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Old 03-11-2007, 11:10 PM   #46  
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:15 PM   #47  
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You must be pretty brave, because I would never risk nitrous on my vehicle. I know that with proper setup and engine management, that it can be safe. However, I get I just don't have to balls for that. How big of a shot are you running?
100 dry. Havent had the time to go wet with it but I had 45,000 plus miles of spray on my old VQ,the one I swapped out. The thing was a strong as when it was new,never any problems.Like you said,when its right,its right..no problems. Let me know if you ever decide to do a setup..perhaps I could be of some assistance. I started my N2O experiance on my drag bikes over the years and havent looked back. The guy who bought my old VQ30 has been driving it around for a week now and he cant believe how much better it feels than his old one. This was actually my first dry setup,but when I bought the kit it was used from a guy in Maxima forum and i got a really good deal so I tried it...eh,its not the same as a wet kit but very suitable for a DD. Not like Im using it everyday either. Plus Im "automagic" so it took a little more getting used to,never had to use any kinda window switch before.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:28 AM   #48  
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100 dry. Havent had the time to go wet with it but I had 45,000 plus miles of spray on my old VQ,the one I swapped out. The thing was a strong as when it was new,never any problems.Like you said,when its right,its right..no problems. Let me know if you ever decide to do a setup..perhaps I could be of some assistance. I started my N2O experiance on my drag bikes over the years and havent looked back. The guy who bought my old VQ30 has been driving it around for a week now and he cant believe how much better it feels than his old one. This was actually my first dry setup,but when I bought the kit it was used from a guy in Maxima forum and i got a really good deal so I tried it...eh,its not the same as a wet kit but very suitable for a DD. Not like Im using it everyday either. Plus Im "automagic" so it took a little more getting used to,never had to use any kinda window switch before.
It will probably be a while before I even consider it at this time. I simply cannot justify mounting a nitrous system on a vehicle that still has 24k miles left on the factory warranty. Something like that would instantly void the warranty on the entire power and drivetrain. It would be nice though, as it would finally allow me to start smacking up on some of the Jeep Cherokee SRT8's that I can't compete with.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #49  
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It will probably be a while before I even consider it at this time. I simply cannot justify mounting a nitrous system on a vehicle that still has 24k miles left on the factory warranty. Something like that would instantly void the warranty on the entire power and drivetrain. It would be nice though, as it would finally allow me to start smacking up on some of the Jeep Cherokee SRT8's that I can't compete with.
Thing about an STR8, it's just a box with a big V8. No magic there.

My G is still under warranty too. I already got free front brakes from Infiniti, not going to push my luck. I have done some mild mods, and may go for a Stillen exhaust and retuned ECU. But that's about it.
While it still will not make it into a fire-breathing monster, it is more fun to drive, as throttle response is better than stock.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:52 PM   #50  
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Here is a link to a sad sad display of mashed up vehicles.

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It will probably be a while before I even consider it at this time. I simply cannot justify mounting a nitrous system on a vehicle that still has 24k miles left on the factory warranty. Something like that would instantly void the warranty on the entire power and drivetrain. It would be nice though, as it would finally allow me to start smacking up on some of the Jeep Cherokee SRT8's that I can't compete with.
Yea thats understandable.
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:23 PM   #52  
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'98 Nissan Altima...basic model...stock except for an after market Alpine stereo with a nice amp and MB Quart front speakers and 10" sub.

Wife drives an '88 Honda Civic 4 door auto fully loaded with only 98000 original miles. Car runs awesome and handles like a "go cart". If it had a stick it would even be more fun.

Both cars run like new and I keep them that way. I am in no hurry to replace either and will run them into the ground as I do all my cars hehehe.
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #53  
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Amen. Everytime I buy something I realize 2 weeks later that if i would have just spent a little more I could have gotten product X. The I cant possibly justify going out and buying another....could I??
It's always easier to ask for forgiveness...........than to beg for permission!!
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:18 PM   #54  
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Thing about an STR8, it's just a box with a big V8. No magic there.

My G is still under warranty too. I already got free front brakes from Infiniti, not going to push my luck. I have done some mild mods, and may go for a Stillen exhaust and retuned ECU. But that's about it.
While it still will not make it into a fire-breathing monster, it is more fun to drive, as throttle response is better than stock.

While the JGCSRT8 really isn't anything special, it's the incredible transmission that gives it the edge over it's competition in speed. Combining an incredible transmission with a high stall speed torque converter, and you have the world's fastest SUV. I test drove one, and that thing is a monster. While my TBSS has similar kerb weight and AWD with only 25hp less, it would have benefit greatly from a more modern transmission with better gear ratios, and a higher stall torque converter. If you stomp the gas in a stock TBSS, it doesn't start winding up till you pass 3500 rpms. Even then, the engine wasn't really tuned very aggressively. A simple retune by a LS2 specialist yields huge hp gains as a result, but it can also affect your warranty.

By comparison in the SRT8, 1st gear is just perfect for launching as when combined with that higher stall speed TC, it just launches off the lines like you wouldn't believe. I just couldn't afford the SRT8 since the dealers would not negotiate on the price in my area. I really don't mind though because I only get 12mpg in the TBSS, and would probably getting way into the single digits if I had the SRT8. Not to mention the SRT8 does ride way too stiff for an SUV, and it would have eventually started to annoy me.
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Hey that's my line LOL.....
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While the JGCSRT8 really isn't anything special, it's the incredible transmission that gives it the edge over it's competition in speed. Combining an incredible transmission with a high stall speed torque converter, and you have the world's fastest SUV. I test drove one, and that thing is a monster. While my TBSS has similar kerb weight and AWD with only 25hp less, it would have benefit greatly from a more modern transmission with better gear ratios, and a higher stall torque converter. If you stomp the gas in a stock TBSS, it doesn't start winding up till you pass 3500 rpms. Even then, the engine wasn't really tuned very aggressively. A simple retune by a LS2 specialist yields huge hp gains as a result, but it can also affect your warranty.

By comparison in the SRT8, 1st gear is just perfect for launching as when combined with that higher stall speed TC, it just launches off the lines like you wouldn't believe. I just couldn't afford the SRT8 since the dealers would not negotiate on the price in my area. I really don't mind though because I only get 12mpg in the TBSS, and would probably getting way into the single digits if I had the SRT8. Not to mention the SRT8 does ride way too stiff for an SUV, and it would have eventually started to annoy me.
Bro that SRT8 rides like a nightmare...my cousin bought one and was all hype to take me for a ride...we drove back by the Eagles stadium and were doing some launches and I was very impressed....then we jumped on the I-95 and by the time we got to Philly International I was sick of it....my 93 GMC Jimmy rode better tham that thing. He still has it but has been trying to find some better setup...
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Quad piston Brembo brakes will gather it back in a hurry.P.S....I'm a big brake fan....
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:48 PM   #58  
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Bro that SRT8 rides like a nightmare...my cousin bought one and was all hype to take me for a ride...we drove back by the Eagles stadium and were doing some launches and I was very impressed....then we jumped on the I-95 and by the time we got to Philly International I was sick of it....my 93 GMC Jimmy rode better tham that thing. He still has it but has been trying to find some better setup...
In terms of ride quality, it would have been very annoying very quickly with the roads we have around here. About 10 years ago, some publication actually rated Cincinnati as having the 2nd worst roads in the USA right behind Detroit. I had no reason to doubt them as it really is that bad. During the test drive, one thing I immediately noticed was that you could practically feel every crack and deformity in the road. I thought the TBSS rode rough, but this was super stiff sports car like. Maybe i'll get around to at least putting a higher stall TC some day, but I would probably have to upgrade the tranny cooling system. Ironically, stock TBSS's don't come with a transmission cooler and many tests have shown that our transmission temperatures can skyrocket during aggressive driving. The other thing I noticed about the JGCSRT8 is that it's very loud. That would probably have also gotten tiring after a while, although I think my TBSS is a bit too quiet. A nice compromise would be great. I was originally going to buy a Corsa or Borla catback exhaust, but my budget got sidetracked as I started really getting into this HD-DVD thing.

As for brakes, the TBSS actually can stops more quickly than the SRT8 in 60-0 and in some 70-0 tests by a foot. However, the SRT8 had much better brake feel as the TBSS has that signature GM sponginess in the brake pedal feel and feedback. I'm pretty sure that the SRT8 would probably own the TBSS at any higher speeds than that since it does have larger diameter rotors(can disappate more heat), and has superior braking systems. The TBSS only performs as well as it does due to the Z51 Corvette spec pads.
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Oh,it's special alright. Maybe just not to most.One thing I've learned...there's an ass for every saddle...
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Oh,it's special alright. Maybe just not to most.One thing I've learned...there's an ass for every saddle...
You are right as it's special for people who want the an SUV that can handle like a sports car, and still do 162 mph top speed. Of course it guzzles gas like you wouldn't believe, but you don't buy big displacement v8 powered SUV's to save fuel. It also gives you bragging rights as it's the world's fastest SUV, which better yet comes in at only half the price of the 2nd fastest SUV in the world which retails for 6 digits. I still don't get the Porsche nameplate being on an SUV, but I guess they expanded their target consumer to expand their role in the marketplace. It's ironic, but the JGCSRT8 is the fastest SRT8 in Chrysler's lineup.
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