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GTaintsobad Feb 9, 5:06am - #395203 

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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!
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isaac Feb 9, 5:09am - #395204 
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who is "they" ???

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isaac Feb 9, 5:11am - #395205 
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GTaintsobad Feb 9, 5:12am - #395206 

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car manufaturers - I saw it on motorweek I think - it was on speed channel
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TRDOTC Feb 9, 5:17am - #395207 

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all tires?? that would be cool if the benefits are good thumbsup
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Kim Feb 9, 5:19am - #395208 
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i'm going to do it too, should i go with NOS or NX? rofl

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hombredelassrtas Feb 9, 5:28am - #395209 

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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

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vcel523 Feb 9, 5:38am - #395210 

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Isn't Nitrogen is different than Nitrous oxide? I'm not sure you can use NOS.
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BrokenDreams23 Feb 9, 5:46am - #395211 

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Thats straight. but what if you get a flat. idunno
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vcel523 Feb 9, 6:19am - #395212 

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ya, I think you need special "dry" nitrogen for your tires, not sure if NOS or NX is "dry"
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GTaintsobad Feb 9, 6:23am - #395213 

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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.
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Chelica815 Feb 9, 6:39am - #395214 
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That's pretty cool. I am up for a change.

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RevMonster Feb 9, 7:41am - #395215 

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What do you think about using H20 in your tires? Even larger molecules thumbsup

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CaddyShack Feb 9, 8:04am - #395216 

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^^ nice and smooth ride... like liquid

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goose42 Feb 9, 2:40pm - #395217 

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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.
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L3M1315 Feb 9, 3:48pm - #395218 

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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.
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VSGTS14 Feb 9, 3:51pm - #395219 

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jonnyess Feb 9, 4:07pm - #395220 

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great...just one more thing to worry about next time I'm in a flaming wreck!!!

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L3M1315 Feb 9, 4:53pm - #395221 

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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.
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Zero Feb 9, 9:01pm - #395222 

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now driving with liquid nitrogen, thats another story rofl

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ExNihilo Feb 9, 9:11pm - #395223 
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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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Crazy_Carlos Feb 9, 9:15pm - #395224 

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but if it dont leak out it should be betta

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HJC_Celica Feb 10, 12:48am - #395225 
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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.
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Kim Feb 10, 12:49am - #395226 
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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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ExNihilo Feb 10, 1:01am - #395227 
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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.

300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
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shoulin Feb 10, 1:05am - #395228 

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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
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SleepyGT Feb 10, 2:10am - #395229 
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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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GTaintsobad Feb 10, 5:25am - #395230 

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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...
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ExNihilo Feb 10, 3:35pm - #395231 
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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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spaztikid Feb 10, 4:06pm - #395232 
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i've been doing this for about a year...

we have nitrogen tanks at work thumbsup
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goose42 Feb 10, 4:56pm - #395233 

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If you don't want your tires to leak then use these...

http://www.michelinman.com/difference/releases/pressrelease01102005a.html
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RookieGTS Feb 10, 5:26pm - #395234 

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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.
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RookieGTS Feb 10, 5:27pm - #395235 

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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.
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KennyD Feb 10, 11:42pm - #395236 
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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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