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Old 05-16-2016, 08:38 AM   #1
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Nitrogen, yes, or no and why?

I'm a newbie, about to pick up my new coach. Do I start off with nitrogen? I always use this in my cars and bikes, but a coach Will be more difficult I think.
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Welcome!

Many threads here on nitrogen. A topic discussed many times. Please use the search feature and you will have lots of info.
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Yes if it is free, No! if they charge for it. Many places do not charge for nitrogen unless you are replacing it in an already mounted tire.
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Apparently--you must believe in its "benefits" if you use it all your vehicles now. So why change?
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I'm a newbie, about to pick up my new coach. Do I start off with nitrogen? I always use this in my cars and bikes, but a coach Will be more difficult I think.
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Dry air is almost 80% nitrogen already. Son, who is in the tire business, says it's a scam-not worth it unless free..
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N is a waste of money unless you're driving a Formula 1 race and accelerating to 200+mph and braking hard to 40mph twenty times on every lap.

Isn't regular air 78% N anyway?

Selling N is just another way to separate you from your money. (WC Fields ring a bell?)
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Nitrogen, yes, or no and why?

Jaunty time.........
First of all, Welcome!! I'm sure you will find that you've come to the right place.

Now, that having been said, to your original question: Tell me, Do you routinely deal with radical, rapid temperature swings? Say, +150F to -55F several times per day? No?


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Pure nitrogen isn't any better or worse than dry air, regardless of how extreme the temperature swings the tire see. The primary reason people see better results (if they do see any improvement) is that the air they were using was from a compressor without an air dryer attached.

Professional racers use nitrogen because they already carry nitrogen tanks to power their air tools in the hot pits (because nitrogen won't feed a fire like compressed air would, and a high pressure tank will outflow any reasonably sized portable compressor).
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Professional racers use nitrogen because they already carry nitrogen tanks to power their air tools in the hot pits (because nitrogen won't feed a fire like compressed air would, and a high pressure tank will outflow any reasonably sized portable compressor).
I wonder if that is how the whole crazy thing about nitrogen got started: "racers do it so it is better"? Precaution against fire makes much sense ... But better in the tire? NOT. (I am a chemical engineer - thermodynamically and heat transfer wise and mass transfer wise oxygen and nitrogen are so similar the whole idea never made sense to me for use inside the tire). The fire prevention thing though - that is smart
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I'm a newbie, about to pick up my new coach. Do I start off with nitrogen? I always use this in my cars and bikes, but a coach Will be more difficult I think.
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My question for you is in regards to the portion in your post I highlighted.

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In the smaller volume tires of the bikes, I find pressure loss slower. But, who really knows? with this info i rec'd, I wont bother in the coach. Thanks.
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Waste of time and money...and I drive a 700hp Hellcat....Now, if you are running NASCAR/INDY/FORMULA1 and airing your tires for even temp, sure go ahead.
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