nervous the first time I armed the system and shot, only because i knew of no one else who runs it. It has really opened my eyes to the reputation it gets. Do you know of anyone making a device to switch tunes for them yet? I want to run a bigger shot, but can't tune for nitrous all the time because of the timing retard.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #9
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:32 PM   #10
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ya there is tons of info in the v6 FI area, look up vince at trifecta that is the only option for now but you will be able to spray 125shot
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #11
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I've been talkin with a local Trifecta dude... the tune is possible just wanna be able to switch back to stock tune when not using the nitrous, without having to use a laptop. I know the devices exist. Just need to know the technical name, and if available for this car. I will head over to the v6 forums and poke around. Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:04 PM   #13
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your talking about a hand held programer they dont make them for the v6 just the v8..........the v6 really got the shaft when it comes to tunning
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:41 PM   #14
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Well...no. It's not a handheld. I'm not exactly sure what the device is, but even the Trifecta guy I've talked to here in Utah mentioned it. If it was just a handheld, I thing slp, makes just a general handheld that would do the trick. In fact, I think you can buy an slp from Trifecta.I don't know, but someone has to right?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:58 PM   #15
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nope.....the only thing out is trifecta, thats why i dont have a tune yet. there is just to much i dont like about trifecta for me to spend that kind of money
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:35 AM   #16
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Vince at Trifecta has the V6 figured out. Price is the only downside, but his tune is far better than your typical handheld, and if you have a laptop you can datalog and have him dial in your tune perfectly. The Trifecta can be downloaded via handheld, but it is a returnable item, and spendy if you purchase it outright. If you're running nitrous, FI, or long tube headers, Trifecta is the way to go, hands down. The price is not unreasonable when you take into account the level of customer service included. A Trifecta tune is not your average handheld programmer.
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Ya.. no question. Trifecta will still build the tune. I have communicated with Vince, and Marc Magoon, which is his Utah rep. He can do the nitrous tune. The problem is when you are running a regular street tune, to make power gains, it advances your timing. When running a nitrous tune, you want to retard your timing, so your peak cylinder pressure is not at TDC. When your not running your nitrous, you don't want the nitrous tune, because it will lag your power. I know they have a device for Ford, and I believe it is called a sct flash devise, that stores, and switches your tunes on the fly. I am just trying to figure out if such a device if made for Chevs. It would still be a Trifecta tune, just stored on a flash device. Only other way I've heard of is running methanol or water injection, then you don't need to run timing retard, and I am not at that level yet.
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Ahhhh.... got a good tip on another thread, that will address my timing issue. It is a HSW interface... and it will retard the timing thru the arming switch and only when needed.
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I've been talkin with a local Trifecta dude... the tune is possible just wanna be able to switch back to stock tune when not using the nitrous, without having to use a laptop. I know the devices exist. Just need to know the technical name, and if available for this car. I will head over to the v6 forums and poke around. Thanks!
you dont "need" to switch back and forth with stock and nitrous tunes.

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Ya.. no question. Trifecta will still build the tune. I have communicated with Vince, and Marc Magoon, which is his Utah rep. He can do the nitrous tune. The problem is when you are running a regular street tune, to make power gains, it advances your timing. When running a nitrous tune, you want to retard your timing, so your peak cylinder pressure is not at TDC. When your not running your nitrous, you don't want the nitrous tune, because it will lag your power. I know they have a device for Ford, and I believe it is called a sct flash devise, that stores, and switches your tunes on the fly. I am just trying to figure out if such a device if made for Chevs. It would still be a Trifecta tune, just stored on a flash device. Only other way I've heard of is running methanol or water injection, then you don't need to run timing retard, and I am not at that level yet.
most all nitrous systems now-adays will have a system that will reduce the timing of the car when you are spraying.


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Ahhhh.... got a good tip on another thread, that will address my timing issue. It is a HSW interface... and it will retard the timing thru the arming switch and only when needed.
perfect example.
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Well, ordered the interface... I'm giddy as a school girl. Should be installed within the week.
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Also, Vince is well known for programming different tunes to switches in the car (e.g. the Cobolt). Not sure if anyone has asked him to do this for our cars, but you might try and see what he thinks. You could have him attach the NO2 tune to the traction control switch. When TC is on you run regular tune, when off you run NO2 tune. Just an idea.
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So anyone recommend a certain brand of nitrous? I was planning on the ZEX kit made for the v6 camaro, but it seems like there are a lot of problems with them.

Would it be better to just get a univeral one from ZEX?
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also, with the zex kit, it says to relieve pressure from the lines. How is this done? How are they purged? I don't see any type of purge mechanism on the list of stuff you get. Do you have to purchase a purge kit seperate?

edit: nevermind, i found the purge kits on the zex website. I'm assuming this is a necessity?
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So anyone recommend a certain brand of nitrous? I was planning on the ZEX kit made for the v6 camaro, but it seems like there are a lot of problems with them.

Would it be better to just get a univeral one from ZEX?
i built my own kit using nos brand with a zex controller......i got most the parts used on craigslist and from friends...i think im in my kit for around 300
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i built my own kit using nos brand with a zex controller......i got most the parts used on craigslist and from friends...i think im in my kit for around 300
nice! maybe i should try the same. I was able to find the zex kit for about $585 from phastek performance. with free shipping. thought it was a pretty good deal, but not if it doesn't come with the right parts...
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