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Any power gain?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by UseYourBlinker, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Since i have never been a fan of air conditioning,and never have used it in the K5. I want to clean up the engine compartment a bit. Will I notice any power gains if I pull all the air conditioner crap out? Is it really worth it? Or should I just leave it alone?
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    It's on my 84 K5 with 350. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Since i have never been a fan of air conditioning,and never have used it in the K5. I want to clean up the engine compartment a bit. Will I notice any power gains if I pull all the air conditioner crap out? Is it really worth it? Or should I just leave it alone?

    [/ QUOTE ] If resale will ever be a concern, then leave it alone. You can get the same "power gain" by mearly removing the belt.
     
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    I run A/C with a 305 and while not an animal, it will drive fine . Its hot where I live and my A/C is staying until I have an accident and cut the truck /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I just finished ripping out all of my a/c crap. I didn't notice any power gains. Although I highly recommend it since there's an ASSLOAD of room in there now...
     
  6. Ryan B.

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    Yah dude, just remove the belt. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    If you want more room in the engine compartment, then take everything out, but put it in a box in your attic 'cause you'll want it back as soon as you get rid of it. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Thanks for the input fellers. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  8. Blue85

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    Really, there's hardly any drag on the belt when the clutch is off, so all you really have to do it unplug the connector going into the compressor clutch. That completely disables the A/C system. For that matter, you could also pull the connector off the clutch cycling switch on the side of the receiver/dryer.

    Want cheap power? Change the springs in your distributor. Noticeable improvement and costs less than $10.
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    cheap power? Got Nos?

    /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I'll be pulling mine out permantly in august. With out doors, a roof, or a top, it won't do sh_t for me /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    what are you going to drive in Jan and Feb?
     
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    in the winter when I wheel I will dress warmly. Around here you can get away with wool socks, snow boots/insulated hiking boots, long underwear/wool pants, t-shirt, light sweat shirt and winter jacket, also a toque. Thats what I wore in Januaray when me and my dad got a load of firewood.
    Then when I drive on the streets I'll be driving the jimmy with a heater /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    The pump does not use any power what so ever when the clutch is not engaged, it just freewheels. I don't know why you would want to remove it unless you are in a very cool climate. I use my A/C 8 months out of the year, it gets warm inside all that glass even on a sunny 70* day here in Cali and I remember how much warmer it would get inside before I had all my windows tinted.

    As for power if I want every HP available for pushing the K5 I just click it off until I get out of the throttle....infact I can hardly tell a difference with the pump going anyway. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Don't tear it out, you'll probably regret it.
     

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