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    Nitrogen filled tires, Is it worth it?

    I have been hearing a lot about this as of late. I have heard that it will reduce tire wear and hold pressure longer then air will. But is it really worth the extra cost? Discuss!
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    No, unless it is free to you or you are too lazy to check your own tire pressure.
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    Nope its not worth it. They do increase tire life fuel con etc etc but the gains are so slight (air is 70% nitrogen anyway.) that its pointless to do. The Mazda dealer where I bought my RX-8 charges $40 to do it if your wondering what it costs.

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    I didn't plan on doing it. Was just curious if the claims held any water, and if anyone has done it or was thinking about doing it.

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    I say it is worth it. A old pilot was just telling me of its benifits a couple weeks ago. It holds pressure much better than air. Yes air is 79% N2 but that 21% O2 makes a big difference. I cant remember all the benifits he told me about but it was convincing.

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    Oxygen has water moisture in it.

    Nitrogen does not.

    Is it worth it? No. Not unless it's free. People should be checking their tire pressures between tire rotations... at the very least between seasons. Tires last their entire lives with straight air... so Nitrogen is useless unless you're racing with a LOT of heat being generated.

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    Got mine filled with nitrogen when I got my new tires/wheels. Runs 10's now.

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    Nitrogen won't expand as much either, so you don't have the same fluctuations of pressure between hot/cold or summer/winter. No point though really unless you're racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x2xtreme360 View Post
    Oxygen has water moisture in it.

    Nitrogen does not.

    Is it worth it? No. Not unless it's free. People should be checking their tire pressures between tire rotations... at the very least between seasons. Tires last their entire lives with straight air... so Nitrogen is useless unless you're racing with a LOT of heat being generated.
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    When I lived in Alaska people thought it was a good idea. In Fairbanks it can be -40 one week and 10 the next week... pure nitrogen changes pressure less over temperature than air....

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