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Losing A/c

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> BA-BB /CA-CD' started by prelude92stype, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. prelude92stype

    prelude92stype Junior Member

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    has anybody taken the ac off a p4 gen prelude and what kind of power gain if any do you have. Along with that whats invovled in taking out the system.
     
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    96prelude Senior Member

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    you really want a car with no ac? i have never done this but i would only asume that it would give you 4 or 5 horses. not recomended. take off the power steering or somthing; cars without ac are not fun at all i know i drove one for over a year. :wall:
     
  3. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    <--- has been driving without a/c for a year (and my first car didn't have it) and haven't cared either way
     
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    96prelude Senior Member

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    you must not live in the south. :)
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    But I do live in Colorado, and believe it or not, it gets pretty damn hot here in the summer. It's a semi-arid climate, and we get 300 days of sunshine a year. At least there's no humidity.
     
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    No AC is fine if you can keep your car moving. if not thats when u feel the heat. The power gain is minimal and weight loss is small. I mean if you need the power just turn it all off. Turning off your fan lites and anything else you can... dashlites STEREO!!! etc etc will give you more power then just removing the AC plus your resale will take a hit.
     
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    Leave the AC and lose a few pounds...you'll save money on food and still get a comparable performance boost. :D

    In all seriousness, AC is a must for resale value. You'll have to pay someone to downgrade your car, unless you plan on venting all of that refrigerant into the environment...money better spent on other stuff to make it go faster.

    If this is a purpose built track car, I say lose the AC along with all of the rest of that stuff....like stereo gear, rear seats, spare tire, etc.

    Plus...chicks dig AC.
     
  8. prelude92stype

    prelude92stype Junior Member

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    allright ill just keep the ac and get some headers.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Inline engines have a header.
     
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    :lol: try down here in houston or galveston texas....98 degrees and 100% humidity = keeping a/c!
     
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