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Old 8/25/10, 10:57 AM
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I use cheap Chinese "White Box" air. Why pay for a brand name when air is air.


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I think everyone missed an important point...if you have imported tires on the car, for the best peformance, you should only use imported air. I prefer Italian, since my tires are Pirelli.
I thought Italian air was only available in metric sizes. How did you convert to standard/English dimensions?
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I can't believe y'all are suggesting that the OP actually change the air in their tires.......EVERYONE knows it's much more cost effective to rotate the air between tires to get as much use out of it as possible.

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I can't believe y'all are suggesting that the OP actually change the air in their tires.......EVERYONE knows it's much more cost effective to rotate the air between tires to get as much use out of it as possible.
There's a Jersey Shore joke in here somewhere but for the life of me I can't think what it would be.
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Originally Posted by GTOto5point0 View Post
I thought Italian air was only available in metric sizes. How did you convert to standard/English dimensions?
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Originally Posted by GTOto5point0 View Post
I thought Italian air was only available in metric sizes. How did you convert to standard/English dimensions?
That was one of the biggest pains when Ford decided to use the #$#@% millimetric rims back in the 80's. Had no choice but to go with the uber expensive import air. Couldn't just get it anywhere you know. AAA had to have special trucks just to assist the Ford customers.

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So if you get air at a gas station how do you know where the air came from? Would it be the same part of the world where they get their oil? I would hate to end up with muslim air.
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I would hate to end up with muslim air.
You might want to rephrase that statement...
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oh excuse me, air from people who want to kill us.
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Originally Posted by ryan1112 View Post
oh excuse me, air from people who want to kill us.
nice save. lol
I Think I have decided to just use extra air and do partial changes every 3 months.
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nice save. lol
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Make sure you document the removal of the original air and save it. Couple of old peanut butter jars should do the trick. Just think 40yrs from now if you sell your call on Barrett Jackson you'll be able to command top dollar with all original parts!
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So what's the best way to get ALL of the air out without taking the tire off the rim?
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So what's the best way to get ALL of the air out without taking the tire off the rim?
switchblade.
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switchblade.
44 magnum works real gud too..............
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Make sure you document the removal of the original air and save it. Couple of old peanut butter jars should do the trick. Just think 40yrs from now if you sell your call on Barrett Jackson you'll be able to command top dollar with all original parts!
Hell, I heard that if congress keeps it up that recycling tire air is going to be the next mandatory initiative by the EPA.
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Originally Posted by SD CALSPCL View Post
I think everyone missed an important point...if you have imported tires on the car, for the best peformance, you should only use imported air. I prefer Italian, since my tires are Pirelli.
That's a real hassle when you have a Dayton, Cooper, Michelin, and Lemans tire on your ride! I'm guessing I need 3 american airs and 1 french air? Someone help! I don't wanna destroy my tires with the wrong air!
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Originally Posted by PTRocks View Post
That was one of the biggest pains when Ford decided to use the #$#@% millimetric rims back in the 80's. Had no choice but to go with the uber expensive import air. Couldn't just get it anywhere you know. AAA had to have special trucks just to assist the Ford customers.
You have a source for the metric Fix-A-Flat cans in pinch?

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Make sure you document the removal of the original air and save it. Couple of old peanut butter jars should do the trick. Just think 40yrs from now if you sell your call on Barrett Jackson you'll be able to command top dollar with all original parts!
Oh Lord. The next wave in collector car madness - original air. Poor muscle cars are going to be vacuum sealed in a mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch.
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My '82 GT still has the original air in the TRX's.

Does this make it worth more?
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The tire air is nothing. If you dont change the passenger compartment air you will be sorry. Happened to me wasnt pretty.
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