Originally Posted by we-canoe
Originally Posted by sking
Hey jeb my tires were filled with nitrogen from the factory. Now I have to find a place that will check and add to them since I was told they should not need any adjustments and NOT to add air to them?
Nitogen is great that it doesn't expand/contract like atmospheric air BUT your air compessor will have about 60% nitrogen so using standard air line to top off SHOULDN'T be a problem.Racers have used nitrogen for 25-30 years in their tires.
Racers use nitrogen because a change in air pressure in their tires, even of a half pound, will affect the handling of the car. In a trailer, a change in air pressure of even 10 pounds won't affect handling (assuming an 80 PSI starting point) very much at all. It will affect wear but not anything immediate.
Also, when a race team replaces nitrogen, they use nitrogen, not common air. Thus, they always have a "pure" fill of nitrogen. After a few times "topping off" a trailer tire, you will have deleted your nitrogen percentage down to a level which won't do much for you. In many trailer tires, that would take about 3 days of travel, assuming the tires are checked daily and kept at the optimum pressure.
Frankly, I understand why people would want to use nitrogen, but I don't understand why people, when told the facts, would want to waste their money on nitrogen when they could get a six pack for about the same price.
Edited by: jeb