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Nitrogen Tires

When i bought my new 2008 Ranger 4x4 the salesman asked me if i would
like the tires inflated with nitrogen instead of oxygen charging me 48 dollars
a tire. does anybody have nitrogen in their tires what are the pros and cons
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I have mine filled with Nitrogen as well...shouldn't be ANYWHERE close to $48 EACH though! I payed an extra $30-$40 TOTAL for mine......

Check here for some info:
http://www.getnitrogen.org/
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nope and I will take free air haha
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Don't waste your money. There are things I could list that it does, but none of it is worth the money or time on a car or pickup truck.
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Wow , When I got my tires 2 years ago they did this for free . I love it Ive never had a tire drop pressure and I have the tires serviced every 6K miles . I would recomend it but not for that much a tire , maybee if it was like 5 a tire but deff not 48 .

They haves pros but not so many to account for spending that much .
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Nitrogen is and effictive in cold weather climates. The Nitrogen atoms are much larger then those that are taken in from just the air around the tank. Some of which is nitrogen.

The fact that they want $192 to fill your tires is absurd. Go to Costco and have it done for free.
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Locally there's a special going on that's $10 for 4 tires. Normally like $10 a tire. But $200 for four...is just plain wrong. Retarded.


Air for me boys....I air down and air back up frequently in the winter time.
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Wow when I bought my truck they did it free. To be honest I never noticed the difference so I will stick with air
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That is the most obsured waste of money I have heard of in a while...

Our atmosphire is 70 some odd % Nitrogen.


They use 100% Nitrogen in Aircraft tires, because its inert(won't help feed a fire) there is really no other benift than that, that I can see..
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4 things

1. I really hope they ment $48 total.

2. Costco will do it for free if they are BFGs or michelin. You just have to convince them that the tires were bought there.

3. The air you breath is 72-76% nitrogen. Eventually if the oxygen is seeping out of your tireswont you get left with just nitrogen?

4. unless its free or under $10 dont do it.
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They use 100% Nitrogen in Aircraft tires, because its inert(won't help feed a fire) there is really no other benift than that, that I can see..
If my truck catches fire, the tires are about the last thing im worried about.
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If my truck catches fire, the tires are about the last thing im worried about.
exactly!!


Its just a bit different when your crusing at 35,k and can't pull over to put out a fire.
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exactly!!


Its just a bit different when your crusing at 35,k and can't pull over to put out a fire.
hell if my plane starts on fire I think the tires are still the least of my worries.
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2. Costco will do it for free if they are BFGs or michelin. You just have to convince them that the tires were bought there.
Heck yeah! Costco FTW!
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On aircraft, it is more about moisture and pressure changes. Unless your plan on driving your truck up to 39,000ft, you should be fine with air.
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Apparently, if my tires each cost $5000, gas is 10.50 a gallon, my truck gets 1 mile per gallon, and I drive well over 52 million miles a year... then...

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Your Savings
Reduction in fuel costs by improved mileage: $21,840,019,181,400.00
Savings by increased tire life: $22,222.22
Total savings per year: $21,840,019,203,622.22*
* Based on maintaining proper tire pressure, according to your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations

Thats it.. I'm sold, I'll be RICH!!!!!!
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Hahahaha!
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I dont believe I saw it in this thread so here is another con: You can not air down a tire with nitrogen to go offroading with. Unless you carry a nitrogen bottle to refil your own tires later. And the price you listed is the same price that ford told me when they tried to sell me new tires.
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We use nitrogen here at our store. I wasn't a believer until I put it in mine in November, when March rolled around I still had 27 psi in all of my tires (cold). Since then I'll always run it.

Brenton
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Nitrogen is and effictive in cold weather climates. The Nitrogen atoms are much larger then those that are taken in from just the air around the tank. Some of which is nitrogen.

The fact that they want $192 to fill your tires is absurd. Go to Costco and have it done for free.

Air is largely nitrogen. Nitrogen molecules are only slightly larger than oxygen molecules. The main advantage of nitrogen fill is that having one gas makes it expand and contract uniformly so your pressure curve vs temperature will be reltatively flat. Also, there will be no water vapor in the tire to condense.
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Locally there's a special going on that's $10 for 4 tires. Normally like $10 a tire.
There was a special at Ford around here for about that price. For people like myself that check the pressure (about once a month) it wouldn't make a difference, however, my mom and wife who never check and rely on the oil change guy to correctly fill the tires I would recommend nitrogen. It is a fuel economy issue. Nitrogen escapes less than compressed air, so mileage remains consistent and air lasts longer.
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I want to fill my tires with helium so i will float.
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