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what do you use to inflate your tires?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mdub, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Griznant
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 93


    If it's on the internets, you know it's true!
  2. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,707


    Me too.
  3. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    notice the raft isn't even fully inflated? it's so fake it's not even a good fake.

    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,259


    Didnt he live next door to that one dude?
  5. 1Evil55
    Joined: Jun 1, 2010
    Posts: 38

    from Illanoys

    Really? Its on the internet, of course its real.

    To answer the OP, air is typically used.
  6. medicinal_marinara
    Joined: Nov 24, 2009
    Posts: 139

    from Oregon

    I keep a portable air tank around too, but I got tired of filling it through the little schrader valve on the top. I replaced the little stub lead with a 5' coiled airhose, and put a quick disconnect on it. Then I added a ball valve with a male QD to my compressor tank, so I can just connect the two, open the valve, and fill the portable tank in about 15 seconds.

    That way I can also use the air tank when I want to go shoot a few nails somewhere with a nail gun. I can drive about 50 finish nails of a tank of air before having to recharge.
  7. mdub
    Joined: Oct 21, 2009
    Posts: 23


    mmm.... pancakes....
  8. mdub
    Joined: Oct 21, 2009
    Posts: 23


    what are the odds i could turn my pancake tank into a portable tank and fill it with the other compressor. anyone ever done this?
  9. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,460


    that there is a neat idea!
  10. I used to have one of these hard wired to my engine dyno..................:eek:
  11. KrisKustomPaint
    Joined: Apr 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    If nitrogen won't leak out and air is 78% nitrogen, won't your tires become 95% nitrogen after airing it up a few times? Hell air is free Nitrogen cost money.
  12. J scow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 489

    J scow
    from Seattle

    You said fill the tire with farts!!!:D LMAO!!!:D Nitrogen filling is B.S. for sure. (Brown flag..lmao again...) I've never heard about the moisture thing. I have heard it is used because it doesn't expand and contract. Again B.S. Though if the moisture thing is true I can see it being helpful for some late models that have problems with alloy wheels corroding but you would have to use it from new.:rolleyes:
  13. PieisgooD
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
    Posts: 57

    from Omaha

    That seems to be the best place to have one or in the pits at the drag strip.

    I use an air hose at the gas station as long as some punk hasn't cut the end off.
  14. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Has anyone tried inflating their tires
    with hydrogen??? The Germans
    used to use hydrogen in their
    Zeppelins....and I'll bet it would
    work *every bit as good* in car
    tires as it did in Zeppelins!!! :eek::D


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  15. Mr. Jean
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 604

    Mr. Jean

    I use this Craftsman unit. Works well for tires and tools. Have a long hose to reach anywhere in the garage.:D[​IMG]
  16. I have a buddy that used N2 in the race cars he crew chiefs and switched to air that has been through a dryer and says it is as stable as N2 when the tires heat up. He told me that moisture in cold tires affects the pressure when the race tires get hot, they switched to dry air and it works as the same as the N2.
    Air from a dryer might be an alternative if it matters to you.
  17. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,142


    One of those under 100 bucks Harbor Freight compressors with an 8 gal I think tank. I also have the former freon tank that has been my portable air tank for the past 30 years.
  18. Now this is some good logic;)
  19. ClayPigeonKiller
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 203


    OOH, thats some thinkin there... I'm gonna ask my old boss that, he always preaches nitrogen.

    I know you were kidding but... I don't believe it would work as well. The reason behind Nitrogen (i use air, checking my tires once and a while just isn't all that hard) is that the nitrogen molecule is bigger than oxygen. The idear then, is that nitrogen won't leak as readily out of tiny cracks/pores in tires.
    Hydrogen is a lot smaller. By the same theory as nitrogen filled tires, hydrogen would leak faster than regular air, plus it would cost money.

    Sorry, I just got out of chemistry :D

  20. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    That is the cleanest garage I have ever seen ! I really like the way it's laid out too .
    I do have one question , do you park in that spot ?
    I am just wondering because of the Pink " Princess Parking" sign on the wall in front of that spot ! :eek:
    Sorry but I just couldn't help myself after seeing that sign on the wall !
    Really nice garage ! :rolleyes:

    Retro Jim
  21. [​IMG]

    WAIT A DARN MINUTE- That's a Pancake Clamp, not a Pancake compressor - Jeeez :rolleyes:
  22. Yeah, he is showing off! :D
  23. Mr. Jean
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 604

    Mr. Jean

    Thanks Jim. I get asked that a lot when I post any picture with it in it. :D
    That's what Anne (love of my life for over 35 years) calls the vette and she gave me the sign. So it's stays, besides it gets good laughs and conversation from friends.:D

    Also some razzing from the forums too. Even some teasing about showing off, like from Don.;) He is right though. I enjoy showing it, while it was clean and new looking. Still a work in progress though.
    Here's the "Princess" in it's place.:rolleyes:

    Along with more of the garage.:D End of thread highjack.

  24. Nitrogen HAS to be the best. Otherwise the new car dealers 'round here (not us) wouldn't charge $99 for a nitrogen fill.

    Or is that just another stupid tax??

  25. joe_padavano
    Joined: Jan 18, 2010
    Posts: 263


    Since we've managed to turn this into a nitrogen thread, can someone tell me how, when you mount the tire to the rim, you get all the air (and moisture) out of it first before you fill it with nitrogen? Oh, and if the whole benefit of nitrogen fill is the dryness, how do you keep the rubber lubricant (RuGlyde is 85-90% WATER according to the label) that gets swabbed on the bead from dripping into the tire?

    Tax??? Heck no, it's pure profit!
  26. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 938


    sometimes, I just use one of those cheapy portable compressors.

    the kind you charge from a wall socket. comes from Wal-Mart or Kragen's or Home Depot.

    charge it up, throw it in the trunk.

    i've never used it to completely fill a tire from empty, but it'll top one up just fine.

  27. Dodge Dude
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 39

    Dodge Dude

  28. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,013


    I fill my tires with this. Came out of a dentist's office. It's for sale in classifieds.

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