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Old 03-13-14, 04:44 PM   #1
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Anyone know if the nitrogen used in our Lexus tires can be purchased in container/bottle at a auto supply store for us to fill our tires at home?
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Technically, yes, but there is no simple way... It includes going to your local compressed gas facility and paying rental on a nitrogen tank and the fills for it....

Not worth it, not one bit....

Nitrogen filled tires for a fee have to be one of the biggest scams ever... All of the supposed benefits, and not a one comes to fruition... If you have a race car that depends on pinpoint pressures throughout a race, maybe... But that doesn't apply to 99.9 percent of us here...
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Technically, yes, but there is no simple way... It includes going to your local compressed gas facility and paying rental on a nitrogen tank and the fills for it....

Not worth it, not one bit....

Nitrogen filled tires for a fee have to be one of the biggest scams ever... All of the supposed benefits, and not a one comes to fruition... If you have a race car that depends on pinpoint pressures throughout a race, maybe... But that doesn't apply to 99.9 percent of us here...

I also understand nitrogen slows down oxidation around the seal/bead area of alloy aluminum rims
as they get older to prevent air leakage.

I own a Lexus '00 RX300 without using nitrogen, and after 8-9 years, the psi was losing pressure
every week around the tire seal.

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Unfortuately, that happens regardless of nitrogen filled or not...

Every supposed benefit, I haven't seen actually work in practice.

Partially because in a conventional setting, it is almost impossible to add 100% nitrogen...
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Regular air contains almost 80% nitrogen. That extra 20% won't do a darn thing.
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Does air pressure not drop as fast with nitrogen?
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