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Old 09-17-2002, 09:55 PM   #1
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stock Lt1 pistons and nitrous?

I've got a 95 vette, completely stock with an automatic. Thinking about putting it on the spray for occasional recreational use. I'm thinking about a 75-100hp shot, nothing more than that, what will the stock engine take with no reliability problems? Does my engine have forged pistons or not? Any more information about the pros and cons of nitrous on my car would be great...thanks a lot.
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Old 09-17-2002, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-18-2002, 12:17 AM   #3
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It has hyperutectic pistons.

The ringlands on my #7 piston came out in pieces. This was from 3yrs of boost though.

I think properly tuned it will last a while but theres always a chance something will break. Have fun

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Old 09-18-2002, 12:21 AM   #4
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You could also ask about the nitrous in the power adder section. There are a lot of guys running nitrous on here that could help you more than I.

later
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Old 09-18-2002, 12:56 AM   #5
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I have had n20 on mine for 6 yrs and 30,000 miles with stock pistons. Never had a problem yet. (125 to 150 dry shot)

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Old 09-18-2002, 09:47 AM   #6
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Make sure you buy all of the proper safety equipment to go along with it. Buy new solenoids are a set from someone you trust.
Just like anything else, it can be safe if handled properly.
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Old 09-18-2002, 09:56 AM   #7
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Yep, Dan Patterson has been running a 150 shot on his for 4 years or so, and he has over 100,000 miles. If you set it up right, it's pretty safe.

But it's still a roll of the dice. My rule of thumb with power adders is, if you're going to run one, have the money for a new shortblock safely tucked away.

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Old 09-18-2002, 11:37 AM   #8
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Friend of mine in Pikeville has over 90k on his 95Z28 with LOTs of 150 dry-shot nitrous passes on the still stock bottom-end with a best of 11.31 at 118 with the tranny dying.

I think Randy Brown (MFBA) went 10s on his stock bottom end and heads running an M6.

Tuneup is the most critical thing.
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Old 09-19-2002, 11:20 AM   #9
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Thanks everybody for the responses, I think i might stay away from the spray, maybe something safe like a set of gears and a stall. Thanks a lot
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Old 09-22-2002, 09:09 AM   #10
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Adam, Mark can set you up pretty safe. He knows juice even though its on the wrong type of car. I wouldn't be afraid of a 75/100/125/150 dry shot at all on your car.
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