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Old March 1st 08, 01:16 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Esteban
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Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I took the
wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The service writer asked
me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the cost would be $32.50. With all
due respect to myself, I ain't no rocket scientist. I know about and why
they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why would anyone pay extra to
have nitrogen in auto tires.
Please, someone help me understand this.
Thanks,
Steve


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Old March 1st 08, 01:39 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Jan Andersson
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Esteban wrote:
> Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I took the
> wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The service writer asked
> me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the cost would be $32.50. With all
> due respect to myself, I ain't no rocket scientist. I know about and why
> they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why would anyone pay extra to
> have nitrogen in auto tires.
> Please, someone help me understand this.
> Thanks,
> Steve
>
>



To slow down the aging of the rubber?
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Old March 1st 08, 02:20 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
dwight[_3_]
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"Jan Andersson" > wrote in message
...
> Esteban wrote:
>> Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I took the
>> wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The service writer
>> asked me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the cost would be $32.50.
>> With all due respect to myself, I ain't no rocket scientist. I know
>> about and why they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why would anyone
>> pay extra to have nitrogen in auto tires.
>> Please, someone help me understand this.
>> Thanks,
>> Steve

>
> To slow down the aging of the rubber?


I put a little helium in mine. Decreased weight = better performance.

I also smear grease around the outside of the tires. Less traction, but less
wear, too.

Still, I WISH my tires would last long enough that I had to worry about the
rubber aging...

dwight


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Old March 1st 08, 03:11 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Kruse
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On Mar 1, 8:16 am, "Esteban" > wrote:
> I know about and why they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why would anyone pay extra to
> have nitrogen in auto tires.



So the owner of the shop can pay for another round of golf.

Of course they don't tell you that the air you breath is 80% nitrogen,
do they?
My mom took her 500 in for a $12.95 oil change at the dealer. When she
left, her bill was a lot more than that.
Yea, she agreed to it, but it's really sad they they prey on the
elderly and uninformed.

Do a google search for "nitrogen in tires" and decide for yourself if
it is worth it or not.
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Old March 1st 08, 07:04 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
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Jan Andersson wrote:
> Esteban wrote:
>> Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I took
>> the wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The service
>> writer asked me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the cost would be
>> $32.50. With all due respect to myself, I ain't no rocket scientist.
>> I know about and why they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why
>> would anyone pay extra to have nitrogen in auto tires.
>> Please, someone help me understand this.
>> Thanks,
>> Steve
>>

>
>
> To slow down the aging of the rubber?


Larger molecules, don't leak out. Way too extremely expensive IMHO.

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Old March 1st 08, 08:30 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
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WindsorFox wrote:
> Jan Andersson wrote:
>> Esteban wrote:
>>> Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I
>>> took the wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The
>>> service writer asked me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the
>>> cost would be $32.50. With all due respect to myself, I ain't no
>>> rocket scientist. I know about and why they use nitrogen in
>>> aircraft tires...but, why would anyone pay extra to have nitrogen
>>> in auto tires. Please, someone help me understand this.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Steve
>>>

>>
>>
>> To slow down the aging of the rubber?

>
> Larger molecules, don't leak out. Way too extremely expensive
> IMHO.


Buy your tires at Costco and it's free, including the green valve
caps!

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Old March 2nd 08, 06:03 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
[email protected]
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Default Nitrogen in tires

On Sat, 1 Mar 2008 09:20:17 -0500, "dwight" >
wrote:

>"Jan Andersson" > wrote in message
...
>> Esteban wrote:
>>> Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I took the
>>> wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The service writer
>>> asked me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the cost would be $32.50.
>>> With all due respect to myself, I ain't no rocket scientist. I know
>>> about and why they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why would anyone
>>> pay extra to have nitrogen in auto tires.
>>> Please, someone help me understand this.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Steve

>>
>> To slow down the aging of the rubber?

>
>I put a little helium in mine. Decreased weight = better performance.
>
>I also smear grease around the outside of the tires. Less traction, but less
>wear, too.
>
>Still, I WISH my tires would last long enough that I had to worry about the
>rubber aging...
>
>dwight
>

Hey Dwight,

Just put tfrog on jack stands, lube those tires and they will last
almost a lifetime LOL
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Old March 2nd 08, 09:45 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Esteban
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"Kruse" > wrote in message
...
> On Mar 1, 8:16 am, "Esteban" > wrote:
>> I know about and why they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why
>> would anyone pay extra to
>> have nitrogen in auto tires.

>
>
> So the owner of the shop can pay for another round of golf.
>
> Of course they don't tell you that the air you breath is 80% nitrogen,
> do they?
> My mom took her 500 in for a $12.95 oil change at the dealer. When she
> left, her bill was a lot more than that.
> Yea, she agreed to it, but it's really sad they they prey on the
> elderly and uninformed.
>
> Do a google search for "nitrogen in tires" and decide for yourself if
> it is worth it or not.

Thanks for all the interesting comments on the nitrogen issue, I appreciate
each and every one of 'em.
With all your advice, I have decided to stay with 78% nitrogen....as it came
from the factory. <G>
This is a great group, I am fortunate to have found this group.
Steve


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Old March 4th 08, 09:05 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Spike
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On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 13:16:59 GMT, "Esteban" >
wrote:

>Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I took the
>wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The service writer asked
>me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the cost would be $32.50. With all
>due respect to myself, I ain't no rocket scientist. I know about and why
>they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why would anyone pay extra to
>have nitrogen in auto tires.
>Please, someone help me understand this.
>Thanks,
>Steve
>

What happens when you lose nitrogen and have to fill up your tire?

And, if you add air at a filling station, so that now you have one
tire that's a mixture while the rest are pure nitrogen, does your car
handle differently? Does it void the warrantee on the tire? Will that
tire wear differently than the others? Can you sue if you have an
accident as a result? Will Al Gore come after your? Will space aliens
target your vehicle?:0)
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Old March 5th 08, 12:17 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
ND
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"Spike" > wrote in message
...
> On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 13:16:59 GMT, "Esteban" >
> wrote:
>
>>Hi folks, quick question for the folks in the know. Yesterday I took the
>>wife's 05 Mustang in for the 30,000 mile check up. The service writer
>>asked
>>me if I wanted nitrogen in the tires, the cost would be $32.50. With all
>>due respect to myself, I ain't no rocket scientist. I know about and why
>>they use nitrogen in aircraft tires...but, why would anyone pay extra to
>>have nitrogen in auto tires.
>>Please, someone help me understand this.
>>Thanks,
>>Steve
>>

> What happens when you lose nitrogen and have to fill up your tire?
>
> And, if you add air at a filling station, so that now you have one
> tire that's a mixture while the rest are pure nitrogen, does your car
> handle differently? Does it void the warrantee on the tire? Will that
> tire wear differently than the others? Can you sue if you have an
> accident as a result? Will Al Gore come after your? Will space aliens
> target your vehicle?:0)


When and if lightning hits your car the rubber no longer protects you and
all four wheels explode on impact, KABOOM!


 




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