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I am thinking about putting nitrogen instead of air in my tires and was wanting to know if anyone else does the nitrogen and if they notice a differance. Ive heard you never have to check the pressure and ur supposed to get better mpg is that true. Thanks for the info.
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I am thinking about putting nitrogen instead of air in my tires and was wanting to know if anyone else does the nitrogen and if they notice a differance. Ive heard you never have to check the pressure and ur supposed to get better mpg is that true. Thanks for the info.
That is what the dealers say and a few friends. I am running nitrogen in mine. Problem is, I cannot compare the two. I have never driven mine with air. However, a tire running nitrogen is less likely to lose pressure or have a pressure change while driving. My tires have not lost or gained 1 psi sitting or driving.
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I recently had it put in mine and I can't tell a difference in the two. I had it done at the dealer. The first dealer wanted 50 just for the nitrogen. I called another dealer I got the nitrogen and oil change for 50. I've been driving around for about a month and no change in tire pressure like I had before.
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Dealer put N2 in my tires when I picked my truck up in Mar '10.....it wasn't until we had a couple of good hard freezes (below 0) in Nov '10 that my tire light came on...and it was only 1 tire that was a little low
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It won't change your MPG, I think, but it is much more stable and won't fluctuate as much as air when the temperature changes. Mine go up and down maybe 2 psi compared to 8-10 of air.
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compressed air has some water in it
water can work its way into the belts & cause some rust within the belts
nitrogen is suppose to be basically dry & is it not suppose to cause the rusting, witch can cause belt separation
i figure it won't happen in 50,000 miles & that is all the stock tires will give you
i do that in 24 - 27 months
its not worth it to me
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A bigger portion of it is just a marketing tool for dealers...
I was at a local tire shop getting new tires on the wifes car, and found a Tire retailers magazine laying on the counter, so I picked it up and did some reading while I was waiting.


It just happen to have a big article in it about Nitrogen. It even stated in the article is was like a 600% profit to install it in the tires.
When the tire guy came in and asked if I would like them to put Nitrogen in the new tires, and went into a 2 minute sales pitch on the benefits, I held up the magazine... Didn't have to say a word, he just smiled and walked away.

Its more important to check your tire pressure regularly and keep them rotated. Check the pressure even on new tires. Some places will underinflate them a little, so they wear quicker.
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I had nitrogen in my 06 3500 dually because i towed a decent amount and didnt like to check the pressures all the time when loaded down. nitrogen is more stable then air due to the bigger molecules and are less seceptable to heat or cold. in other words if your not towing or extremely worried about tire pressure its not really needed. i had nightrogen in the tires for over 15k miles and didnt see a change in fuel economy. i wont put nitrogen in my mega cab as i dont need it.
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the air is made up of about 78% nitrogen so what are you really paying for??? any gas under pressure will expand and contract with hot or cold temps, its a complete scam and does nothing.
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the air is made up of about 78% nitrogen so what are you really paying for??? any gas under pressure will expand and contract with hot or cold temps, its a complete scam and does nothing.
Nitrogen is more stable then compressed air and there for will be more consistant. It isnt used in racing and aviation tires because its a scam. like i said above it doesnt do much other then keep a more consistent pressure. will it go higher or lower in different temps, yes. but its not going to change as much or as frequently as compressed air.
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