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Old 3rd October 2006, 19:43   #31
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we fill nitrogen in aircraft tires mainly due to safety issue. hot nitrogen (inert gas) dosent catch fire as air does due to presence of oxygen in it inside the tires . while braking tremendous heat is generated and many bigger planes have fans to cool tires, nitrogen dosent contain moisture preventing corrosion.

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The only thought that comes to my mind is what are the effects of a rubber body that is pressurised and lower in temperature on the inside and hotter on the outside, given the fact that rubber is a bad conductor of heat.
from whatever heat fundamentals i remember, liquid nitrogen is cold only when exposed to environment, where is absorbs energy and expands.


in a closed chamber i don't see a reason why it will be cold inside. and nitrogen is quite inert in nature, so i don't see any chemical side effects on rubber either.
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Old 3rd October 2006, 21:43   #33
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I filled this in my car today - cost Rs. 100/- a tyre with a three month top up option free of cost @ Chennai. Drove very little - only difference in the short ride that I could see was that steering felt a bit lighter. Will update shortly after a little testing.

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I filled this in my car today - cost Rs. 100/- a tyre with a three month top up option free of cost @ Chennai.
Where in Chennai did you get this done?
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I filled this in my car today - cost Rs. 100/- a tyre with a three month top up option free of cost @ Chennai. Drove very little - only difference in the short ride that I could see was that steering felt a bit lighter. Will update shortly after a little testing.

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100 bucks is quite steep ! you get it for 15 in delhi that too is waived off if you get fuel worth 750 !!
but surely feels lighter!!
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Speed, Effects of monopoly in Chennai - no one else has it here!

Goldsun, I have PMd the details to you.

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I have filled Nitrogen in my Palio 1.2 at a tire shop called Madhu's Tire Center near Richmond circle. I refilled only after 3 months and there was no significant loss of tire pressure. The ride is better than when I filled in air. I do not see any change in the fuel economy. For the first time, it takes Rs. 20 to fill each tire. For any subsequent refill, just a tip to the person who fills suffices.
hehehe..... yeah, it is meant to do that....

And as many guys have already said before, Nitrogen doesnt heat up as much as regular air inside the tube or tyre...... So, it leads to longer life and of course higher levels of safety when you are driving fast for a long period of time (like the new BMIC )

And BTW, it isnt Madhu's Tyre Centre....

IT is MADHUS (one word : ) Enterprises. Madhus Tyre Centre is on JC Road :P
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Therezz a place near the Richmond Road (down the road after the Tata show-room) fly-over who fills nitrogen. Checked with one of the guys and was told that they do fill . Did anyone have a chance to try the same????
yeah....it is called Madhus Enterprises..... in that narrow lane near St Joseph's college....

@Octavia --- Dude, 100/- is too much.... and that too per tyre !! Either in Chennai the rates are genuinely that high or you got ripped off :P
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hmmm.............Gotta try this out as soon as possible .
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Is there anyone in mumbai....
would love to try it and post review
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Just got My Toyota innova filled with nitrogen at HP's hemkund service station near jangpura (just after the def col fly over) and boy i must say that the difference is much more than being just noticiable! As it is innova had a very good ride quality with tubeless tires on alloys but now it is like floating on air! I highly recommend it and it is for just 15 rupees for all 5 tires. Only question i have is that i find my tires a little deflated then when i got air on them. Should'nt nitrogen filled be a tad more(20% more) than what recommended by tire manufacturers? cos there recco is for air which is a mixture of gases and we are getting 1 pure gas filled which is much lighter and has diff pressure exertion on side walls of the tires. Waiting for a techy reply. But otherwise i recco this for all cars. I would have paid 100 per tyre for the ride qual i am getting now forget the other advantages...
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Guys really need to know if there are any places in Hdyerabad / Secunderabad where I can get Nitrogen filled in my Tyres? Am on Tubeless Tyres on my Santro and do tell me if there is a flipside to this
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Don't know how I missed this thread.

I got my Pilot Precedas (of my Palio 1.2) filled with Nitrogen about a month back from Global Tyres (Mamangalam, Kochi). One-time charge of Rs.50.00 per tyre. All top-ups from now on free. A little steep, but I think it was worth it. I really feel the ride has improved on city as well as on highway. Especially on highways. Don't know whether it is a psychological thing. (Even if it is, it definitely feels good :-))
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I too filled this today on all of my Swift's tyres!!! Immediate feeling is pretty much damping of tyre roll noise!! But the steering has gone a bit heavy I think!!
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Only question i have is that i find my tires a little deflated then when i got air on them. Should'nt nitrogen filled be a tad more(20% more) than what recommended by tire manufacturers? cos there recco is for air which is a mixture of gases and we are getting 1 pure gas filled which is much lighter and has diff pressure exertion on side walls of the tires. Waiting for a techy reply.
I too have have this doubt!!. Pressure filled is as per the manufacturers recommendations...!!!

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