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Old 09-17-2013, 10:49 AM   #15
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The problem I see with all you guys is Nitrogen. I use Helium and my gasoline efficiency performance has improved 22%. I seem to glide across the roads now. Not sure about what to do when winter comes.
Sure, but don't you have to tether it when parked so it doesn't float off into the sky?
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #16
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No I just fill them with Nitrogen after I get out of the car and then before I leave it fill them back up with Helium. Got it down to less than 30 minute process.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #17
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No I just fill them with Nitrogen after I get out of the car and then before I leave it fill them back up with Helium. Got it down to less than 30 minute process.
Of course! What was I thinking?
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #18
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I'm sorry if I tempted you with this gas mix I use. I am in Britain and so we drive on the left side of the road - I think it is clear that putting left-handed gas mix in the tyres of a vehicle driving on the right side of the road would be extremely dangerous. If you are lucky the vehicle will just pull to one side, though it may want to go round in circles faster than your dog chasing its tail. (However at least your vehicle won't bark.)

Some foolhardy types will tell you (a) you can tow up to ten times the manufacturers towing recommendation and (b) if you put left-handed gas mix in your tyres and then rotate them side-to-side before driving on the right, you will be OK - but do not be taken in.

Anyway, look on the bright side, at least I'm in the northern hemisphere - just think what an Australian (drive on the left, southern hemisphere) gas mix would do.....

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #19
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If I was going to choose a specific, mono-atomic gas to fill my tires with, I wouldn't pick Nitrogen, I wouldn't pick Helium. I'd pick Argon.

First, Argon wouldn't expand as much when the tire gets hot, so my "hot" and "cold" tire pressures would remain much the same. Unlike Nitrogen, which is fairly inert in its gaseous state, Argon is completely inert, and won't react with rubber or anything else. Period.

Next, consider the name. Ar-gon. What a great name, almost like a PR firm dreamt it up as a version of "Air-Gone."

"Next time you pump up, be sure to pump it with Argon™."

Finally, Argon is a Nobel Gas. And if there's anyone who deserves a Nobel Ride, it's me.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:30 PM   #20
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I agree the nitrogen claims are BS.

However, with cooler weather coming, you should always remember the make the change over from "summer air" in you tires to "winter air".

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Old 09-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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Why dont you fill your tires with the exhaust from your car and since you are reducing released emissions you can apply for carbon credits and then resell those carbon credits to buy fuel for your car, that way your helping the environment.
Using up all the nitrogen is going to kill someone some day. Save the nitrogen for the children of the future.
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Why not Neon. Would it glow red if you had enough friction to produce static electricity. H
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I don't think nitrogen tires would hold air very well. I guess I'll just stick with rubber.
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The problem I see with all you guys is Nitrogen. I use Helium and my gasoline efficiency performance has improved 22%. I seem to glide across the roads now. Not sure about what to do when winter comes.
You laugh, but…

When I changed tires, everybody would come in late fall/early winter for four flat repairs on their cars. You could NOT explain to them that it was because it got cold and they just needed a bit more pressure and they were fine. "But, they held all summer, they have leaks."

We gave up and started asking those people if they still had summer air in their tires. "Uh, I think so." "Ohhhh, you need to let all the air out and replace it with winter air due to the difference in density." So, they would let the air out of all their tires, fill them up (with a gauge, of course), and hey, they look fine now!

They drove off, happy that the winter air fixed their tires…
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now that is funny....
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All laughing aside, for those that use CO2 in your tires, check your pressure often. We used lifts powered by air cylinders, and when using CO2 tanks to power them they leaked down much faster around the seals than when using air. Never tried Nitrogen!
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