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Old 12-06-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Nitrogen

Yall tell me about running nitrogen in tires. I heard it mentioned elsewhere, but I didn't catch the scoop. All I know is it is supposedly was better than air, but I don't know why.

I could look it up, but that wouldn't be good for conversation, would it?

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Old 12-06-2006, 07:46 PM   #2
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From what I understand, it does not expand, or contract, with temperature changes. It stays a constant volume, regardless.

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It might have to do with it being a larger molecule keeping it from escaping as easily?? Maybe??? I'd never heard of it in tires before.
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It is used a lot in racing, especially NASCAR.
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From what I understand, it does not expand, or contract, with temperature changes. It stays a constant volume, regardless.
correct sir - the only problem is finding a place to air up
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It's got to be better, it costs more....

In reality I air mine down and backup at least 2-3 times per month and keeping the right pressure in them is not that hard.
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It's got to be better, it costs more....

In reality I air mine down and backup at least 2-3 times per month and keeping the right pressure in them is not that hard.
I wish I had your problem. I've gotta get out to the trails more.....
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It might have to do with it being a larger molecule keeping it from escaping as easily?? Maybe??? I'd never heard of it in tires before.
I knew about Nitrogen being used in race car tires. I never thought about it for the TJ...

What's the difference between N & N2? I see those both referred to as Nitrogen.

How about Helium? Would filling the tires with that make the jeep lighter or would it just make the tires float in the air?
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:10 PM   #9
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How about Helium? Would filling the tires with that make the jeep lighter or would it just make the tires float in the air?
It would be a great floatation device........to say the least.
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correct sir - the only problem is finding a place to air up
If you run Nitrogen, I would hope you would bring your own supply, like any good Jeeper............
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I knew about Nitrogen being used in race car tires. I never thought about it for the TJ...

What's the difference between N & N2? I see those both referred to as Nitrogen.
N would be one part Nitrogen while N2 would be two parts Nitrogen. And so N2O would be two parts Nitrogen and one part oxygen making Nitrousoxide.

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I think running nitrogen in a jeep would be a pain unless you had your own supply. 'Cause if you are planning on offroading on a regular basis then airing down and back up would not be easy to do. Plus you can get air for the simple cost of a compressor. I don't know if they make a compressor for nitrogen?
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^ Nitrogen can only be bottled and then used.
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N would be one part Nitrogen while N2 would be two parts Nitrogen. And so N2O would be two parts Nitrogen and one part oxygen making Nitrousoxide.

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Nitrousoxide? Why would I want to use that? My tire would be too busy laughing to roll...

I'm not a chemist, but I understand the one part & two part or Molecule, but what is the difference? I see bottles marked Nitrogen hooked to lines marked N2. Is there a difference with the gas or what it is used for?

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