Modern Musclehttp://modern-muscle.comDyno Tuning, High Perfromance, Muscle Cars, Nitrous, Superchargers, Turbos, Power Adders, Racing, Fast Cars, and more at Modern Muscle in the Chicagoland Area. Located in Plainfield IL.Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:19:22 +0000en-UShourly12015 Modern Muscle Car Show Photoshttp://modern-muscle.com/2015-modern-muscle-car-show-photos/http://modern-muscle.com/2015-modern-muscle-car-show-photos/#respondSat, 11 Jul 2015 19:06:28 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=1659The post 2015 Modern Muscle Car Show Photos appeared first on Modern Muscle.

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2015 all makes and models car showhttp://modern-muscle.com/2015-all-makes-and-models-car-show/http://modern-muscle.com/2015-all-makes-and-models-car-show/#respondFri, 08 May 2015 04:22:35 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=1631All Makes and Models Car Show!!! Saturday June 20th 10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL All vehicle years welcome!  Same day registration, no pre-registration needed. This show is a no fee show compliments of Modern Muscle. 20 Awards + Best in Show Schedule 10:00am Registration Opens For Car Show 12:00pm Registration Closes For Car Show 12:00pm […]

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All Makes and Models Car Show!!!

Saturday June 20th 10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL

All vehicle years welcome!  Same day registration, no pre-registration needed.

This show is a no fee show compliments of Modern Muscle.

20 Awards + Best in Show


Schedule

10:00am Registration Opens For Car Show

12:00pm Registration Closes For Car Show

12:00pm Lunch On Us

2:00pm Awards


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2015 Supercharger Salehttp://modern-muscle.com/2015-supercharger-sale/http://modern-muscle.com/2015-supercharger-sale/#commentsSat, 07 Mar 2015 22:16:30 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=1607The post 2015 Supercharger Sale appeared first on Modern Muscle.

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Starting now through April 15th, 2015 receive $500 off any complete supercharger job. Job must include supercharger purchase, installation and tuning. We offer supercharging options from the following manufacturers: ProCharger, Magnuson, Kenne Bell, A&A Corvette, Lysholm, Whipple, Vortech and Edelbrock. If there is a system you want that we don’t list here, please let us know. Please contact a sales associate for a quote or questions.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee SRT-8 Whipple Supercharged = 0-60 in 3.2shttp://modern-muscle.com/2014-jeep-cherokee-srt-8-whipple-supercharged-0-60-3-2s/http://modern-muscle.com/2014-jeep-cherokee-srt-8-whipple-supercharged-0-60-3-2s/#respondThu, 05 Feb 2015 17:15:41 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=1579Check out this great build on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee SRT-8 with a Whipple supercharger.  This truck made great power at 7 psi: 551 rwhp – 512 rwtq Most impressive of it all is that this 6000+ lb vehicle cranks up to 60 mph in only 3.2s on our cold winter Chicago roads.  Look out […]

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Check out this great build on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee SRT-8 with a Whipple supercharger.  This truck made great power at 7 psi: 551 rwhp – 512 rwtq

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Most impressive of it all is that this 6000+ lb vehicle cranks up to 60 mph in only 3.2s on our cold winter Chicago roads.  Look out supercars, there’s a sleeper running around Chicago.

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The truck maintains beautiful, stock-like driveability while delivering 4-wheel burnout power.

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Carburetors: You’re doing it wrong!http://modern-muscle.com/carburetors-youre-doing-it-wrong/http://modern-muscle.com/carburetors-youre-doing-it-wrong/#respondTue, 13 Jan 2015 22:10:30 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=714Do you think you have that carburetor dialed in?  Did you tune it by “ear”?  Do you think the car runs pretty good? If you’ve done all of the work in your garage or under the nearest shade tree, there is much room for improvement. A big part of what we do here is dialing […]

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Do you think you have that carburetor dialed in?  Did you tune it by “ear”?  Do you think the car runs pretty good?

If you’ve done all of the work in your garage or under the nearest shade tree, there is much room for improvement.

A big part of what we do here is dialing in the analog fueling and spark vehicles of old.  What we do that makes the difference is that we apply all of the technology that we have available to maximize every aspect of your driving experience.  Although many people feel that EFI is the solution to your bogging, starting, performance and dying issues, there is still beauty in a properly adjusted carburetor.

Bolting a carburetor on out of a box and adjusting the idle screw is not enough to maximize your vehicles’ potential.  By using our Dynojet dynamometer along with all of our sensing equipment, we can quantify and adjust every aspect of the performance of that carburetor.  The proper balance of primary fueling vs. secondary is crucial to optimizing fuel economy and performance.  Most carburetors that we see are jetted too rich on the primaries and too lean on the secondaries.  We can identify the contribution of the primary fueling and isolate the fuel mass coming from both of the metering blocks by putting the vehicle under the proper conditions and measuring the air / fuel mixture.  By quantifying each contributing factor, we can make extremely accurate adjustments to make the fueling exactly right under all circumstances.

Does your car bog when you whack the happy pedal?  We can fix that as well.  We will isolate the condition under the safety of the dyno and measure all of the contributing parameters for the condition and then make the necessary adjustments to the carb.

There are approximately 30 adjustments that we have available to us on a carburetor.  Did you know that changing one parameter has effects on others at the same time?  We know how they react to different changes.  We have the experience and the equipment to make everything just right.

Do yourself a favor and put down the screwdriver.

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Let us take the wheel and dial your baby in so you can enjoy it rather than wondering why it just doesn’t run right.

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All Makes and Models Car Show!!!http://modern-muscle.com/all-mm-car-show-2014/http://modern-muscle.com/all-mm-car-show-2014/#commentsThu, 17 Apr 2014 13:26:54 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=564June 21st, 2014 at 10am 10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL All Makes and Models Car Show!!! Saturday June 21st 10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL Schedule 10:00am Registration Opens For Car Show 12:00pm Registration Closes For Car Show 12:00pm Lunch On Us 2:00pm Awards

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June 21st, 2014 at 10am

10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL

All Makes and Models Car Show!!!

Saturday June 21st 10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL


Schedule 10:00am Registration Opens For Car Show 12:00pm Registration Closes For Car Show 12:00pm Lunch On Us 2:00pm Awards


2014 Open House

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Cars and Coffeehttp://modern-muscle.com/cars-and-coffee-april-5th/http://modern-muscle.com/cars-and-coffee-april-5th/#commentsTue, 01 Apr 2014 03:53:27 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=553April 5th, 2014 10am – 12pm 39 Stonehill Road, Suite E, Oswego, IL 60543   Hey guys, Join us on April 5th from 10am to noon at 39 Stonehill Road, Suite E, Oswego, IL 60543. Justin will be speaking on the proper way to bring your car out of storage. Look forward to seeing you […]

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April 5th, 2014 10am – 12pm

39 Stonehill Road, Suite E, Oswego, IL 60543

 

Hey guys,

Join us on April 5th from 10am to noon at 39 Stonehill Road, Suite E, Oswego, IL 60543.

Justin will be speaking on the proper way to bring your car out of storage.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Supercharger Sale 2014http://modern-muscle.com/supercharger-sale-2014/http://modern-muscle.com/supercharger-sale-2014/#commentsMon, 31 Mar 2014 00:29:42 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=531The post Supercharger Sale 2014 appeared first on Modern Muscle.

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Due to popular demand we’re extending our supercharger sale through the end of March!

Receive $500 off any complete supercharger job. Job must include supercharger purchase, installation and tuning.

We offer supercharging options from the following manufacturers:
ProCharger
Magnuson
Kenne Bell
A&A Corvette
Lysholm
Vortech
Edelbrock
If there is a system you want that we don’t list here, please let us know. Please contact a sales associate for a quote or questions.

FINANCING IS AVAILABLE
Modern Muscle offers financing through GE Capital. Purchases over $750 qualify for 0% interest for 12 months with minimum monthly payments. There is a transaction fee for financed purchases, please contact a sales associate for details.

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Open House 2013http://modern-muscle.com/open-house-2013/http://modern-muscle.com/open-house-2013/#respondMon, 31 Mar 2014 00:28:10 +0000http://modern-muscle.com/?p=529June 21st 2014, 10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL

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June 21st 2014,

10122 Bode Street, Plainfield IL

This year we decided to change it up and invite out Double K to help us host a Car Show.  As the weather broke later in the day the event was a great success.  We have a feeling that next year will be even bigger!

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How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

There are three points. First, nitrous oxide is comprised of 2 parts nitrogen and one part oxygen (36% oxygen by weight). When the nitrous oxide is heated to approximately 572F (on compression stroke), it breaks down and releases its load of extra oxygen, However, it is not this oxygen alone which creates additional power, but the ability of this oxygen to burn more fuel. By burning more fuel, higher cylinder pressures are created and this is where most of the additional power is realized. Secondly, as pressurized nitrous oxide is injected into the intake manifold, it changes from a liquid to a gas (boils). This boiling affect reduces the temperature of the nitrous to minus 127 Degrees F. This “cooling affect” in turn significantly reduces intake charge temperatures by approximately 60-75 Degrees F. This also helps create additional power. A general rule of thumb: For every 10 Degrees F. reduction in intake charge temperature, a 1% increase in power will be realized. Example: A 350 HP engine with an intake temperature drop of 70 Degrees F, would gain approximately 25 HP on the cooling affect alone. The third point, the nitrogen that was also released during the compression stroke performs an important role. Nitrogen acts to “buff or damper” the increased cylinder pressures leading to a controlled combustion process and better slower heat release

Why N20?

Nitrous oxide injection has become a very popular option for today’s performance enthusiast for several reasons:

N20 offers you more performance per $ spent, than any other performance modification.
N20 installations are relatively easy to accomplish.
Since N20 is used only when needed, it offers you the advantages of complete drivability and normal gas mileage while not “on the button.”
Systems available for virtually any power need from 5 HP to over 500 extra HP.
One of the few performance options available for today’s computer controlled, fuel injected engines.
Systems can easily be removed or transferred to another vehicle unlike conventional tuning parts.

Will Nitrous affect engine reliability?

The key is choosing the correct H.P. for a given application. A kit that uses the correct factory calibration does not usually cause increased wear. As the energy released in the cylinder increases so do the loads on the various components that must handle them. If the load increases exceed the ability of the components to handle them, added wear takes place. Nitrous kits are designed for use on demand and only at wide open throttle. Nitrous can be extremely advantageous in that it is only used when you want it, not all the time. All Nitrous kits are designed for maximum power with reliability for a given application.

What affect does nitrous have on an engine with considerable miles on it?

This depends largely on the actual condition of the engine components. Any performance modification to an engine that is worn out or poorly tuned will have detrimental effects. However, an engine in good condition, with good ring and head gasket sealing, should be able to use nitrous without any abnormal wear.

Will the use of nitrous oxide affect the catalytic converter?

No. The increase in oxygen present in the exhaust may actually increase the efficiency of the converter. Since the use of nitrous is normally limited to 10-20 seconds of continuous use, there usually are no appreciable effects. Temperatures are typically well within acceptable standards.

How important is it to use nitrous and fuel filters in a kit?

Some of the most important components of any nitrous system are nitrous and fuel filters. To keep contaminants from attacking the solenoid or plugging up a jet, nitrous filters feature a special stainless steel mesh element from the aerospace industry.

Will the percentage of performance increase be the same in a highly modified engine compared to a stock engine when using the same nitrous kit and jetting?

Not really. In most cases the percentage of increase is greater from a stock engine because it is not as efficient as the modified engine in a normal non-nitrous mode. However, since the effects of nitrous oxide magnify the output of any engine, the total power output will be much higher in the modified engine.

Can high compression engines utilize nitrous oxide?

Absolutely. High or low compression ratios can work quite suitably with nitrous oxide provided the proper balance of nitrous and fuel enrichment is maintained. nitrous kits are used in applications from relatively low compression stock type motors to Pro-Modifieds, which often exceed 15 to 1. Generally, the higher the compression ratio, the more ignition retard, as well as higher octane fuel, is required. For more specific information talk to one of our technicians.

Can service station fuel be used for street/strip nitrous oxide applications?

Yes. Use of a premium type leaded or unleaded fuel of 92, or greater, octane is recommended for most applications. Many nitrous systems are designed for use with service station pump gas. However, when higher compression or higher horsepower levels are used, a racing fuel of 100 octane, or more, must be used.

What type of cam is best suited for use with nitrous oxide?

Generally, cams that have less exhaust overlap and more exhaust duration. However, it is best to choose a cam tailored to normal use (when nitrous is not activated) since 99% of most vehicle operations is not at full throttle. There are special cam grinds available for nitrous competition which have more aggressive exhaust profile ramping, etc. Since cam selection depends largely on vehicle weight, gearing, etc., it is best to stick to cam manufacturers’ recommendations for your particular goal.

What type of nitrous system is better; a plate injection system or a direct port injection system?

The advantages of a plate system are ease of installation and removal, ability to transfer easily to another vehicle, ability to change jetting combinations quickly, and in most cases, provide you with all the extra HP you will ever need (75 to 350 more HP). In some cases, such as in-line type engines with long runners, a direct port type system is advisable for maximizing distribution. Also, where more than 350 HP is needed, our direct port Fogger systems will provide the ultimate in distribution and power (up to 500+ HP). Direct port injection is also desirable when the system is hidden under the manifold.

Should I modify my fuel system to use nitrous oxide?

Most stock fuel pumps will work adequately for smaller nitrous applications. It is important to check to see if your pump can flow enough fuel to your existing fuel system (whether carburetor or fuel injected), as well as being able to supply the additional fuel required by the nitrous kit under full throttle conditions. It may be a good idea to dedicate a separate fuel pump to the nitrous kit.

Which is the best position to mount a nitrous bottle?

Nitrous bottles come with siphon tubes and, in order to maintain proper nitrous pickup, it is important to mount the bottle correctly. We recommend mounting the bottle at a 15 degree angle with the valve end higher than the bottom of the bottle. The valve end of the bottle should point to the front of the vehicle and the valve knob and label should face straight up.

What are the advantages of using nitrous compared to other performance options?

The cost of many other performance options can put you in the poorhouse. Dollar for dollar, you can’t buy more performance with less money than nitrous. With a nitrous system, performance and reliability can be had for a much more reasonable price while still retaining the advantage of a stock engine during normal driving. Nitrous offers tremendous gains in torque without having to rev the engine to excessive rpm’s. These factors help your engine last longer than many other methods of boosting horsepower.

What kind of pressures are components subject to in a typical nitrous kit?

Pressures often exceed 1,000 psi. This is why nitrous systems use only high pressure tested aircraft quality components like stainless steel braided Teflon lines throughout its system.

What is the function of the blow-off safety valve on the bottle?

It is very important not to overfill a bottle; i.e., a 10 lb. capacity bottle should not be filled with more than 10 lbs. of nitrous oxide by weight. Over-filling and/or too much heat can cause excessive bottle pressures forcing the safety seal to blow and releasing all the contents out of the bottle.

Will I have to change my ignition system?

Most late model ignition systems are well suited for nitrous applications. In some higher HP cases, it may be advisable to look into a high quality high output ignition system with a built in spark retard.

Are there benefits to using nitrous with turbo or super-charger applications?

Absolutely! In turbo applications, turbo lag is completely eliminated with the addition of a nitrous system. In addition, both turbo and superchargers compress the incoming air, thus heating it. With the injection of nitrous, a tremendous intercooling effect reduces intake charge temperatures by 75 degrees or more. Boost is usually increased as well, adding to even more power.

Are there any benefits to chilling the nitrous bottle?

No. Chilling the bottle lowers the pressure dramatically and will also lower the flow rate of the nitrous causing a fuel rich condition and reducing power. On cold evenings you might run on the rich side. For optimal running conditions, keep bottle pressure at approximately 900-950 psi, nitrous pressure guage that allows you to monitor this. If you live or operate a nitrous system in colder temperatures, it may also be a good idea to purchase a bottle heater kit, part #14164. Generally, ambient temperatures of 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit will allow for best power potential of nitrous kits.

Can I simply bolt a nitrous kit onto my stock engine?

Yes.  The key is to choose the correct kit for a given application; i.e., 4 cyl. engines normally allow an extra 40- 60 HP, 6 cyl. engines usually work great between 75-100 extra HP, small block V8’s (302/350/400cid) can typically accept up to 140 extra HP, and big block V8’s (427-454) might accept from 125-200 extra HP. These suggested ranges provide maximum reliability from most stock engines using cast pistons and cast crank with few or no engine modifications.

What are some of the general rules for even higher HP gains?

Generally, forged aluminum pistons are one of best modifications you can make. Retard ignition timing by 4-8 degrees (1 to 1-1/2 degrees timing retard per 50 HP gain). In many cases a higher flowing fuel pump may be necessary. Higher octane (100+) racing type fuel may be required as well as spark plugs 1 to 2 heat ranges colder than normal with gaps closed to .025″-.030″. For gains over 250 HP, other important modifications could be necessary in addition to those mentioned above. These special modifications may include a forged crankshaft, a high quality race type connecting rods, a high output fuel pump dedicated to feeding the additional fuel demands of the nitrous system, and a racing fuel with high specific gravity and an octane rating of 110 or more. For more specific information about your application, please contact usand we would be happy to further assist you.

How does nitrous work?

Nitrous oxide is made up of 2 parts nitrogen and 1 part oxygen (36% oxygen by weight). During the combustion process in an engine, at about 572 degrees F, nitrous breaks down and releases oxygen. This extra oxygen creates additional power by allowing more fuel to be burned. Nitrogen acts to buffer, or dampen the increased cylinder pressures helping to control the combustion process. Nitrous also has a tremendous “intercooling” effect by reducing intake charge temperatures by 60 to 75 degrees F.

How much performance improvement can I expect with a nitrous system?

For many applications an improvement from 1 to 3 full seconds and 10 to 15 MPH in the quarter mile can be expected. Factors such as engine size, tires, jetting, gearing, etc. will affect the final results.

How long can I hold the nitrous button down?

It is possible to hold the button down until the bottle is empty. However 15 continuous seconds at a time, or less, is recommended.

When is the best time to use nitrous?

At wide open throttle only (unless a progressive controller is used). Due to the tremendous amount of increased torque, you will generally find best results, traction permitting, at early activation. Nitrous can be safely applied above 2,500 RPM under full throttle conditions.

How long will the bottle last?

This largely depends on the type of nitrous kit and jetting used. For example, a 125 HP Power Shot kit with a standard 10 lb. capacity bottle will usually offer up to 7 to 10 full quarter-mile passes. For power levels of 250 HP, 3 to 5 full quarter-mile passes may be expected. If nitrous is only used in 2nd and 3rd gears, the number of runs will be more.

Will I have to re-jet my carburetor on my car when adding nitrous?

No! The nitrous system is independent of your carburetor and injects its own mixture of fuel and nitrous.

Is nitrous oxide flammable?

Nitrous Oxide by itself is non-flammable. However, the oxygen present in nitrous oxide causes combustion of fuel to take place more rapidly.

Will nitrous oxide cause detonation?

Not directly. Detonation is the result of too little fuel present during combustion (lean) or too low of an octane of fuel. Too much ignition advance also causes detonation. In general, most of our kits engineered for stock type engines will work well with premium type fuels and minimal decreases of ignition timing. In racing application where higher compression ratios are used, resulting in higher cylinder pressures, a higher fuel octane must be used as well as more ignition retard.

Is there any performance increase in using medical grade nitrous oxide?

None! The additive does not affect performance.

Is it a good idea to use an aftermarket computer chip in conjunction with a Nitrous System?

Only if the chip has been designed specifically for use with nitrous oxide. Most aftermarket chips use more aggressive timing advance curves to create more power. This can lead to possible detonation. You may wish to check with the manufacturer of the chip before using it. The top manufacturers, such as Hypertech do make special chips for use with nitrous.

Which type of manifold is better suited for a plate injector type of nitrous system, single or dual plane manifold?

As long as the manifold doesn’t interfere with the spray pattern of the bars, either will work fine in most cases. The distribution is better with a single plane at high RPM. If your goal is to increase power by more than 150 HP, the single plane manifold is better.

Does nitrous oxide raise cylinder pressure and temperatures?

Yes. Due to the ability to burn more fuel, this is exactly why nitrous makes so much power.

How do I know how much nitrous is left in the bottle?

The most reliable method is to weigh the bottle to determine how many pounds remain. When a bottle is near empty (about 20% or less nitrous remaining) a surging effect is normally felt.

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