theaccordian said:a cai and colder plugs is all you need to use nitrous. I did not specify what kinda shot, I know many guys that have used a 75 shot on their engine with just bolts ons and plugs.hell you can run a low shot of nitrous on a completely stock motor. Now youre trying to compare that to a turbo build with low psi as the same degree of difficulty. now that is ridiculous. seriously, ask turbo owners how "easy" their "bolt on" turbo was.
now lets use demon5spd as an example. what exactly is "required" to use a 100+ shot of nitrous.
chipped ecu + good tune
now lets look at retrosharks part list for a turbo build:
F23a 2.3l Vtec Motor
F22 Intake Manifold and Fuel Rail
Garrett t3-super60 Turbo
Tial 35mm Wastegate
HKS Super-Sequential Blowoff-Valve
Flowmatched DSM 450cc injectors
Spooling Performance Manifold
Hallman Manual Boost Controller
Xenocron 225lph In-Tank Fuel Pump
CCA Custom Intercooler
Custom Aluminum Charge Piping
Signal Oil Catch Can
Stealthmode Oil Lines and Fittings
OBD1 Honda Injector Box
XTD Stage 2 Clutch
XTD Lightweigt 10lbs FLywheel
Chipped P28 ECU Running Uberdata
OBDII-OBDI Conversion Harness
APEXi Super Mega-Flow Air Filter
not including all the work and parts needed when he builds his bottom end.
sounds easy huh?
i honestly have no idea what point you were trying to make from this, but your right, its hard to turbo a motor, its not a bolt on affair, and neither is nitrous.
as you said you can run a dry kit and literally bolt it on and run a 50 shot and be fine, same with at turbo. its more work but you can bolt it on and run it but itll be ****ty.
building a motor compaired to installing and tuning a turbo setup is completely different though. there are things inside the engine that have to be so precise. torque specs own most people who try building engines that blow up after a little. its not an easy task and requires a lot of extra tools.
i think the way you need to look at it is this:
building a motor to handle a lot of nitrous or a lot of boost is the same deal. forged internals and sleeves etc. its the same principal.
putting a basic 50 shot on your car is 1000x easier than a basic turbo setup, but a 50 shot on a stock motor is nothing special, a turbo is.