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ohk. so i live in seattle meaning its not very hot much at all. so my ac is RARELY used( only when i got the girl in the car) seeing as i can just roll down my windows with the push of a button. so my question is what all would i gain from ditchin the AC. i know it would free up weight and a few extra ponies, but how much? and would i be able to sell it after i took it out? thanks in advance.
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (vr6freak)

for one youre car will lose almost 30 lbs, which is good, it look nicer in the engine bay without all those metal pipes runnin all over. probably gain like 1 or 2 from the engine not having to crank that pulley a nymore
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (MrVrSix)

i had a full corrado swap in my a2 and when i removed all the ac stuff it was 58.4 lbs on my scale so Go ahead and take it off
Get rid of PS whiel your there too!!!!!
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (kavinmacd)

Keep it handy, though, because it probably would have an impact on resale.
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (lihines)

better airflow to the radiator http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
the best is the weight reduction the front end will be way more tossable without 55+ pounds exactly where you don't want it (unless your sport of favor is drag racing)
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (Levish)

I second the better air flow to the rad. My coolant temps went way down when I removed the AC.
...and of course the weight loss was nice.
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (radoboy)

Removing everything out of an A3 engine compartment gets you 27lbs.
There is one piece left that is in the actual heater/AC/fan housing under the dash but it is a PITA to deal with and is only about 3lbs... not worth the effort.
Bill
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (billyVR6)

Quote, originally posted by billyVR6 »
Removing everything out of an A3 engine compartment gets you 27lbs.

"INCLUDING THE ENGINE?!?"
j/k. But seriously 27 lbs . . . that doesn't seem like much as compared to what you could remove/relocate . . .
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (Groundskeeper)

get a euro rad support if you wanna lose some weight up front.. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (vr6freak)

increased circulation due to sweating. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
you loose weight (in the best place possible, the very front of the car)
and underhood clutter. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
1 imaginary horsepower http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
a new belt http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
your a/c button doesnt do anything anymore http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
your g/f is going to complain http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (vr6freak)

one advantage is that you can sell your working AC parts to us guys in south florida who need them
 

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Re: Advantages of ditchin the AC. (PhOO)

I was debating this as well. However all of those pro's for removing it dont equal the comfort of knowing you can always be cooled up.
I use my A/c Maybe... MAYBE once a year, other then that i run it 15 minutes a month to keep the bearings smooth. It blows ICE COLD instantly.
All together its 25-30lbs, so its a decent amount of weight, and with the euro rad suppot/rebar, and battery relocation, the front end becomes much more managable.
if you know for sure you wont need it to sell the car, go for it
 
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