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Nitrogen filled tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Tepidy, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Tepidy

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    Anybody have any pro's or con's on using nitrogen in tires for off roading. My 350z I use nitrogen to maintain a constant tire pressure which does not go up or down with different temperatures. Great for road and racing but not sure if there are any advantages for off roading.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    easyeatlanta

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    most people lower their tire to around 10-15psi to off road but most people run around 35 normal so it would be a waste if you were going to be changing pressure a lot
     
  3. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    There really is no pro considering air is 73% N anyway.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    78% :cool:
     
  5. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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  6. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Hhhmmm..........it's gone up since I was a kid.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    Tepidy

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    So chris providing you are not airing down your tires is it still a waste on a 4x4 to use nitrogen, I use my truck as an everyday driver as well off road (not rock climbing or racing)
     
  8. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Could be the ozone?

    I think its a waste. If the tire isnt going on a race car, or an airplane, I dont see the benafits.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    A car salesman tried to sell a lifetime warranty of that gimmick shit to me for the tires. I told him the air we where breathing at that second was 78%. I got up and left he chased after me. LOL. FUCKWADS!
     
  10. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Nope, y'all just got the number off a bit. 78% for millions of years.....:D
     
  11. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    What are you guys talking about, nitrogen filled tires are good for a gain of at least 5 HP due to decreased friction of the air on the inside of the tire...:rolleyes:
     
  12. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    thanks guys.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    actually all of you are wrong, the air is ACTUALLY 437.6% nitrogen....... :anonymous:
     
  14. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Don't be fooled by their scheme to squeeze more money out of you..My bfg A/T were nitrogen filled..and the pressure was always changing..
     
  15. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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  16. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Nitrogen does 2 things: (Supposedly)
    1) its grows and shrinks less with temperature so it will help maintain tire pressure

    and

    2) Air molecules will actually migitate through the rubber of a tire over time, SUPPOSEDLY, Nitrogen migitates less through rubber.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The main reason nitrogen came into play in tires, is due to it being inert gas. In a crash, it wont promote a fire, and being "dry", Ice wont build up at high altitudes. Race teams use it so as to more accurately be able to predict how the tire will heat up, as again, no moisture in the N2, it expands, and contracts more predictably.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Here is my problem with the whole Nitrogen filling thing.... How do you know if they actually do it?
     
  19. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    Nitrogen is not inert............:p
     
  20. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    What do you know......You thought there wasw only 73% in the air we breath...:p
     
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