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View Poll Results: Who uses the A/C
All The Time
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Never
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Dont have the option
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2.59%
Doesnt work
9
7.76%
Dont like it
0
0%
I like the windows down better
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who uses th A/C in your truck

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who uses th A/C in your truck

Like the title says who uses the ac. I use mine on and off while cruising but then the fan roars lol
 
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The only setting that doesn't use the A/C compressor is the panel face setting and I think defrost. All others use the compressor
 
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Mine does not work, But even if it did A/c gives me a headache so back when i had it in other vehicles I only used it when other people were in the car and we have to be parked for any amount of time where the windows just arnt enough.... But im not a fan of ac at all.
 
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Only use my when it is really hot and humid. I usually just have the windows down.
 
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I prefer to not use it if I can, I rather have the windows down all the time. But it's so hot and humid here now that if I'm going out somewhere I have to use it if I don't want to be smelly when I get there. So if I'm going somewhere where I care if I smell I little, I use it. If not, windows down
 
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I think mine needs that dowel mod done. a/c max is the only one of the two that. Work. I try not to use it since I can't adjust it like I could with just a/c. If I do, I have to leave the rear slider open and I turn it on and off since it gets too cold for my liking.
 
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Originally Posted by morris View Post
I think mine needs that dowel mod done. a/c max is the only one of the two that. Work. I try not to use it since I can't adjust it like I could with just a/c. If I do, I have to leave the rear slider open and I turn it on and off since it gets too cold for my liking.
Max ac is the same as the plain ac option with the exception that it recirculates the air in the truck instead of getting outside air. You can adjust the temp lol. That's my understanding of it anyway
 
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I always ride with the driver side window down and the ac on lol
 
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mine doesnt work but i woudnt use it if it did. its not worth the loss of power and mpgs
 
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Its too damn hot here to not use the A/C.
 
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Scott what's the point lol ?
 
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I use mine all the time. Escpecially on days like today when it's 95 and humid.
 
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i only use ac on long roadtrips or if its raining. I have a mad drivers tan.
 
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Originally Posted by ranger024x4 View Post
i only use ac on long roadtrips or if its raining. I have a mad drivers tan.
It's alright, I get a stupider looking tan. When I go for motorcycle rides I wear gloves, a jacket, pants, and a full face helmet. The only time any of my skin is exposed is when I'm sitting straight up I get like 1/2" to 1" of my wrist that isn't covered by my jacket or my gloves since I wear short gloves. This results in like the opposite of what happens to people who always wear a watch and keep it tight. I get a pretty well defined ring of tanner skin on my wrists and it looks retarded if you notice it
 
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A/C (refrigeration): the greatest achievement of the 20th century.
 
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Originally Posted by dixie_boysles View Post
I always ride with the driver side window down and the ac on lol
Me to drives my girl nuts.
 
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I use it most of the time when i leave work, its usually about 15 degrees warmer in the building than outside, so its on for my ride home.
on the weekends, unless its really hot, i just keep the windows down. same for the mornings.
I'm also pretty guilty of leaving it on with the windows down. but hey. I'm paying for the gas, I do what i want.
 
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I pretty much always use mine when its above 80 degrees outside.
 
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Just about anytime over 70F. I hate heat, I don't even use heat in the winter unless my windows are frost/fogging up or someone is riding with me
 
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so they only choices in the poll are basically always, or never, for whatever reason. I use my climate control as appropriate based on the current temperature in the cab vs outside.
 
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Mine evaporator leaked so I removed everything but the compressor so I can have on board air. I have the tank just need air lines and adapters.

See here's a write up on what I am doing.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/s...ard-air-58213/
 
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My A/C use is on hot/humid days but my windows are open too.

The A/C in my 03 works on every setting except the Floor Only and the Dash Only settings.

Most vehicles have the A/C come on automatically on Defrost, helps to clear the windshield, even if the heat setting is on heat-high.
 
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WHENEVER I CAN! What a wonderful invention!
 
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I sit in my truck to eat lunch at work, so I use it then. I also use it on the way home (only about 5 miles)

With this heat, and my welding operation....I go from 115 degrees to AC. Oh yeah.
 
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In my ranger I normally roll with windows down unless its really hot but In my F-150 i use it all the time because the auto climate control is so awesome Im not constantly adjusting the fan and temp like I have to in my ranger. Auto climate control is one of the greatest inventions of all time and I will never buy another vehicle that doesnt have it.
 

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