Nitrogen in car tires

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    Nitrogen in car tires

    My car dealer offered a new service to me today for $35, a one-time fee. They will replace all the air in the car tires with nitrogen. The bonus to this is that the N2 is more stable and should retain its pressure through heat and cold. It will not degrade the rubber. May improve both riding and gas mileage. They promise to top off the tires as needed without any additional cost.

    They said that race cars and airlines do this. Does anyone have an experience in this?

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    I tried it once but it cost a lot less than that.Oxygen only what 20%
    so it sounds like a gimic to me if memory serves me.I saw no difference I'd keep your cash.Keep your tires at maximum inflation
    as hard tires offer less resistances and that will improve your fuel mileage.

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    Air contains about 79% Nitrogen.
    I don't think another 21% will make a difference.

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    If you drive an airplane or a race car, sure. IMHO its a total waste of money for cars, and a real rip-off. A few truck and RV dealers try to sell it too - same gimic, same results.

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    Airplanes use nitrogen in tires to eliminate the risk of spontaneous combustion of gases that might be released from the tire compounds when the tires get very hot. (Based on research in landing gear systems at Boeing and in-flight tire bursts.), however,

    Another board (RV) offered up that Michelin said they support the use of Nitrogen and that it is the best thing that one can do for their tires.

    So............I dunno........

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    LOL - man car dealers crack me up!!!!
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    when i bought new tires the did it free on mine big thing with bel tire.. dont know i have noticed a difference except i havent had to add any air in a year they have held right at 34 psi all year round ..

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    If you really think the nitro is a good idea...

    Please call me, I have a used car I will give you a great deal on...honest, it's a great car at a great price!

    I do have some other items for sale too...I know you'll like them all!
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    I have a great additive here that will actually make your water wetter. It is colorless and orderless. Looks a lot like water. Non toxic... you can even drink it.!

    Kidding... pass on the designer air.
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    dont laugh there is a product called water wetter by redline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    dont laugh there is a product called water wetter by redline
    Yea, I familiar with that. We actually use it in water cooled PC's.

    I was trying to think of something funny and wet water just snapped into my head.
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    yep. rip off for a regular car. Fill your tires while they are cold to the specified pressure and check it at least once per month and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    dont laugh there is a product called water wetter by redline
    Might sound funny but it works. I don't know why they call it "wetter" though. The turbo honda guys use it because they replace the radiator with a slim one to fit the turbo manifold on there.

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    My dealer does it as part of the usual service. I wouldn't bother otherwise.
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    I have only seen it on luxury cars. It is something that makes sense in specialty applications (i.e. airplane tires), but sounds like a gimic for general driving applications.

    Of course, if you are into things like that then I have a can of dehydrated water for sale. Just open it up, add H20, and presto you have a can of water. Use the freshest, purest H20 for best results.
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