Originally Posted by CptKaos
any preferred brands of kits?
With only a 150hp+/- shot any of the popular brand of kits will work fine.
My next kit will be a ZEX. Choosen for it's perimeter spray pattern. I run a dual plane manifold and these perimeter plate kits are toted to have more even nitrous/fuel distribution when used on dual plane manifolds. I like you are not looking for a killer system. Just one that works well.
Have used NOS and Nitrous Express in the past. Had a "Magnum 4+" system before. Was a real weapon. Made a ton of power. No longer made.
Never had any real problems with any of them. They all need a certain amount of mantainance like cleaning the nitrous filter and once in awhile a solenoid will crap out. Cleanlyness is next to godlyness when it comes to nitrous plumbing.
As long as your fuel system is set up to deliver a steady supply of fuel at the recomended pressure to the fuel solenoid and your wiring install is good you won't have big problems with any of the different brands of Nitrous systems at the power levels you want to use.
On a 496ci motor, a 150hp shot is pretty tame. You're going to want to up the anti sooner than later to a bigger more powerfull shot. Buy a system capable of 250 to 300hp and start at 150hp level.