nitroagen in tires?

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Old 10-30-12, 02:09 PM
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nitroagen in tires?

Anyone know if you can ad air to tires that contain nitrogen? Some man told me the nitrogen thing was just a gimmick, air itself has allot of nitrogren in it.
Appreciate some feedback. Have a tire that cojuld use a couple pounds and was just going to put "air" to top if off.
 
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Old 10-30-12, 02:16 PM
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Everything about that has been discussed right here....http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...inflation.html
 
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So you have pure nitrogen in your tires now? What prompted you to do that? I ask because I'm guessing you had to pay for it so you must have been somewhat convinced it was a good idea and now you seem to have some doubts.
 
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Mitch/Nitrogen

Car was purchased used and had the nitrogen blue valve caps.
 
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Local chain here uses green caps. Offers free top offs if the pressure is low.

As has been noted before, under the worst case you will still have 78% nitrogen.
 
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One reason for using nitrogen is that oxygen contributes to tire rot. It was thought that using pure nitrogen would alleviate the problem of rot from the inside. I have no idea if this makes a bit of difference in the real world life of tires.
 
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I doubt that it matters. I've seen a lot of tires broken from their beads and regardless of how dryrotted or cracked the outside was, if the tire still held air the inside looked fine.

When I bought my '95 Impala a few months back it still had the original tires- the car had sat most of its life. I had brought my safety glasses with me so they let me stay in the service bay while they changed the tires. The bead breaker revealed a whole lot of cracking on the outside, but the insides looked new. These tires had about 6500 miles on them at the time.
 
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nitrogen

Thanks, most seem to agree, might have been only a marketing ploy. Since air is wht 78% nitogin anyways, no one really had any evidence that there was any difference. Guess some beleive it helps a tire fromd drying out but that is it.
 
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There are some established benefits but I never thought they were worth the price you have to pay to have and maintain 100% nitrogen in the tires.
 
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That's always been my view as well. I know there are benefits to using it in race tires at a NASCAR track but my tire use doesn't even compare to a finely tuned race car.
 
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