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I'm hearing good things about using nitrogen in tires .Has anyone tried this and what was the outcome.

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Air is already about 80% nitrogen. I would not do it.


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RickBeer wrote:

If you are paying for nitrogen you are just wasting your money. There is no real benefit to having nitrogen in your tires... Your better off buying a lottery ticket or even donate to a animal shelter


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Nitrogen is more dense. This allows for less variance between cold and warm tires. This also allows less "air" to escape during normal use.

I say it's worth it, especially with something so top heavy as a MH.. IMO

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If you are paying for nitrogen you are just wasting your money. There is no real benefit to having nitrogen in your tires... Your better off buying a lottery ticket or even donate to a animal shelter

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rongtamw wrote:

I'm hearing good things about using nitrogen in tires.


I bet you are hearing this from the tire store sales guy who is trying to get more money out of your pocket. If it is free, get it; otherwise, regular air is just fine.

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IMHO helpful in high flying aircraft and race cars, otherwise a waste of time and money if you have to fill a low tire considering air is close to 80% nitrogen.

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Where did you hear the good things? Will you share it with us?

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Only reasons I know for Nitrogen to be used in place of air is pure nitrogen contains no water so for aircraft and for tires used at speeds above 140MPH it makes sense. For aircraft compressed air contains water which would freeze at attitude and in high speed vehicles tires you want the driest air possible. For the average person the use of nitrogen makes your wallet lighter.





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Posted: 02/08/12 07:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wonder if anyone has tried helium in their tires. Is it doable and economically feasible? If it was, mpg could be improved.





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