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Old 03-30-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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ideas on how to stay cool with no ac

my jeep came with no ac and summer is coming what do you guys do to stay cool?

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Take the top off, doors off, and drive

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Take the top off, doors off, and drive
^^^X2^^^ I have AC, and never used it last year.
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I wheel in the desert & have seen two methods that look like they might help... one is a pressurized multi-nozzle mister like you can buy at Home Depot, which I saw zip-tied to the roll cage. Misters can be highly effective in really hot conditions, I regularly see them in outdoor seating areas of restaurants in hot locales. The other was one of those collar thingies you wear around your neck. You soak it with water & it cools by evaporation.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #5
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Get a bikini or safari top to help keep the sun off of you. It will keep you cooler along with the inside of your Jeep.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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I wheel in the desert & have seen two methods that look like they might help... one is a pressurized multi-nozzle mister like you can buy at Home Depot, which I saw zip-tied to the roll cage. The other was one of those collar thingies you wear around your neck. You soak it with water & it cools by evaporation.
we saw those today at big 5 i almost bough one haha
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Seriously, I have A/C don't use it. If it is real Hot out then I will grab the bikini top incase my hat flys off while driving. The bikini top is good for if you can go and doing slow offroading.
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Get a bikini or safari top to help keep the sun off of you. It will keep you cooler along with the inside of your Jeep.
i have one and it does help a lot but i am in the military and the barracks don't have any storage for my hard top
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I've used my AC maybe 5 times since I've owned it and I bought it in '00. Just take out all the windows and upper doors. I leave the top up (or use a bikini top) because I don't like the sun beating down on my bald head.
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i have one and it does help a lot but i am in the military and the barracks don't have any storage for my hard top
ha i been there i just had some buddies help me stash it in my room but it took up nearly 75% of my room lmao
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I'm thinking of the mister but it needs to be pumped up so driving and pumping probably isn't safe
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I live in a VERY hot climate and only ever turn the AC on to make sure it still works.
In the very hot months I run tube doors to maximise airflow and like many others have mentioned - a bikini top.

EDIT - Usually run a 'VDP Koolbreeze' bikini top - which is one of the 'mesh style' tops - again, to maximise airflow.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:29 AM   #14
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My AC cuts what little bit of gas mileage I get I'm half.... So just sweat and roll topless!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:05 AM   #15
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I hardly use my A/C because when I do I can feel it rob power from my little 4cyl. Here in MS you just have to accept being sweaty during the summer I mean you can ride in a nice comfy airconditioned car to the store here and be dripping by the time you get inside anyway so Ive developed hot weather habits. I take 2 or 3 cold showers a day sometimes during the summer and use gold bond medicated body powder (the green kind full of menthol) all over. And I wear really light weight shirts my favorite is an LLBean called the "summerweight poplin" theyre really nice shirts and not very expensive, and I try to aviod food I know will make me stink if I can, that way when I do get inside and start to cool off I wont feel so dirty. Ive just accepted that im going to pour in the jeep.
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I live in an area of Australia that regularly gets 42 degrees or a bit over (107 Fahrenheit) and since I only just got my tj and don't own a soft top yet I roll down the windows.....sounds stupid but with that plus my arm half hanging out I manage

Mind you....my ac does work but I enjoy the window down so there's no point having it on
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:57 AM   #18
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The other was one of those collar thingies you wear around your neck. You soak it with water & it cools by evaporation.
This is my method too. Except I use bandanas (aka neckerchief). Wet them often and tie around your neck. Very Very effective.

Also works good to wet the bandana and put it over your head under your cap, you can feel down right cold at first. Course you may look goofy, so just think French Foreign Legion.

Bandanas are great in the high cool mountains too, you can put a dry on around your neck to help keep you warm.
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i have one and it does help a lot but i am in the military and the barracks don't have any storage for my hard top
ive seen guys take the back window off the hardtop and the doors, I understand the no storage thing I used to live in an apt complex, other suggestions, buy a frameless soft top and rent a storage unit to put the hardtop in when not in use.
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Misters work. But I would caution anyone who uses then that you must keep the bottle, lines and nozzle extremely clean.

They can get full of bacteria and mold. Especially legionella. Then the droplets are small enough to be inhaled and they can get deep in your lungs. In a dirty dusty environment that risk can be a lot higher. Legionella grows in the ground and water droplets act as a scrubber and pick up the dirt. It's a great recipe for bad things.
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I'm thinking of the mister but it needs to be pumped up so driving and pumping probably isn't safe
It doesn't need continuous pumping. You pump it up to pressurize it & it will continue misting for quite a while.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:38 AM   #22
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It doesn't need continuous pumping. You pump it up to pressurize it & it will continue misting for quite a while.
thats what we were trying to figure out is how long it will mist that sounds like the best bet even if you put ice water in it I'm not complaining i don't have ac but when in our uniforms and its 120 out and nowhere to put the top it gets pretty hot
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No top, no doors. Get a hat & a milkshake.

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Ahh, sorry. I didn't see the whole "hard top, no where to put it" part. That sux.Good luck, and thanks for serving!
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No top, no doors. Get a hat & a milkshake.

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Ahh, sorry. I didn't see the whole "hard top, no where to put it" part. That sux.Good luck, and thanks for serving!
no problem i sometimes get to store it at a buddys house
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I use my mesh spider web shades top and doors off , keeps me nice and cool!!!
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I'd just like to say im heading to Fort Sill for BCT at the beginning of June.

Staying cool though, I manage with just windows down. I have AC... But It doesn't blow cool.
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I'd just like to say im heading to Fort Sill for BCT at the beginning of June.

Staying cool though, I manage with just windows down. I have AC... But It doesn't blow cool.
iv been stationed here for over two years it gets pretty hot hasn't been bad yet luckily
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iv been stationed here for over two years it gets pretty hot hasn't been bad yet luckily
I was there back in 89. Real hot. Left there and went to benning in July… that was real hot.

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