Originally Posted by popimp
And when you get bored you can fill up a balloon with the nitrogen in your tires and have a good time(I wouldn't really do this unless you don't have a need for your brain cells).
Nitrogen is inert, breathe it all you like (you may be thinking of Nitrous-Oxide).
Don't forget, you're breathing 80% Nitrogen right now !!
Terminator's right too, denser gas means smaller molecules.
Originally Posted by Dudley
According to a Michelin Tire Manual, a tire that is inflated with Nitrogen loses its pressure 3 times slower than if it were inflated with air.
Is there an online source for that ?? Hmmm a 25% increase in Nitrogen = 300% performance increase ?? (might be time to invest in a Hydrogen Booster).
If Oxygen so freely spews out of your tires, wouldn't you be left with pure Nitrogen after a few top ups ?
No-one's mentioned yet, the tires oxidizing and rotting from the inside out. Inert gas would prevent this (if it were a realistic threat).
A group of engineers went at this problem from all angles and couldn't find ANY benefit to the end-user. As a matter of fact, I went back to trace the conversation and found the thread deleted (no scientific substance).