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    Out here in the extreme heat, (101 on Friday), I have noticed that with nitrogen I don't have as much of a fluctuation of pressure like I did with air.
    or that I was topping off as much as I was.
    And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
    I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt_Floyd View Post
    Out here in the extreme heat, (101 on Friday), I have noticed that with nitrogen I don't have as much of a fluctuation of pressure like I did with air.
    or that I was topping off as much as I was.
    Ditto, this is the most noticeable benefit of N2 fill on tyre from my experience. It is just pain in the neck if you dont have your own station to top up, because typically within 3 weeks it will still need 0.5 psi topup

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    Total BS. I don't buy it. Here's why:
    I'm a scuba diver and know the composition of plain old air.
    It's: 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 1% other gases.
    The molecular size difference between N and O2 is tiny. So the supposed benefits of less air loss in your tire is really tiny too.
    The only reason to use pure N in a tire is if your are a pilot or passenger on a commercial airliner.
    They use pure N to reduce the probability of adding more O2 oxidant to a fire in case of a tire blowout or a crash.
    I picked my tire dealer on the basis that they did not advertise, or push, filling with N. Mucho mas honest in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2013 subaru fb25 View Post
    The atmosphere is 78% nitrogen.
    I'm aware of that. That's why I've always thought it was hype. But it can't hurt to verify.

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    I used to bring my ktm 620 duke to Pocono raceway and that is when nitrogen helps. with air i would have to set my pressure low and a sacrifice handling until the tires got hot and psi then would be perfect.
    nitrogen doesn't react to temp change and that allows for better handling and less guess work.

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    If there's any interest, I'll be selling nitrogen at my home. I will guarentee that the stuff I put in your tires from my air/nitrogen compressor will be at least 78 % nitrogen.
    Price will be $1.00 per tire. Tell your friends, bring em all!!!
    Grump

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwasifar View Post
    The dealer delivered my car with nitrogen tire fill. They didn't ask me, they just included it.

    I've always understood nitrogen fill to be mainly hype. Is it? Anyone have any personal experience of a difference? I feel like everyone will see the green caps and think I got bamboozled at a tire shop.

    I run a 78% nitrogen mix in my tires.

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    Interesting new article from Consumer Reports on nitrogen in tires:

    Should You Use Nitrogen in Your Car Tires?
    CR's tests show that using nitrogen is not worth the money or inconvenience

    https://www.consumerreports.org/tire...521_nsltr_cars
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    The only benefit of nitrogen is to the car dealer's bottom line.

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