1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Nitrogen?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by FireTacMedic, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:39 PM
    #1
    FireTacMedic

    FireTacMedic [OP] I can save your life or ruin it

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60941
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5, Blacked Out
    Blacked out windows, Black Tacoma Badges, 18x9 Vrock Recons, 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers
    Is anyone running Nitrogen in their tires and if so any luck with it?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:41 PM
    #2
    DrewH

    DrewH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Member:
    #46791
    Messages:
    15,089
    Gender:
    Male
    It doesn't really do much, if it's free giver' , if you are paying extra don't bother.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:44 PM
    #3
    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18782
    Messages:
    4,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mr. Sir
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2009 Double Cab 4x4 Off Road
    A.R.E. MX Shell & Yakima Rack, Stubbs HD-SKO Rock Sliders, JBA UCA's & OME 885 Coils and nitrochargers, Dakar leaf packs, u-bolt flip, Flat BajaRack, Kenwood VHF/UHF Radio, Aux Battery, Solar Panels, L-Track everywhere, Goodyear Duratracs, Secured tailgate, 7-pin relocation, Inverter 400W all time, In-cab 110v outlets, Rear-seat 12v outlets., Steering shaft TSB, anytime fogs, DTRL toggle switch, aux turn signals, Diff Breather, ImMrYo mirror bracket, ABS Kill switch, (2) Kid Car Seats, and a Glock 23 with night sights.
    It's a gimmick. The atmosphere we breathe (normal air) that you use in your tires is already 78% nitrogen. The only tires that truly need nitrogen is air plane tires so they don't pop when they go 40K+ feet up.

    Welcome to the forum! :wave:
     
  4. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM
    #4
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    I run ass gas in my tires.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM
    #5
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    18,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    x2
     
  6. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:53 PM
    #6
    Mr. Brown

    Mr. Brown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Member:
    #29540
    Messages:
    2,201
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange County
    Vehicle:
    White Double Cab Off Road
    Suspensiopn: Donahoe coil overs, Donahoe rear reservoir shocks, Light Racing UCA's, Wheelers AAL's, Exterior: Powder-coated black billet grill, Hella Black Magic fog lights, color matched rear bumper, color matched side mirrors, undercover tonneau cover, Interior: Alpine W203 w/ Blackbird II, Weathertech Floor-liners, blue gauge light mod, Performance: AFE Stage II Intake, Banks exhaust, single cat y-pipe, Dynomat hood-liner, NST Performance pulleys, URD MAF calibrator
    I run nitrogen, but only because I get it free from COSTCO.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:55 PM
    #7
    Mr. Brown

    Mr. Brown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Member:
    #29540
    Messages:
    2,201
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange County
    Vehicle:
    White Double Cab Off Road
    Suspensiopn: Donahoe coil overs, Donahoe rear reservoir shocks, Light Racing UCA's, Wheelers AAL's, Exterior: Powder-coated black billet grill, Hella Black Magic fog lights, color matched rear bumper, color matched side mirrors, undercover tonneau cover, Interior: Alpine W203 w/ Blackbird II, Weathertech Floor-liners, blue gauge light mod, Performance: AFE Stage II Intake, Banks exhaust, single cat y-pipe, Dynomat hood-liner, NST Performance pulleys, URD MAF calibrator
    ...and what luck would I have with it? I honestly haven't noticed a difference.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:56 PM
    #8
    FireTacMedic

    FireTacMedic [OP] I can save your life or ruin it

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60941
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5, Blacked Out
    Blacked out windows, Black Tacoma Badges, 18x9 Vrock Recons, 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers
    hahahahaa yeah I guess ass gas is free too! Just hope im not clogged up when I get a flat.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM
    #9
    FireTacMedic

    FireTacMedic [OP] I can save your life or ruin it

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60941
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5, Blacked Out
    Blacked out windows, Black Tacoma Badges, 18x9 Vrock Recons, 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers
    They say you get better mpg's and longer tread life running Nitrogen. Idk though haven't talked to many people that run it.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM
    #10
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    20,648
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Front Bumper, All-Pro UCAs, Icon ET Coilovers, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, CBI Sliders, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    Going from 78% (normal air) to ~90% nitrogen in your tire isn't going to make much of a difference.

    @Crom: the reason airplane tires are inflated with nitrogen is to reduce the likelihood of a fire after a tire blowout. Hot brakes + oxygen + chemical outgassing from the tire + severed hydraulic line...
     
  11. Aug 20, 2011 at 8:24 PM
    #11
    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18782
    Messages:
    4,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mr. Sir
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2009 Double Cab 4x4 Off Road
    A.R.E. MX Shell & Yakima Rack, Stubbs HD-SKO Rock Sliders, JBA UCA's & OME 885 Coils and nitrochargers, Dakar leaf packs, u-bolt flip, Flat BajaRack, Kenwood VHF/UHF Radio, Aux Battery, Solar Panels, L-Track everywhere, Goodyear Duratracs, Secured tailgate, 7-pin relocation, Inverter 400W all time, In-cab 110v outlets, Rear-seat 12v outlets., Steering shaft TSB, anytime fogs, DTRL toggle switch, aux turn signals, Diff Breather, ImMrYo mirror bracket, ABS Kill switch, (2) Kid Car Seats, and a Glock 23 with night sights.
    I've never heard that before. But as it turns out I did some reading and we are both correct. :thumbsup:

    http://boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_05/textonly/m03txt.html
     
  12. Aug 20, 2011 at 8:36 PM
    #12
    FireTacMedic

    FireTacMedic [OP] I can save your life or ruin it

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60941
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5, Blacked Out
    Blacked out windows, Black Tacoma Badges, 18x9 Vrock Recons, 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers
    yeah im seeing more and more threads and topics online about it but wasnt sure on gains in truck tires. At least no one was wrong, LOL!
     
  13. Aug 20, 2011 at 11:02 PM
    #13
    David K

    David K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Member:
    #18969
    Messages:
    8,891
    Gender:
    Male
    San Marcos, Alta California
    Vehicle:
    2010 4WD Off Road DC
    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Kragen HID, 1 Cibie Halogen.
    Yes, as Crom said... I use 78% nitrogen in my tires!
     
  14. Aug 20, 2011 at 11:11 PM
    #14
    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11728
    Messages:
    2,781
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zack
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".

    If they are going to pop at alitude it doesn't matter what air is in them. Pressure difference doesn't care about air composition they just care about it providing oxygen for fire after it blows.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2011 at 8:08 AM
    #15
    FireTacMedic

    FireTacMedic [OP] I can save your life or ruin it

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60941
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5, Blacked Out
    Blacked out windows, Black Tacoma Badges, 18x9 Vrock Recons, 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers
    You've convinced me bud, thanks
     
  16. Aug 21, 2011 at 8:31 AM
    #16
    detnight

    detnight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Member:
    #34025
    Messages:
    426
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Texas City ,Texas
    Vehicle:
    Texas Edtion Sport Super White
    Bed cover, Borla exhaust,20in wheels The TEXAS edition
    normal air is effected by tempature and nitrogen is not. I run HOT air in Texas (78%)
     
  17. Aug 21, 2011 at 8:37 AM
    #17
    Texoma

    Texoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Member:
    #50374
    Messages:
    3,889
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris(Topher)
    Lago Vista, TX
    Vehicle:
    10 Taco 4x4
    Poweraid TB spacer, a bunch a cool stickers, a bada ass MetalMiller Tx Longhorns grill emblem painted Hemi Orange, JBA 2035s headers and dey are perty, Diff breather mod, Red LED interior lights, Fancy head unit that plays ipod n movies, Also DIY install factory stuff like, factory cruise control, factory intermittent wipers, OME nitro struts with 886x springs and toy tec top plate, LR UCA's for better alignmnet and dey beefier too, Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs in da rear with the gear, U bolt flipper, 5 factory 16" steels wit Pep Boys special Dakota Definity MT's in 285/75/16, some bad ass weather tech floor liners so I don't muck up my interior, an ATO shackle flipper for mo travel in da rear wit the gear, also super shiny Fox 2.0 shocks back there too, all sorts of steal armor for bouncing off of the rocks like demello sliders, AP front skid, trans skid, n transfer skid, demello gas tank skid, and a tough as nails ARB bumper with warn 8k winch, I'm sure there's more but it's alre
    Airplanes put N2 in the tires because it has no moisture or oil init like regular compressed air would. At the altitudes the planes fly, any contaminants in the tire would freeze. When the plane lands, the sudden impact of the tire hitting the ground would heat everything and the tire would blow out, thus resulting in a crash. Also the expansion and contraction of the molecules are more uniform than a mixed gas.

    The reason you would put N2 in a personal vehicle is to reduce the chance of fluid friction of the moisture in the air that could wear and cause corrosion on the inside of the tire and rim. O2 is a corrosive, and mixed with other impurities speeds up the process. People have been putting regular compressed air in their tires for a long time without a problem. But if you can get N2 for free, go for it. The next best thing is airing up with compressed air that has a moisture separator in the line.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2011 at 8:37 AM
    #18
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,117
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Not entirely true. The water in the air is what causes the temp change. If you have an air dryer on your compressor (or the shop that fills your tires), then the air wont expand oir contract as much. I've been testing this out on my comp.. I only have to make psi changes maybe once a year.....if that.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:37 AM
    #19
    detnight

    detnight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Member:
    #34025
    Messages:
    426
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Texas City ,Texas
    Vehicle:
    Texas Edtion Sport Super White
    Bed cover, Borla exhaust,20in wheels The TEXAS edition
    O2 "permeates" approximately 3-4 times faster than does N2 through a typical rubber, as is used in tires, primarily​
    because O2 has a slightly smaller effective molecular size than does N2.

    http://www.getnitrogen.org/pdf/graham.pdf
     
  20. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:38 AM
    #20
    BMOC

    BMOC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Member:
    #47873
    Messages:
    4,030
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paden
    Phoenix, AZ
    my air compressor only gives me air
     
To Top