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    37 69.81%
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    16 30.19%
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  1. #21
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    I've had both Nitrogen in my old 17in tire wheel combo & air in my new 18in tire wheel combo. I get the same MPG so it seems like more of a snake oil with minor benefits lol
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    I run it in my tires. The big benefit is in tire pressure stability. Boyle's law of partial pressures if my memory serves me right. Also no o2 means you do not oxidize the rubber, at least from the inside.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Caddiac View Post
    I run it in my tires. The big benefit is in tire pressure stability. Boyle's law of partial pressures if my memory serves me right. Also no o2 means you do not oxidize the rubber, at least from the inside.
    Yea, it's Boyles law.
    Having worked a purifying plant that produced Nitrogen in the past I agree with you about the stability to a certain point, the last few months prior to replacing my wifes Nitrogen filled tires we had so many tire pressure issues though, the pressure fluctuated with every temperature change. Shouldnt do that with pure Nitrogen, which is why I believe having them service your tires with nitrogen is a waste because they dont purge and evacuate them first which creates a diluted Nitrogen atmosphere in the tire and they wont be as stable as they should be.
    Oxidization inside the tires is negligable since you'll probably wear them out before they have issues from that.

  4. #24


    Around here it seems every tire store you go to wants to put Nitrogen in your tires and it has been this way for about 5 years now but I have always passed because I believe you don't fix something unless it's broke and air has worked fine for me so far. Now after reading all this wonderful info on this thread I will definitely stick with the air for now. Thanks everyone for contributing to this thread.

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  5. #25


    i have nitrogen in both my sets of tires, no reason besides it came with one so i get free refills and such
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  6. #26


    Air is more accessible and less expensive, despite industry claiming otherwise.. When your tires do go down and no Nitrogen is available you mut ad air and then the dilution dilemma begins.
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  7. #27


    Ive actually had really good luck with nitrogen...i had my tires for 2 1/2 years and i never lost tire pressure with N2

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  8. #28


    This vehicle is the first one that I have used nitrogen in and I have to say I really like it.

  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoor's Guy View Post
    This vehicle is the first one that I have used nitrogen in and I have to say I really like it.

    Can you elaborate on the pluses and minuses you see/feel with nitrogen fill? I would be interested to see what distinct issues you enjoy over standard air.

  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealOne View Post
    Using: Air
    Reason(s): Availability; air is readily available everywhere, even on holidays and out in the middle of nowhere while on the trail. Nitro fill seems like snake oil to me, so I'll stick to the snake oil that I know works and that I know I can get rather than changing brands.
    I have to go with Surrealone on this topic. However, I have a degree in Chemistry and I know it is not snake oil, it does present an advantage in terms of maintaining pressure over air. But why would I fill my tires with something that if I drive on a trip, I can't get at any old place should a tire lose some pressure for whatever reason? I am then contaminating the nitrogen and completely removing its advantage.

    Air is working just fine for me. The one reason I would go with Nitrogen is maybe if I could stop at Les Schwab where I was heading on a trip, and I knew where they were along the way, then maybe I would do it. But that is a real big maybe.
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