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: Has anyone tried nitrous?


TwistedWedge
02-21-2006, 05:17 PM
Hey guys, I am new here and hopefully will be a Cherokee SRT-8 owner this June...

Just wondering if anyone here has thought about or is running nitrous. I am fairly familiar with the 5.7L and there has been some real brainstorming on another Dodge truck website about the potential of this 6.1L Jeep with nitrous. I know of many guys running 150 shots on the 5.7L, and some guys at 200hp and beyond on the stock bottom end. The concensus was that you should be able to spray this Jeep into the 11s no problem considering the 6.1L is stronger than the 5.7L and the fact that the Jeep is pretty light and AWD.

I am installing a system in my truck and should be making over 450rwhp and close to 600rwtq on the bottle, I can't imagine what it would be like to put my 125 shot on a Cherokee... Hopefully I'll find out soon enough :)

4DRHTRD
02-21-2006, 09:21 PM
I'm gonna be all over a 200 shot myself. Hoping more for some high 10's....
:)
Mike

ARH1956
02-25-2006, 02:11 AM
Just wondering if anyone here has thought about or is running nitrous. I am fairly familiar with the 5.7L and there has been some real brainstorming on another Dodge truck website about the potential of this 6.1L Jeep with nitrous. I know of many guys running 150 shots on the 5.7L, and some guys at 200hp and beyond on the stock bottom end. The concensus was that you should be able to spray this Jeep into the 11s no problem considering the 6.1L is stronger than the 5.7L and the fact that the Jeep is pretty light and AWD.
I see no problems with a properly set up 100-150 shot & can see this getting a GC SRT-8 pretty deep into the 12's.

ARH1956
02-25-2006, 11:38 AM
I'm gonna be all over a 200 shot myself. Hoping more for some high 10's....
:)
MikeI'd love to see that happen, but seriously doubt the 10's will be that easy, LOL. It takes a lot of added HP to drop from low 13's to the 10's, LOTS. And even with AWD you'll be traction challenged if you get the HP without seriously aggressive rubber.

SRT8 MAFIA
03-20-2006, 08:42 PM
IMO a realistic 1/4 mile projection with a 200 nitrous shot would be a high 11 low 12 at best. With nitrous the SRT8 would most likely need another 125 HP, higher stall speed torque converter with a sticky radial to drop it into the
10's

TwistedWedge
03-22-2006, 08:40 PM
I definately would not run a single shot of 200... with two stages you could though, 75 off the line and 125 once you hit 3000-3500rpm works great on the Rams.

But either way, a 200 shot = 200rwhp more. Realistically you should be well into the 11s with that. If you look at how the 5.7L responds, you should be able to squeek into the high 11s on a 125 shot without much drama... especially if you open up the exhaust.

StageFright
03-29-2006, 01:16 AM
I'm gonna be all over a 200 shot myself. Hoping more for some high 10's....
You are gonna need more than just nitrous.

I wonder how well will this AWD driveline hold up in modded trucks?

ekool
03-30-2006, 09:56 PM
The crank in the 6.1L is much stronger then the crank in the 5.7L -- so thats always good :) You dont want to be a member of the DOTCC (Drive over the crank club) like alot of turbo buick fellas.

Stripper
06-20-2006, 03:54 PM
The crank in the 6.1L is much stronger then the crank in the 5.7L -- so thats always good :) You dont want to be a member of the DOTCC (Drive over the crank club) like alot of turbo buick fellas.

It won't be the crank that you break. The pistons though are a different story!!

Brad

ekool
06-20-2006, 03:57 PM
Brad,

Whats the largest shot your customers have been having success with?

Stripper
06-20-2006, 06:53 PM
I will tell you that safely you should keep it around the 100-150hp range. Anything above that and you are on your own. Also if you are going to run above that range you are going to want a stand alone fuel system for your Jeep. Remember also to run a colder plug, NGK TR6's work good for the nitrous.

I have the plugs if you need them too in stock.

Thanks,
Brad

tainui
06-21-2006, 08:24 AM
+1 on the pistons comment. I haven't read anywhere that the pistons are forged. Forged is the key otherwise you'll end up burning a hole thru the piston.

Stripper
06-21-2006, 01:24 PM
+1 on the pistons comment. I haven't read anywhere that the pistons are forged. Forged is the key otherwise you'll end up burning a hole thru the piston.


Whats going to happen is most likely you will lift a ring land on the stock pistons. With todays engine technology they have moved the ring lands up as far as they possibly can. This helps the engine make more power, bring the ring closer to the heat in the combustion chamber. Unfortunatley it also makes the pistons less friendly torwards nitrous. :( You can get away with spraying them 100hp, even 150hp. If you are worried about breaking your engine you should stick close to the 100hp level. The 100hp settiing on the kits we sell will get you around 10mph and a second faster ET or more.

Brad

ekool
06-21-2006, 01:59 PM
Brad,

Can you add a set of plugs to my order as well :) What gap do you reccomend?

crazylegs
06-21-2006, 02:45 PM
I will add a set of plugs to your order. You should start out at 42 then you may be able to get down to 35. I will get that added to your order. Thanks!

tainui
06-22-2006, 07:31 AM
Hmmm. Striper motorsports and the second login is "crazylegs" I think we need some pictures...strictly for verification purposes...lol

Sorry for the hijack.

crazylegs
06-22-2006, 07:41 AM
I can send you pictures of Brad on a pole but I can bet that you might ban me for good....LOL

Grip Grip
04-23-2011, 06:04 PM
I've tried it. ;)

Yes, I just bumped a 5 year old thread. :D

-Chris-
04-23-2011, 06:26 PM
Lol, nice Ant.... very nice.. Well i wonder if they ever hit 10's on that 200 shot lol

Rambit
04-23-2011, 06:27 PM
I've tried it. ;)

Yes, I just bumped a 5 year old thread. :D
I think you did in fact inhale.

Bernie

Grip Grip
04-23-2011, 06:34 PM
Lol, nice Ant.... very nice.. Well i wonder if they ever hit 10's on that 200 shot lol

Me too. :D

I think you did in fact inhale.

Bernie


Who, me? :D