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Old 04-19-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default my ongoing nitrous install thread...

Throughout the next couple days I'm gonna get my nitrous kit in piece by piece. Figured I'd take some pics along the way just because i'm bored

Todays mission was to get the microedge installed along with the wiring part of my wideband. It was cold and rainy today so I didn't feel like doing anything outside of the passenger compartment lol. so here's pics from today:

where my gauges will be, the panel will be painted black, just wanted to make sure it fit ok. there will be a trans temp gauge accompanying it eventually.
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microedge hiding in the center console:
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microedge on, all wiring complete other than the arming wire, ran out of wire and need to get a switch.
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and here's another view in the center console, those 2 holes will be for my 2 switches after I get them tomorrow. one will be to arm the nitrous and the other will be for the bottle heater.
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I'll update again tomorrow, Hopefully I'll be able to get the wideband all in and ran. get the switches in, and possibly get jeffy mounted in the trunk if I'm up to it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:55 PM   #2
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Very cool! What kind of kit is it?
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Those gauges look good. And i like the stealth look. Did you make the thing to hold the gauges out of aluminum? I am planning on putting my switches where you put your gauges and was going to make my own holder out of aluminum. I have the same headunit as you
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #4
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And how did you mount your bottle? I have a speaker box in the trunk of my car so i couldnt fit the bottle on the actual metal in the trunk so i mounted mine on the wood that covers the spare tire, but it shakes around some. Will that be ok? or no?
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Damn I wish I had the knowledge to wire my own stuff. When I get my nitrous kit and all the other bells and whistles that come with it I'll have to take it somewhere to get it done. I'd like to make it look stealthy but it looks like you have to gut out a lot of your interior to do so? I might just have to go with the typical pillar gauges
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Where the radio goes it is really really easy to take it apart hammach, just dont be rammy and break stuff. I will have my dash apart to run my wires as well. I am going for the stealthy look
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Jealous. /end of my comment.
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this part was extremely easy. I got my ground, switched power, and my tps/rpm signal from the area by the pcm. it took about an hour and a half to do all that. The only thing i ripped out to do this was the kickpanel covering the pcm which was just one push pin, the little holder thing that was in place of my cd player(where the gauges are) the shift bezel which just pulls right out, and then the actual center console pocket thingy, which is just 2 screws. pretty simple.

dwtjr, the panel is made out of .1 thick steel. I jet it out of a waterjet and fit pretty damn perfect. it's nice and snug in the console so no screws or anything will be needed to hold it down. And I haven't mounted the bottle yet I'm hoping to just put it right on the side of the trunk.

mrt the kit is kind of a mix of everything lol. It's mostly a nitrous works kit, It's got nitrous works solenoids/lines/bottle. Then a upr bottle holder, nx nozzle/jets/bottle heater, nos bottle pressure gauge, and hsw microedge.
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Your kit sounds a lot like mine lol. NOS solenoid and lines, Edlebrock bottle/nozzle/jets, Zex bottle heater, NX bottle pressure gauge, MSD window switch.

Hey as long as it's reliable and makes kick a$$ power, then that's all that matters lol.
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this part was extremely easy. I got my ground, switched power, and my tps/rpm signal from the area by the pcm. it took about an hour and a half to do all that. The only thing i ripped out to do this was the kickpanel covering the pcm which was just one push pin, the little holder thing that was in place of my cd player(where the gauges are) the shift bezel which just pulls right out, and then the actual center console pocket thingy, which is just 2 screws. pretty simple.

dwtjr, the panel is made out of .1 thick steel. I jet it out of a waterjet and fit pretty damn perfect. it's nice and snug in the console so no screws or anything will be needed to hold it down. And I haven't mounted the bottle yet I'm hoping to just put it right on the side of the trunk.

mrt the kit is kind of a mix of everything lol. It's mostly a nitrous works kit, It's got nitrous works solenoids/lines/bottle. Then a upr bottle holder, nx nozzle/jets/bottle heater, nos bottle pressure gauge, and hsw microedge.
man i wish i had a water jet machine. I am stuck making it by hand out of aluminum.
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man i wish i had a water jet machine. I am stuck making it by hand out of aluminum.
they're friggin amazing lol. I no longer have access to one as much as i switched careers. but my good friend took my spot when i left so now if i need something jetted i leave it to him. . I would not want to cut something like this by hand lol
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I see alot of people hiding their arming switch.. its a cool idea, but it is not convenient at all. If you needed to shut the kit down at any given time, the switch is not readily available. While I know you could simply let your foot up, I like my main power switch close and easily accessed by me sitting comfortably in the driver seat
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Nice man. James bond typa stuff lol. We did a fogger plate on my buddys car and hid the solenoids in the fenderwell and ran all the lines and hid them. It was pretty sweet!
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And how did you mount your bottle? I have a speaker box in the trunk of my car so i couldnt fit the bottle on the actual metal in the trunk so i mounted mine on the wood that covers the spare tire, but it shakes around some. Will that be ok? or no?
I wouldn't mount the bottle like that. If you plan to race at an NHRA sanctioned track, that will not pass tech. It is also a little unsafe. If the wood breaks then you have a high pressure aluminum bottle rolling around your trunk. You don't want to find out what would happen if the valve on the bottle broke or gets damaged.

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I see alot of people hiding their arming switch.. its a cool idea, but it is not convenient at all. If you needed to shut the kit down at any given time, the switch is not readily available. While I know you could simply let your foot up, I like my main power switch close and easily accessed by me sitting comfortably in the driver seat
I agree. I have my purge and arming switch mounted to the bottom of the dash and can easily be reached from the driver seat.
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I just got a microedge and I'm wondering if you had a picture or could explain where you got your power, ground, and tps/rpm signal from around the pcm? That seems like it would be a lot more convenient than how I was planning on doing it and I'm sure it would end up a lot cleaner too
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Well I sort of made negative progress today and am still pretty pissed/stumped. I got my switches hooked up, got the rest of the wideband hooked up and painted my gauge pod(and discovered I'm quite rich at wot). After all that I tested the microedge to make sure both my stage 1 and stage 2 wire were getting voltage at wot when armed, and what do ya know, neither one of them are getting any voltage even tho it's saying "spray" on the unit. Not sure why, whenever it said "spray" when i had this hooked up before those wires always got steady volts. now nothing. I just made a thread on the hsw help forum so hopefully they have an idea. I've heard that the internal fuses on these are extremely easy to blow and if I blew both of them and they're gonna try and charge me an insane amount of money I'm going to be heated.

But anyways, here's a picture of my gauge pod as it sits, covered the empty hole with electrical tape/a sticker so it didn't look so empty for now...
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I just got a microedge and I'm wondering if you had a picture or could explain where you got your power, ground, and tps/rpm signal from around the pcm? That seems like it would be a lot more convenient than how I was planning on doing it and I'm sure it would end up a lot cleaner too
For the rpm signal I tapped into a light green/white wire in the pcm main harness, it's pin number 26. For the tps signal I tapped into I believe a gray/white wire, pin number 89. The ground is easy to see there's a little bolt with one black wire running to it down in that area in plain site, i just made a wire with a circle end on it and attached it to that wire. For power I tapped into a solid red wire that goes into a smaller gray connector which is right in front of the pcm. there's a few red wires on the connector tho so find the one that is switched power and tap into that one. If you want pictures of the ground, power wire, and rpm wire go to the raptor shift light website and look in their instructions, they have good pictures of them.
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Alright thanks man. And thats gonna be a sweet setup when it's all done!
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well even tho the microedge isn't working and i wont be spraying for a while now, I decided to keep on with the install. Got another task done...mounted jeffy in his new home. Since I couldn't think of any way to get my hands above the tank to put nuts on the screws, I just used the technique of drilling a small hole then punching some metal down so the hole was larger, then tapped it and used that to mount the holder, just like I did on my buddies oil pan. Works ok but I have a feeling it will wear out eventually. when I get a fuel pump to put in I'll throw some real nuts on the bolts. here's a pic tho...
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I'm sure I wont make any more progress until next week. as this weekend is filled with putting in my converter then the holiday.
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