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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Nitrogen vs Air in Tires

I am not sure if this topic has been addressed but I could not find any postings on it. I was at my local dealer the other day . I trust them for all my service needs and they have always done right by me. We got into a discussion of using nitrogen in the wings tires. They feel there it is beneficial for a number of reasons, one is the ability of keeping a stable pressure in the tires and the other is they have experienced substantial increase in tire life. I am curious if anyone is using nitrogen dew have you noticed any benefits.

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I've always run Air, at 41 lbs front and rear, and 20,000 on my E-4s. Had tires guys tell me nitrogen did make that much difference, either way.

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Do not take my opinion as knowing anything but hearsay as I have no data to back this up. But I thought it had to do with cooler temperature with nitrogen vs air.

My dealer had sign up at service counter saying “Ask about nitrogen”. Maybe this is corporate promotion push now?

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Don't know about the wing but in my cars with nitrogen in the tires is seems to hold correct pressure over a longer period of time.


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Running Nitrogen is fine, but if you need a top off some day will you have access to Nitrogen where and when you need it ?

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I run air but normally switch to summer air in spring then change to winter air in fall. I only use synthetic air and change every 3000 miles. I have never had a tire air related problem since switching to the super plaid full synthetic air.

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I have always been told that pure nitrogen does no good because the air we breathe and use in the tires is already 80% nitrogen. That little bit of extra nitrogen means nothing.

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I have always been told that pure nitrogen does no good because the air we breathe and use in the tires is already 80% nitrogen. That little bit of extra nitrogen means nothing.
I take it you are not a Purist .

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In racing its a big deal on the street I see a 2-3 pound increase in air pressure on the trucks I service It is much dryer than compressed air and you may see a difference in the inside of the wheel with less corrosion at the bead it has a bigger molecule so its not supposed to leak as easly through the sidewall imperfections we used it a lot in our various racers that had such thin wall tires and it didn't increase the pressure nearly as much as compressed air. I have to ask this would 2#more in the tires make a difference to you on a hot day of riding?
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I run air but normally switch to summer air in spring then change to winter air in fall. I only use synthetic air and change every 3000 miles. I have never had a tire air related problem since switching to the super plaid full synthetic air.
growing up my father owned a Garage.......... when I was still like 9-11 yrs old...... I can remember my grandpa coming in and was always trying to convince me to replace the air in his tires saying,"he needed fresh air in his tires, the old air was getting stale, and flats are caused by stale are, you know, how when you leave a coke open.... we say it goes flat.... that is the because of old air" I can remember one of my younger brothers falling for it.


As far as air in any of my tires...... I just flip on the switch to the air compressor in my workshop and fill 'em up. Check the air in my bike tires about once per week. (don't trust the TPMS)
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