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Unread 07-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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bypassing ac

I have a 98 zj 4.0 and the ac co.densor has holes in it. I was wondering if there would be any benifit in bypassing the compressor?

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Unread 07-04-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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I eliminated the entire AC system on mine with an eliminator pulley from Napa, I'm sure it probably freed up a little parasitic loss but not really worth mentioning, it did stop the endless belt squeal.
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If I were in your shoes I would do an on-board air conversion.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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If I were in your shoes I would do an on-board air conversion.
This ^^^^^
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Unread 07-05-2013, 01:58 AM   #5
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Can anyone direct us to a more complete "how to" on removing the AC system entirely? I want to get rid of it all, the compressor/condenser/evaporator/AC lines/the works.
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Can anyone direct us to a more complete "how to" on removing the AC system entirely? I want to get rid of it all, the compressor/condenser/evaporator/AC lines/the works.
Jeep magazine did a nice writeup on converting a AC compressor into a OBA system . Check them out, otherwise if you buy a complete system it will be $$$$

Edit: oops you want it gone lol
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Unread 07-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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Can anyone direct us to a more complete "how to" on removing the AC system entirely? I want to get rid of it all, the compressor/condenser/evaporator/AC lines/the works.
Search button buddy. Type it in. I found one in the ZJ disc. and a guy made one for under 100$ No tank or anything fancy, it worked well and was simple. Badass really. Check it out
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Unread 07-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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As far as taking it out... just get the new pulley, unbolt all the old crap and throw it away, install pulley where the compressor used to live, install belt... enjoy
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