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I've tryin searching on which is better...turbo or nitrous...I just wanna know any opinions or facts on which is better to go for. My mind is telling me nitrous on a GA16..any suggestions??.

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well, N2O is cheaper...........thats about the only thing it has over boost.

N2O you need to refill, its illegal on the street, it does not last as long.

turbo will last for as long as you have gas, sounds great, not illegal, muffles your exhaust even more! :thumbup: :thumbup: can be super sleeper but then you hear that BOV sound and the other guy then realizes..uh oh. can use a small turbo for instant spool up, or a larger turbo for bigger HP gains but with some lag.
 

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nos is more of a sleeper to. They won't know you have it until your 5 cars ahead of them :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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turbo is sleeper too if you don't open your big mouth about it.....
 

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turbo is sleeper too if you don't open your big mouth about it.....
not really, you can always hear a turbo spool up, or blow off
 

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chimmike said:
turbo is sleeper too if you don't open your big mouth about it.....
:thumbup: also i have always loved how you can place 2 boost controlers on a turbo set up. set one at close to 7 psi for normal highway driving, then the other at 15psi for track/drag. go to the track and flip that little switch and you now have a track beast.

also you can paint your FMIC black and get a recuirculating BOV so you cant hear it.
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not really, you can always hear a turbo spool up, or blow off
thats just not true at all.
 

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bling said:
not really, you can always hear a turbo spool up, or blow off
is that so?

Stop posting, you don't know what you're talking about.

there are plenty of ways of making your bov/recirc valve quiet. I.e. Don't buy a loud one, and get a recirc valve.

Turbo spoolup on a MAF car, while you're racing, won't be noticed by the dude in the roaring car next to you. He's too busy listening to his own engine to hear anything from yours.
 

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Ok...now i see...but i still like the nitrous setup..but from what i've read so far...turbo is worth cost...but is it possible that the GA16 can have a nitrous and turbo setup at the same time
 

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Everything is possible with enough time and money :thumbup:
I went the turbo route and am very happy with my results
 

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what do you need nitrous for if you have turbo? especially on a stock engine....
 

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i say turbo. imho nitrous is for cheaters
 

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muahahha...turbo it is...i only got 2 more paychecks to go then im gonna be boostin'...is 7-8 psi boost is safe for the GA16??
 

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chimmike said:
what do you need nitrous for if you have turbo? especially on a stock engine....
like chim is saying its not worth it for both, unless you want a FMIC sprayer <not worth the $$ in my eyes) or unless you have a ginormous turbine and you use the N2O to spool it up faster.

now i know a recic BOV is much better, and this may be the rice deep within my soul, but i LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the sound of a BOV doin its thang nice and loud, not anoying loud.......but you know its there. and its completly unexpected in a pos like a sentra :thumbup: a guy in an mid 80's escort pulled up next to me and he rev'd (not ricey, but just to pull up alittle closer) and i heard it.........:jawdrop: was all i could do :thumbup: the rest of the car was dented and look like hell, it was great.
 

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Haha, how do you classify that sound as ricey? Maybe I'm not aware of the full "ricer" or "ricey" definition, but to me that sounds real nice.
 

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not rice, but a recic BOV (no sound) is more efficient than an open (loud) BOV. and prefering something that has more "cosmetic" appeile than it is usefull is ricy to me. but none the less....i love the sound :thumbup:
 

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If you are serious about doing this you need to do a bit of research in terms of what has been done by way of turboing the GA16. Weather or not 7-8 PSI is safe depends on the fuel setup. Honestly if you want something plug and play then buy the Hot Shot kit. Also, going turbo IS NOT CHEAP.... Expect to pay for what you get and prepare yourself for the things you need BEFORE you spend any $$$.

Also in my car you CANNOT hear the BOV under ANY circumstance. I love it this way, the turbo is also fairly quiet as well, althouhg you can hear it spool slightly. My Exhaust is fairly quiet as well so turbo can be done on the low down without giving away what you have under the hood.
 

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is that so?

Stop posting, you don't know what you're talking about.

there are plenty of ways of making your bov/recirc valve quiet. I.e. Don't buy a loud one, and get a recirc valve.

Turbo spoolup on a MAF car, while you're racing, won't be noticed by the dude in the roaring car next to you. He's too busy listening to his own engine to hear anything from yours.
when the car pulls up you're going to hear the turbo spool. Of course you're not going to hear it while your racing, but before you will. I think nos is more of a sleeper.
 

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when the car pulls up to you at a light, you are NOT going too hear the turbo spool.

Like I said, stop posting, you do NOT know what you're talking about.

I don't care what you think, because clearly, you don't KNOW anything about this.
 

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bling said:
when the car pulls up you're going to hear the turbo spool. Of course you're not going to hear it while your racing, but before you will. I think nos is more of a sleeper.
You are soo wrong, You CANNOT hear the turbo on my car unless I am hitting damn near full boost. Cruising and just driving around I am not boosting and you CANNOT hear the turbo.
 
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