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Speed Secrets: Adding ZEX Nitrous To A Turbo 5.3! HUGE Gains!

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Working with the experts at ZEX, two of the funnest parts of building an engine are tested: boost and nitrous! Nitrous is awesome, boost is awesome, but what happens when you combine the two? Double the fun! When it comes to choosing nitrous or boost, the majority of engine builders will opt for one or the other, but why choose ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: ZEX 125 Shot Dyno Test On a Small Block Ford

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Can you turn your car into a superhero? Not in a traditional way, but with the use of nitrous, you can give your naturally aspirated engine super powers. In this episode of Speed Secrets, the team shows you exactly what happens when you install nitrous on a 392 cubic inch Ford engine. Before getting to the engine test, it’s important ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Nitrous on a 427 Small Block!

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All engines love nitrous, and owners of those engines love it too – because what’s not to like about it? No matter if it’s a Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Big Block, Small Block, LS, LT,  fuel injected, or carbureted engine, they all respond really well to spray. Whether you have a stock engine, or an engine that’s already built, nitrous takes ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: What Makes Nitrous So Amazing?

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Nitrous has a high level of versatility, and is just generally pretty awesome. In this episode of Speed Secrets, the team works with the guys over at ZEX to demonstrate just why and how this gas is so useful for engine builders and racers.  The first key characteristic about nitrous on the awesome scale is how much bang you get ... Read More »

With a Little Luck: TPI Power Mods

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  Words and Photos by Richard Holdener The phrase, “I’d rather be lucky than good,” comes to mind, but every bit as appropriate is, “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut”. What do we mean by these and what do they have to do with improving the performance of your average Tune-Port Chevy motor? This story began with a simple search ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Zex Nitrous and Small Block Chevy Engines

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Whether from a turbo, blower, or nitrous, there is a lot to love about power adders. Especially when used in a Small Block designed specifically for them, like the SBC 383 Stroker from Blue Print Engines. It has everything you’d want for power adder applications, Including forged internals, low compression, and aluminum free flowing heads. Making the 383 that much ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Combining a Big Block Chevy with Nitrous Means Big Power

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As far as naturally aspirated power, it’s hard to beat a Stroker Big Block Chevy, especially one with a nice hearty camshaft from Comp Cams. The fun doesn’t have to stop there though. With a little throttle in a bottle, a healthy BBC can get real serious, real fast. To explore just how far a little nitrous can go when ... Read More »

Dynamic Daily: Dr. Jekyll Meets Mr. Hyde

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By Richard Holdener/Photos By Author This is how you make your mild, carbureted 4.8L Dr. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde.     When it comes to power plants for an enthusiast vehicle, most guys have one of two distinct types, wild race car or mild daily driver. In truth, many have both, as the cantankerous race-car motor hardly makes for a reliable, ... Read More »

Modern Muscle: Zex-Injected DI L83

Nothing wakes up a new direct-injected, LT-based motor like a little Zex!

 Like anything new, the arrival of the junkyard L83 5.3L at Westech was met with a certain amount of skepticism. Having run endless testing on the previous generation LS engine family with tremendous success, we really didn’t know what to think about the new direct-injected LT motor. The LS was such a huge jump in performance over the previous Gen-2 ... Read More »

ZEX to the Max

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Words and Photos By: Richard Holdener Generally speaking, when we run nitrous testing, we take a good motor and add 100-150 HP using a plate or single fogger nozzle. Nitrous oxide is an impressive power adder, offering an unmatched combination of power and pricing. Nothing you buy can increases the power output of your motor (any motor) by 100, 150, ... Read More »