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post #16 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 08:43 AM
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ACs are over rated. the only reason i would have liked to have one in my jeep would be to turn it into oba. just take the top and doors off and get a bikini top. i deleted the AC system in my car a long time ago and couldnt be happier
Dude, you live in CT.

Try living in AZ, or the sub tropics of Fl and then say that.

I have to laugh at you guys that say you do not need AC, or that you are a wimp with AC. Not one of you live in a area that is extremely hot. A few days a year of hot weather does not count.

AZ weather gets to 120 in the shade. Driving in 110 to 120 heat is worse as the 110 heat is blowing at you, and not cooling you. Try turning your oven to 110 and feel how hot it is. Place a fan in the oven and turn it onto your face. Now tell me you do not need AC

For sub tropics FL weather. Walk into a steam room which is pretty close to our summer weather. Then tell me you do not need AC.


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post #17 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 08:44 AM
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Bikini top, light weight clothes, and a ball cap.

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post #19 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 09:22 AM
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Try a bag of ice on the floor board............

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post #20 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 09:25 AM
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Dude, you live in CT.

Try living in AZ, or the sub tropics of Fl and then say that.

I have to laugh at you guys that say you do not need AC, or that you are a wimp with AC. Not one of you live in a area that is extremely hot. A few days a year of hot weather does not count.

AZ weather gets to 120 in the shade. Driving in 110 to 120 heat is worse as the 110 heat is blowing at you, and not cooling you. Try turning your oven to 110 and feel how hot it is. Place a fan in the oven and turn it onto your face. Now tell me you do not need AC

For sub tropics FL weather. Walk into a steam room which is pretty close to our summer weather. Then tell me you do not need AC.
I like the addition to this post! It doesn't get 120* here but temps will see 110* with severe rolling blackouts so there isn't any A/C even at home. It's hot! I've spent some considerable time in AZ and that's also hot. Also for some reason every military base in the world (except Ft Lewis) is built with the intent of killing the soldiers with hot and/or humid weather and possibly boredom.

Being hot stinks! Luckily, January is still in its infancy and that bastard Punxsutawny Phil better see lots more winter in his stupid little forecast when that time comes.

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post #21 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 10:06 AM
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i may live in CT but when we have 100* temps, we also have 100% humidity. id take 120* with no humidity over 80* with humidity any day

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post #22 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 11:58 AM
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I have ac it's great but when it's turned on the gas hand wants to race to the bottom of the tank and kill by already horrible mpg

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post #23 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 12:16 PM
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I just put the top down and remove the doors and enjoy it. However the hottest it gets here in summer is around 90*, but it does get quite humid too. I was able to score a new in box aftermarket heat/ac unit on ebay for a little over 300 bucks a couple years ago. Brand new condensor, compressor, universal lines, hoses, under dash unit, etc. I bought it for my muscle car but it would work in a jeep too.
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post #24 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 12:23 PM
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I live in the desert of so cal and I run with out the top and doors on with a hat and sun block. Luckily for me I got a mesh full top for Christmas so I'll be adding that.

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post #25 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 12:46 PM
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Hi i'm a new owner of a 1993 jeep yj 4.0 and I know it's winter right now, but I wanna know how you guys are able to tolerate the heat in the summer. My jeep has no a/c and I live in Arizona so 110 is the average in the summer during the days.. What should I do to be able to drive in this heat? Haha
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post #26 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 12:48 PM
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Fix the AC or man up? Really no other options here that are practical....
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post #27 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 12:53 PM
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Drove my CJ with no AC for 10+ years in Louisiana heat and humidity. Bikini top is a MUST to keep the sun off of your head. Top down all summer, pull the drain plugs when it rains, carry a towel to wipe the sweat occasionally lol

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post #28 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Fix the AC or man up? Really no other options here that are practical....
lol easy for you to say because it seems like you live in a cold place .. try living in arizona!
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post #29 of 65 Old 01-03-2012, 01:04 PM
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I purchased a factory takeout for my CJ on ebay. Paid $200 and it had everything to install. I live in Georgia and it reaches high 90's to low 100's plus humidity. I have only used it a few times because my Jeep is a weekend driver and most of the time the top is off but it is nice to know it is there.
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I purchased a factory takeout for my CJ on ebay. Paid $200 and it had everything to install. I live in Georgia and it reaches high 90's to low 100's plus humidity. I have only used it a few times because my Jeep is a weekend driver and most of the time the top is off but it is nice to know it is there.
Where'd you find R-12 to put in it? Or was it retrofitted for R-134a? I live in Alabama and would like to have AC eventually but I don't know how feasibly it is to take a old ac system out of a YJ or ch and make it compatible with today's refrigerant requirements.

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