Removing working ac is a bit different though.. Then again, I'm living in Alabama.JeremyL said:i just dont like having all that crap in there cuz it takes up so much space in the engine bay making it harder to work on. most of my cars i have either removed the ac cuz it didnt work like my MX6 or it just never had it like my MR2's, 924, RX7
Do you mean you cannot feel the diffrence in performance when you have 1 or 2 passangers in your car? I can easily feel one extra person in my car.amukaoen said:20 lbs when compared to a 3000 lb car really isnt much.
it wouldnt make a noteable differnce... even 100 lbs probably wouldn't
Check out SCC's article where they totally stripped a Sentra and eventually got the car down to just the engine and the powertrain to see how fast they could make it without any mods.
"a carbon fiber hood is light, No hood is even lighter"
I said 100 lbs probably wouldnt make that big of a differnce, not 300 lbs. unless you're passangers are 10 years old they'd weigh more then 100 each.Roffa said:Do you mean you cannot feel the diffrence in performance when you have 1 or 2 passangers in your car? I can easily feel one extra person in my car.
Well i guess my friends weight about 130lbs on average.. I don't drive agressive with more than one passanger. I definatly feel it makes the car slower, more dangerous to take highspeed turns (espessially with people in the back) and makes it difficult to fight with my friends cars and harder to drift on gravelamukaoen said:I said 100 lbs probably wouldnt make that big of a differnce, not 300 lbs. unless you're passangers are 10 years old they'd weigh more then 100 each.
If you really want to remove it, go for it. Id talk to "stealth_wrx" over on nasioc. He's a really nice guy and has his WRX modded to hell and back (450 awhp) If anyone's taken out their AC, he'd be my first guess.
Why did you need to make room for a VF22?J o H n N i said:The AC is gone in my car, had to make room for the IHI VF22 and its other stuff.
I'm just speculating, but since A/C is standard on pretty much everything here you might need to get a belt for a JDM Spec C.Roffa said:How did you remove it?
You got a new belt, oem subaru? you removed the pump, cooling and piping?
Did you have any problem with the rest of the climatecontrol functions?
Got a pic?zoinks said:Personally I think the best reason to remove it is to flip the intake manifold and reduce the length of the intake tract. And the engine bay looks so much better without all the clutter. Although I do like my A/C when the windows are fogged up.
Lighter battery - doneGeekqualizer said:I know this thread is about removing the AC, but here's an interesting idea that saved me 17 lbs. in the engine bay. Replace your stock battery (31 lb) with a Genesis racing battery (14 lbs). Mine has performed flawlessly through two nasty New England winters.
Or remove the AC and get the lightweight battery as well!
If you leave your windshield washer level at the bottom curve of the plastic tank you can save an additional 7 lbs and still be able to clean your windshield fifteen or twenty times!