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Old 06-17-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Do you have to use Nitrogen to add pressure. Hard to find!

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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No you don't. I top my tires off with good old air from my compressor. Some have said they have not had to add any "air" but I have had to add a few pounds almost every time out, not always to the same tire.

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #3
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Do you have to use Nitrogen to add pressure. Hard to find!
Almost impossible to find and when you do it is expensive. I can find no significant benefits to using nitrogen to fill tires. Besides air from a compressor is 78.084% nitrogen.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:32 PM   #4
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Air is 78% nitrogen. There's no real proof pure nitrogen is worth it in tires in normal use.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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The space shuttle used nitrogen in its tires, but my 5th wheel has stayed closer to the ground. I too use air from my compressor and think nitrogen is mostly a gimmick for normal driving.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:59 PM   #6
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I work for an air separation company. We produce it, sell it and haul it....and we don't even use it. How's that for a world wide company?

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