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Old 07-18-2019, 07:04 PM
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Well folks we live in East Texas so on rainy days when I have the soft top on it gets a bit hot! I really love my jeep and want to use it as my daily driver. I know they aren't designed for that type of use per say but can't stand to not drive it! With that said, my jeep just has the floor heater. When I open the vent on the highway it does help some but I was just curious what others had done to cool their jeeps besides take the top off which I do on sunny days! Anyone bit the bullet and installed AC?

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I had AC in a YJ and it didn't work that well it would help but it will never get the cabin as cold as a regular car.

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I live in SC and daily drive a 92 with no AC. As soon as it is warm enough the doors and rear side panels come off. I keep the rear window on to stop the rain from blowing back into the cabin. I only get wet at stop lights and then only if the rain is blowing towards the drivers side.

It is only uncomfortably hot when k am sitting in traffic and it is over 95 degs.

I just installed a spiderweb shade cage under a new rampage frameless top. It has not rained yet so in dont know if it will work to slow the rain down.

Basically, I am ok with getting wet if it rains.

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I keep the soft top on at all times for shade. I keep the AC cranked while I drive but the result of course is not great. I use golf as my deciding factor to drive it. If it is not perfect golf weather then it is not perfect jeep weather. It is about 115 heat index here right now. No chance in hell would I even consider driving it in that even it was an emergency.
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I keep the soft top on at all times for shade. I keep the AC cranked while I drive but the result of course is not great. I use golf as my deciding factor to drive it. If it is not perfect golf weather then it is not perfect jeep weather. It is about 115 heat index here right now. No chance in hell would I even consider driving it in that even it was an emergency.
Drive it! Your Jeep doesn't care about heat index, dew point or humidity.

And golf is just a waste of a good walk in the park!

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We live an hour from Furnace Creek in Death Valley. 115 degrees, in the shade of a soft top, is not a problem, as long as it's a dry heat and the ice chest is close.

When the monsoons hit, that's a different story.
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I work concrete outdoors so its not enjoyable for me to also drive around in it. I can see where a regular civilian would enjoy that after sitting in in an office all day however.
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I keep the soft top on at all times for shade. I keep the AC cranked while I drive but the result of course is not great. I use golf as my deciding factor to drive it. If it is not perfect golf weather then it is not perfect jeep weather. It is about 115 heat index here right now. No chance in hell would I even consider driving it in that even it was an emergency.
There is some humor in its too hot for my Sahara. In dryer climes I like a mesh or bikini top just so the seat doesn't get too hot.
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My daughters 92 has dealer added ac which is a separate module under the dash
Works well although needs occasional(once every couple years)recharge

Interesting things about 92 is that factory compressor vs installed when new dealer add on uses same style compressor but bolts one run long ways to mount and other run vertical

Another interesting fact is the oem factory in 92 was R12 but the dealer add on was R134a

If humidity not too high a evap cooler that mounts in side window and uses moving air flow is quite effective but only if air outside has low relative humidity

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/1153954...SABEgLFM_D_BwE


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Couple ideas
My daughters 92 has dealer added ac which is a separate module under the dash
Works well although needs occasional(once every couple years)recharge

Interesting things about 92 is that factory compressor vs installed when new dealer add on uses same style compressor but bolts one run long ways to mount and other run vertical

Another interesting fact is the oem factory in 92 was R12 but the dealer add on was R134a

If humidity not too high a evap cooler that mounts in side window and uses moving air flow is quite effective but only if air outside has low relative humidity

Something like this
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1153954...SABEgLFM_D_BwE


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Couple ideas
My daughters 92 has dealer added ac which is a separate module under the dash
Works well although needs occasional(once every couple years)recharge

Interesting things about 92 is that factory compressor vs installed when new dealer add on uses same style compressor but bolts one run long ways to mount and other run vertical

Another interesting fact is the oem factory in 92 was R12 but the dealer add on was R134a

If humidity not too high a evap cooler that mounts in side window and uses moving air flow is quite effective but only if air outside has low relative humidity

Something like this
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1153954...SABEgLFM_D_BwE


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I dont think the attic windows will hold that up....hmmmmm

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If you are in a low humidity area maybe a micro misting system like restaurants use could help.

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Well folks we live in East Texas so on rainy days when I have the soft top on it gets a bit hot! I really love my jeep and want to use it as my daily driver. I know they aren't designed for that type of use per say but can't stand to not drive it! With that said, my jeep just has the floor heater. When I open the vent on the highway it does help some but I was just curious what others had done to cool their jeeps besides take the top off which I do on sunny days! Anyone bit the bullet and installed AC?
My 92 came with A/C. Living in hot, humid GA, it will keep the front seat passengers reasonably cool. It works best if you have a Sailcloth ST, or a HT.
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I had air installed by Jeep in my 93, and it leaked onto the floor of the car continually.
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In 1991, I bought a new '91 YJ (manual, soft top) and did not have A/C installed in it. My mistake. I traded it in two years later on a '93 (auto, hard top) and it did have A/C in it. I drove it a lot more.

No A/C in S. Georgia can be brutal.

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