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  • Top 10 Nitrous Oxide Articles on TruckTrend.com

Top 10 Nitrous Oxide Articles on TruckTrend.com

Throttle in a bottle is hard to beat.

Feb 24, 2021
We close out our look at power adders with this breakdown of the top 10 nitrous oxide articles that have appeared on trucktrend.com. In high-performance applications, nitrous oxide, also known as "spray," "juice," "nitrous," or the uber-generic "NOS (nawwws)," is pound for pound the most inexpensive upgrade for increasing engine performance.
For those who are familiar with the terms but not the actual substance, nitrous is a gas that dramatically lowers the temperature of intake air when it's injected into an engine at high pressure (through variably sized brass metering pills and spray bars or nozzles). By supercooling air, its density increases and more oxygen is created, which in turn allows more fuel to be burned. Ultimately, the gains promote greater combustion, which results in more power and torque.
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In some instances, especially for diesels, juice is used to promote quicker turbo spooling. On some supercharged and turbocharged engines, it can serve as an ad hoc primary or secondary intercooler. Overall, however, nitrous is primarily a power enhancer on gas- and diesel-powered trucks.
Although the subject has been covered by all of MotorTrend Group's aftermarket performance titles, brands such as Diesel Power and Truckin' have the pickup truck beat well covered, with tech reports and articles featuring rigs that are boosted by spray.
Here's a group of top 10 nitrous oxide articles on trucktrend.com. While NOS (the gas, not the brand) is the underdog in the power adder game, it's still one of the best bangs for the buck an enthusiast can install on a pickup's engine.
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DIY Horsepower for Diesels

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Juice and Lightning

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Nitrous on a Hemi

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Cost-Conscious Nitrous Oxide Systems

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#GhettoFail

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1997 Dodge Ram "Dacuda"

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Back in the New SSR

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Horsepower Gains for 7.3L Fords

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Building a Nitrous-Ready Big-Block Chevy

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Toyota Tacoma Gets a Nitrous Fix

 
 

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