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View Poll Results: Do you have A/C in your swap
yes 28 53.85%
no 24 46.15%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-26-2006, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default ROLL CALL: Who with swaps have kept their ac?

well who has and who hasent.

i for one want to but at the same time, the weight savings are great and re hooking up everything is a hassle.

it just seems as if as it get closer to tearing my legacy apart to put the motor into my impreza im gonna be missing alot of the luxurys.
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:02 AM   #2
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eh i drive with the windows down
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
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I never had to touch the A/C in my car. I just unbolted the compressor, and moved it out of my way.
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:08 AM   #4
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I only use it for its dehumidifier, which is quite often
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #5
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i kept it lines and all. but deleted it after with a different belt. not sure why, but the extra power is noticeable! powersteering is next on the list. hey i got windows, four of 'em. plus i never removed my heatercore from inside the car, just split it from the "airbox" and pushed it to the side and pulled wiring thru w/o removal. saves time, hassle, and works. but a/c is nice to have for defroster and such.
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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I didn't keep A/C because I couldn't afford to buy an A/C pump for it. I have an EZ30R and only the 2005->up a/c pumps will work.

Mick
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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I could have kept it but my TMIC was too big and was hitting the lines, not to mention my compressor was already siezed. So I went insane and stripped it out.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:52 PM   #8
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hmm poll results arent helping my preswap jitters. anyone else???
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:57 PM   #9
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its easy, just like subbyspeed said, just unbolt it and tie it off to the side. works fine, kyle
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:55 PM   #10
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EJ18 -> EJ25 - A/C retained.
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:15 AM   #11
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the radiator that came off my clip was huge, and the guys doing the swap really had to struggle to figure out how to position it around the AC hard lines. they got it in, but the result was that the radiator sat up too high, just enough so that the hood wouldn't quite close all the way. i gradually became more and more annoyed with it and just recently pulled it all out. while it's fairly rare that i actually use it, i'm hoping to buy a beater car with AC soon to get me through those inevitable summer periods of unbearable heat/humidity we have to endure in the mid-atlantic region. i had to commute through Wash DC every day over the summer of 1999 in a Civic with no AC. never again.

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Old 03-27-2006, 03:33 AM   #12
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Kept my A/C.... easy easy. Just swapped 2.5RS compressor over to WRX motor...
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:15 AM   #13
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I kept it initially, then the line got plugged and I removed it. Not hard to keep it if you want.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:05 AM   #14
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Slack,
I have an MY05 Legacy AC pump lying around with the hardlines from the pump make me an offer if your interested.
Joshua

And I kept mine simple like everyone said, plus wife would kill me.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:40 AM   #15
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It isn't an option to get rid of AC in Arizona, so my OBS kept it with the EJ205.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:34 PM   #16
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the AC does not need to be taken out after doing a swap. It takes a little more wiring, but other then that, its easy to hook it back up and have it function after the swap.
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:15 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snowman4us
the AC does not need to be taken out after doing a swap. It takes a little more wiring, but other then that, its easy to hook it back up and have it function after the swap.
It's all of 2 wires... but yanked mine anyway.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:41 PM   #18
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If you do RHD swap the A/C tags along very easily
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:57 PM   #19
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On my BD legacy --> ver8 STi swap we retained the A/C as I didn't want to run Rim of the World without A/C. I believe we had to use the US compressor though. I can honestly say I never noticed a power difference on stage.

-Erik
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:44 PM   #20
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I think it depends where you are located. Our AC season is ~2-3 months (and even then it might hit 85-90 maybe) out of the year. I yanked mine because of wiring (super tired of DIY wiring by this point), weight, and cleanness. And when I removed my ac, I removed it all, even the under dash portion... Hmm, I should weigh all that stuff?

I did keep it all incase I ever want to re-install it.
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:18 PM   #21
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I use the 280 rule 2 windows down at 80mph. I did try driving to an interview doing that in 90+ degree weather before the swap. I turned the ac back on. We'll see how it goes this summer. I rearly use the a/c too. But I kept it a side incase I change my mind and want to install it.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:02 PM   #22
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AC removed, not needed in the play car....and I needed the weight savings
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:29 PM   #23
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I have mine...haha, but primitive...still get's the job done...
if it wasn't soo hot and humid (humid mostly) here, I would have dumped it...
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:26 PM   #24
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I didn't keep mine... 2.5rs to ej20g.
It was there but the tensioner for the a/c belt squeaked and it didn't work (no charge??)
I never use a/c as it is so I just ripped it all out.
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:27 PM   #25
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I left it, but then a year later removed it. I have another car to drive when it is really hot.
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