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Old 08-19-2016, 01:47 AM
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Adding AC

I have '92 that does not currently have AC. I don't think it has ever had AC. It has the mount for the compressor, but that's all I know. I was wondering how difficult it would be to add a complete AC unit? also would it be cheaper over all to piece out the system or would it be better to save up and but a complete system? thank you in advance

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Old 08-19-2016, 06:40 AM   #2
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I'm not sure on the individual pieces but I've seen the complete kits for $2,000. Comes with everything needed

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Old 08-19-2016, 07:49 AM   #3
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I'd go with a complete kit. Warranty and no missing parts.
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I bought a complete system from a part out for $50. Then jeep air for grommets and new reciever dryer and seals n stuff. I'm in it for about $200.
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I bought a complete system from a part out for $50. Then jeep air for grommets and new reciever dryer and seals n stuff. I'm in it for about $200.
Nice I didn't even think about looking for part outs
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I was buying a used engine, ( building a stroker over the winter) and wound up buying half the stuff in the guys garage. Got a good deal, and figured his old compressor would only be good for a core. Put it all in to mock up, and make a parts list. My 91 never had air, but all the wiring is there. Wound up test running it and lo and behold everything worked! Yanked it all back out to replace all the seals n O rings, and need the grommets for thru the firewall n all, then it was just too dang hot to put it back in! Ha ha.
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Jeep air.com is option for new complete unit. Either option is good in my opinion.
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I found it cheaper to just order a Safari top from Quadratec and use one of those scarf-thingy's that you soak in ice water and drape around your neck. That way even if it is 105 degrees here in the Texas heat I still look cool.

I know this probably doesn't help you make your decision though. Sorry.
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I found it cheaper to just order a Safari top from Quadratec and use one of those scarf-thingy's that you soak in ice water and drape around your neck. That way even if it is 105 degrees here in the Texas heat I still look cool.

I know this probably doesn't help you make your decision though. Sorry.
Ya I already have a top like that that I put on when it rains in the summer. But I have a little one, and we just got a little pop-up camper. So when we go camping I either need to borrow my brother in law's jeep or put the top back on mine (I don't think my son would do well riding in a topless jeep for a couple hours), and when we put the top on in the summer the Jeep pretty much turns into an oven haha. Next summer he would probably be fine in the jeep without a top on, but by then who knows if we would have another kiddo.
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Ya I already have a top like that that I put on when it rains in the summer. But I have a little one, and we just got a little pop-up camper. So when we go camping I either need to borrow my brother in law's jeep or put the top back on mine (I don't think my son would do well riding in a topless jeep for a couple hours), and when we put the top on in the summer the Jeep pretty much turns into an oven haha. Next summer he would probably be fine in the jeep without a top on, but by then who knows if we would have another kiddo.
Why don't you run the safari top all the time (during the summer), instead of just when it's raining? I leave mine on until the "rainy season" and start of cooler weather here. Except when the sun is near the horizon, my back seat stays pretty well shaded. It should be fine for a trip of a couple of hours length.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:28 AM
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Why don't you run the safari top all the time (during the summer), instead of just when it's raining? I leave mine on until the "rainy season" and start of cooler weather here. Except when the sun is near the horizon, my back seat stays pretty well shaded. It should be fine for a trip of a couple of hours length.
I don't have a full safari top, I have the bikini top that just covers the front seat. I'm not really worried about the sun, mainly the wind and noise. he does fine on shorter trips going 65MPH I would just hate to start on a 2 hour trip and him have a melt down half way there.

also I only put the bikini top on when its raining because I like the open feel and we usually don't have crazy hot temps up here in WA
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Just last week, I installed the kit from jeeair.com on my 95 2.5. Was $949.00 shipped to door. Kit included all parts, decent directions and took about 10 hrs or so to complete. Great customer service, tech help with a couple questions along the way. My 95 never had AC installed but like yours, my motor had the spot for it on the engine. If you do go with the kit, be sure to test the blower motor before you install the evaporator under the dash. After installing, I had to pull the evaporator back out to align the blower motor, kind of a pain. Overall it was well worth it. Shop here in AZ wanted $2500 OTD to add AC, so saved over $1500 doing the install.
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Mosses 4 X4 sales a complete system for around $950.00. They are made from this company.
www.Nostalgicairparts.com

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