That's not the reason though. The reason is the rear end needs to stay
BEHIND you, and with less tread on the rear, it WILL come around just
when you least expect it. This is why in MOST jurisdictions it is
ILLEGAL to put snows on the front only on a front wheel drive car.
On 11/6/2014 12:42 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You know, at the WALMART near me, they INSIST on put
the NEW TIRES on the drive wheels. Which in MY CASE
is the BACK. That didn't MUCH help when I got HIT BY
a semi driver on THE HIGHWAY. My vehicle SLID SIDE WAYS
and then tipped UP on its SIDE and slid SOME MORE.
Well PAST time. In 46 years of driving I have NEVER had a blowout and
have only had 4 tires go flat on the road - 2 from cracked valve
stems. Those 46 years included a couple million miles of driving on 2
On 11/6/2014 12:51 PM, email@example.com wrote:
A COUPLE of years back, I noticed my VAN was
NOT QUITE right. I was on the 55 zone limited
ACCESS ROAD, so I pulled over at an EXIT and
turns out one TIRE had SEPARATED at the side
wall. Ended up call AAA and get FLAT BEDDED
home. the next day I took OFF the TIRE AND
brought it back to WALMART, as I had the
WARRANTY. Inside, I noticed I'd PICKED up a
NAIL through the TREAD. Back home, and PUT
the new TIRE back on.
100% true, but oxygen is more "electronegative", which means that it
hoards it's electrons more closely to it's nucleus. It's the fact that
the electron shells around an oxygen nucleus are smaller that make
oxygen a smaller atom than nitrogen and O2 a smaller molecule than N2.
Except for Fluorine at 4.0, Oxygen is the most highly electronegative
atom on the periodic table at 3.5
'Bond Polarity' (http://tinyurl.com/o577e5s )
You gotta know this stuff to be king.
Well, I'd not heard that. But then, I didn't take
some of the higher level college courses. Thanks
for helping me understand.
I guess if I filled my trailer with nitrogen, I'd
have less air leakage, and keep the heat in better?
My cars often are. I found the tires inflated with nitrogen
maintained pressure better than when inflated with 80% nitrogen.
Marginally - but enough that I'll pay the $10 for a set of 4.
You may not find it worth while. That is your perogotive.
The 'know what you are doing' part is the rub. I bought a set of tube type
tires in Knoxville and the inbred knuckledraggers managed to pinch all four
tubes. Thanks to copious quantities of fix-a-flat and a portable air pump, I
made it back to Arizona. Mexican mechanics still understand tubes.
The fact that the cost is small compared to a new set of tires really
isn't, and shouldn't be, the issue. The point is that paying $10 for
nitrogen in a new set of tires costing $600 is still a waste of $10, and
there's nothing good, admirable or even sexy about wasting anything,
even a lowly 1.7 percent. I would no more pay $10 to have nitrogen in
my tires than I would pay $20 to have a factory racing stripe painted
onto my car. In both cases I know I'm wasting my money, and my brain is
hard wired to avoid that.
In fact, a good arguement can be made AGAINST the use of nitrogen in a
car's tires. Having the driver of the car acutely aware that ordinary
air leaks out of the car's tires a tiny bit faster helps to ensure the
driver pays attention to his car's tires and their inflation pressure,
and that alone is worth more than $10 in fuel savings and longer lasting
tires. With nitrogen in the tires, vehicle owners may be more
complacent about looking at and paying attention to their tires because
with nitrogen in them, they may feel they don't need to pay as close
Bottom line here is that they should change the name from "Nitrogen" to
"Racing Air" and it'd probably sell like crazy. After all, everyone
knows that ordinary air is 78 percent nitrogen anyway. Racing air, on
the other hand, is obviously what high performance cars use, so it might
be worth the extra ten bucks in better performance.
On Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:17:12 AM UTC-5, nestork wrote:
There's still a difference. At least with racing stripes you have something
that's visible and if you like it, then it's worth it. In the case of
nitrogen, what you have is 99% marketing gimmick to add $$ to the bottom line. AFAIK, what they have done is extend nitrogen from critical applications where the difference it makes can matter, to the family car, where the difference is negligible.
Yes, the racing stripe is something you can see and impress people with,
just like the added wing type spoiler on the trunk of some cars. Or like a
diamond ring costing several thousand dollars. Not good for much,but people
think they want it. The nitrogen is not visiable to look at nor will it do
any good that I am aware of.
I thought I read somewhere about nitrogen in airplane tires had some kind of
advantage, but that could have just been some internet dribble.
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
No idea what you mean. (?)
Are you talking about filling your trailer TIRES with nitrogen, or
filling the living space of your trailer with nitrogen?
If it's the latter, you can't have air leakage if there's no air inside
the trailer to begin with. Also, I don't know why there would be any
difference in heat loss from the trailer living space if it was filled
with nitrogen. (?) It would seem to me that would be entirely dependant
on the insulation (if any) you have in the walls of the trailer and the
temperature difference across those walls. I don't see any reason for
nitrogen to be any warmer than air under the same circumstances.
Probably a better idea would be to fill the living space of your trailer
with helium and invite everyone over to have a Funny Voice party.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.