Tufftruckparts.com - Nitrous Oxide System
Nitrous, or Nitrous Oxide is a power adder that provides incredible "Bang for the Buck" but for a number of reasons that we'll explore today, almost never gets used, and that's a shame because there's really no better way to get a reasonable boost in power for peanuts for your truck, Jeep or SUV.
Nitrous has a bad reputation for blowing up truck & Car engines and is often even called "cheating." Additionally, it gets a bad rap for not being "always available" and for needing refills to keep the power going.
All of these rumors have some basis in fact but as with almost anything, when used correctly, the benefits of nitrous are HUGE, especially for the target audience of this site: daily driven truck performance enthusiasts.
The biggest benefit of nitrous is that it provides enormous "bang for the buck." You can purchase a nitrous kit, brand new for around $500 with everything you really need to start using it, maybe as much as $700 if you get all the bells and whistles, and instantly strap on 15, 35, 55, 65, 75, 125 or even 150 horsepower. These truck kits are usually pretty straight forward to install and the nitrous re1fills are about $40 to 50 bucks depending on who you know?.
In a naturally aspirated truck engines, gaining 35-55 horsepower can be tough with any amount of money, and typically it costs more than the "fully loaded" nitrous kit (plus several bottle refills) to get even 15-20 horsepower out of your truck or Jeep is a 10-20% improvement with bolt-ons can be had, but even a very low shot of nitrous can be worth significantly more, especially in otherwise low performance truck and Jeeps with six cylinder motors.