Has anyone had their tires nitrogen filled? And if so... Does it make a difference? The dealer claims better ride and improved mpg. Just curios.
Nicely put Beefits a larger molecule, so a higher concentration of nitrogen is going to maintain the same tire pressure for longer, theoretically it reduces tire pressure maintenance.
just maintain proper tire pressure and there is no difference between air and nitrogen. its a gimmick.
the other reason we use nitrogen in a/c tire is b/c of the extreme temps that the tires are exposed to... the O2 molecules would freeze up at -50 at altitude and could possibly wreak havok on landing as the tires go from 0-150mph in a fraction of a sec.So far out of numerous threads that I have read about nitrogen, the molecules are larger which means less pressure loss in your tires. It also is supposed to make the tire run cooler. The only tires that I have heard of where the temp. gets anywhere near benefiting from pure nitrogen is in the aircraft industry.
I still use the air in my own compressor and check my pressures regularly.
i have experimented with nitorgen in my race bike and notice that i don't have to fiddle with tire press as much and find it more consistant. but is it worth the extra hassle of carryin around a spare tank....nopeNitrogen does have the benefit of being dryer than air. the moisture in air causes more of a pressure change due to temperature. this is why racers use nitrogen.
For the average driver, your not going to notice the change in pressure. As the pressure increases, this may push more air out.
N2, O2 are similar in size. its the H20 that is going to slip out easiest.
Right! Nothing is a scam until you are having to pay for it.It's not a scam or gimmick until someone asks you to pay lots more $$ for it - I think all claims are true about nitrogen, just not worth anything extra unless your driving 150mph. If offered at no charge, I'd get nitro instead of air, but my limit would probably be about $1.00 per tire. I've heard of $5.00 per and think then it becomes a scam.