A/C delete without delete kit

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by homebuilt46, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. homebuilt46

    homebuilt46 New Member

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    Was wondering if I could just run a shorter belt to bypass the a/c compressor without having to take it off. I don't really use the a/c anyway. If it can be done are there any negative effects and what size belt would work?
     
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    Yes you can.
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    There are no benefits to this. If you're not removing the weight of the AC, and you have a working AC system, why??
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    This. The whole point to an A/C delete is to remove the weight, not to eliminate parasitic drag on the engine (as it is negligible while the clutch is not engaged). If your clutch is stuck or something and this is a temporary "fix" then yes, then I totally get why you want to it.

    Edit: also, I should add, you don't need a delete kit to delete it. You can just remove it and run a shorter belt. This is pretty common for smog pump deletes on the 5.0.
     
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    Ok. I thought it was parasite drag thing. Thanks cause I was about to do something stupid and look like a fool for it. Well I don't use it anyway so out it will come.
     
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    I don't use my a/c much either (and I live in ATL) but NOT I'm going to pull it out for a couple reasons.
    1st- it'll really hurt the resale value unless "racecar" or "showcar only"
    2nd- girls don't always like their hair flying around because the windows are open. Or sweating. unless "racecar"
    Just my $.02
    it's your car though.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Sometimes not even then :(
     
  8. homebuilt46

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    I'm from south georgia and now stay in socal but I've never had a car with working a/c so it don't bother me. Don't plan on getting rid of the car anytime soon either.
     
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    **** 'em. I tell them to either put their hair up, or get out and walk.
     
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    HA Well that's another option.
     
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    Lol just told my wife she could walk. Gonna complain about about me taking a/c out of my car. Hope she don't kick the Jackstands from under my car
     
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    We just keep a hairbrush in the center console on our vert. Problem solved, lol.