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Since I picked up a new DD, I am thinking about deleting the AC to save some weight in the Z while increasing serviceability. Anyone else remotely interested in a

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Old 01-12-2015, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I picked up a new DD, I am thinking about deleting the AC to save some weight in the Z while increasing serviceability.

Anyone else remotely interested in a kit that does this? If I do it, like I did on my 350z, I will most likely relocate the PS pump to the AC location. This allowed me to get rid of the PS pipes and run a short, maybe 18" hose from the pump straight to the rack. It made the engine bay a lot cleaner and easier to work in.
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Well I certainly expected minimal interest... But this is a resounding NO.

Glad I asked first!

You guys never want the easy stuff!!!
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Id be interested to see how you do it. If I was building a track car I'd also want to delete this. That said, I DD mine in the hot south.

Also, do you need power steering in the Z? I'm sure the electronics would flip out. it's not exactly lightweight, but you'd get a good arm workout.
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with the weight and tire size of the Z, you would quickly hate not having PS!
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I hate not having it in my Spec Miata!!! LOL!

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with the weight and tire size of the Z, you would quickly hate not having PS!
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While deleting the A/C is in the plans it's just not something that I'll be doing within the next year or two (too many other things to worry about first). Additionally, because of SCCA Solo rules I can't be moving the PS pump and stay in the class I'm in.
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I tried it once in the 350z. I have my doubts anyone will even make it out of their parking spot before they rethink the decision.
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While deleting the A/C is in the plans it's just not something that I'll be doing within the next year or two (too many other things to worry about first). Additionally, because of SCCA Solo rules I can't be moving the PS pump and stay in the class I'm in.
What the heck? They care about where the PS pump is mounted??? See this is why I can never race any sanctioned events!
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Well I certainly expected minimal interest... But this is a resounding NO.

Glad I asked first!

You guys never want the easy stuff!!!
Just keep making those fuel pump thingies .
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What the heck? They care about where the PS pump is mounted??? See this is why I can never race any sanctioned events!
That's true for me as well in our west coast time attack "Enthusiast" classes. No AC mods.
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Just keep making those fuel pump thingies .
I am working on the next gen RRP more than anything else at the moment.

The intake manifold is in holding pattern waiting for the casting guy to make some moves. He says 2 more weeks until he start putting full time effort in working with me on it.
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I am working on the next gen RRP more than anything else at the moment.

The intake manifold is in holding pattern waiting for the casting guy to make some moves. He says 2 more weeks until he start putting full time effort in working with me on it.
Sweet! Excited to see next gen RRP (hoping its good for 500ish WHP!). I'd be interested in the AC delete kit as well. I plan on gutting the car for full cage, etc track duty over the next 12 months.
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I don't know, seems to be a bit of headache for only about 20lbs. For a dedicated track car sure but there is really no performance gain since modern cars only engage the compressor when in use.
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I don't know, seems to be a bit of headache for only about 20lbs. For a dedicated track car sure but there is really no performance gain since modern cars only engage the compressor when in use.
Twenty pounds here and there might matter, or it OP just wants to clean up the engine bay some.

Or do the mod where you install the A/C compressor backwards to run as a turbo
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Twenty pounds here and there might matter, or it OP just wants to clean up the engine bay some.
For sure. Especially weight off the front of the car. I also did an A/C delete, but kept the PS pump in the same location. The compressor is 15lbs.
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