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Nitrogen in tirers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thomasr1950, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    thomasr1950

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    There have been numerous posts about nitrogen filled tires. What is the overall opinion? I've had 2 service mgrs. suggest i have it, both are about the same price. Is it worth it as far as wear on tires & mpg?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    From what I understand, regular air theoretically breaks down the rubber from the inside of the tire, weakening it and causing wear. Practically speaking, I would think you'd be changing tires because of tread wear long before this ever occured. As for MPG benefits, I can't imagine it would even be noticeable, but I admit that I've never used Nitrogen so I am speaking with a big of ignorance on that.

    Personally, I can think of a thousand things I'd spend my money on before nitrogen for my tires.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    chris4x4

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    "Regular" air is 79% nitrogen. Do you really think 21% more is going to have any influence on tire life?
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    TacoNut

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    What that guy said :D
    Just a sales pitch, nothing more.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    I've had Nitrogen in my tries since about 1000 miles... I now have almost 8000... I got it free when I had my new tires installed...

    Temperature variance doesn't effect pressure nearly as much... They have a more stable feel when lateral force is applied (cornering), and I routinely get ~21 mpg... I just got 22.5 on a 600 mile trip from Divide, CO to Telluride, CO and back... through the mountains...

    Seems to work for me...
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Never noticed a diffrence, G35 or Tacoma. G35 had nitro filled tires when I got new rubber, same with the taco. Filled with reg air after that... no diffrence to me. Like chris said.... air is already 79% nitro.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    I use "regular" air and I don't have a complaint. Just run them at normal PSI and you'll be fine.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Whatever gas is filling the tires, isnt going to affect lateral capability. Psi, tire composition, design, and suspension play those roles. ;)
     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    I'll be honest, if it wasn't free, I would have gone with air...
     
  10. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    If I'm currently using dino air, can I switch to synthetic air or just stick with dino?

    Furthermore, would premium air be more cost effective than regular?

    And, should I do this myself or take my truck to the dealership?
     
  11. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    This.

    What the hell is it with Nitrogen these days? First Shell's bullshit, now this.

    FWIW, I've noticed Diamond Shamrock gas in my area seems to butt dyno better than Shell's nitrogen "enriched" stuff.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    Your welcome
     
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  14. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    Many people dont realize this, But the number one product that increases carbon build up in an engine is...........ready for this???



    NITROGEN!

    Its all marketing hype, and if Shell is really "Infuseing" more nitrogen (which is already in the gasline molecule) into their fuel, they are dolts, and must be hit with a fish.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Doesn't Chevron with Techron gas have nitrogen in it also?
     
  16. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    TacoNut gave some valid answers, But I would like to add:

    "If I'm currently using dino air, can I switch to synthetic air or just stick with dino? "

    If you are going to switch to Synthetic, its best to do so when new....Most synthetic air, when added to a tire with higher milage, say 150,000 miles, could possibly cause an oil leak

    "Furthermore, would premium air be more cost effective than regular?"

    Only if the tires are designed to run with Premium air. You should be able to tell, as they will have knock sensors on them.

    "And, should I do this myself or take my truck to the dealership?"

    I wouldnt take it to the dealership. Many times you think you are getting Premium air, or synthetic, but they give you the same old air thats been in the atmosphere for eons.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    Thanks, that's great info. I knew I could count on you guys.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    ;)





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