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Ok guys, I am thinking about getting the Zex N2O system for my 05 GT Vert. I am sure that someone on here has it installed already and I would love some feedback on how they like it so far...especially from those who have installed it themselves. My car is a daily driver so I was figuring that the Zex system would cause less wear on the car as opposed to a supercharger (and obviously its cheaper) since it would only be used occasionally.

Another question I have is about adding hp to a convertible. Obviously the vert lacks the structural rigidity of the coupe so I am wondering if there are things that I should do before I start installing power adders (ie. braces, etc.) or if the convertible is good to go up to a certain hp range.

Any advice you guys have is appreciated.
 

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VT05GT said:
Ok guys, I am thinking about getting the Zex N2O system for my 05 GT Vert. I am sure that someone on here has it installed already and I would love some feedback on how they like it so far...especially from those who have installed it themselves. My car is a daily driver so I was figuring that the Zex system would cause less wear on the car as opposed to a supercharger (and obviously its cheaper) since it would only be used occasionally.

Another question I have is about adding hp to a convertible. Obviously the vert lacks the structural rigidity of the coupe so I am wondering if there are things that I should do before I start installing power adders (ie. braces, etc.) or if the convertible is good to go up to a certain hp range.

Any advice you guys have is appreciated.
Just so you know, Zex is illegal for use on the street and is only to be used on the track whereas superchagrers/turbo's are legal on street. I'm sure you can prolly use it on the street, but if you get caught, you gunna be screwed. So if you plan on using your daily driver at the track, by all means, you should get Zex(it's cheap and a serious HP boost). There is one guyon here that has a 05 V6 with 100 hp shot of Zex...I tihnk he runs slightly faster than a GT in the 1/4 by that alone. But if you never go to the track, I'd get yourself a S/Cer
 
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except that zex is so much cheaper...i think gtnos has it...you know him...hes an officer
 

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Just so you know, Zex is illegal for use on the street and is only to be used on the track whereas superchagrers/turbo's are legal on street. I'm sure you can prolly use it on the street, but if you get caught, you gunna be screwed. So if you plan on using your daily driver at the track, by all means, you should get Zex(it's cheap and a serious HP boost). There is one guyon here that has a 05 V6 with 100 hp shot of Zex...I tihnk he runs slightly faster than a GT in the 1/4 by that alone. But if you never go to the track, I'd get yourself a S/Cer
So if I have my tank hooked up while driving to work its againt the law? Is this true everywhere? I cant find any info on Nevada law?
 

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tw0scoops123 said:
Just so you know, Zex is illegal for use on the street
awww, twOscoops! why you gotta ruin the allure of Nitrous like that and give people another reason to be all scared of the po-po? so using it on the street will bend the law a little, (ok, bend it a lot, dang near break it off), he didnt say he was gonna hit it on the street. just like him, when i get ZEX, ill never use it on the street, track only.......:rolleyes:

BTW, at least in OK, you can hook it up, just not punch it on the street. but, honestly, even if i caught someone using it, there is not a specific statute that covers it. plus, unless i search the car or they are purging it, how am i gonna know? when they say it is illegal on the street, they are basically referring to CARB emissions legal...as i seriously doubt that too many states have a law that reads "no nos boosting on the streets" youll get in trouble more for what your doing with the nos (speed, reckless, etc) than you will for having it. :tongue
 

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except that zex is so much cheaper...i think gtnos has it...you know him...hes an officer
not yet nghtrnnr, but as soon as i have $600 (and 36,000 mi) my baby will be on the bottle.....:drool: 150 shot eventually...:drool: :drool: :drool:


ummm......NOS - its like steroids for cars!!!:happyhapp
 

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VT05GT said:
Ok guys, I am thinking about getting the Zex N2O system for my 05 GT Vert. I am sure that someone on here has it installed already and I would love some feedback on how they like it so far...especially from those who have installed it themselves. My car is a daily driver so I was figuring that the Zex system would cause less wear on the car as opposed to a supercharger (and obviously its cheaper) since it would only be used occasionally.

Another question I have is about adding hp to a convertible. Obviously the vert lacks the structural rigidity of the coupe so I am wondering if there are things that I should do before I start installing power adders (ie. braces, etc.) or if the convertible is good to go up to a certain hp range.

Any advice you guys have is appreciated.
when it comes to questions about the Zex system, get a hold of 5twenty, i think he sleeps with his ZEX bottle under his pillow....:tongue
 

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awww, twOscoops! why you gotta ruin the allure of Nitrous like that and give people another reason to be all scared of the po-po? so using it on the street will bend the law a little, (ok, bend it a lot, dang near break it off), he didnt say he was gonna hit it on the street. just like him, when i get ZEX, ill never use it on the street, track only.......:rolleyes:

BTW, at least in OK, you can hook it up, just not punch it on the street. but, honestly, even if i caught someone using it, there is not a specific statute that covers it. plus, unless i search the car or they are purging it, how am i gonna know? when they say it is illegal on the street, they are basically referring to CARB emissions legal...as i seriously doubt that too many states have a law that reads "no nos boosting on the streets" youll get in trouble more for what your doing with the nos (speed, reckless, etc) than you will for having it. :tongue
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when it comes to questions about the Zex system, get a hold of 5twenty, i think he sleeps with his ZEX bottle under his pillow....:tongue

Thanks GTNOS, but you beat me to it. I've thoroughly searched the Washington Revised Code for anything outlawing N20 and have found nothing. In fact, I blatantly advertise my nitrous on my fender emblems. You will not get hassled if you have N20. However, if you get caught street racing and you have N20, well, that may be a different story.

Installation was a snap if you have any clue about working on cars. If you've ever changed your spark plugs and have ever hooked up anything electrical in a car you have an outstanding chance for success installing ZEX yourself. Set aside a whole weekend even though it will only be a couple of hours total work. That way you can take your time and do it right. However, be ready to get all the accessories, because you'll really want them and mostly need them. (Bottle heater, remote opener, purge, etc.) Here is some documentation of my installation and system.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49999
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51678

When it is installed you will be AMAZED at the new power your Mustang exhibits.

And by the way, I do not sleep with my bottle under my pillow. I cuddle it in my arms all night.
 

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tw0scoops123 said:
Just so you know, Zex is illegal for use on the street and is only to be used on the track whereas superchagrers/turbo's are legal on street. I'm sure you can prolly use it on the street, but if you get caught, you gunna be screwed. So if you plan on using your daily driver at the track, by all means, you should get Zex(it's cheap and a serious HP boost). There is one guyon here that has a 05 V6 with 100 hp shot of Zex...I tihnk he runs slightly faster than a GT in the 1/4 by that alone. But if you never go to the track, I'd get yourself a S/Cer
That must be me! hehehehe....

To be perfectly blunt I put the Zex in mainly for show... I thought I'ld try it out once at the track and be done... Was I ever wrong... N20 is friggin' worse than crack! LOL! Heck, I even put a second bottle in so I won't run out! LOL!

Ok... I'm running the 100HP shot on my V6... The Zex system has performed flawlessly... I've got about 30 passes at the track (some early ones were with only 75HP jets). The stock V6 is rated at 15.3. With the Zex and couple bolt-on mods the best time is 13.41.

Install was pretty straight forward... had a buddy from work help me... you can easily knock it out on a Saturday... I've got some pictures and notes on my website... My Zex

And of course here's The Twins!
 

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VT05GT said:
Ok guys, I am thinking about getting the Zex N2O system for my 05 GT Vert. I am sure that someone on here has it installed already and I would love some feedback on how they like it so far...especially from those who have installed it themselves. My car is a daily driver so I was figuring that the Zex system would cause less wear on the car as opposed to a supercharger (and obviously its cheaper) since it would only be used occasionally.

Another question I have is about adding hp to a convertible. Obviously the vert lacks the structural rigidity of the coupe so I am wondering if there are things that I should do before I start installing power adders (ie. braces, etc.) or if the convertible is good to go up to a certain hp range.

Any advice you guys have is appreciated.
I have run Zex for a few months now. I installed it in about four hours, and the zex kit is sweet because it is specifically made for the 2005/06 mustang. Here is a pic of what it looks like.

Fishingjts is right....N20 is addictive. I go to the track every other week and go through a whole bottle every time. I do suggest that you 1) get the right tune 2) get a colder heat range plug (autolite ht0) 3) get a n20 pressure gauge 4) bottle heater. Fishingjts: that bottle set up is sweet!! I was thinking of doing the same thing so I have no worries on race day.

I am going back to the track next week with some drag radials. Since I have stepped up to the 125hp setting, I am getting about 20 feet of wheel spin off the line (at the track, on the street forget it, it just smokes em). Checked all of the plugs and all look fine.

Gt Nos is right about legality. I have a "NOS INSIDE" sticker on my back window and no one has ever pulled me over.
 

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Hey fishingjts, I love the look of the twin bottles! I'll tell the wife that I am just equalizing the weight distribution.:winks Looks like I couldn't fit my golf clubs in there though.

Anyways...even if I wanted to, I wouldn't have a clue on what to write someone in Ohio for having Nitrous. I thought the following law was dated and actually referred to the old "whippets" but now...maybe not. This is Ohio Revised Code:

§ 2925.33. Possessing [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]nitrous oxide in motor vehicle.
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(A) As used in this section, "motor vehicle," "street," and "highway" have the same meanings as in section 4511.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Unless authorized under Chapter 3719., 4715., 4729., 4731., 4741., or 4765. of the Revised Code, no person shall possess an open cartridge of [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]nitrous oxide in either of the following circumstances: [/font]

(1) While operating or being a passenger in or on a motor vehicle on a street, highway, or other public or private property open to the public for purposes of vehicular traffic or parking;

(2) While being in or on a stationary motor vehicle on a street, highway, or other public or private property open to the public for purposes of vehicular traffic or parking.

(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of possessing [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]nitrous oxide in a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
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I guess if I have the remote bottle opener...it would be closed. Unless I purge...then that proves that I have an open "canister." Being this is a misdemeanor of the 4th degree...it could cost us $250 and 30 days in jail!!! It is not just a traffic ticket...it is an arrestable offense here. :eyebulge:
The laws that pertain to nitrous oxide in the ORC do not differentiate between medical grade and automobile grade NO2...so I guess there is no difference?
So do you think this is for people like us (I am about to install it) having NO2 in the trunk...or a doper that is inhaling this medical or food industry crap? The part that makes me think it may not be racing oriented is the "While operating or being a passenger in or on a motor vehicle on a street, highway, or other public or private property open to the public for purposes of vehicular traffic or parking". What...is the officer going to arrest your passenger too if you purge?
I won't be writing this one I'm sure. The part that should be against the law is driving insane...but simply having it in your car and being in violation of the law...what do you think?
 

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does the automotive N20 have additives to prevent self medicating?
 

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does the automotive N20 have additives to prevent self medicating?
Yes, as a matter of fact it does. I don't remember which chemical it is, but I researched N2O extensively awhile back and one of my old mags discussed this.
 

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4511.21: I would hope that if (or maybe when) I get pulled over, if the system is not operational (bottle valve closed) and I explain that I use it at the track only, I would think any reasonable officer would be ok with that. I would add that if your caught street racing or doing something way stupid, then I think the officer would not be so forgiving. Fortunately for me, since I go to the track often, I am normally pretty mellow on the streets....

Being out here in CA, I also had to consider emissions. I installed the shark nozzle in the aftermark intake tube, saving the factory one unharmed. When the time comes, I can make this car emissions legal in a matter of about 30 minutes...

by the way....nice username
 

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Yes, as a matter of fact it does. I don't remember which chemical it is, but I researched N2O extensively awhile back and one of my old mags discussed this.
They thow a little bit of sulphur in... just enough to make it stinky! LOL!
 

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Hey fishingjts, I love the look of the twin bottles! I'll tell the wife that I am just equalizing the weight distribution.:winks Looks like I couldn't fit my golf clubs in there though.

Anyways...even if I wanted to, I wouldn't have a clue on what to write someone in Ohio for having Nitrous. I thought the following law was dated and actually referred to the old "whippets" but now...maybe not. This is Ohio Revised Code:

§ 2925.33. Possessing [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]nitrous oxide in motor vehicle.
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(A) As used in this section, "motor vehicle," "street," and "highway" have the same meanings as in section 4511.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Unless authorized under Chapter 3719., 4715., 4729., 4731., 4741., or 4765. of the Revised Code, no person shall possess an open cartridge of [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]nitrous oxide in either of the following circumstances: [/font]

(1) While operating or being a passenger in or on a motor vehicle on a street, highway, or other public or private property open to the public for purposes of vehicular traffic or parking;

(2) While being in or on a stationary motor vehicle on a street, highway, or other public or private property open to the public for purposes of vehicular traffic or parking.

(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of possessing [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]nitrous oxide in a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
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I guess if I have the remote bottle opener...it would be closed. Unless I purge...then that proves that I have an open "canister." Being this is a misdemeanor of the 4th degree...it could cost us $250 and 30 days in jail!!! It is not just a traffic ticket...it is an arrestable offense here. :eyebulge:
The laws that pertain to nitrous oxide in the ORC do not differentiate between medical grade and automobile grade NO2...so I guess there is no difference?
So do you think this is for people like us (I am about to install it) having NO2 in the trunk...or a doper that is inhaling this medical or food industry crap? The part that makes me think it may not be racing oriented is the "While operating or being a passenger in or on a motor vehicle on a street, highway, or other public or private property open to the public for purposes of vehicular traffic or parking". What...is the officer going to arrest your passenger too if you purge?
I won't be writing this one I'm sure. The part that should be against the law is driving insane...but simply having it in your car and being in violation of the law...what do you think?
Do it! The golf clubs will still fit! You just have to put the back seats down an put the clubs in lengthwise! LOL! A standard installation would have the bottles out more in the way... we made some custom brackets so we were able to tuck the bottle more in the corners... and you'll notice the lack of carpeting on the right hand side... that's where the Shaker 1000 subs went.... LOL!

I never spray on the street... I get in enough trouble without the juice! Like psf i get to the track often enough to to satisfiy my N20 cravings! Besides I spin my tires on a sticky track... I can't imagine what would happen at a stop light! LOL!
 

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awww, twOscoops! why you gotta ruin the allure of Nitrous like that and give people another reason to be all scared of the po-po? so using it on the street will bend the law a little, (ok, bend it a lot, dang near break it off), he didnt say he was gonna hit it on the street. just like him, when i get ZEX, ill never use it on the street, track only.......:rolleyes:

BTW, at least in OK, you can hook it up, just not punch it on the street. but, honestly, even if i caught someone using it, there is not a specific statute that covers it. plus, unless i search the car or they are purging it, how am i gonna know? when they say it is illegal on the street, they are basically referring to CARB emissions legal...as i seriously doubt that too many states have a law that reads "no nos boosting on the streets" youll get in trouble more for what your doing with the nos (speed, reckless, etc) than you will for having it. :tongue
Sowwy :p...just gotta make sure he knows that. I wish I could use it on the street, I might consider getting it myself, since I don't go to the track(there are none near me).
 

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That must be me! hehehehe....
Yup I was talking about YOU! :tongue
 

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Another question I have is about adding hp to a convertible. Obviously the vert lacks the structural rigidity of the coupe so I am wondering if there are things that I should do before I start installing power adders (ie. braces, etc.) or if the convertible is good to go up to a certain hp range.

Any advice you guys have is appreciated.
Not sure if anyone addressed your vert question...I'm sure you will have no problem with the structural rigidity of the convertible. Go for it!
 

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Sowwy :p...just gotta make sure he knows that. I wish I could use it on the street, I might consider getting it myself, since I don't go to the track(there are none near me).
Honest officer... it's just the pressure relief valve on my radiator!

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