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Old 04-02-2014, 09:08 AM   #1
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Anyone By Pass the AC compressor

Certainly would be an advantage with one less component to have to drive.
I did it to my daughter's jeep because the clutch went bad and I needed to drive it 90 miles home from her school so I could fix it.
So I'm thinking the boxster looks like an easy by pass. Other than losing the defroster, is there any reason why putting on a smaller belt, taking AC compressor out of the loop, for those times of the year when no AC is going to be used or track days?

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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Doesn't seem like it will hit anything but you have to confirm. Other than that, it's just another car. Remember, Porsche is just another car, not a rocket; the Germans just made it a lil tougher to work on.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:53 PM   #3
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I removed the AC compressor and everything associated with it. No problems, and 40 or so lbs lighter.
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Could you share the part number of the belt or the car that uses it?
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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I removed the AC compressor and everything associated with it. No problems, and 40 or so lbs lighter.
Is there any DIY for this? I did a search in this forum and can't find any thread.
I dont use AC and where i live there is no need for this.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:27 AM   #6
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Check w/ ********************************.com. They have belt w/ and w/o AC. I have done this before on another car; although it didn't quite work but it gave me a very good reference regarding the dimension.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #7
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AC is too nice to have. Pull the spare out if the weight is that important of an issue.

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