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Charley24 06-15-2013 08:24 PM

Adding A/C to a 2.5?
 
I have been thinking about adding A/C to my '93 2.5, but I'm afraid the a/c will use up all the power that the 2.5 makes. Any comments or advice is appreciated!

Vin 06-15-2013 08:26 PM

I bought a yj new in 92. The dealer told me specifically if I wanted AC, to get the I6.

AllMudd 06-15-2013 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Charley24 (Post 3864570)
I have been thinking about adding A/C to my '93 2.5, but I'm afraid the a/c will use up all the power that the 2.5 makes. Any comments or advice is appreciated!

It will draw to much HP and destroy the low gas mileage you already get. Just take the top down and cruise!

Charley24 06-15-2013 09:31 PM

That's what I figured. I'm in Oklahoma.... It's not the heat, it's the humidity!! Thanks for the reply.

Surfinglbi23 06-15-2013 09:44 PM

I have a 95 2.5 w factory air and its fine. It's not a muscle car to start with so it doesn't get much worse.

Charley24 06-16-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Surfinglbi23 (Post 3864777)
I have a 95 2.5 w factory air and its fine. It's not a muscle car to start with so it doesn't get much worse.

Good to know. Thanks!

Huntsman180 06-16-2013 06:24 PM

I have a 2.5 with AC. It completely robs the get up and go. It cranks out cold air! And is totally worth it! But it's a performance killer when turned on.
Basically it's a necessity.

Charley24 06-16-2013 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Huntsman180 (Post 3866986)
I have a 2.5 with AC. It completely robs the get up and go. It cranks out cold air! And is totally worth it! But it's a performance killer when turned on.
Basically it's a necessity.

Worth the $900.00 for the kit I would need?

bajajohn 06-16-2013 10:55 PM

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[QUOTE=Charley24;3867338]Worth the $900.00 for the kit I would need?[/QUOT




I think it's worth it. It will be the next upgrade on my 91Y.J. 4.0:dance:

Huntsman180 06-17-2013 12:35 AM

Yeah it is. It will reduce power, but some days it's just too dang hot to not have it. You'll be happy you got it.

TheDesertOutlaw 06-17-2013 12:44 AM

Aftermarket A/C installed in 2.5l at AllJProducts
 
If you need A/C, this did the trick - installed for about $1,250.00

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...18992065_n.jpg
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This Jeep was sold in 2004 after my ex-wife bought her Honda CR-V.:doh:

Charley24 06-17-2013 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDesertOutlaw (Post 3868104)
If you need A/C, this did the trick - installed for about $1,250.00

This Jeep was sold in 2004 after my ex-wife bought her Honda CR-V.:doh:

I found a kit from Classic Air for $950.00. I could install myself. Just weighing the pros and cons....

Ibuildembig 06-17-2013 11:15 PM

All you really need is the factory add on underdash unit. You can buy everything else new from an auto parts store.

StanF 06-18-2013 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Charley24 (Post 3869700)
I found a kit from Classic Air for $950.00. I could install myself. Just weighing the pros and cons....

I've got an AC on my 2.5L. It was already on my Jeep when I bought it, and it works reasonably well. I run a bikini top, and mostly use the AC at stoplights - it definitely takes the edge off the temperature. There's a bit of a performance hit when running the AC, but my Jeep still moves.

I've poked around the unit enough, and looked at the install instructions before, and it looks pretty easy and straightforward to install yourself. I've seen used YJ AC units on Craigslist before, and that might be another (less expensive) option for you. But there's more risk there that something may not be right.

We're probably all used to new vehicles with vents up high and cold air blowing right into our face. That probably won't be your experience with the YJ AC...:whistling: The vents on the YJ AC are very low, and the blower isn't very strong.

Charley24 06-18-2013 08:38 AM

I just want to cut the humidity a bit. Oklahoma in the summer is brutal, even with the top down. Thanks!

StanF 06-18-2013 04:59 PM

Missing parts...overpriced...

Air conditioner under dash AC unit for Jeep CJ-7 1976-1986, YJ Wrangler 1987-199

JDWranglerGuy 06-30-2013 01:17 AM

I have an 87 with black interior and let me tell you it sucks on my commute because when I get home I'm drenched in sweat allover my back and butt, then again this is what we signed up for. I want AC to but I don't think it would help that much. Sweaty ass or not I love that old thing.

bajajohn 06-30-2013 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JDWranglerGuy (Post 3912966)
I have an 87 with black interior and let me tell you it sucks on my commute because when I get home I'm drenched in sweat allover my back and butt, then again this is what we signed up for. I want AC to but I don't think it would help that much. Sweaty ass or not I love that old thing.




It will definitely be my next upgrade. I live in Ensenada and I worked and Sweated too many years as a Ironworker on the freeways you drive to work on. my 91 is a TOY and at 73 years young I will sweat no more. :whistling:

cakes567 06-30-2013 11:59 PM

Some day I'll do ac. At least your guys heaters shut off!!! Mines stuck on and even when I put it in vent its still on!! Talk about sweat your ass of in the summer!

JeepGirl94 07-01-2013 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by cakes567 (Post 3915445)
Some day I'll do ac. At least your guys heaters shut off!!! Mines stuck on and even when I put it in vent its still on!! Talk about sweat your ass of in the summer!

I have a knob under my hood that I can turn to stop the heat flow.

cakes567 07-01-2013 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepGirl94 (Post 3915748)

I have a knob under my hood that I can turn to stop the heat flow.

Like a switch? I'll have to do that then

JeepGirl94 07-01-2013 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by cakes567 (Post 3916248)

Like a switch? I'll have to do that then

I will take a picture of it after rain stops!

cakes567 07-01-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepGirl94 (Post 3916614)

I will take a picture of it after rain stops!

Sounds good!! Its raining here to.


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