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Let me guess: you sell it in little packets that you just empty into glasses-full of water to rehydrate? Probably a lot cheaper than bottle water, and saves space too!

You can sign my ex-wife up for a case of packets.

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Actually, it comes ready to consume in 100% recycled plastic 12oz bottles. Just add water.

Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery.
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Perhaps one of the chemists on this thread can calculate the increase in gas mileage due to reduced vehicle weight if I fill my tires with helium?!
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Re: Tire Inflation With Nitrogen

To all, I just re-read my post and I wanted to apologize if it came off a little snotty. I was just trying to be factual and share my knowledge. That is the down side of a typed forum, there is no "tone of voice". So again I apologize, and hope that the information helped clarify the reasoning behind the use of nitrogen.
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Might there be a third and better choice among all the available gases out there besides nitrogen and plain old air?
Yeah why not helium? I bet that would give another MPG, LOL
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Hydrogen might provide some entertainment if it leaks near a lit cigarette.
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Your thinking Of the Grand Cherokee Hindenburg Edition.

Well since my GC will be coming with N2 in the tires already I won't sweat it.
Where I think it makes the most sence actually is in trailer (boat, Ski-doo, etc) tires. They always seem to be losing air due to infrequent use.
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Hydrogen might provide some entertainment if it leaks near a lit cigarette.
The superlight elements like H and He would probably leak out of the tires relatively quickly due to the size of the atoms/molecules.
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Re: Tire Inflation With Nitrogen

Drove my Jeep a year w/o touching the air pressure in the Nitrogen Tires. Today the sensor light went on and I decided to goto a local shop to see how much nitrogen would cost versus filling with air myself. They charged $5 a tire and the spare was free. Total cost $~21.00

Took 15 minutes and they offer a lifetime service for this 1x fee. I think its worth while since the shop is less than a mile from my house and they can get me in and out in 15 minutes w/o an appointment. They told me if im on the road and need air just put air in the tires then bring it back in and they will empty the tires and refill them with nitrogen.

I guess Im a sucker but not having to mess around with air pressure on my own for the life of the car for $20 was worth it for me.
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Came with mine as well, like N2 as with cold winters, less loss of pressure! which makes me happy as it is a pain to fill in the cold!
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Re: Tire Inflation With Nitrogen

No science so far. :P

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Re: Tire Inflation With Nitrogen

Nitrogen is such a scam. I was pulled into it for my road cars ..but it did nothing for MPG. I even filled up two tires with reg air and left the other two with Nitrogen. Mind you this was with my Porsche and took it to the track. Did 5 lap run ... came back and checked the pressure ... no change -- checked the temperature of the tires ... absolutly no difference. Ran with all air to work for a month ... then filled with Nitrogen ... no diff in MPG. As for my Overland ... had nitrogen until I aired down for some off roading ... now it has a mix. In my opinion it is a waste of time.
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Nitrogen is such a scam. I was pulled into it for my road cars ..but it did nothing for MPG. I even filled up two tires with reg air and left the other two with Nitrogen. Mind you this was with my Porsche and took it to the track. Did 5 lap run ... came back and checked the pressure ... no change -- checked the temperature of the tires ... absolutly no difference. Ran with all air to work for a month ... then filled with Nitrogen ... no diff in MPG. As for my Overland ... had nitrogen until I aired down for some off roading ... now it has a mix. In my opinion it is a waste of time.
Again, its not really there for mpg increase. The point of nitrogen is really just to keep the tpms happy. This really doesn't seem to be a problem on the latest gen tpms. However any body who had a car w/ the first gen tpms will remember that damn light always going off for no apparent reason ( I'm sure this was more of a sensitivity issue in the program than in the actual sensor). That is when they started pushing the nitrogen. Also the claim for MPG increase is really for people who never check their tire pressure. So in theory if you lose 1 pound of air per month and you never fill them up until it looks low your accumulative MPG's would be lower than if you filled them with nitrogen and didn't have to worry about it. That's the theory anyways.

Also, you guys with sports cars would probably be able to answer this. It seems to me ,through math anyways, that the low profile tires are less susceptible to the pressure change associated with temp due to the lack of volume compared to say a 265/70/16.
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