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Old June 25th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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DDing with no A/C

The 90 will be taking over DD duties and I need a way to keep my shirts from sweating through on my way to work this summer. I can always just change into my work shirt once I get to the office but I'd rather this be my last option. Any suggestions for something like seat covers that would help flow air between myself and the seat back? I plan getting a 2nd vehicle (maybe LR3) over the next year but am looking for something that will help out in the meantime.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Isn't there a Classic Car retro AC kit available? Seems like some had done this before. Another option is to get in touch with Winn in Americas, he has done some custom AC to his 90.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Sounds like we are in the exact same boat. I just sold both of the cars with a/c I could have used as daily drivers, so right now I'm driving the 90 with no A/C. I actually like driving it so much, I'm thinking about adding aftermarket air from someplace like nostalgic or vintage air. The actual plan was to take the money from selling the other two cars to buy something to tow the 90... something like an LR3 or maybe a pickup of some sort.

Something like this:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=39025

but I've got an oil cooler in the way, so I'd have to find a bump out grill surround.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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There is an aftermarket kit from Summit I think that fits right in the same area as the heater core area. Needs a few mods and is pretty straight forward. Know there was a write up done on the RN forum and I think on the Guns and Rovers forum as well. Should at the least be a good place to start.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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You can source together an aftermarket or get a 'close to factory' kit. Check out the link.

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Old June 25th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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I'm really trying to avoid installing an A/C system as the problem really isn't that bad. I was thinking something simpler along the lines of any seat covers, etc that may help
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Old June 25th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Sheepskin covers keep you cool in summer. I love my kexby ones.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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I've DD a soft top with no A/C for years. Only sucks when I hit traffic. I can imagine the SW would be a bit hotter.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Cupholder with a giant cup of ice water ( my summertime obsession beverage ). Maybe even a cooler for more ice. It may not exactly be air conditioning, but ice in the summer heat has a lot of psychological benefit, both behind the wheel and anywhere else. Your beverages may vary.
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Exmoor has mesh seats. I haven't seen a thorough review yet but I have considered them as an alternative to AC.
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Exmoor has mesh seats. I haven't seen a thorough review yet but I have considered them as an alternative to AC.
That sounds like it'd fit my needs. If anyone had experience with these please chime in. I'll see what I can dig up on these
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AC would be cheaper than buying those seats!
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Old June 25th, 2013, 10:03 PM
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I have Exmore Outlast seats they are not too bad. Another member posted this up a little while ago. I'm tempted to order it.http://www.kooleraire.com/index.htm
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