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Nitrogen - Is it any good?

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Ravi, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    I am thinking of filling Helium in all tyres. That should surely reduce the friction and make my car a true Jet, right? :evilsmile

    Rajan
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
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  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    :lol

    The only benefit I see from the usage of Nitrogen is that it lasts long and no need to check for the air pressure often. Other than that I dont see a difference in ride quality or road noise. It has now become a fancy term. :)
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  3. Tron

    Tron Superiore

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    :ugeek:::pP wow!!! You are one hell of a innovative member PatchBoy!:up No doubt you think a lot about things!:up:lol
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  4. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Yeah, helium will help your Jet take-off! :D
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  5. Saumya

    Saumya Amatore

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    guys.. just to share my experience with the NITROGEN in tyres... I got my tyres filled up at a Rs.100/- for 3mnths unlimited package ...but then..
    - The tyres felt hard (this could effect the suspension)
    - The car became a lil too bouncy
    - I really felt all the small khaddas on road
    - i got the tyres filled with regular air... and now... all seems to be normal.
    The biggest advantage of normal air is that you can fill it at any place whereas nitrogen is only at specific pumps around the city.so yea.. this is my experience
    ...thought id share !
  6. royj

    royj Esperto

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    It is always good to reduce the weight of the wheels. So in that sense, Helium is a good option, Really! :D
  7. Cinju

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    Saumya it is not due to the nitrogen being filled . The most likely chance is due to the poorly calibrated gauge which those filling stations have & they have filled nitrogen excessively (more PSI mean more bumpier). Ive been using nitrogen for the past 1.5 yr or so & never ever faced any issues.
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  8. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    And people think I am stupid to even think of this. Well, stupid, I maybe, but I am not alone. Jokes apart, people have tried this and many other alternatives too.

    Rajan
  9. Please check my earlier post I have given link to the post of person who experimented with N2 and normal air and posted results.
    Theory and practical use is differing according that experiment.
  10. Surya

    Surya Superiore

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    According to periodic table Nitrogen is 14, air is 28, Helium is 4.

    "helium diffuses readily into some metals"

    "helium diffuses very rapidly through rubbery materials"

    "shock waves develop in tires upon touch down"

    Some figures :

    Nitrogen -- N2 -- 78.084%
    Oxygen -- O2 -- 20.9476%
    Argon -- Ar -- 0.934%
    Carbon Dioxide -- CO2 -- 0.0314%
    Neon -- Ne -- 0.001818%
    Methane -- CH4 -- 0.0002% Helium -- He -- 0.000524%

    some discussions there for Hydrogen too but never think of it as its highly explosive and not recommended.

    Some questions for helium here:
    Helium Tires
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