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Old 02-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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Adding A/C how hard and expensive?

So I am trying to sell my Jeep to get another one but the lack of A/C is becoming a sore spot for potential buyers. I have had 2-3 people tend to shy off once they found out it doesn't have A/C. My thought is the top comes off when it gets hot and goes back on when the snow comes. But I guess not everyone takes the top off all summer.

Does anyone know about how much it would be to add A/C so I can possibly offer a reduction in the sale price if that is a hold up for someone?

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Old 02-06-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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Didn't you just put a lift and new tires on it?! Why are you selling it? Oh and sorry but I don't have an answer to your original question

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Old 02-06-2011, 11:08 PM   #3
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If I was to sell my Jeep, I wouldn't put AC in it just to sell it. I would want to reap the benefit of having AC! My brother-in-law does this as a sideline in TX. He quoted me $900 -1200 without seeing the Jeep. This would be a under dash unit, and that was afamily "cost" quote.
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So I am trying to sell my Jeep to get another one but the lack of A/C is becoming a sore spot for potential buyers. I have had 2-3 people tend to shy off once they found out it doesn't have A/C. My thought is the top comes off when it gets hot and goes back on when the snow comes. But I guess not everyone takes the top off all summer.

Does anyone know about how much it would be to add A/C so I can possibly offer a reduction in the sale price if that is a hold up for someone?
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:22 PM   #5
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I recommend getting the parts from junk yard except the condenser and dryer but I converted my jeep to have an ac and total price was about 400$ with Labor it's not that hard to get the parts just don't go getting ac kits their pricey but it's all up to u
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:54 AM   #6
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Didn't you just put a lift and new tires on it?! Why are you selling it? Oh and sorry but I don't have an answer to your original question
My father in law just got an Unlimited with a Hemi that AEV had built. So I am selling mine to buy his YJ that we have built up over the last 7-8 years. But I did keep my new tires and wheels and swapped them with the ones on the YJ.

This helps to have a ballpark of the costs. I don't plan on adding a/c but if the next buyer throws that out again at least I can say about what it would cost to add and offer a partial reduction in my price to go towards a/c (even though I would reduce the price a little anyways).
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:44 AM   #7
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Jeepair.com sells the kit for $1199, then its a 12 hour install after you get it. I was quoted by a shop in San Antonio (A/C is their business) for over $2K.

I'd hold out for the buyer who doesn't mind the lack of AC
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Do you have a 2.5L? If so, I'd hate to run A/C on that.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #9
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Hell, I use the heat far more in the summer than I use the A/C. On cool summer nights with the top and doors off, I use it to keep my feet warm (I refuse to wear anything but flip flops outside of work from May-October).

I can count on one hand the number of times I used A/C in my Jeep last summer. Three, if that. All on hot/humid, but rainy days.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #10
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tell em if they want AC then a jeep isnt for them!
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #11
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I got a great deal on my TJ when I got it here in Northern VA because the past buyers that saw the CL add didn't even want to look at it when the found out it didn't have ac. When the seller told me that, I told him what cmak24 said above, and he agreed, even bumped $600 off what was a great price already. Not saying lower your price, but somebody will want it enough to not care about something like the ac, I say hold tight.
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Hell, I use the heat far more in the summer than I use the A/C. On cool summer nights with the top and doors off, I use it to keep my feet warm (I refuse to wear anything but flip flops outside of work from May-October).

I can count on one hand the number of times I used A/C in my Jeep last summer. Three, if that. All on hot/humid, but rainy days.
Cool summer night? What's that? Heck around here cool summer nights are still in the 70s. Eighty plus overnight is common.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:19 PM   #13
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My ac never turns off. It is hot as H3!! in Florida.
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Hell I was considering taking all my AC stuff off and selling it!! Works perfect! I am considering it more now!!
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Do you have a 2.5L? If so, I'd hate to run A/C on that.
why?? no different than running the heat in the winter-compressor runs either way. mine has no problem running it-though i'm an 'open window/top, doors off' type of person. vare rearly use the air-mostly if i'm going somewhere and don't want to look like i stepped out of a wind tunnel, and those times usually take the pickup or compass.
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Try to find a current jeep owner looking for another toy. Anyone who gets turned off by a little sweat doesn't deserve it anyways. Haha
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why?? no different than running the heat in the winter-compressor runs either way. mine has no problem running it-though i'm an 'open window/top, doors off' type of person. vare rearly use the air-mostly if i'm going somewhere and don't want to look like i stepped out of a wind tunnel, and those times usually take the pickup or compass.
Um...I don't think the compressor runs with the heater. It only runs with the A/C or defroster to remove moisture from the air. The heater is just a blower blowing air over the heater core.
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Hell I was considering taking all my AC stuff off and selling it!! Works perfect! I am considering it more now!!

If you ever want to sell let me know and I'll buy it. Been looking at getting one from jeepair.
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I bet I've used mine less than 10 times since I've had it in 12 years. The only times I remember using it was for job interviews and if it was raining on a humid day. I was surprised when it worked last summer and still haven't used it this summer and we've been in a heat wave for a few weeks now.
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Um...I don't think the compressor runs with the heater. It only runs with the A/C or defroster to remove moisture from the air. The heater is just a blower blowing air over the heater core.
mine runs in ac mode and heat mode on defrost and defrost/floor-only does not run in floor only mode. here in northern Il. defrost, defrost/floor are the most used settings.

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