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post #1 of 110 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Tires Filled With Nitrogen

Does anybody have performance experience of Nitrogen fill in the tires on a Terrain?

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Does anybody have performance experience of Nitrogen fill in the tires on a Terrain?
No, smoother ride here.

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Re: Tires Filled With Nitrogen

IMO nitrogen filled tires are a scam, since the air coming out of a compressor is 78% nitrogen already......

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IMO nitrogen filled tires are a scam, since the air coming out of a compressor is 78% nitrogen already......
So regular fuel is a scam since the octane is already 87 in regular fuel ?

I am using it, and it gives a smoother ride and less deflation due to time.

And Constant pressure no matter if -30 in winter or 30 in summer.

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yea its a scam, unless you drive on the surface of the moon with several hundred degree temperature changes.....if its free, cool, but no way im paying extra

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Unless you've already tried it you can't speak.

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It cant hurt to have Nitrogen in the tires. My mother tried it one time and wasn't able to tell a difference in the ride of her car. The longer life and more consistent air pressure is a bonus though. This is an issue that some will swear by and others will dismiss as a scam. To each his own.... I don't think its worth it personally unless the dealer or tire shop will put it in for free.

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It cant hurt to have Nitrogen in the tires. My mother tried it one time and wasn't able to tell a difference in the ride of her car. The longer life and more consistent air pressure is a bonus though. This is an issue that some will swear by and others will dismiss as a scam. To each his own.... I don't think its worth it personally unless the dealer or tire shop will put it in for free.
The consistance in air pressure is important. The more your tires are low profile the more the constant air pressure is important.

If you have 32 psi when cold it can go up to 35~40 when hot. It can result in a blew tire in summer when outside temperature is high.

The difference in air pressure can also be feeled in the steering... unbalanced tire feeling when temperature changes are not equal in all 4 tires.

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If you have 32 psi when cold it can go up to 35~40 when hot. It can result in a blew tire in summer when outside temperature is high.
Im not sure of the air pressure ratings on the Hankooks and Michelins but I hope they can handle more than 35-40 psi before a blow out...

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Unless you've already tried it you can't speak.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...stions/4302788
Sorry, I should rephrase. Charging $30-50 dollars per tire for 22% more nitrogen is a scam. I've never personally seen any company offer it for free (even if they claim it is free, it is usually only so if you purchase your tires at that location or whatnot, and you end up paying for it anyways). I don't see how the benefits are worth that price, especially for the average consumer.

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I am using it, and it gives a smoother ride and less deflation due to time.

And Constant pressure no matter if -30 in winter or 30 in summer.
I highly doubt that you can feel the difference. I've had nitrogen filled tires (on a few different vehicles, with tire size ranging from 225/70/15's to 285/30/18's and I could not quantify a noticeable change.)

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