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Removing A/C - Weight reduction ...

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Hi - I only use my car for track days and very occasional road use and have therefore stripped the rear completly to reduce the weight (some 60Kg's so far). I was wondering what sort of weight reduction I would get by removing the A/C system from the car. Here in the UK, a/c isn't really needed on the road, yet alone on track so losing it will not be a hardship.

I guess removing the front a/c condensors and under car pipework should not be too much grief, but I would also want to remove the a/c pump from the engine. I guess I would need a shorter belt ? Has anybody done this before and do you know if the belt is a standard part ? (could you order a 996 without a/c ? I know you can for a GT3, but that's a different lump ...). Any other pitfalls ?

Car is a 996 C4 (yes I know, not an ideal track car, but it's all I have ...) :-)

Many Thanks,


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The belt for a car without a/c is 996 102 151 65.

In the US a/c is standard. I have spoken to 2 Boxster owners who have converted their cars to track only and the a/c was removed. I did not ask the wieght savings.

Great - Many Thanks Toolpants just the info I was after.



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