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Has anyone tried out or is using the nitrogen inflation for their tires? If you have is it worth it? Just throwing this topic out because I've been hearing a lot of good things about it.
 

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I think that technically everything they say about it is true - less fluctuation in pressure, less tire wear, etc. I'm just not sure I believe those things change significantly enough to warrant the cost, or hassle, if you ever have to change tires off the rims.
 

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I found out why my kosei wheels have two valve stems...N inflation. Unless the shop can draw vacuum, its going to be a waste of money. Gotta purge to fill completely.
 

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Fig, I guess that makes sense! You would be able to have 100% N2 with that setup. Did yours come inflated with Nitrogen? It is my understanding that if you inflate with N2 and then need to add a pound or two of pressure down the road you can add regular compressed air to the N2 mix if needed.
 

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They should come from factory with Nitrogen but to me it's a myth (about the "real" differences between air and nitrogen) it's all in the consumer product, in otherwords just another way to get people to spend money that they dont have to.
 

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"I wear out tires faster than oxygen eats them from the inside"

Thanks,very true BUT these tires have a tire life of only 10-15k miles (12k on average) so chances are you'll be changing the tires before any "eating" happens :) Thanks for the info Figgy :D
 

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Costco which sells Michelin and BFGoodrich exclusively fills their all their tires with Nitrogen.
 

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I had my local dealership put nitrogen in the tires. I haven't noticed much difference but take that with a grain of salt...I only drove 1000 miles with air and just switched so still have time I guess to get a feel for the nitrogen.
 

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You guys should find these two articles interesting. I personlly think Nitrogen is great for racing applications. Not so much for the daily driver.
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I agree 100%. This has come up in other forums I belong to and I have said the exact same thing. A local dealer put nitrogen in a new set of tire for my wifes van without asking. I made him remove the charge as I did not approve it.

If you go to the web sites of companies that sell the equipment, it appears that their main sellin point is revenue generation! The whole argument about oxygen breakdown of rubber is more theoretical than real in my book. UV light breakdown likely more of an issue! (IMHO) :rolleyes:
 

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Nitrogen absolutely works, i know for a fact that most upper tier racing teams use nitrogen in their tires for the fact that the fluctuation in the tire pressure is less apparent. Also having both regular air and nitrogen doesnt make too big of a deal as long as the majority of the gas inside is nitrogen. The question really is, is nitrogen that practical for some one that is daily driving. If the charge isnt too high i think it is, tire wear will be more even, MPG will be more even, and pressure loss will be minimal. But thats just my 2 cents.
 

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I found out why my kosei wheels have two valve stems...N inflation. Unless the shop can draw vacuum, its going to be a waste of money. Gotta purge to fill completely.
Gee thanks! Now I know why my Enkei NT03s have two valves. Makes total sense. Thanks! I personally do not see the need for nitrogen for the simple reason that if Ineed to inflate and there's no nitro around, my nitro is as useless as f_rt.
 

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Nitrogen absolutely works, i know for a fact that most upper tier racing teams use nitrogen in their tires for the fact that the fluctuation in the tire pressure is less apparent. Also having both regular air and nitrogen doesnt make too big of a deal as long as the majority of the gas inside is nitrogen. The question really is, is nitrogen that practical for some one that is daily driving. If the charge isnt too high i think it is, tire wear will be more even, MPG will be more even, and pressure loss will be minimal. But thats just my 2 cents.
Did you know that F1 teams use C02 in high humidity tracks? I was surprised to hear that when I watched the Singapore F1 last year. Something to do with condensation, I think??
 

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The main reason I use N is because it does not lose air pressure in the changing climate from hot to cold. In cold weather oxygen loses pressure and always makse the stupid light come on and with N I don't lose any pressure no matter the temp.
 

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Just got my F filled with N this morning...I'm not totally sold on the idea but my dad had a mobile tire guy putting new tires on his car and the guy has N on his truck so I just went over to my pops house and had him put it in my tires...$50..he just pulled the valve stems and let the air out, put a little N in all the tires and let the are out again, then put the stems back in a filled the tires up to 35psi with N...why not 36psi you ask? Good question. He recommends 35psi so I went with it.
 
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