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Old 05-29-2015, 01:43 PM   #31
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:14 PM   #32
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I use Nitrogen in the Truck, Car and Trailer. It is free up here and doesn't cost any more. I also use Nitrogen for charging RF Transmission lines and you do need dry air in there as well. I am firm believer, no need to add air or nitrogen to any tires.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:31 PM   #33
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My issue with N2 is how to adjust tire pressure when the pressure varies due to ambient temperature and altitude. We travel a lot and have had occasions where we went from a few hundred feet altitude and 90 degree heat to 5,000+ feet and 18 degrees. Even with the N2 from the manufacturer I needed to add pressure to the tires to maintain the required 50 lbs pressure. I used my air compressor to air up the tires and have been using it ever since to adjust tire pressures.

Since I check tire pressure before hitting the road anyway the only theoretical advantage for N2 is that tires run cooler. I have a TPMS that reports temperature as well as pressure and have yet to experience excessive tire temperature issues.

Bottom line, I'll stick with the 79% nitrogen mixture until I have a good reason to change.


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Old 05-29-2015, 02:35 PM   #34
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Yes, brother, yes! Send me your PP account number, I will promptly empty its contents into my nitrogen filled pulpit.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:03 PM   #35
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I had Nitrogen put in my RV tires 3 years ago, mainly because I hate checking the air pressure. I have the tire store check them once a year and to date have lost less than 2 psi over 3 years and 21,000 miles. Cost $10 bucks a tire and check and refill, if necessary, is free. As far as running cooler?? Who knows.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:14 PM   #36
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I've heard that folks would be better to use the $5 or whatever it is for the nitro fill and buy a quality tire pressure gauge and use it often!
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:20 PM   #37
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Can't see a difference.air is mostly Nitrogen
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:37 PM   #38
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I've heard that folks would be better to use the $5 or whatever it is for the nitro fill and buy a quality tire pressure gauge and use it often!
Every time you use that quality gauge you lose air pressure.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:00 PM   #39
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Here're my thoughts. I had a tire disintegrate on IH 20 in Fort Worth several years ago. $5153 dollars in damage....thank God for my deductible. Now,,,I use TPMS, spin balance the tires, keep them on wood instead of the ground, keep them covered, and keep nitrogen in them. A Goodyear dealer told me that tires wear out from the inside out,,,especially when they aren't rolling down RT66. What is one of the greatest oxidizers in the world? The word "oxidize" is named after it. I believe that the vulcanization of rubber in a tire is broken down faster with oxygen present. Think about it. it's not a good feeling to look in your rear view mirror and seeing rubber and wood flying everywhere,,,,and cars pulling back and over to avoid your debris. I cover as many bases as I can concerning it.
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