Originally Posted by codprawn
Its great to see someone call it by it's proper name and not NOS as so many people do!!!
Sorry to be pedantic, but technically "NOx" is less correct than "NOS". The chemical formula for Nitrous Oxide (Nitrous) is N2O, not NOx.
Very similarly to the fact that everyone calls a hoover a hoover, and not a vacuum cleaner, is because the brand name has become synonymous with the product, even if it is made by another company, it is still a hoover!
In the nitrous world, NOS is probably the most famous manufacturer of Nitrous for street racing, so the brand name has become synonymous with the product even if it is made by another brand!
So... calling nitrous "NOS" is the same as calling a hoover a hoover. However, I can't find a reason anywhere to call it NOX
N2O on the other hand is also correct; indeed in Fast and Furious and other films it is called N2O
(+ Those kite surfers were sick man!!