Ever wonder how much your air conditioning setup weighs?
With compressor, condenser, evaporator, plumbing, brackets and pulleys
you're looking at 38lbs. That's 19lbs of sprung weight
on each front tire.
Does removing it make a difference in feel? You bet!
Lighter steering and less feeling of understeer.
It took 1-1/2 hours and required replacing some bolts
with shorter ones. You'll need:
2 @ 3/8" x 2"
1 @ 3/8" x 5"
1 @ 5/16" x 1"
Have an AC shop recover your freon first.
Put a pan under the water pump because three of the replacement bolts
hold it to the block, and some coolant may drip. Be sure to check for
drips after you're finished in case you need a new water pump gasket.