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Old March 24th, 2005, 07:26 PM
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In-dash AC in D90?

I noticed the George at RDS has the D110 in-dash AC panel for sale. Has anyone installed this in a D-90? If so, what are the pros/cons?

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I am thinking of installing AC, but really don't like what it does to passenger footroom. Is the only difference this panel? What other parts are required which differ from the standard D-90 setup?

Also, any of you 110 guys out here have a pic of yours in your dash? I'd like to see how it looks....
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Old March 24th, 2005, 08:06 PM
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That is a shi% system that you can not get parts for aymore. You are better off with the new system that RN sells.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 08:21 PM
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RoversNorth got the whole under-hood side of the system for me, brand new, stock NAS 110 from the UK. It is hard to find and expensive. Since my insurance company was paying, I wasn't worried about $4000 it cost. The whole heat exchanger set up, AC condenser and heater core, all are under the hood in a big black box. What's in the dash is just a blower and vents. I converted to R134 with no issues. However, it does not cool like the underdash units -- not even close. It's fine for the dry heat of the desert though, imho. I would rather run with no AC than under-dash AC -- I like the leg room.

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Old March 24th, 2005, 10:06 PM
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Doesn't George still have the system that installs in the back - above the door? I thought of installing it in the 110 in addition to the under dash but the $1200 price tag is a bit high. If the blower is good enough it would seem to be the better system - good flow and all the legroom!

Of course, for all you ST owners this is moot.
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Old March 25th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Yeah, I saw that too... but, I have a healthy looking roll bar where that needs to mount.... might work good to cool the entire vehicle in a D90 SW...

So, I see that the in-dash unit is probably far too different to easily fit to a D90 (without alot of expense). *sigh* I guess I'll have to lose the legroom.... it's a good thing I am not the passenger in my truck often...
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Old March 25th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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I dont want to hijack this thread to much, but want to know if I would hurt the A/C in my 95 if I disconnect the belt but leave everything else in place. I never use the a/c because its a st, and want to get better mileage. ANy issues if I do this. Any issue then if I reconnect it in the future.


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Old March 25th, 2005, 06:03 PM
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If the AC is off, the compressor clutch just freewheels in my rig. So I can't see it improving mileage at all to remove the belt.
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Old March 25th, 2005, 06:05 PM
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Any comments on installation difficulty with RN underdash A/C unit? 1-10?, removal of panels, etc?
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Old March 25th, 2005, 07:19 PM
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I can't see giving up the leg room for the AC panel. I'm 6'2" and the leg room is a tad bit tight.

I'll stick with opening the vents and removing the top for my AC...
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Old March 25th, 2005, 08:17 PM
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Installing AC is EZ. There are some hassles, like inserting the AC rad in front of the main rad, but aside from being a bit fiddly in places its all plug and play.
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I personnaly have never seen what the big problem is with AC for the driver. I am a big guy, 6'2", and my legs don't even get close to the AC, unless I am in passenger seat. Maybe I sit up straighter in the seat than most.

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Old March 26th, 2005, 12:59 AM
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I personnaly have never seen what the big problem is with AC for the driver. I am a big guy, 6'2", and my legs don't even get close to the AC, unless I am in passenger seat. Maybe I sit up straighter in the seat than most.

Chris
well ever since I lowered the 90 and put my spinners on.... I just have to roll ghetto style....
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