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Nitro in your tires! #395203 Feb 8, 9:06pm Feb 8, 9:06pm
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Nitro in your tires!
They're going to start putting nitrogen in car tires instead of air. It doesn't leak out because the molecules are bigger, and it itsn't effected by tempreature - so no more checking air pressure!

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: GTaintsobad] #395204 Feb 8, 9:09pm Feb 8, 9:09pm
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who is "they" ???

got a link to this story...


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: isaac] #395205 Feb 8, 9:11pm Feb 8, 9:11pm
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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: isaac] #395206 Feb 8, 9:12pm Feb 8, 9:12pm
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car manufaturers - I saw it on motorweek I think - it was on speed channel

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: GTaintsobad] #395207 Feb 8, 9:17pm Feb 8, 9:17pm
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all tires?? that would be cool if the benefits are good thumbsup

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: GTaintsobad] #395208 Feb 8, 9:19pm Feb 8, 9:19pm
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i'm going to do it too, should i go with NOS or NX? rofl


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: Kim] #395209 Feb 8, 9:28pm Feb 8, 9:28pm
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u can use anything smile Used propaine in our lawnmower tires once when we didn't have air. My dad works for propaine company so he knows what he is doing... i think wink

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: GTaintsobad] #395210 Feb 8, 9:38pm Feb 8, 9:38pm
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Isn't Nitrogen is different than Nitrous oxide? I'm not sure you can use NOS.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: vcel523] #395211 Feb 8, 9:46pm Feb 8, 9:46pm
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Thats straight. but what if you get a flat. idunno

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: vcel523] #395212 Feb 8, 10:19pm Feb 8, 10:19pm
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ya, I think you need special "dry" nitrogen for your tires, not sure if NOS or NX is "dry"

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: vcel523] #395213 Feb 8, 10:23pm Feb 8, 10:23pm
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its just pure nitrogen - its harmless. No2 is something completly differnt.. it only costs $5 a tire to get nitrogen put in, and you could mix air with it if you got a leak or something - its just a substitue for air that isn't effeced by temp, and doesn't naturally leak like air will, do to the fact that nitrogen molecules are bigger then oxygen molecules.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: GTaintsobad] #395214 Feb 8, 10:39pm Feb 8, 10:39pm
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That's pretty cool. I am up for a change.


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: Chelica815] #395215 Feb 8, 11:41pm Feb 8, 11:41pm
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What do you think about using H20 in your tires? Even larger molecules thumbsup


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: RevMonster] #395216 Feb 9, 12:04am Feb 9, 12:04am
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^^ nice and smooth ride... like liquid


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: CaddyShack] #395217 Feb 9, 6:40am Feb 9, 6:40am
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Air is mostly nitrogen anyway (78% by mass). It won't help much as most leaks are broken seals between tire and rim which will let even the biggest molecules out.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: goose42] #395218 Feb 9, 7:48am Feb 9, 7:48am
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Originally Posted by goose42
Air is mostly nitrogen anyway (78% by mass). It won't help much as most leaks are broken seals between tire and rim which will let even the biggest molecules out.


Exactly. I don't see it being anything more than a hassle. Besides, everything is affected by temperature, especially gases.
I'd rather have cement tires and rubber roads (no flat tires and no road buckles)...it's just as ridiculous, but certainly more advantageous.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: L3M1315] #395219 Feb 9, 7:51am Feb 9, 7:51am
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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: VSGTS14] #395220 Feb 9, 8:07am Feb 9, 8:07am
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great...just one more thing to worry about next time I'm in a flaming wreck!!!


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: jonnyess] #395221 Feb 9, 8:53am Feb 9, 8:53am
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^^ Nitrogen isn't a volitile gas. Nitrous Oxide is, and so is pure Oxygen, but a flaming wreck and Nitrogen gas isn't an explosive combination.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: L3M1315] #395222 Feb 9, 1:01pm Feb 9, 1:01pm
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now driving with liquid nitrogen, thats another story rofl


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: Zero] #395223 Feb 9, 1:11pm Feb 9, 1:11pm
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Sounds like just another way to make money. Imagine that, having to pay $5.00 to get Nitrogen put in each tire. What's the current price for getting just air? 50 cents for four tires if you go to a gas station, free if you pump your own.


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: ExNihilo] #395224 Feb 9, 1:15pm Feb 9, 1:15pm
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but if it dont leak out it should be betta


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: Crazy_Carlos] #395225 Feb 9, 4:48pm Feb 9, 4:48pm
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race teams have used it for quite some time because of slightly less expansion when heated.. allowing for more stable traction... but for an everyday driver the benifit would be so minimal its not worth it.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: Crazy_Carlos] #395226 Feb 9, 4:49pm Feb 9, 4:49pm
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I was joking about the NOS.

I think the most important factor is that it doesn't change with temp.


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Originally Posted by Crazy_Carlos
but if it dont leak out it should be betta


Believe me, it will leak. Air is already 78% nitrogen anyway, and THAT leaks.


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: ExNihilo] #395228 Feb 9, 5:05pm Feb 9, 5:05pm
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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Originally Posted by Crazy_Carlos
but if it dont leak out it should be betta


Believe me, it will leak. Air is already 78% nitrogen anyway, and THAT leaks.


^^ exactly this is nothing like no2 or nx whatever... it is simply in a sence purified air.. they just take out the oxygen, and other gasses that way the nitrogen is pure, the main benefit is the tires wont get as hot with friction, resulting in longer tread life...


... all Costco Tire centers are now filling all tires with nitrogen

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: shoulin] #395229 Feb 9, 6:10pm Feb 9, 6:10pm
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This give me a stupid idea... what if we put helium in our tires? would that help in terms of weight reduction? I mean our tires take up a lot of air... it's like having the super-lightweight wheels grin grin grin


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: shoulin] #395230 Feb 9, 9:25pm Feb 9, 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by shoulin
Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Originally Posted by Crazy_Carlos
but if it dont leak out it should be betta


Believe me, it will leak. Air is already 78% nitrogen anyway, and THAT leaks.


^^ exactly this is nothing like no2 or nx whatever... it is simply in a sence purified air.. they just take out the oxygen, and other gasses that way the nitrogen is pure, the main benefit is the tires wont get as hot with friction, resulting in longer tread life...


... all Costco Tire centers are now filling all tires with nitrogen


They use it in planes, and other commercial vehicles - its obviously worth it, although I can't say I care that much really...

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: GTaintsobad] #395231 Feb 10, 7:35am Feb 10, 7:35am
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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad
Originally Posted by shoulin
Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Originally Posted by Crazy_Carlos
but if it dont leak out it should be betta


Believe me, it will leak. Air is already 78% nitrogen anyway, and THAT leaks.


^^ exactly this is nothing like no2 or nx whatever... it is simply in a sence purified air.. they just take out the oxygen, and other gasses that way the nitrogen is pure, the main benefit is the tires wont get as hot with friction, resulting in longer tread life...


... all Costco Tire centers are now filling all tires with nitrogen


They use it in planes, and other commercial vehicles - its obviously worth it, although I can't say I care that much really...


Hmmm, maybe there is some benefit then. IMHO, I still don't think its worth $5.00 per tire every time it gets re-inflated though. To keep your pressure up, you'd have to have a tank sitting around at home (more $$$$), or go to a place that has it available, just to get topped off.


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Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: ExNihilo] #395232 Feb 10, 8:06am Feb 10, 8:06am
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i've been doing this for about a year...

we have nitrogen tanks at work thumbsup

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: spaztikid] #395233 Feb 10, 8:56am Feb 10, 8:56am
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If you don't want your tires to leak then use these...

http://www.michelinman.com/difference/releases/pressrelease01102005a.html

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: goose42] #395234 Feb 10, 9:26am Feb 10, 9:26am
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Originally Posted by goose42
If you don't want your tires to leak then use these...

http://www.michelinman.com/difference/releases/pressrelease01102005a.html


Those are fuckin ugly... wheres the Tire shine in that? thumbsdown BTW I saw a video about this and they work cool but there ugly, looks tacky to me.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: ExNihilo] #395235 Feb 10, 9:27am Feb 10, 9:27am
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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Sounds like just another way to make money. Imagine that, having to pay $5.00 to get Nitrogen put in each tire. What's the current price for getting just air? 50 cents for four tires if you go to a gas station, free if you pump your own.


Yeah I concour.

Re: Nitro in your tires! [Re: RookieGTS] #395236 Feb 10, 3:42pm Feb 10, 3:42pm
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I heard from Discount Tire that filling with Nitrogen is actually cheaper and 73% Nitrogen is not 100% Nitrogen... does not necessarily mean they'll leak 28% less but I'm sure their will be a noticeable difference.

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