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Nitrigon filled tires

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  1. Texas Yankee

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    A friend of ours has a new Cadilac and on the window it has a sticker that says this car rides on Nitrigon filled tires. My questions are what is the advantage and where is she going to get the nitrogon to fill her tires in the middle of nowhere Texas.
     
  2. Unknown1

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    Dealers and dealerships are playing to the folks who follow car racing; racers use nitrogen in their tires to reduce the pressure buildup caused by heat. Nitrogen is an inert gas that hold no moisture. The gullible figure if it's good enough for racers, it's better than good enough for them.

    MK
     
  3. fritzi93

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    You'll get 78% nitrogen from any air compressor. The reason is obvious.

    As I understand it, all nitrogen is a good idea for airplane landing gear tires and race cars because of pressure extremes and fire hazard. For normal everyday autos, it's a rip-off.
     
  4. hmb

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    Nitrogen is a very good fertilizer for growing peas. HMB
     
  5. skeezix

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    What I've read about ntrogen is that it is a dry gas. Supposedly the dry environment helps prevent corrosion and rot inside the tire. I think some of the tire pressure sensing systems require or recommend nitrogen - because they need the dry environment.

    John
     
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    They figure if you're dumb enough to buy a Government Motors vehicle, and an overpriced Cadillac at that, you're probably also dumb enough to pay for nitrogen in your tires.

    -Gary
     
  7. shelly

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    They put nitrogen in the tires because they can charge a lot for it and nobody will pay for plain, mostly nitrogen air. There is no limit to the gullibility of people in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
     
  8. skeezix

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    I don't think nitrogen is 'dry' because it's nitrogen per se. It's dry because the process of separating nitrogen from atmospheric air also removes all the moisture content (i.e. humidity). Even with a desiccant in your compressed air lines, you are going to have moisture in compressed air. From what I've been told, a bit of moisture in your tires can ruin your tire pressure sensors. I wouldn't think nitrogen would do a thing for you if you aren't running a TPS system.

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  9. Brian in Oregon

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    The average person does not need more than 78% nitrogen in their tires.

    I guess someone who has to have an overpriced Caddy is saying they're not an average person.
     
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    Nitrogen is a bit less effected by ambient tempreature changes, what does that mean the air tire pressuers won't fluccuate as much with temp changes. That said nitrogen can I believe effect the vales stems cauinsg corroosion and leaks. Seems more prevelant if you have a TPMS (tire pressuer monitoring system) on your vehicle. It's a bit of a sam as air that we breath ha a high contnet of nitrogen. As stated in a previous post a good drying systme on the air lines does the same thing.
     
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