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Unread 08-04-2006, 07:03 AM   #1
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TJ Air Conditioning

Okay now, before you lay into me for wanting to add air conditioning to a Wrangler hear me out

Only one car, and I use it to commute to my job as well as for fun. In this 100 degree heat we seem to be having, it would be nice to arrive with a dry shirt.

My question is, which is the better ac system to put into a TJ

The after market one that mounts in the top of the dash, sold at many stores as a universal jeep ac unit.

Or the kits that come with all the factory parts that you can then install (the ones with york compressors and such).

Anyone have exp with doing either of these?
I have two jeeps, the one in question is a TJ 6cyl

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 08-04-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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Okay now, before you lay into me for wanting to add air conditioning to a Wrangler hear me out

Only one car, and I use it to commute to my job as well as for fun. In this 100 degree heat we seem to be having, it would be nice to arrive with a dry shirt.

My question is, which is the better ac system to put into a TJ

The after market one that mounts in the top of the dash, sold at many stores as a universal jeep ac unit.

Or the kits that come with all the factory parts that you can then install (the ones with york compressors and such).

Anyone have exp with doing either of these?
I have two jeeps, the one in question is a TJ 6cyl

Thanks in advance.
we won't "lay into you"

I don't have A/C live in LA and drive to bakersfield
LA -around 100 bakersfield upwards of 110

So I get the point. The best system is the aftermarket ones that make it almost factory. Everything hooks up (on most models) due to the wiring already being there.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 07:12 AM   #3
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Do a Google search, there are a few companys that list a/c for the Wrangler.

As for flamin ya. You could sell both Jeeps and by one with A/C
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Unread 08-04-2006, 07:16 AM   #4
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I just had to get my A/C fixed. The compressor went out and I was gonna go without it but after arriving at my destinations with a wet shirt, I had to get it fixed.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 07:28 AM   #5
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I wouldn't flame you. I've got air conditioning and sometimes use it on the trail. If you've ever wheeled in the mountains in the NE during Black Fly season, it's great for keeping them away from your face. Just put the A/C on and turn the fan on high.

As for which system to go with, I have no idea. I had mine from the factory.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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I just had to get my A/C fixed. The compressor went out and I was gonna go without it but after arriving at my destinations with a wet shirt, I had to get it fixed.
How much did your compressor cost and where? I have the same prob.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 11:07 AM   #7
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A/c

Try http://www.vintageair.com/ they are the pro's and could put a/c in an igloo.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 11:15 AM   #8
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The after market one that mounts in the top of the dash, sold at many stores as a universal jeep ac unit.
what aftermarket one will someone show me this one?
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Unread 08-04-2006, 12:16 PM   #9
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Yeah this heat blows, but not as nicely as cold A/C lol. I just got mine recharged after about a year without it and its very nice to know I have it now.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 12:44 PM   #10
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I'd personally go junk-yarding and use all factory stuff. If you ever need a weird reaplacement part you can count on OEM parts to be available, fit right, etc.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 04:13 PM   #11
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You won't get a flame from me.. Hell, I wouldn't buy a bicycle w/o a/c. I'd look at two options. First, stay as factory as possible as mentioned above. The parts availability is much easier to deal with. If that can't be done, then for aftermarket I would only go with Vintage Air. They have an excellent reputation for quality work and parts. Good luck....
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From what I hear these guys have the best prices around.

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Unread 08-04-2006, 10:38 PM   #13
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How much did your compressor cost and where? I have the same prob.
I went with one from a salvage yard for $150. Put it on myself and took it and got it charged up and the compressor was bad and wouldn't kick in. I ended up getting one from the Jeep stealership because I knew that it was new and would be the exact fit. Got it charged up and it's working great now. It's also got a 12 month warranty on it.
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Unread 08-04-2006, 11:43 PM   #14
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I went with one from a salvage yard for $150. Put it on myself and took it and got it charged up and the compressor was bad and wouldn't kick in. I ended up getting one from the Jeep stealership because I knew that it was new and would be the exact fit. Got it charged up and it's working great now. It's also got a 12 month warranty on it.
What did it cost?
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