Whats a good tranny upgrade
I agree with the people who like the 3.3, its a greet little motor. Big block power, small block rpm range and weight. Don't let people scare you off NOS. Its plain and simple, THROTTLE IN A BOTTLE. Fuel pressure isn't the issue. The amount of fuel/ nitrous mixture is determined by the jets in relationship to the fuel pressure and bottle pressure, and atmospheric conditions. No matter what the fuel pressure is, it can be jetted to work. Just go with what the manufacture you buy your kit from recommended. You should be very pleased with the results you get.
I've been running nitrous on everything I have had for the last twenty years. From mini bikes and go-karts, to my drag bike, street bike and my street cars. After I burned up my first motor, I learned what not to do. NEVER hit the button until your at least a 3rd of the way through the rpm range, and NEVER hold it more than 8 to 10 seconds. HAVE FUNNNNN!!!!!!!
Im gonna have to put new bearings in the 3.3 before so spraying it.
I agree, get the best one's you can afford. Just to be safe.
Your money would be much better spent on a better engine than on nitrous, super charger, gimics...
No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.
I've had a lot of people at the Drag Strip put down my nitrous just before I took their money.
Ive heard so many storys from experts about nitrous i dont know what to believe. Some say it works, others say it dont just get a bigger motor. Guess we're gonna find out if it works in 2-3 weeks. If not ill replace it with a os or picco .21 motor. Until then i will spray it unless i find a deal on .21 motor between 2-3weeks. Like i said ive heard to many storys dont know which to believe.
Ive seen the video on nitrous express website with the nitrous on there salvage and it seems to take pretty good. Night and day difference between them running it motor to motor and motor to nitrous against the other salvage. THATS ALL IM SAYING
Amen brother, the results always speak for themselves. And about your tranny question, I replaced all the gears from the engine to the driveshafts with hardened steel and that really did the trick. Of course, then I needed steel driveshafts and it probably wont be long before I need alum. wheels. But like I learned at the drag strip, once you make everything where it don't break its all about tire spin and wheel stands, ITS CALLED THROTTLE CONTROL. But with nitrous its more letting off the button to regain control.
Last edited by Mark Ball; 03-19-2013 at 03:48 PM.
I never said I had it on my RC. I take my motorcycle to the drag strip. Ive bought the biggest and best parts money can buy when I built it. And it struggles to run mid 9s in the quarter without nitrous, but she runs low 6s with it. Like I said earlier the results speak for themselves.
If they make it, people will come, right?? If you're getting this to actually try and get more power, you'd be so much better getting better performance upgrades. If you're doing it to make into a shelf queen, then cool, I can see why you'd do that. So little transfers over from 1:1 nitrous systems to RC that it's almost worthless. If it was a 4 stroke, or had reed valves, then the idea would be a little more sane
The NOS & superchargers are nothing but a gimick, huge waste $$$ on nitro engines. Simply put you'll be better off buying a brand new 3.3 & send it off to ABMods for the "drag" mod they do to the engine. Not to mention your just adding more weight to slow the jato down in the long run. Search the forums back say 5yrs ago when "these kits" came out. You'll find that they SIMPLY DO NOT WORK! They have been tried before, only thing they do is wear out the engines internals super fast.
"Growing OLD is mandatory, Growing UP is optional"
How many of yall has tried the nx system?
FASTEST "recorded/proven" JATO'S-3.3 AND Big block
How well it work?
For the sake of not cluttering the board with more drag questions i'll ask here... How is the ths hardcoated pipe for top end? I am referring to the one with the larger stinger. Also can someone tell me if the ths manifold/header if the ths is an improvement over stock?
well this setup has not been a cheap experiment so far, but the experimenting part is so enjoyable most times you forget about the money you spend... I will get some video and try to get some times posted as soon as it's together...
Things already purchased:
66% boat fuel (i realize a head mod for both squish and proper compression is necessary)
rlc drag kit (just going with skinny fronts and the wheelie bar to start)
ths hardcoated pipe
originally purchased anodized aluminum gears (have decided to just replace with stock ones)
-exhaust port timing will be raised ever so slightly
-also plan to slightly modify angle of transfer/intake ports
-case will be modified
-also modded stock filter to look more like a cage with the air filter inside
next question is gain on the stock header or manifold. is it a huge restrictor?
I will post pics of the drag jato (Bloodthirsty) when I receive it.
I was thinking more of richen up the motor until you can here it goes in second good then turn the nitrous on. That's a good start.
Just curious..... Why spend the time and money to build a funny car conversion and turn around and scab a jato body on it that is 9 miles too short??? Just curious.
FASTEST "recorded/proven" JATO'S-3.3 AND Big block
Man that body needs to be stretched. Well atleast you dont have to worry about flipping that thing over backwards and doing 2nd gear wheelies. Now you just need big power. I would go crazy run the supercharger and the nitrous on 45% or a monster .28 with a super charger and nitrous on 45% and gear that bad boy down low so you can run 90+ mph with it let her eat. IM JUST SAYING
Last edited by slayer17; 03-23-2013 at 10:49 PM.
I'm just going with Nitrous!
BSwift - I don't like the funny car body!
BSwift- How did that NX kit work for ya?
Last edited by Double G; 03-24-2013 at 08:36 AM. Reason: merge, usage of the edit button works better
Better off just putting a different engine than the nitrous. I have toyed with a kit before on another guys truck. It just leans your engine out and gives you very little power increase. For the price of the nitrous kit send your engine to a pro modded and let them drag mod it. You will get more gains than a nitrous kit could ever give for similar money.
Monster.28 sounds good.
.28's cause a whole new set of headaches on a jato lol. These little cars require a delicate balance of torque and grip to work right. There are a few locally with .28's and the trans just can't hold them if they bite.
That's gonna be interesting lol.
Who builds the stretch kit?
Last edited by Double G; 03-27-2013 at 02:29 PM. Reason: merge
What size motor
That's a .28
Looks good. Guess I gotta step my game up.
Last edited by GoGetta; 03-27-2013 at 03:02 PM.