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A/C on Turbo Mustang will it work?

Man it's hot! Gona be 100 degrees Friday with the heat index over 105. Right now (8 p.m.) its pitch black and 87 degrees! Unfortunately I'm not driving my car anyway because its on jackstands getting new clutch, gears, and rear suspension.

I do want to be able to drive my car in the heat, car was converted to R134 so it blew cold before condenser was yanked out to make room. My question is how many of you guys are running a/c with 4'' intercooler?

I couldnt get mine to fit without taking a chainsaw to the front valence. Any ideas?


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I am about to venture to that very place this weekend.... When the rest of my hardware for my turbo kit shows up. 100+ temps everyday in the forecast for dallas! At least your turbo car runs...lol

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I pulled mine to aid in airflow since I have a GT front end.. if I had an LX I'd keep it probably. I may eventually put it back on, not this summer though.
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I'm going to use my AC condenser as my trans cooler and drive REALLY FAST. Yep, that should do.

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i have ac on my single turbo setup...my intercooler is only 3'' think though and this is with a lx has 134a and blows cold mostly only use it on the highway though

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Mine is working ok. Mustangs were never known to be great.
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Part of the problem I had was getting the intercooler, radiator, and condenser to fit. Then I had problems with the lines that run from the firewall to the condenser, they were in the way.

Sure would to be nice to have cold a/c!

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i had a custom line made because the one that ran along the passenger header was in the way i will have to take a pic and post it up

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we run ac in all of our turbo cars in az, you have to remember though the car is going to run hotter because you have the intercooler heating air then the condenser and then finally the radiator. and what makes it worse is running an automatic with the trans coolers blocking even more airflow.
the current set up in my car is 4inch intercooler, above that in the grill area two trans coolers, then condenser and then a fluidyne radiator. this is also in an sn95 car though
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Someone needs to make a radiator, condenser, and auto trans cooler wrapped in in one package.


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Would imagine it would be difficult to keep the car cool, and with the single turbo setup the lines run right next to the DP so its gotta be a tight fit.

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I still have the a/c on my 89 LX vert. Running a 3.5" thick i/c.
The line running down the passenger side frame rail is very close to the merge collector for the headers to the turbo mounting flange and the downpipe. I have the line ran inside some of that 1800 degree heat shield tubing.
Also about to have the Taurus fan set where it's triggered off the a/c power wire so when I flip the a/c on it kicks over to high like a factory car does.

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Running flexible condenser lines shouldnt be a problem. I believe you could possibly route them through the strut tower.

The challenge will be getting the condenser, radiator, and intercooler to fit without butchering the front bumper.

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X2. I have everything on mine, but had to butcher the bumper cover. My car's no show car, so it didn't bother me too much. I had it all together, but due to the heat, one of the lines to the condenser ruptured. I'm now looking at having a custom line made so I can reroute it away from the passenger header.

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Running flexible condenser lines shouldnt be a problem. I believe you could possibly route them through the strut tower.

The challenge will be getting the condenser, radiator, and intercooler to fit without butchering the front bumper.

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If doing custom lines why not look to see if you could do a condenser in another location as well.

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If doing custom lines why not look to see if you could do a condenser in another location as well.
Or even try to get a larger condenser
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I took the a/c off my car when I first put the turbo kit on,then 2yrs later I
decided that I needed it back. I found that my car runs hotter with the condensor blocking alot of my incoming air. I also cant run in alot in town because of over heating issues but works nice down the interstate. My kit is a Pro Turbo kit and they sent me custom lines to make mine work...

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Mine has A/C.....3" intercooler and my bumper is not hacked up at all.
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Mine has A/C.....3" intercooler and my bumper is not hacked up at all.

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I'll get some posted here in just a little while. I did have to cut the lower portion a small amount and remove the little braces, but nothing crazy. I'll get pics soon
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im fixin to put together a J/Y turbo kit i have already an intercooler off of an 08 dodge that im gonna cut some height out of i have a set of headers to flip and i have 2 56 mm turbos and an 88mm. i think im just gonna do the 88mm single but i dunno yet it sure would make the cold pips alot easier to runsince i dont have a dual in single out intercooler.

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