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Old January 17th, 2008, 12:32 PM
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Rear A/C system

I thought i would share what I found out about adding a rear a/c system to the 110.
Jim C had posted a link to Elite who makes/made the a/c systems for Rover Group.
I asked about the cost of the rear a/c for a 110 and its availability:

Hi Doug,

GB pounds 615 each, plus carriage (to USA?).
Your 110 needs to be a station wagon with rear ceiling panel and have front AC fitted.

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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:34 PM
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Yes they are available, we fit them frequently.

Be advised that they do not directly mate up the the NAS 110 stock AC system. You will have to make your own AC lines and T them into the NAS lines in order to use the rear AC and they are only as good as your compressor and such is.
If you have the later style AC fitted in they are a direct fit.

They work OK, but they are not worth the effort in my personal opinion.

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/93.html

Also be aware that the controls on the unit are at the back. Unless you move the switch you can not control the unit from the drivers seat.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for checking on that - its good to know they are available and not overly expensive.

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They work OK, but they are not worth the effort in my personal opinion.
Yes, but I'm such a gadget nerd that I'll have to install one anyway.

WRT to that ECR project truck, that install has always blown my mind since I first noticed it. How 1) some freak could imagine and 2) how some customer could accept such a product is completely beyond me. It is quite possibly the worst thing I've ever seen.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Just FYI that rear AC thingy we removed was installed at very high cost (6K) by a well know west coast Rover company. The receipt for the install was still in the truck when we got it.
Amazing... what people will actually pay for.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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So if you put the rear AC in a 90, I guess the inside might actually reach a temp nearing comfort, if only during evening or early morning hours.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 04:01 PM
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That kit won't work in a 90.

The evap. is up under the LH rear fender well behind the tire (one of the reasons I don't like the system) and that area in a 90 is too small for the evap. unit.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 04:34 PM
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Hmm, the evap in the fender well isn't exactly ideal, for all the obvious reasons, but after seeing how its mounted in the original Mini (its horizonal under the rear suspension) I realized that they'll survive in surprising circumstances.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:42 PM
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i have the elite rear ac with the new style ac...works good, not great...in truth, i rarely use it and I live in south florida....but neat to have none the less...
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any thoughts on fitting the rear AC from a disco into a 90?
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Reviving this thread. Its like the 19th day over 100 degrees in Dallas today. What's the best solution for getting a 90 SW to a comfortable temp in the summer? My A/C system is fully charged, but just can't keep up. I'm not open to moving, so any other good solutions out there?
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Old July 14th, 2011, 01:57 PM
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Take the rear door off and side doors and place those rover accessory tube doors on? Take out hardtop sides and put those vertical tubes in the rear corners like _______ did with his defender rock crawler/desert truck? Its suppose to be hot in the desert by the way.
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Jim,
Did you do the rear a/c? Since I now have a 110, I know this summer will be brutal without a mod to the a/c.

.......Looking to increase the cooling capability. Is the elite system the only option?

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Does your front ac work well?
The vents always slam shut.

I can't even imagine getting a rear system to work with the dinosaur up front.
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Yes, the front seems to work good.
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best bet and first step should be to work on cabin insulation and window tinting to get your A/C to be effective for you. Cab insulation makes a huge difference in staying warm during winter and cool in summer.
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