Re: Connecting rod bolts
I don't think nitrous increases stress on rod bolts unless using it causes you to rev the engine higher. The increase in cylinder pressure from nitrous tends to increase compressive loads on the rods, which is exactly what DOESN'T stress rod bolts. Increased rpm on the other hand will stress the bolts more because of the increased tensile (stretching or pulling) forces trying to yank the rod off the crankshaft at tdc.
'71 chevelle, 468, TH400, 12 bolt posi w/3.08's, drinks a lot of 87 octane.