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Old 05-27-2014, 10:53 AM
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So, I had to bite the bullet and get new tires for my Jeep. Costco had a good deal for me so I went there.

Drove on to IBSP twice this weekend and did not air down. I didn't get stuck either however the ride was rough and somewhat un nerving at times.

They fill the tires with nitrogen gas. I was skeptical about letting the nitrogen out of the tires because I didn't know the impact it would have on 1. the environment and 2. the tires themselves and 3. could I get injured letting the nitrogen out, (I imagine it would be very cold coming out).

Also would it be ok to top off the nitrogen with regular air?

They say it improves the seals and is less prone to leak out and it slightly improves gas mileage, they also told me I could air down and fill back up with regular air and they would just drain them and refill with nitrogen when I go in for the free rotation at 7500 miles but I don't know how much of that I believe.

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The air we breath is like 80%Nitrogen, so no big deal letting it out. I've bought like my last 8 sets of tires from Costco never a problem. If you do a search nitrogen in tires more then anything is kinda a marketing gimmick.
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Ok I was wrong its 78% not 80% nitrogen

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Did they put green caps on your valves?
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Did they put green caps on your valves?
Yes, they most certainly did. So does that mean I shouldn't put regular old air in there?
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:52 PM
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The air we breath is like 80%Nitrogen, so no big deal letting it out. I've bought like my last 8 sets of tires from Costco never a problem. If you do a search nitrogen in tires more then anything is kinda a marketing gimmick.
Thanks man, I was hoping that was the case. They still were a good deal on tires there.
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Yeah, suppose you run over a nail and puncture it. It would release anyway.
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Yes, they most certainly did. So does that mean I shouldn't put regular old air in there?


Green caps mean they put summer Nitrogen in them so the pressure doesn't expand from the heat.
In the winter they use white caps for the cold formula to help build heat faster. "better traction"

I'd say away from regular air or you will void your Nitrogen warranty...

You should also get your coil oil changed along with new muffler bearings being how you have new tires now.

Then - - > Forget about it!<- - -

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The coil oil can wait, but Jess brings up a great point, they shouldn't have let you drive away without new muffler bearings, shame on Costco. Hope you didn't do to much damage if that's the case.
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If the old muffler bearings were titanium there good for a 100k miles.
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What is all this talk about muffler bearings and coil oil? I have never heard of this. I just got a new muffler in the winter, the jeep has 170,000 miles on it already.
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Now I'm beginning to think you guys are XXXXing with me.
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WOW....Not only the "coil oil" and the "muffler bearings" but with that new muffler (in the winter) you must make sure you have them remove the cushioning shim preventers from the tail pipe (and/or) extensions before the summer gets here.
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HA HA HA!!!! Yeah and I suppose I can only do this with a belt driven left handed torque wrench right???
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this is the best advice i've heard here yet...
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