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Old September 23rd, 2014, 03:41 PM
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Adding ac on defender 90

Hello, has anyone added AC afterward and how painful and expensive is it?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 05:29 PM
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Which engine ?

It's not that difficult but it's expensive.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 05:33 PM
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~$2500-3000 for the kit and probably another $1000 to install it.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 05:53 PM
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~$2500-3000 for the kit and probably another $1000 to install it.
Damned, it's even more than i thought.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:15 PM
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You could self install. It's not that difficult. Second hand 'kits' come up from time to time for about $1000 but to be honest given their age they aren't really worth it.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:20 PM
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You could self install. It's not that difficult. Second hand 'kits' come up from time to time for about $1000 but to be honest given their age they aren't really worth it.
They are crap even when they're new, so imagine second hand.

Some day, some day we should come up with something more efficient and less obnoxious.
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You mean something that doesn't give your passenger a nice gentle foot shower?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 11:22 PM
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They are crap even when they're new, so imagine second hand. Some day, some day we should come up with something more efficient and less obnoxious.
Kitten with a supply of breath mints?
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Old September 24th, 2014, 08:57 AM
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I have 2 for my rear passengers already.
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There is a new design being perfected for the market... I can't release too many details at the moment but it is a more compact unit that fits in place of your centre console and has front and rear facing vents.. Not sure how good it's going to be yet but I believe we are slated to install and test a unit soon.. At leash it won't freeze your knees...
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There is a new design being perfected for the market... I can't release too many details at the moment but it is a more compact unit that fits in place of your centre console and has front and rear facing vents.. Not sure how good it's going to be yet but I believe we are slated to install and test a unit soon.. At leash it won't freeze your knees...
I've toyed with a one off center console design before, reddot and others make units that could be adapted. If you look at RV and marine solutions the possibilities are really endless. You always come up with a $1000-$1500 price tags though. No real way around it
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Check these guys out.

http://nostalgicac.com/complete-ac-k...-c-system.html
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Buy a soft top and open up the bulkhead vents. Buy one of those little handheld fans with the water spray bottle for when you're sitting in traffic, and you'll never even need A/C! I have A/C in my D90 and I haven't used it in two years.
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Buy a soft top and open up the bulkhead vents. Buy one of those little handheld fans with the water spray bottle for when you're sitting in traffic, and you'll never even need A/C! I have A/C in my D90 and I haven't used it in two years.
It's also been the most mild summer in New England in a decade...
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Old September 24th, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Buy a soft top and open up the bulkhead vents. Buy one of those little handheld fans with the water spray bottle for when you're sitting in traffic, and you'll never even need A/C! I have A/C in my D90 and I haven't used it in two years.
Yeah right...
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Buy a soft top and open up the bulkhead vents. Buy one of those little handheld fans with the water spray bottle for when you're sitting in traffic, and you'll never even need A/C! I have A/C in my D90 and I haven't used it in two years.
This is the cheap solution.

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I'm gonna say NONE of you mofos live in south Florida...
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I'm gonna say NONE of you mofos live in south Florida...
Exactly…It all depends on where you live. Imagine living in New England without a heater in your truck…kind of like asking someone in florida to drive a truck without a/c...
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And the only advantage I could see is for the normal height people like myself (6'3") the under dash ac units get in my way of getting into the vehicle and makes my knees uncomfortably close to the units... For you other pygmies it may be okay..
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