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Old 05-31-2015, 10:34 PM   #51
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I had a tire monitoring system on both nitro filled tires and air filled. Noticed no difference in temps.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:13 PM   #52
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Nitrogen

Best stuff for your tires! The N2 molecule is very large and contains low moisture. Make sure the purity is at least 96%. Branick Industries makes the best generators. Costco carries only Branick in their tire departments.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:23 PM   #53
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The only benefit is to those who sell it! Totally useless for tires running on terra firma at speeds less than 150+ mph.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:31 AM   #54
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I use 79% nitrogen in my tires.............it comes straight out of the air compressor.
MtnGuy is 100% correct, not 79%. Waste of $.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:11 PM   #55
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Nitrogen or not

I just had 4 Goodyear Marathons put on our T28RKS Wildcat and the Goodyear store used nitrogen at no extra charge. Original tires on for 2012 F150 are also nitrogen filled so seems like a good idea. It's my understanding they tend to run cooler than air.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:42 PM   #56
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Does anyone here really think there's a way to get 100% N2 in your tires? At best you're going to get 90% or so because the tire's full of the good ol' 79% stuff when it's mounted. Run cooler? Why would you think that? The tire sidewall flexes and generates heat. The gasses inside have nowhere to dissipate that heat... it's drawn off the outside by the relative wind as the outside of the tire passes through the air. It's going to do that the same amount with 79% N2 or 90% on the inside. Yes, the N2 molecule is larger and a smaller percent of it leaks through the rubber. But realistically speaking, and for our purposes, that's the only benefit, and it's a small one. All of this "runs cooler" etc is not based in fact. Let's face it... it's a sales ploy at best... and a scam at worst. And... the tire dealer that said tires wear from the inside out... really??? Because there's a little bit of oxygen in there? Regardless of what you do, there's always gonna be some in there. Further, the guy sells tires, and apparently nitrogen... what's he gonna say? Do you think a guy that sells tires is really qualified to make such scientific statements? Someone was brilliant in their marketing ploy... because all these salesmen's tales have really caught on. I'd have called them old wives tales... but I think my wife wouldn't fall for it... I'm not trying to be mean spirited... just trying to get folks to use reason and stop parroting all this stuff that they hear. Reason is usually cheaper than rhetoric... in money... and time.
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I had a flat on one tire (blew out), and I did not want to have three tires 'full' of Nitro and only one at 79%..... Soooooo. I let all of the Nitro out of the other three and refilled them with the 79% rate from my air compressor. They all now run the same temperature..... .....
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:25 PM   #58
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I have a 2013 CC 38FL with n2 and my chevy 3500 hd is n2 also .when asked if I could mix air and n2 was told I could if I had to
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N2 Facts

http://www.branick.com/Nitrogen%20-%...20Nitrogen.pdf

Here are the facts for your consideration.
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:57 PM   #60
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Proper inflation = 3.3%+ improvement in fuel economy
and 20% longer tire life

US Government
You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires
inflated to the proper pressure.
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http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.shtml

Michelin
supports the use of nitrogen based on its ability to better retain pressure over a period of time.

Michelin tehnical bulletin, November 2003

Bridgestone
says air inflated tires lost an average of 2.7 psi per month and nitrogen inflated tires lost an
average of 0.7 psi per month.

Guy Walenga, Clemson Tire Conference, March, 2004

TMC
found that 57% of vehicles have at least one tire more than 5 psi under inflated and 22% of vehicles
have at least one tire under inflated by 20 psi or more.

Goodyear
says 15% under inflation =
2.5% decrease in fuel economy
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Goodyear Radial Truck and Retread Service Manual pg.40

Goodyear
says 15% under inflation =
8% less tread mileage
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Goodyear Radial Truck and Retread Service Manual pg.40

Pirelli
says 20% under inflation =
15% shorter tire life
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