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Old 12-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Supposedly, only using nitrogen keeps the tire pressure sensors from rusting due to the moisture present in normal air.

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Old 12-19-2013, 11:45 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Supposedly, only using nitrogen keeps the tire pressure sensors from rusting due to the moisture present in normal air.
Now, THAT I can believe, but have not seen happen (yet).

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Have yet to see anything on the inside of a tire rust. Then again, we don't mount tires inside of saunas, so what do we know...
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Have yet to see anything on the inside of a tire rust. Then again, we don't mount tires inside of saunas, so what do we know...
The original steel rims off my 1984 suburban have been filled with air and had no rust after almost 30 years.
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Supposedly, only using nitrogen keeps the tire pressure sensors from rusting due to the moisture present in normal air.
I don't have them and wouldn't use them.
They are an electronic safety feature for inapt drivers.
Nitrogen selling tire dealers will say anything to get another $20 out of you.
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Yeah, but I recall Sangley Point, PI, being VERY VERY humid...even on cold days!
If only that humidity translated to the ability to run extreme timing advance and ultra-lean fueling... but no such luck here...
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If the rusting wheel thing was true then pretty much every car Prior to this innovation would have rusty failing wheels. I'm not aware of it being a major problem here and we put salt on the roads in winter.
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100% Nitrogen? What a bunch of hooey. Plain old regular air is like 78% Nitrogen. Pretty bad if folks feel the need to spend ridiculous amounts of $$ on something like that (100% Nitrogen) and can't be bothered to check tire pressure. Or if they do and find it needs more so they pay more to top it off. Why bother when you can do it essentially the same way for free with just plain common every day air? Negligible difference in effectiveness between the two does not justify the cost. Gullible buffoons.....
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It is largely something used to generate revenue but there are a couple of minuscule advantages already mentioned on this thread and one that is not.

Oxidation........in that oxidation requires the presence of oxygen or ozone to occur.

Rubber is aged by oxygen and ozone to the point that areas with high ozone levels experience rubber products such as tires, belts, and hoses experience significantly shorter lifespans.

Tires are porus and the pressurized gas inside them will seek to pass through them to reach a lower energy state (lower pressure).

If the gas passing through the tires contains no oxygen or ozone, the tires will likely last longer before suffering what people label as "dry rot".

Also, this constant outflow ensures that all but the exterior surface are never exposed to any "air" containing oxygen or ozone in addition to the previously mentioned lack of moisture.

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