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    Nitrogen for my Tires?

    Does anyone know where I can replace the air in my tires with Nitrogen? Costco does it but you have to have bought your tires there. I'm up by Pasadena. Thanks


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    Why Would You Do That? Never Heard of This


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    Re: Why Would You Do That? Never Heard of This

    The nitrogen is less temperature sensitive and a larger molecule which will leak less than regular air. I drove up to Lake Arrowhead last weekend and the tire alarm was going off becuase as I drove up in altitude and the temperature was getting cooler, the the tires deflated 8 pounds overall between LA area and Arrowhead. I heard that it is best with the low profile tires and termperature differences.

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    Actually, regular air is ~70% nitrogen

    21% oxygen, and the rest is CO2 and some other crap.

    The molecular weight of nitrogen is actually lighter than both oxygen and carbon dioxide. It's a smaller molecule.

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    %78 Nitrogen, %21 Oxygen, %1 Other...


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    you guys divers? nitrox certified i see


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    Re: Why Would You Do That? Never Heard of This

    Nitrogen is much "drier" than air. Especially air that is compressed in well used (and wet) compressors in a shop. Its the water content in a tire that you are trying to control with Nitrogen. A tire with alot of water inside will show relatively large pressure changes with temperature, making setting a proper pressure challenging at best. Keep in mind that sea-level pressure is just over 14lbs/inch squared (a tire inflated to 28lbs is 28 lbs plus ambient) so you never actually "empty" the tire.

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    Re: Nitrogen for my Tires?

    Did you ever get an answer on where you can fill your tires with nitrogen? I have nitrogen in mine, but I bought it like that, guy had his own tank, but I need to know where to go set my pressure with nitrogen. I live near downtown LA.
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    Re: Nitrogen for my Tires?

    Not Nitrogen, but very dry air. Lucent has couple of filters for their air. Ask Tom to show you all the filters.

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    Try Allen Tire on Baldwin in Arcadia


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